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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...

Former FAU quarterback Graham Wilbert arrested for DUI

Zack Kelberman

July 29, 2013

Boca Raton police arrested former Owls quarterback Graham Wilbert on Sunday morning, and charged him with driving under the influence, BocaNewsNow.com reported. Wilbert, a two-year FAU starter from 2011-2012, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and released shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday. FAU Athletic Director Pat Chun confirmed the incident in a statement released by the university. "We have b...

Orlando tight end Brandon Pylar commits to FAU’s 2014 class

Zack Kelberman

July 23, 2013

Next season, the Owls must fill the shoes of senior tight end –– and Mackey Award candidate –– Nexon Dorvilus. They might’ve found just the man for the job. As first reported by the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday, Orlando University tight end Brandon Pylar has committed to FAU, becoming the seventh member of the Owls’ 2014 recruiting class...