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Learning on the fly

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

FAU's men's rugby club will begin its season with more than 20 rookies. But the team is hoping that a small core of experienced, national-quality players will give it the edge it needs to have a winning year. Entering its sixth season under head coach John Cawthray, the men's rugby team is expecting to go through rough times. But the club also...

Moving Ahead

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

Ever since Women's Rugby Head Coach Katie McAuley took over the program two years ago, the team has more than doubled in players participating. This season, the Lady Owls hope to continue that trend as they look toward Florida Rugby Union's Florida Cup tournament on November 20. The team had approximately five girls during McAuley's first year as...

Rolling on through

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

FAU is still feeling the effects of a peculiar decision by two former players. Near the end of last season, two top players decided to quit the club without warning, effectively crushing FAU's hopes of winning the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association's national title for Division I. This season, the team not only has to fill the spots...

Skating on thin ice

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

The Ice Hockey Club is no stranger to obstacles. Most of those come in the form of six-foot, 250-pound goalies standing in the way of victory. But those aren't the only challenges the team will be facing this season. Two major obstacles stand in the way of the team as it starts its new season. First is the ineligibility of two of last year's key...

Football: Bulls trample Owls, 31-3

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

FAU took a beating as it fell to University of South Florida 31-3 on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. USF (3-1) gained a two-touchdown head start in the first quarter as the Bulls took advantage of FAU's (1-3, 0-1) mistakes. The first came from a five-yard touchdown run from running back Moise Plancher after USF capitalized...

Bull-ied

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Tampa Bay, Fla. — Just when you thought a first-ever loss to North Texas was embarrassing, FAU followed that up by getting pummeled by USF in a defeat that Owls players will want to quickly erase from their memories. FAU dropped to 1-3 on the season on Oct. 2, losing 31-3 to the Bulls at Raymond James Stadium. The defeat, which was the Owls' most...

Young and talented

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

After its impressive ending streak last season, the FAU women's tennis team is ready to get started again. The team is hoping to build off its 7-5 run last season, as it is less than a month away from competing in the FIU Fall Invitational in Miami on Oct. 15. "Last season ended well for us," said head coach Marcy Hora-Cava. "We had nine wins,...

Football: ULM slips past FAU, 20-17

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

FAU fell short in a 20-17 Sun Belt Conference loss to University of Louisiana at Monroe on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Malone Stadium in Monroe, La. On its first drive, FAU (1-4, 0-2) drove down the field, but ULM linebackerTheo Smith cut the Owls' drive short as he intercepted quarterback Jeff Van Camp's pass at the one-yard line. Late in the first...

Basketball teams to hold first practices of season at pep rally

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

On Thursday, Oct. 14,FAU, for the first time, will host a pep rally that will kick off the start of the men's and women's basketball seasons. It is a traditional college event known as "Midnight Madness," but FAU will be starting at 8 p.m. "Midnight is when the practice officially starts for basketball," said Mike Burdman, organizer of the event....

Tough times

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Monroe, La. — Nearly an hour after FAU's game against ULM, head coach Howard Schnellenberger leaned against a barricade near the field at an empty Malone Stadium talking on a cell phone. It didn't matter who he was talking to. The message he was likely relaying was that FAU lost — again. The Owls (1-4, 0-2) dropped their fourth consecutive...

Women’s basketball team prepares for new season

Travis Barber

August 30, 2011

FAU women's basketball head coach Chancellor Dugan and her team are looking forward to the upcoming season, as it marks the beginning of a new era. Coming off a disappointing loss in the first round of the Sun Belt Tournament last season, the team is now led by junior point guard Teri Stamps. Borrowing the Dean Smith line of "play hard, play smart,...

Owls defeated by Red Wolves 37-16

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

FAU (1-5, 0-3) fell for the fifth consecutive time this season as it lost to Arkansas State University (3-5, 3-2) at ASU Stadium in Jonesboro, Ark., on Saturday, Oct. 23. The game ended 37-16.   FAU defensive lineman Dino Cox got his first career interception, but ASU was the first to strike with a 24-yard field goal by kicker Bobby Zalud...