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FAU pummelled by ECU 31-13 in Conference USA debut

Wesley Wright

September 6, 2013

FAU got its first taste of Conference USA action on Thursday night –– and it was anything but sweet. In a game filled with miscues and missed opportunities, the visiting Owls (0-2) were blown out by East Carolina (2-0), 31-13, in the inaugural meeting of both teams. Much like in their season-opening loss to Miami, the Owls’ Achilles’ he...

Football preview: FAU will battle but fall short in Conference USA debut against ECU

Wesley Wright

September 3, 2013

Who: FAU at East Carolina When: Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium TV: Fox Sports 1 Radio: ESPN 106.3 Prediction: East Carolina 31, FAU 14 Making their Conference USA debut on Thursday, FAU (0-1) will travel to take on East Carolina (1-0), who entered the season as league favorites to win C-USA's East Division. If ...

FAU trounced by Miami Hurricanes 34-6 in 2013 season opener

Zack Kelberman

August 31, 2013

[tn3 origin="album" ids="258"]   The campuses of FAU and the University of Miami are separated by around 50 miles, but on Friday night the two south Florida football programs couldn’t be further apart. With former UM and FAU coach Howard Schnellenberger looking on, the Hurricanes easily defeated the short-handed Owls 34-6 in both teams’...

FAU’s coaches go to great lengths to restock the team with talent every year

Zack Kelberman

August 29, 2013

Each year, FAU reloads its roster with new talent and fresh faces, securing a plethora of incoming players from the high school ranks. But before the Owls’ latest additions take the field to begin running, throwing, catching and tackling, the several month-long recruiting process must first be endured. This process, headed by recruiting coordinator...

Football preview: FAU will kick off new season with loss to Miami Hurricanes

Mohamed Abdihakim

August 29, 2013

Who: FAU at University of Miami When: Friday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. Where: Sun Life Stadium TV: ESPNU Radio: ESPN 106.3 Prediction: Miami 36-14 Following a jam-packed offseason, FAU kicks off a new football season against the Miami Hurricanes on Friday. The opener marks the beginning of several firsts for the Owls –– first game as members of Conference US...

How another bowl-less season could still be considered a success for FAU in 2013

Zack Kelberman

August 28, 2013

Pop quiz: What do the numbers 1,708, 244, and 40,922 all have common? By the time FAU takes the field on Aug. 30, those digits will represent the days, weeks, and hours since the program last competed in a bowl game. Nearly five years after quarterback Rusty Smith led them to a Motor City Bowl victory, FAU football is set to begin its 13th season –– first...

FAU close to reaching deal for “Boca Bowl” at FAU Stadium

Zack Kelberman

August 21, 2013

FAU Stadium may still be nameless, but it shouldn’t be without recognition for much longer. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, FAU and Conference USA are close to reaching a deal that would bring a newly-created bowl game to Boca Raton, starting in 2014. FAU Athletic Director Pat Chun confirmed that talks are heating up, and a formal announcement is on the horizon. "We can offer something here ...

FAU shakes up QB battle by moving Melvin German to wide receiver

Zack Kelberman

August 20, 2013

In just one week, Melvin German has gone from expected starting quarterback to backup wide receiver. Owls Offensive Coordinator Brian Wright confirmed to the Sun Sentinel that German has been moved to receiver, a position he’s never played full-time. Wright allows that German could transition back to quarterback, but “there’s no plan for that now.” German, who opened trainin...

“Come Fly With Us” – Owls Athletics Preview

Mohamed Abdihakim

August 20, 2013

FAU athletics is entering a new era. Owls football, fledgling for years in the Sun Belt Conference, moves on to more fierce competition in Conference USA. FAU’s baseball team had its best season in 2013 and will also face new hurdles in C-USA. The Owls’ basketball programs, both men’s and women’s, are not only staring at tougher schedules but they’...

FAU makes changes to autograph policy in wake of Manziel scandal

Zack Kelberman

August 18, 2013

Johnny Manziel will never play football for the Owls, yet he has indirectly impacted the program. The Palm Beach Post reports that FAU has altered the autograph policy for its Fan Day event, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24. Players will now only be allowed to sign FAU posters given out to those who attend the festivities. “No memorabilia or other items will b...

FAU quarterback Melvin German ruled academically eligible to play in 2013

Zack Kelberman

August 13, 2013

Last year, FAU quarterback Melvin German missed the entire season because of academics, costing him a shot at the starting job. Fortunately for German, this won’t be a repeat occurrence. The Sun Sentinel reports that German has been ruled academically eligible for the 2013 campaign, which he’s expected to open as the starting signal caller. A...

Owl Scholarship Fund offering bus trip for FAU football season opener at Miami

Zack Kelberman

August 6, 2013

In just over three weeks, FAU football will open the 2013 regular season at Sun Life Stadium for its first-ever matchup with the Miami Hurricanes. And you can literally be along for the ride. The Owl Scholarship Fund, a philanthropic organization devoted to funding and supporting FAU’s 19 athletic programs, is offering a round-trip ride in a charter bus to the game on Friday, Aug. 30. The bus, which will foll...