UNIVERSITY PRESS

Photo courtesy of FAU Athletics

Brian White named new FAU athletic director

March 3, 2018

He is the sixth full time athletic director in program history

FAU athletic director  Patrick Chun introduces women's basketball head coach Jim Jabir during a press conference on April 6, 2017. Alexander Rodriguez | Senior Photographer

Athletic Director Pat Chun to take over same position at Washington State

January 16, 2018

Florida Atlantic Athletic Director Pat Chun is set to be is set to be named to the same position at Washington State.

New women’s basketball head coach Jim Jabir speaks at his introductory press conference on April 6.  Alexander Rodriguez | Contributing Photographer

Women’s Basketball: New head coach Jim Jabir: “We want to win championships.”

April 6, 2017

Florida Atlantic women’s basketball introduced it’s newest head coach Jim Jabir at a press conference on Thursday, and the former Dayton head coach has made his intentions clear about his goals for the program.

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Opinion: NCAA athletes should be seeing a larger share of money

December 1, 2016

The NCAA is a multi-billion-dollar nonprofit that does not pay its employees, and I’m not talking about the men and women in crisp off...

Head football coach Charlie Partridge  looks at the scoreboard before his team's 27-26 loss to Rice on Oct. 10, 2015. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Football: FAU fires head coach Charlie Partridge

November 27, 2016

  Florida Atlantic football is now in the hunt for a new head coach after Charlie Partridge was fired on Sunday, according to a media ...

Fans of the United States Men’s National Team cheer on the team versus Honduras at FAU Stadium on Oct. 15, 2015. Argentina’s pair of Olympic warm­up matches will be the first time
since that game a men’s national team has played in Boca Raton. Max Jackson | staff
photographer.

Argentina national soccer team to play Colombia, Haiti at FAU Stadium

July 14, 2016

With the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro approaching on Aug. 5, the national soccer teams of Argentina, Colombia and Haiti will make the trip to Boca Raton to play a pair of friendly matches before they leave for Brazil.

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.

Pat Chun's proposed cost of attendance stipend is first step toward athletes being paid for the use of their likeness. Photo by Max Jackson.

Column: O’Bannon verdict and Owls Athletes

August 10, 2015

$989 million. That total dollar amount represents the amount of revenue that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) r...

A 100-yard long American flag is held out during the singing of the National Anthem prior to the first-ever kick off of the Boca Raton Bowl.
Max Jackson | Photo Editor

Opinion: If I Ruled FAU Athletics this is what I would do

January 29, 2015

sk any sports fan about their favorite team and what they believe should be changed to gain more success. You’ll probably get...

(Left to right) Charlie Partridge, Pat Chun,  John Kelly, and Kellie Lewis-Jay. Photo by Max Jackson

FAU receives $16 million gift to start construction new academic and athletic center

December 2, 2014

  The Florida Atlantic University Owls will be receiving a $16 million gift from the Schmidt Family Foundation to build an athletics facility and academic center which will feature indoor an...

President John Kelly speaks to a crowd during a TED X event in on FAU's Boca Raton campus in May 2014. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran

FAU to announce largest gift in school history Tuesday

December 1, 2014

The FAU Media Relations Department announced via tweet this morning that the schoolwill be announcing the largest gift in the...

FAU head coach Carl Pelini and assistant resign over “illegal drugs”

Zack Kelberman

October 30, 2013

Today, FAU football’s season went up in smoke. As first reported by Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com, Owls head coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis have resigned over reports of “illegal drug use.” At a 4:00 p.m. press conference in the Recruiting Room of FAU’s Football Stadium, Athletic Director Pat Chun confirmed that both ...