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The upcoming football season is still in question as there is over 100,000 cases of COVID-19 in Florida. Photo by Alex Liscio.

FAU Owls prepare for upcoming season and discuss civil rights amidst nation-wide protests

June 24, 2020

Head Coach Willie Taggart emphasized the importance of educating his players throughout everything going on, beyond the football field or film room.

The team was scheduled to start spring practices on March 23 but were cancelled because of the coronavirus. Photo by Alex Liscio.

FAU will allow football players to return on campus June 8

May 27, 2020

Brian White expects the full team back in late June.

This fall will mark the first season with Taggart as the head coach for the Owls. Photo by Alex Liscio.

FAU Athletics announces a program that promotes reading to the youth

May 23, 2020

The program's mission is to encourage local students to continue reading over the summer break.

Chris Sutcliffe and Rusty Smith battled it out in the final round but the former softball player prevailed. Photo courtesy of FAU Athletics.

Chris Sutcliffe beats Rusty Smith in the hall of fame edition of the Schwab Trivia Show

May 15, 2020

This is the second edition of the Stump the Schwab Show featuring FAU Athletics personalities.

(L-R) Top: Joan Joyce, photo courtesy Max Jackson. Willie Taggart, photo courtesy Alex Liscio. Dusty May, photo courtesy of FAU Athletics. John McCormack photo courtesy of McCormack’s Twitter.

Head football coach Wilie Taggart narrowly defeats head baseball coach in first annual Coaches Schwab Trivia Show

May 2, 2020

  Coach Willie Taggart edged out Coach John McCormack in overtime to win the first ever Stump the Schwab: FAU Coaches E...

FAU TE Harrison Bryant joins a Cleveland Browns team that looks to improve on their 6-10 record from last season. Photo by Alex Liscio.

FAU TE Harrison Bryant drafted by the Cleveland Browns

April 25, 2020

He was selected in the fourth round by the Browns as they look to compete in the AFC North.

FAU offensive lineman Brandon Walton last season started all 12 games at left tackle, which earned him first team All-Conference USA honors. Photo by Alex Liscio.

Analysis: Brandon Walton has the tools to be a solid offensive lineman in the NFL

April 21, 2020

Our final draft analysis is Brandon Walton, a tackle who can play on both sides of the line.

FAU defensive end Tim Bonner recorded three sacks with 7.5 tackles for loss this past season. Photo by Alex Liscio.

Analysis: Tim Bonner has all of the tools to be an NFL player — can he do it consistently?

April 19, 2020

With the right coach in the right system, Tim Bonner can be a solid rotational piece.

FAU receiver Deangelo Antoine showed his explosiveness all season including a game where he scored four touchdowns, the most in program history. Photo by Alex Liscio.

Analysis: Deangelo Antoine could be a valuable piece on an NFL special teams unit

April 18, 2020

DeAngelo Antoine has the explosiveness to be an NFL kick returner as an undrafted free agent.

FAU Linebacker Rashad Smith had a productive 2019 season with 109 total tackles, three interceptions and five fumble recoveries. Photo by Alex Liscio.

Analysis: Rashad Smith could be a late-round steal in the 2020 NFL Draft

April 17, 2020

The Boca Raton Bowl Defensive MVP might not be one of the most highly-touted prospects, but he may end up being a solid NFL linebacker.

Offensive lineman Junior Diaz was the sixth highest rated center at the end of the season according to Pro Football Focus. Photo by Alex Liscio.

Analysis: Junior Diaz can have a successful NFL career if given the opportunity

April 16, 2020

The offensive lineman could be the first one drafted in FAU history.

FAU DB James Pierre was a huge part of last year's successful defense that led the nation in turnover margin. Photo by Alex Liscio.

Analysis: James Pierre can be a quality player in the NFL if drafted by the right team

April 15, 2020

The FAU defensive back attended the NFL Combine along with Harrison Bryant in early March.