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Basketball: FAU-UALR game to be aired on ESPN2

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

FAU's men's basketball team is returning to the ESPN family of networks for the first time in more than four years. The Owls' Jan. 22 game against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be televised on ESPN2. The game will mark the basketball team's first appearance on the ESPN network since playing North Carolina on Dec. 19, 2006. The...

Men’s Basketball: Owls win in ugly fashion against Manhattan

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

FAU (12-6) hosted Manhattan (2-14) at The Burrow on Tuesday night, and despite being 17-point favorites, the Owls struggled to put away the Jaspers before ultimately winning 57-50. Coming into the game, forward Brett Royster needed two blocks to break the record of  UAB's Alan Ogg, who had 266 career blocks in the Sun Belt Conference. Royster obtained...

First time in sports

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

SPORTS FAU saw two first this year in the world of sports. Not only did FAU won its first baseball sunbelt title, but former Owl quarter back Rusty Smith was drafted and played his first pro NFL game. Baseball team claims conference title FAU baseball claimed claimed its first Sun Belt Conference title in 29 years after the team was founded...

Sports Highlights: Walking with the stars

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Football and baseball weren't the only sports that set records and had shining moments in 2010. Here is a look at some of the top individuals from other FAU sports:       Swimming Sophomore Eszter Bucz broke two school records in Atlanta while also posting NCAA provisionally-qualifying times in three events. She broke Laurence B...

The evolution of FAU fans

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

In mid-November, at FAU's home opener for the basketball season, Warner University arrived at The Burrow for a 7 p.m. tipoff. One of Warner's players had long hair, bangs flowing in front of his face and covering a portion of his eyes. As he dribbled up the court, chants of "Bieber!" vibrated throughout the arena. Although singer Justin Bieber is...

Men’s basketball: FAU wins seventh straight with 88-71 victory over UALR

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

With the game being broadcast on national television on ESPN2, FAU (15-6, 7-0) delivered another quality win, defeating conference foe UALR 88-71 on Saturday, Jan. 22. The win at The Burrow was the Owls' seventh in a row and seventh conference victory. FAU created a big lead in the second half, but early on the outcome wasn't clear. UALR began...

Seventh Heaven

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

FAU finished doing something over the weekend that it had never done before, and ESPN was there to cover it. The Owls (15-6) extended their unprecedented Division I winning streak to seven games by defeating Sun Belt Conference foe UALR 88-71 on Saturday, Jan. 22, at The Burrow. FAU's win, which also raised the Owls to 7-0 in conference play, was...

Blocking sensation

Philicia Douglas

August 30, 2011

FAU's men's basketball team drew lots of attention and excitement last season with just a 14-16 record, and midway through this season the team has already matched that win total. With a 14-6 record, and a first-ever six game winning streak, the Owls are on a roll. Part of the reason for that is because of the performances put forth by senior forward/center...

Basketball: Owls win eighth straight with 62-51 victory over Middle Tennessee

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Two weeks ago, FAU went on the road and thumped Middle Tennessee by 10 points, 71-61. On Thursday night at The Burrow, Middle Tennessee (9-12, 4-4) attempted to return the favor, but the Blue Raiders fell to the Owls, 62-51. The win was FAU's eighth in a row and eighth conference victory, putting the Owls at 16-6 on the season and 8-0 in Sun Belt...

Basketball: Winning streak snapped at eight as FAU falls to WKU 57-53

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Straddled with a poor first-half performance, the Owls (16-7, 8-1) were unable to overcome their mistakes, falling to Western Kentucky (9-11, 4-4) 57-53 at The Burrow in a conference match on Saturday. The loss snapped FAU's eight-game winning streak. "It was fun while it lasted," said guard Ray Taylor. "I mean the last time we lost was on Dec. 22....

Basketball: Owls win late over rival FIU

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

After trailing the whole game, FAU found itself down 1 point with 10 seconds remaining. At that point, Alex Tucker secured a rebound andwith four seconds remaining and found Brett Royster alone under the rim for an easy go-ahead bucket. Royster rose and delivered the game-winning layup for FAU as it defeated conference rival FIU, 73-72, at The Burrow...

Basketball: Poor shooting sinks Owls against ULL

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

The Owls are on a streak, and not a good one. Poor shooting caused the Owls (18-9, 10-3) to fall to their Sun Belt Conference adversary, Louisiana Lafayette, 72-64 at the Burrow on Saturday night. Over the last five games, the Owls have dropped 3, and are a furious comeback against FIU away from having lost 4 of its last 5 games. After spending...