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Fortner shines in the Owls’ 11th annual spring scrimmage

Andrew Ivins

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Arguably the biggest question mark FAU had coming into spring football practices was who would take over the starting quarterback position. Saturday, at the program's annual spring scrimmage, the stage was set for a quarterback to elevate himself in the competition, but no one managed to.   "It's needless for us to talk about who is going...

Housler becomes highest drafted FAU player ever

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Friday night in the third round of the NFL Draft, FAU tight end Rob Housler was selected by the Arizona Cardinals. With the 69th overall selection, the Cardinals selected the 6'5 210 lb tight end, making Housler the highest drafted Owl ever. Former quarterback Rusty Smith was selected in the 6th round last year by the Tennessee Titans as he was the...

Baseball: Owls drop opener 9-7 to Troy

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Sports

After two rain delays last night suspended Friday night's series opener vs. Troy, the game was resumed Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The game began on Saturday as it left off on Friday--in the 4th inning and with FAU down 6-3. The score changed, but the result did not, as FAU lost the opener to Troy, 9-7. Coming into the series, FAU trailed the Trojans...

Baseball: FAU splits doubleheader by winning 15-9

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Sports

With two games on the docket versus the first-place Troy Trojans, it was imperative to win at least one. After losing the first game of the double-header 9-7, FAU had an offensive barrage, beating Troy 15-9. In the process, the Owls had a season-high 21 hits in the game, and despite scoring 15 runs, left 14 runners on base. Early on, in the bottom...

Baseball: Owls win 7-1 on key grand slam

Andrew Ivins

August 30, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Sports

It hadn't happened to Florida Atlantic baseball in over a year, but Sunday afternoon it lead to a key victory. With the regular season winding down and the Owls chasing conference leader Troy, the men in white and blue uniforms had an opportunity to close out a weekend series against the nationally ranked Trojans and make a push before the final...

Hudak emerges as a top player in first year at FAU

Jackson Wolek

August 30, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Alex Hudak, FAU's left fielder, is having one of his most remarkable performances in his collegiate career in his first year as an Owl. Hitting .394, he has the second-best average in the Sun Belt Conference, a conference that was ranked fifth best in the nation just a year ago. With Dan Scheffler having been out for 20 games this season — five...

The Silent, Deadly Assassin

Zack Duarte

August 30, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Lightning illuminates the Saturday night sky and both dugouts are left watching as the clock resets to a thirty minute countdown for play to resume. The Owls will have to wait to put the finishing touches on their victory over UALR until Sunday, as play is suspended due to the passing storm. After throwing 121 pitches in almost seven innings of work,...

Owls’ Davis and Church selected in Day 2 of 2011 MLB Draft

Zack Duarte

August 7, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Tuesday night marked Day 2 of the MLB Draft and FAU had two of its players selected by teams throughout the event. Starting pitcher Paul Davis was chosen by the San Francisco Giants in the 17th round and infielder Raymond Church was selected in the 26th round by the in-state Tampa Bay Rays. Davis, who had hopes of being selected in the first 15...

Wire gone wrong

August 7, 2011

Police reported that a FAU football player and his friend stole 400 pounds of copper wire from a scrap yard on Sat., June 11. ...