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Head coach Charlie Partridge puts up owl fingers to fans after FAU's 20-14 overtime loss
at the University of Florida last season. Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

FAU football recruit recap: Antonio Hadden

February 17, 2016

Antonio Hadden’s football career is relatively young, but his talent exceeds his experience. The all-state wide receiver said he didn’t start playing football until he was 14. “I had just began playing football, I was playing for talent. I had no fundamentals or nothing,” said Hadden, reminiscing on the beginning of his high school career. “By [junior] year I learned the game. By the senior, right now, I’m getting ready to read coverages.” Though he’s still learning, Hadden believes his 220-pound, 6-foot-2 frame allows him to play a physical game while also having the ability of beating a defender with his speed, giving him multiple ways to get open.

Florida Atlantic Football players come out of the tunnel before their game versus Marshall on Oct. 17, 2015. Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

FAU football recruit recap: Will Davis

February 15, 2016

Fort Pierce Central High School’s Will Davis wrestles to gain a competitive edge in football. Davis began wrestling toward the end of his freshman year after hearing it could help his football career. At first he would just practice and get in shape. After some training though, he saw vast improvement going into his sophomore year.

Photo of Miramar defensive back Korel Smith (right) courtesy of Michael Laughlin | South Florida Sun Sentinel

FAU Football Recruit Recap: Korel Smith

February 10, 2016

Defensive back Korel Smith has been tied to Florida Atlantic since before he was ever recruited. His two older sisters, Shavonne Adams and KaJanee’ Smith, attended Florida Atlantic. Adams graduated in 2013 as an art major, while Smith is currently a junior majoring in psychology. “[I was] familiar with the campus and I always had [FAU] as my No. 1 choice since 10th grade,” said Smith. “When my first sister went to FAU, she wanted me to go to the [football] game. Ever since then, I been coming to the FAU games.” In his sophomore year of high school, Smith recollects a class assignment where he had to state what colleges he wanted to attend. FAU topped his list.

Florida Atlantic Football players enter the field before their game on Sept. 11, 2015 versus the University of Miami Hurricanes. Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

FAU Football Recruit Recap: Steven Frank

February 8, 2016

Part one of our weekly series highlighting each of the 19 players that signed with FAU on National Signing Day

FAU head coach Charlie Partridge looks up at the scoreboard, with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter during his team’s 27-­26 loss to Rice on Oct. 10. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Football: National Signing Day Recap 2016 and Recruit Map

February 3, 2016

Florida Atlantic football capped up its 2016 National Signing Day Wednesday with 19 signed incoming freshmen. According to head coach Charlie Partridge, over half the class has won district champions and three players have been in state championship games. More than half of the players were high school captains and have been all-state football players during their career. “You’re talking about leaders and winners,” Partridge said.

Marleen Forkas, an FAU donor. Photo by Jeffery Tholl courtesy of FAU

Donor Marleen Forkas implicated in hiring of university employee

January 26, 2016

A university donor helped her friend get a six-figure salary job at Florida Atlantic University. An alumnus says there is a conflict at hand, an expert says she can’t use her influence.

Illustration by Ivan Benavides | Creative Director

Best of Sports

December 11, 2015

The Flyest Owl: Jaquez Johnson The quarterback may be suave on the field, but it’s his sideline style that has earned him the ...

Illustration by Ivan Benavides | Creative Director

Best of School

December 11, 2015

Best of Fraternity and Sorority Life All four were the brightest. Which one was picked as the best? Story by Alexandra Van Erven   While Greek life is mostly known for it...

Junior defensive end Trey Hendrickson (9) sacks Rice quarterback Driphus Jackson (6) during FAU's 27-26 loss on Oct. 10. Hendrickson ended the year as FAU's all time sack leader with 20. Brandon Harrington | Photo Editor

Opinion: Light at the end of the tunnel

December 5, 2015

It’s hard to pick a single word to describe football’s season. Disappointing? To most, yes. Promising? At times. Stagnant? Mostly in the second half of games, but not in full. Second year head coach Charlie Partridge surely wouldn’t be able to tell you the full story as to what happened, but he does have one message you might want to follow. “We’re building a program here.” In five simple words after his team’s 20-14 overtime loss to the then No. 8 ranked Florida Gators on Nov. 21, Partridge laid out his long-term vision for the future of the Owls.

Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Are you informed?

December 2, 2015

Have you been following the news around campus, the nation and the world? The University Press will have a weekly news quiz to see what you know.

FAU guard Ali Gorell (23) dribbles up the court in the first quarter of play against Milwaukee on Nov. 17. Gorell was the highest scoring Owl with 20 points on the night.  Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

11th Hour: Week of 11/30

November 30, 2015

Scores from this week: Football (3-9, 3-5 C-USA): Saturday, Nov. 28 vs. Old Dominion, (W, 33-31) Game recap here Men’s Basket...

Owls’ sophomore running back Greg “Buddy” Howell (9) rushes up the middle for 9 yards while avoiding a Gator defender. Mohammed F Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Football: Defensive stops force overtime, but Owls fall to Florida 20-14

November 21, 2015

Florida Atlantic took the no. 8 ranked Florida Gators to overtime in Gainesville, but were unable to complete the upset against their heavily favored opponent, dropping their third straight game 20-14. After a 13-yard receiving touchdown by tight end Jake McGee to start the overtime period, the Owls drove to the Gators’ 12 yard line in position to win the game. Redshirt senior quarterback Jaquez Johnson targeted both Nate Terry and Jenson Stoshak endzone during the final possession, but the fifth best defense in the nation held the Owls short.