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Football: Owls win third straight game with 24-23 victory over ULL

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

For the third straight week, the Florida Atlantic Owls (4-5) were victorious, this time over the visiting Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (2-8). Following a 37-yard field goal by Ross Gornall that gave the Owls a 24-17 lead with four minutes remaining, the visiting Ragin' Cajuns were able to get the ball back at their own 49-yard line. On third...

FAU improves to 3-1 by winning home opener over Warner

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Last season's contest versus Warner University took three overtimes to decide before FAU won. This one ended in regulation, with the Owls once again coming out on top. Powered by efficient shooting and a strong defensive performance, the Owls won their home opener over the Warner University Royals, 88-58. "No one likes triple-overtime games,"...

Football: FAU dominated by Texas, 51-17

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Going into Saturday afternoon's tilt with the University of Texas, FAU was pegged as a 21.5-point underdog. The Owls did their part to ensure that the line was too low. FAU was overwhelmed throughout the game, ending the night with a 51-17 loss at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Owls had trouble right from the start, as Texas was...

Football: FAU mistakes contribute largely to 51-17 loss to Texas

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

A loss was always expected, but the manner in which it came was not. FAU's three-game winning streak came to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Owls (4-6) contributed to their 51-17 loss to the Texas Longhorns (5-6) at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium by constantly shooting themselves in the foot. The Owls were in the game against the...

Football: Owls fail to become bowl-eligible with 38-14 loss to MTSU

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

FAU and Middle Tennessee State squared off in a must-win Sun Belt Conference game on Saturday, and the result was not one Owls fans will be proud of. MTSU quarterback Dwight Dasher threw for two touchdowns and rushed another two as the Blue Raiders disposed of FAU 38-14 at Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Saturday, Nov. 27. FAU (4-7, 3-4...

Basketball: Owls drop third straight game with loss to George Mason

Michael Allen

August 30, 2011

Four days after giving the Florida Gators all they could handle, FAU was not able to keep up with George Mason in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday. Despite a team-high 15 points from Greg Gantt, four players from George Mason (4-2) scored in double figures as the Patriots handed the Owls (3-4) their third straight loss. The two teams were playing evenly...

Dominated

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

FAU's postseason dreams were on the line against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, but rather than putting forth an inspired showing, the Owls lost with an embarrassing performance. The Owls (4-7, 3-4 Sun Belt) saw their bowl dreams flatline as they were dominated in a 38-14 loss to Sun Belt Conference foe Middle Tennessee State (5-6, 4-3)...

Football: Trojans trounce Owls 44-7 in season finale

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

Despite being assured of not reaching a .500 record this season, FAU hoped to end the year and possibly their time at Lockhart Stadium on a good note as they faced bowl-eligible Troy University. Instead, FAU (4-8, 3-5 Sun Belt) fumbled, punted and dropped their way to a 44-7 loss at home in their season finale. "It's an embarrassment to FAU to...

Football: FAU seniors depart in embarrassing fashion

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

FAU's season had been decided prior to kickoff Saturday afternoon versus Troy, but it should have been safe to assume that FAU would at least come out with a desire to send off the departing seniors on FAU's roster with something positive. Unfortunately, that didn't end up being the case, as FAU fell to Troy 44-7 in a season finale that was equal...

Basketball: Owls take down USF for the first time, 50-42

Travis Barber

August 30, 2011

FAU earned its first victory versus the University of South Florida in 12 tries Saturday night, with a 50-42 triumph. Led by a career-high 19 points from junior guard Alex Tucker, the Owls pulled out a close game right up to the final minute. The team deployed a 2-3 zone from the outset, which limited the Bulls to only 18 first-half points. The...

Stadium-sized letdown

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Just weeks into the college football season, FAU made a huge stride toward becoming a more serious university and football program when it received approval to construct a 30,000-seat on-campus stadium, slated to open in 2011.   Sadly for the program, the football team did little to match that on the field in 2010.   For the second...

Basketball: Narrow win over ULM keeps FAU undefeated in Sun Belt play

Travis Barber

August 30, 2011

The Owls earned a close 60-58 road victory over ULM on Sunday, Dec. 19 to remain undefeated in conference play.   The game appeared to be a blowout early on, but it became a battle. With the Owls going ahead by as many as 18 in the first half, the Warhawks fought to get the deficit down to single digits before halftime.   ULM made...