UNIVERSITY PRESS

Owls’ season essentially over after conference loss to ASU

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Jonesboro, Ark. — Stick a fork in these Owls. Their season is all but over. FAU (1-5, 0-3) lost its fifth consecutive game on Saturday, Oct. 23, against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at ASU Stadium, essentially crushing the Owls' slim hopes of reaching a bowl game. Knowing this just halfway into the season is bad enough, but FAU will rue the...

Half a season to forget

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Midway through the college football season, FAU has surprised its fans, and not in a good way. Through six games, FAU boasts a measly 1-5 record and is 0-3 in conference fixtures. The record itself is bad enough, but even worse have been some of the team's performances, not the least of which was the effort put forth in a loss to North Texas on Sept...

Full of promise

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Most people might look at a team that is coming off a 14-16 season and whose star player is a 5-foot-6-inch guard as a team in need of a makeover. For FAU, those are just the initial building blocks as it prepares to achieve its lofty goals, which include making a historic appearance in the highly-touted NCAA tournament. "[Our goals are] going...

Better luck sixth time?

Michael Allen

August 30, 2011

After falling apart in the fourth quarter against Arkansas State, FAU will try to regroup for its game against archrival FIU on Saturday, Oct. 30, in the annual Shula Bowl. After last weekend's loss to the Red Wolves, the Owls are on a five-game losing streak and have dropped to a lowly 1-5 record on the season and 0-3 in Sun Belt Conference play....

Fire

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

SPORTS The element of fire can trigger emotions of aggression, passion and violence. This section takes a look at clubs with some of these very things at the core of what they do. Whether weapons are fired or bodies collide, these clubs make a point of being hardcore. Airsoft: Ready, aim, fire! For ex-marine Robert White, the objective was si...

Water

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

This section is devoted to all the clubs having to do with water. Whether it's frozen solid or as big as the ocean, these clubs know how to slip, slide and splash past the competition. Ice Hockey Club The Ice Hockey Club isn't exactly well known at FAU, yet it still draws talent from around the U.S. Ten out of the 25 players on the team are not...

Earth

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

The clubs in the earth section are used to dealing with dirt, grime and dust on a normal basis. Whether they are sliding into home plate or running down a field trying to catch a Frisbee, these clubs know how to get down and dirty. Ultimate frisbee Catie Linton has been playing ultimate frisbee for only a year. In that time, she has immersed her...

Men’s basketball: FAU falls to Northwood during overtime in preseason opener

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Not even an offseason trip to Europe and the introduction of a few talented newcomers were enough to push the Owls to victory as they fell, 85-81, to Northwood on Thursday night at the Burrow.   Head coach Mike Jarvis and his Owls were defeated in their first of two preseason games, and Seahawks guard Jonathan Dunn played a big role in making...

Football: FAU squeaks by WKU 17-16

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

FAU improved to 3-5 (2-3) as it squeaked out a 17-16 win over Sun Belt Conference foe Western Kentucky University (1-8, 1-4) at L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky., on Saturday, Nov. 6. WKU scored early with an 11-yard touchdown run by running back Bobby Rainey on its first drive, but FAU responded later in the first quarter with a 19-yard run...

Defensive masterpiece

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – When Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey scored on the Hilltoppers' opening drive, it appeared that FAU was in for a long day against its Sun Belt Conference foes. Thankfully for FAU, that wasn't the case. While Rainey enjoyed a strong performance against the Owls, it was WKU that grew frustrated as the Owls' ever-improving...

Men’s basketball: FAU downs crosstown foe Lynn in preseason finale, 81-61

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

The Owls' brief preseason came to a close on Monday night at the Burrow, and it ended on a positive note as the Owls (1-1) defeated Lynn University, 81-61. Without the services of guards Ray Taylor and Darren Stewart, who continued to serve their undefined suspensions for violations of team rules, FAU managed to topple the Fighting Knights and never...

Basketball: Lady Owls start season with 103-48 victory over Webber

Philicia Douglas

August 30, 2011

The FAU women's basketball team stomped the Webber International University Warriors to kick off the new season in a 103-48 victory in The Burrow on Nov. 12. From the beginning of the game the Lady Owls played with intensity, scoring 20 points to the Warriors' mere four in the first five minutes. Junior forward April Goins scored the first four points...