FAU, TAKING THE LONG ROAD TO SUCCESS AND LEARNING IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
April 7, 2013 - - The new season has come and the old season has gone. Were talking Basketball and Baseball, Softball and the seasons of Soccer and Track/Field. We're already into the half season of baseball, and Coach McCormack and his players of wonder have been barnstorming there visits to places North – South – East and West.
2013 brings Owls baseball to 21-10 Overall, 8-3 In-Conference play, 14-6 at Home, 6-3 away and 1-1 at a neutral site. Just last week, we heard on base percentage for the Owls was twice more of previous stats on the winning side. Team hard ball next meets MTSU on the 12th of April and will play throughout the weekend. Of late, the Owls were on an eight game winning streak.
McCormack has this knack of winning, going the way of Sun-Belt Conference Championships nearly each year he has been Head Coach. There is no mistake when you take into account this man, made for the job of winning – and something perhaps that can be learned for this eying ahead of the rest of the pack, and playing fantastic games that the fan can be enriched by.
FAU, TAKING THE LONG ROAD TO SUCCESS AND LEARNING IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
OWLS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM IN LOSS
What all of us can learn about Success and Achievement from our Sports hero's today January 7, 2013 - Let us first start with former Running Back and FAU Alum Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins. In his first year with Washington, he rushed for over 1,650 yards and received a number of awards for his accomplishments. Morris is commited to 100% success. His practice principles include not cutting corners, albeit to get away from the opponents secondary. He communicate's in an effective and assertive manner. His patience does not deride, and his running manner is consistent with those acheiving success before him.
It's not as if Morris just got into the game. Take his four years of success in the Collegiate ranks, along with Highschool and Youth ball. In addition you can add to that, the Howard Schnelenberger effect, a man who has proved himself in College and the Pro's. With a watchful eye, Howard made each of his teams bespeak of unification and camraderie.
Rusty Smith, the commander of FAU Football, was exceedingly commited to his game and that of his players. If you can find a way to understand what it means to be commited to the Football team, imagine yourself going onto the practice field one to three times a day to work out in the oft Sunny South Florida weather. Several of Rusty's players entered the NFL as connections points of Rusty Smith and his game of high flyers. Guys like Lestar Jean, Jason Harmon, Willy Rose and Rob Housler fought their way onto NFL teams. Today Rusty plays for the Tennessee Titans.
LADY OWL BASKETBALL COLLECTS WIN AT HOME AGAINST UNT MEAN GREEN:
1/22/2013 - Just looking at the box score, it's clear the distribution of points scored by FAU was more prolific than it's opponent. North Texas had three scorers in doubles. Alexis Hyder (19), BreAnna Dawkins (16) and Loryn Goodwin for (25).
On the other side of the court, FAU scored in double figures with Chenise Miller (22), just under doubles with Kimberly Smith (9) and (17) from Senior Brianna Turner. Others for FAU who scored include Latavia Dempsey with (9) Morgan Robinson with (7) and Ashley Stevenson with (7).
North Texas, 7-11, 6-3 in Conference received some points in drips and drabs, but not necessarily from one particular source. At the half, UNT was down by 10 and came out after the break working on all cylinders.
UNT for the game shot at 40% while in the first half shot 35%. FAU, for the game shot at 44%. The Mean Green three point conversion rate was 30%, and UNT scored 23% from the arc.
FAU was responsible for pulling down 52 rebounds with the lion share going on the defense side. An outstanding number of rebounds went to UNT as well with 35 total and 27 came on the defensive side. What this means is that the Owls received 10 more possesions to score with than the Mean Green.
Both teams scored in the 60% percentile for Free throws. FAU closed the game with a twelve point margin.
Today, the Big three go to work and bring the FAU Proud to their feet
December 9, 2012 - While three Owls scored in double figures, the Royals did not place a member of their team above eight points. If any other statistic was indicative of FAU's dominance, its this, their margin of 33 points by the end of the game and their strong shooting percentage. The three in double figures were Greg Gantt (19), Pablo Bertone (13), and Stefan Moody with 18.
The three charted 50 points or 40% of the scoring alone. The game itself was quite riveting. With jumpers on either side or strong moves by Stefan Moodie into the middle of the action, it was FAU who was asserting their game of consistency and defensive prowess. With six blocks and six steals, opening up the floor like Moses who made a path through the sea was plain to see that the silver lining was growing in leaps and bounds.
To date, FAU has a 4-0 record against the Royals. FAU is 5-4 on this young season, while WUM is 6-5 in the Sun Conference. This Sunday for the Owls came off a streak of three wins, the latest against Stetson. In that game versus Stetson, and thanks to the FAU Media machine, (http://fausports.com/) Greg Gantt garnered a 34 point career high.
A look back to the Owls season ending game, with a glance into the future
December 1, 2012 - After coming out of the box with 14 points in the first quarter, FAU was charging to hopeful glory upon the clocks tic on zero during the conclusion of a fourth quarter wish. But, as soon as the Owls settled down, Louisiana charged back with equal steam and additional scores. Going into the half with a one touchdown lead, the Cajuns lit up the boards at the end of this magical match-up.
Graham Wilbert nearly eclipsed the yards passing per game record with 379 in the air, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. On the other end of those tosses was William Dukes with his cadre of wide outs and catches for 204 yards. "Too many costly errors, too many turnovers and mistakes" - Carl Pelini, Head Coach, FAU Football.
The miscues began to abound, and cast a shadow on this nascent christening of Florida Atlantic Stadium, c.2012. In it's very first year we saw magnificence, magic and glorious football the way it's supposed to be played. Continue...
FAU pulls down victory vs. Troy in Boca Raton
10/27/2012 - - FAU came out of the tunnel full of fire and brimstone. They won the toss and differed to Troy who received the ball first. The result of the kickoff was a touch back from a booming kick off the foot of Sean Kelly.
FAU, arrived with a strong charge and shut down the running game of Troy. In the next series, Troy was unable to capitalize and were forced to punt for the first time in the game. In particular, Troy used an illegal formation, and FAU received an additional five yard penalty and threw for the first touchdown of the game. Graham Wilbert connected with Nexun Dorvillus in the back of the end zone. 7-0 Owls. Read further...
October 30, 2012 - - The Owls were nearly neck and neck through the final statistics. This might indicate other factors reflecting the final count.
Maybe you can look at penalties, which were 8-61 yards against the Owls.
These are instances of stopping momentum by either reversing your forward progress, or Defensively, moving an opponent further from his previous field space in a positive direction by the defense
UNT passed for 251 yards, while FAU threw for 142. FAU QB Graham Wilbert threw two interception to one for the Mean Green. FAU turned the ball over yet again, and when the defeat comes creeping into your mind, it can be real hard to take.
Damian Fortner once again had stellar rushing numbers for FAU. Fortner was 17 for sixty three yards and one touchdown. Byron Hankerson showed up once again at his Wide Receiver spot, Going 4 for 36, while game standout William Dukes went 6-62 for the receiving Corps.
Your third down conversion rate can be found here:
For the sake of research, FAU had a third down conversion rate of 3 for 14 while the Mean Green scored 8 of 17. FAU went 0-3 on 4th down conversion while North Texas did not attempt a fourth down and yardage. It’s clear from these stats that FAU could not control their side of the ball as well UNT.
The Owls had two sustained drive which resulted in scores. Meanwhile, UNT had four sustained drives producing numbers on the board.
The hookup between Derick Thompson, the UNT QB and Brelan Chancellor went 6 for 135 yards and one touchdown.
FAU Owls Home vs North Texas Sept 29, 2012
This is the 1st season of the FAU Owls new Stadium, and what a great Grand stand; bright, cheerful and Fresh.This Stadium is the only one in the country where you can actually see the Atlantic Ocean From the reporters box. The Owls have prestige and they just need knuckle.
The Game starts with great cheer and vigor.
The Owls team is relatively new and and with a new coaching system. And it takes a while for the poured steel to harden.
Both teams took a stand your ground Defense and played with a lot force.
The break in the Owls Defense came when north Texas scored in the 1st Quarter and that’s when the owls started Slipping up and giving North Texas several turnovers.
North Texas Scored again and at the half the score was North Texas-14 and FAU Owls- 0
There’s nothing like a half time break when your losing to freshen up and recharge.
It seems like the Owls need underdog mentality to barrel thru to the goal.
They have the talent, it just needs to be harnessed and used in the beginning of the Game to jump start the
leed and let the defense do their job. Well any football coach will tell you It doesn't always happen that way.
What does it take to get an early jump start? Good plays, good coaching a good strong fan filled stadium. The owls cannot afford to have the same stats as last year with one game won. This is not an option.
The fans have to rally behind our Owls and let them know they are excited and optimistic.
At this point, North Texas scored 2 touchdowns in the first half of the game to the Owls -0
The Owls scored soon after the 3rd quarter started and in the beginning of the 4th Quarter the battle was on.
There some unusual calls by the referees which caused a sweep of chatter in the crowds.
Coach Pelini said “we have to manage the game better and it feels the game was given away.”
After the Game One of the fans quoted “the owls need an Impact Player”
There are still enough games left this season to show what The Owls are made of.
Keeping you posted on FAU OWLS GAMES
GO Owls GO.
Reporter Elise Jackson
UNT matches up Football in Boca Raton, Owls to fly High
September 29, 2012 - - The University of North Texas Mean Green visits tonight at 5PM EST versus the FAU Owls of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Derek Thompson for UNT has thrown for over 700 yards, while Antoine Jimmerson has rushed for over three hundred yards in 47 carries.The Mean Green are prolific at the Running Back spot with three other backs who have combined for 100 carries and 500 yards. Read Further...
FAU savors victory in game one of Pelini Coaching and Leadership
8/31/2012 - - After winning the coin toss, FAU elected to receive the ball from the south side end zone. Travis Jones caught the kickoff in the Owls end zone and took it out to the 35 yard line, followed by a Stephen Curtis keeper on the first possession of the game.
From scrimmage, Curtis rushed one up the field for a four yard gain. On the day, Curtis ran the ball on 7 occasions for 26 yards for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Read on...
MTSU Blue Raiders come out victorious against FAU Football 2012
9/8/2012 - - Was Graham Wilbert meant to win this game? Certainly from the start, Wilbert was connecting with his receivers early. In addition he had a few scampers to boot. Wilbert ran eight times for 19 yards. On the night, he was 25 of 32 for 260 yards in the air.
On offense, Running Back Damian Fortner rushed 13 times for 42 yards. As a team, game rushing totals were 28 for 96 yards. On the scoring end, with 6:02 remaining in the fourth quarter, Vinny Zaccario booted a field goal from 39 yards out. Read on...
FAU hires Patrick Chun, Director of Athletics for Florida Atlantic University
July 3, 2012 - Patrick Chun has been named Director of Athletics at Florida Atlantic University this July, 2012. His bevy of experience at the Ohio State University and Duquesne broadens the reach of influence for Florida Atlantic.
Helping to build a new stadium, FAU President Mary Jane Saunders reached out to give FAU a boost up with the selection of this young and rising star.
An alum of the Ohio State University and Duquesne where he received his Masters in Sports Administration, and his undergraduate in Journalism make him Boca Raton's and South Florida's best choice for the young program at FAU, established since 1961. Ohio State alone has 36 Sports, where he held numerous positions in their Department of Athletics. Read on...
Steve LeBrun, FAU Hall of Famer qualifies for cut at 112th US Open Golf Championship
June 17, 2012 - Member of FAU's Hall of Fame, Steve LeBrun is on a relentless quest, with a strong belief in himself, his career and his family, while everything is coming together on the PGA National Tour. LeBrun, thirty years of age has quite a resume of Championships he earned on a variety of fields of play Worldwide.
Talk about relentless, LeBrun made the cut this week at the Olympic Club in San Fransisco, California by a solid one stroke. His scores at the Olympic have been 73-75-69...
In 2000, he was named rookie of the year, and was three for five on the Montgomery Sports Tour. He was entered at the PGA Professional-Q School in Pensacola. His Professional career spans over 12 years.
This Sunday, watch the festivities on the Golf Channel via NBC.
MLB picks FAU RHP R.J. Alvarez in third round, to go to LA Angels of Anaheim
Junior RHP R.J. Alvarez gets rewarded for his three year Yeoman's effort on the hill at Florida Atlantic University.
Each year at FAU, R.J. helped produce winning seasons for the Owls. Every season's efforts, can be in no small part dedicated to his work, while being given the award from the American Baseball Coaches Association and All-South Central Region award.
In the draft, he was selected 114'th overall, putting a stamp on the career with great High School to college cross-over transitions by Head Coach John McCormack.
Each year R.J. started, he was remarkably proficient and efficient in handling his duties as a reliever or starter. Every year combined, with his average fielding percentage of.757%, cannot be overlooked, and shows great support coming from a ninth fielder.
With five wins to zero losses, R.J. Continued to show his stability and reliability for Coaches to rely on at Florida Atlantic. His percentage for players caught stealing was .526%.
In May, Alvarez was awarded with the All Sun-Belt conference honors with four of his other teammates.
Male Sporting Behavior award goes to Senior long distance runner Ryan Davis
May 29, 2012 - - Senior Cross Country Student Athlete Ryan Davis proves not only his mettle on the field and in the classroom, but solidifies his giving ways with social grace to appreciative Head Track and Field Coach Alex Smolka.
On April 11, 2012, Davis picked up another award for Sportsmanship. Coach Smolka stated "Ryan is a team leader who primarily leads by example. He is an extremely hard worker and is a delight to have on the team."
Davis not only takes on his duties with the Cross Country team, but also has the responsibility of a Chemistry student/athlete instructor for the Lab portion of the four credit class. With a 3.89 GPA, Ryan is on the right track to go on and study further. See youtube video here --->
Kellie Lewis-Jay, today announced as Head Womens Basketball Coach
A rundown, a compilation of the Football story thus far under Head Coach Carl Pelini
April 19, 2012 - - Looking back through Spring practice, the best from the Owls brought forth Hallmarks along the way. This writing is a compilation, and all thanks go to Assistant Athletic Director Katrina McCormack, reporting from the field each day, with Staff. Read on...
Pro Day for Scouts and players for the NFL draft 2012
March 19th, 2012 - - The day started eventfully with the 40 yard dash, and finished up with blocking drills. Haven spoken with two Miami Dolphin scouts, emphasis was placed on the Combine with players needing to stay in shape for the upcoming NFL Draft.
There were several players at Pro Day, representing the best FAU had to offer on the field. Standout Running Back Alfred Morris was a highlight. Morris is the leading rusher of all time in Owls history. He praised and paid homage to his predecessors, including Charles St. Pierre and other top rushers in FAU history.
Not only did Morris play offense, he was also responsible for 10 tackles on special teams last season. With his accumulated 3,529 total rushing yards, 27 touchdowns and all-purpose yards of 3,843, Morris has proved to be the best in tough times, even with last season’s 1-11 record.
Nine total players participated in Pro day for 2012. Defensive End Kevin Cyrille showed that he was not only speedy for a defenseman, but agile and quick on his feet. Tight end Darian Williams was sure handed and could adjust his body to the sidelines inbound with his toes. Offensive lineman Sam McCroy, Defensive back Marcus Bartels and Running back Willie Floyd were in fine form and scored high in several categories.
These categories were flexibility, speed, and agility, jumping and lifting.
Marcus Bartels was his usual intense self and his commitment to the game is immeasurable. He is one who epitomizes professionalism, practice and winning.
Avionne Rolle posted 4.84 in the forty yard dash, 29 inches on the vertical jump and 23 lifts in the bench press.
Ultimately, any results posted were a mere measure of physicality. According to former FAU head coach Howard Schnellenberger, desire is the key to any successful endeavor.
Today is the FAU Combine for Football players, see report today
FAU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2012-2013 - MARK THESE DATES
* Home Games
# Interconference Games(Sun-Belt)
August 31, 2012 vs Wagner College*
September 8, 2012 vs MTSU#
September 15, 2012 vs Georgia
September 22, 2012 vs Alabama
September 29, 2012 vs North Texas*#
October 13, 2012 vs ULM#
October 20, 2012 vs South Alabama#
October 27, 2012 vs Troy*#
November 3, 2012 vs Navy
November 10, 2012 vs WKU#
November 16, 2012 vs FIU#
December 1, 2012 vs ULL#
FAU Football Coach Carl Pelini and the FAU Combine
With Coach Carl Pelini hired on the 5th of December, 2011 – FAU brings in a new mission control with the likes of the University of Nebraska Defensive Coordinator since 2008. Pelini garnered the #1 ranking Defense in the Nation for the Cornhuskers last season.
Noted Athletic Director Craig Angelos of FAU, said, “ After a lengthy span of interviewing, evaluation and in-person meetings, I strongly believe that Carl brings the most to FAU. His experience, organization, discipline, passion, recruiting and accomplishments will lead the Owls to the next level. With the addition of our beautiful new stadium, and the fertile recruiting area that exists in South Florida, I firmly believe that Carl will make FAU a national contender very soon.”
Former Football Coach Tom Osbourne and Athletic Director at the University of Nebraska said “Carl Pelini has done a fine job working with our defense here at Nebraska. Our defense made excellent improvement in his first year as defensive Coordinator, and over the past three years we have been among the nations best defenses. Carl is a very intelligent coach, is detail oriented and with his Coaching experience, I believe he is ready to take the next step as a college head coach. We wish him well at Florida Atlantic.”
This Monday, the 19th of March will bring the first practice in the afternoon as a a definitive and complete Team Unit. In the Morning, the NFL will come to scout some of the brightest and best talent the Owls have given on the field since last years combine event. The scouts come in at 9am to evaluate players and will be hosted by the University on the Main Campus in Boca Raton.
The following practice will Wednesday the 21st and to keep apprised of the events, follow http://fausports.com/.
FAU finds Victory despite coming from behind most of the Game Saturday, February 11, 2012 - - From the looks of things early on and until after the double overtime, the Owls were struggling from the three point line and were turning the ball over at an alarming rate. At one point, FAU was shooting 1/8 around the arc, and were tinkering with the line-up in order to create a unique fit, designed specifically for the Mean Green of North Texas. Read on... __________________________________________________________________________________________
Lady Owls close in on another Victory at the Burrow Saturday, February 11, 2012 - - With two Mean Green Lady scorer shutouts, FAU could afford to play their bench liberally while teaching each what is was like having significant minutes on the floor. Read on...______________________________________________________________________________________
FAU Softball led UK going into the 7th as Wright State gets toppled by the Lady Owls
It was no mistake that right out of the blocks, the University of Kentucky Center fielder Emily Joiner placed a towering shot over the left field fence that may have had the distance to go over the fence in a Major League ball park. Read on...
STAMPING THE GAME TICKET TO FLY OWL RED, WHITE AND BLUE WAS FLORIDA ATLANTIC'S VOYAGE INTO THE NIGHT Saturday, February 5, 2012 - - Coming right out of the blocks was Terri Stamps who found an opening along the right side of the court for a layup. Her command and confidence with the ball shows us this Senior can develop a steely eyed winner take all when it comes to gracing the court.
Michael Jordan used to call it being in the zone, and for Stamps, that zone was close by this night. Terri most likely is the anchor of the team, and she takes this responsibility with great pride and modesty. Read on...
Second half success for the Blue Raiders mete's out stiffling offense and defense
Saturday, January 14, 2011 - - As it was, the Owls Basketball team were in the fighting spirit, and never the less, struggled to keep their hopes alive as MTSU was a little bit too much on the night.
Coach Jarvis mentioned that “We will meet them (MTSU) at least one more time, and possibly twice,” in hopes of evening or bettering the head-to-head contest.
Scoring percentages were quite low for both teams, therefor your final of 67-54 was less than average for a winning contest. After the first half, the Owls were down a mere five points going into the locker room, and by the end of the second half, MTSU scored 39 to 31 for the Owls.
Coach Jarvis also mentioned that “we had a new offense going into the game, so we are just learning a new system”, hence the offense is being utilized without all it's requisite parts. Attendance was at 2,590 for the game, and the Burrow was rock'n this night.
With 10 points each coming from Shavar Richardson and Greg Gantt, the team scored an average of 31% from the field. MTSU's 53% from the field was better than FAU by 20% percentage points.
Three players on the night for MTSU scored greater than 10 points. JT Sulton, Marcos Knight and LaRon Dendy scored 14, 12 and 11 respectively.
The number of rebounds from each Team was through the roof. MTSU grabbed 35 and FAU took 31. All 11 players from FAU had minutes during the game.
Unlike MTSU which put all their substitutes in with 55 seconds remaining, the Owls were short four players, and gave each player significant time.
If you look into the fishbowl of a basketball game at this level, giving minutes to everyone whets the appetite for more. This increases the desire of being given a chance for more playing time.
While the interview went on after the game in the Media Center, Coach Jarvis mentioned the measure indicative of flawless play. He said points off turnovers as one element of success. Read on...
Palm Beach Post
In Double overtime, the Owls and Ibis match-up in this tightly contested Duel
With a nuetral location at the Bank Atlantic Center in Broward County, Florida – the FAU Owls of Boca Raton and Hurricanes of Miami-Dade, saw that both combatants had their own crowd enforce.
To boot, FAU's own dance team were present for a special treat to those in attendance at the Bank Atlantic Center, in Sunrise, Florida. Read on...
FAU Owls Football last home game of 2011
Lady Owls score another victory over Bethune-Cookman University
November 20, 2011 - - FAU, led by Seniors Terri Stamps, (who was first to score in the game) and Viviana Penate with a little give and go, broke through on the offensive side of the ball in the early goings of the game.
Penate, quite the passing artist gave the fans a show with quick footwork, no look passes and behind the back dishes. Penate finished with nine points and went 4-6 from the field. Read on...
Lady Owls defeat Webber International by Double digits
November 18, 2011 - - With the first quarter of the nights game underway, it was clear that the unstoppable offensive force of the Lady Owls were going to have their way even if they took the ball away with them.
With Brianna Turner on the bench due to injury, which may last throughout the season, a challenge for the Lady Owls in the Genesis of this 2011-2012 season is apparent. Read on...
MTSU utilizes several options to solve the Owls puzzle
With MTSU starting off the game with a return to the 39 yard line of the Owls, the momentum for the Blue Raiders went on, stacking up yards through lateral passes and rushes up the middle.
Play action for the fleet of foot during the first possession, with a final pass for a touchdown to Malcolm Billa, via Logan Kilgore for MTSU set the tone on the first possession.
The Owls Quarterback Graham Wilbert was good on several passes from the play action and in the flat, where he threw two for 25 yards to DeAndre Richardson. Read on...
A heartfelt thankyou goes out to all the Boca Raton Campus Police assited by the Palm Beach County Sherrifs office, helping hands and tireless efforts.
Record Crowd reaches capacity for FAU's inaugural game in Boca Raton
On Saturday, October 15, 2011, Florida Atlantic's new Stadium was unveiled for the 2011-2012 season.
On tap at home was a record first for the venue, with 29,310 fans, Students, Alumni, athletes and friends. The 30,000 seat capacity FAU Stadium was nearly full. Read On...
Review versus WKU and images from October 12th, 2011 practice
FAU versus the Hilltoppers in Boca Raton, Florida - 4PM game start at FAU Stadium October 14, 2011 -- Defeating the Hilltoppers each of their last three meetings, the Owls have bragging rights in this matchup between two Sun-Belt foes. It might be of some interest to know that FAU Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger has an 8-0 win mark against WKU throughout his storied career.
With the new stadium being built, for which Schnellenberger had a big hand in, I'd bet giving in to the Hilltoppers who win on paper is not even in the minds of his players and staff. This game could be one of the most important ones this season. The Owls have played away in their last five games and they come home to the supportive raucous crowds and enightened fans.
Although the Hilltoppers are on record for top producing offensive artillery, their schedule has been quite different than the Owls this season. Most of the games this season for Schnellenbergers in flight Owls include matchups with Auburn, the University of Florida and Michigan State. All powerhouses to this nascent football program.
For the Hilltoppers, they have faced in Conference rivals Arkansas State and Middle Tennessee. They have also fought against Navy, the University of Kentucky and Indiana State. Just looking at the match-ups, we see that FAU has played a more rigourous schedule. Their is a school of though that teams play up to their competition if another School is superior. There is also another School of thought which states playing up can bring you down. For any situation, we will see the product of hard work and persistence. If the Owls push themselves, we can definetly hope for victory in this in conference competition.
FAU finds itself back home after loss to the University of North Texas
October 8, 2011 -- With the loss to the North Texas Mean Green, Florida Atlantic draws its record to 0-5 on the season and 0-2 in the Sun-Belt. Its not as if the Owls didn't put forth a complete effort, they scored two touchdowns alone in the fourth quarter.
It may have been the penalties which can leech the life and momentum out of a team. FAU had a total of 7 penalties for 52 yards, On the other side of the coin, North Texas was penalized only three times for a total of fifteen yards.
Based on yards alone, FAU tallied up 334 to the Mean Green's 237. Perhaps we should look to yet another number to indicate discrepancies. The discrepancy we may discuss at this point is the FAU Offensive and defensive lines.
Had the offensive line been able to hold off the impending rush, perhaps Graham Wilbert would not have been pressured to throw three interceptions. The Owls also fumbled for a loss once, as did UNT.
In the third quarter, Texas scored three touchdowns, and kicked a 52 yard three point field goal. Out of the three touchdowns scored in the third quarter, two were off of interceptions and the the other was off rushes in the red zone.
FAU next meets Western Kentucky at home. The new unavailing of the stadium will take place this Saturday, October 15, 2011 on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Football practice and Fan Fest for August 20th, 2011
Football: Spring game produces Offensive Win with five point margin
The spring game on 4/23/11 was especially exiting this year. With the new stadium being built and freshman joining the FAU family, enthusiastic fans were there to take it all in.
Damian Fortner and Travis Jones were at it again today with gains of 46 and 66 yards respectively. Find video on Fortner here (http://youtu.be/2K_c99BCHv0) and Jones here
Jones is especially difficult to tackle with his lithe body and quickness, much the way Marcus Allen was tough to bring down. Fortner possesses the Gold Standardprototypical back build.
Tough to bring down with his bulky and sturdy presence on the field, Fortner will prove to be of great value for the team this coming season.
Fortner made an impact on the receiving end as well, going 2 for 38 in yards caught. Darian Williams excelled on the offensive side of the ball collecting 6 catches for 71 yards. Read more...
What's all the Buzz around Football, find some answers here
Gracious as they ever were, this Howard Schenellenberger led Football team since its inception in 2001 stands out amongst the hundred or so Division I College Football teams in the nation.
Today they build a 30,000 seat Football stadium which will reach further out into the future allowing the established University (c.1961) new and limitless growth (http://www.faustadium.com/). Read on...
FAU takes it to Miami, Florida Baseball 7-4 In perhaps one of the most significant wins for the FAU Owls in terms of morale this season was their victory over the University of Miami’s Baseball team on Tuesday the Seventeenth of May, 2011.
With a national rank of No. 17, the Hurricane team was not expecting the Owls to give them much of a go, after last years 0-2 sweep in Coral Gables. Read on...
Owl Pitching and hitting needed – in that order as the Cajuns down FAU
Whereas the Owls of FAU used three pitchers, the ULL Cajuns utilized two. Strictly from a pitching standpoint, FAU did not have to go deep into its ranks to play this game.
This allows for reserves which are available for Sunday’s completion of the series in Louisiana-Lafayette. Joe Zimmermann was the winning pitcher for ULL with 5.1 innings pitched, and allowing for three hits and two strikeouts while facing 18 batters. Read On...
FAU Owls Baseball falls short in (2-1) a pitching duel at ULL
Colby Gratton on a 1 for 2 batting effort on Friday, was responsible for the singular run in the third inning for the Owls. Like most teams who are more comfortable at home, pitcher Taylor Hubbell for ULL threw 5.0 innings with 5 strikeouts allowing 5 hits.
It goes without saying that the ULL defense was shored up on their part with only 1 error. FAU in turn collected two errors perhaps producing that extra run for the Rajun’ Cajuns. Read on...
Lady Owls gives way to Cowgirls of University of Wyoming
What may have been a nice matchup today between the University of Wyoming and FAU turned out to be a grueling struggle with the heat and every other day matches during this spring break 2011 for FAU.
FAU was no less represented by the best, but three players of note kept the team out on court to put a stamp on the “never give up attitude.” Read on...
Lady Owls convert the win with 4-3 score over the University of Massachusetts
One of the impressive days for the Lady Owls of FAU included Justine Humair. Winning both doubles and singles, she reached and crushed the ball through the air with emphasis versus the UMass Minutewomen.
True to her calling, Natasha Basma solidified her win for the team in a consistent and mannered way defeating Candyce Boney 6-0 and 6-4. Read on...
Owls fly past Southern Illinois in Boca Raton March 9, 2011 -- It was a great day for the Owls of Florida Atlantic University at PatchReefParkTennisCenter in Boca Raton, Florida today. A clean sweep over SIU, 7-0 was in the plan for this women’s cohesive unit.
Both teams, the Women and the Men each had convincing wins over the visitors of SIU – Edwardsville. The team of Erica Mrazkova and Natasha Basma scored an 8-2 victory over Southern Illinois University in doubles competition. Read on...
FAU Baseball has 6-0 win streak after Sunday’s sweep over Monmouth
March 6, 2011 -- Baseball’s Sunday sweep over Monmouth (2-4), who followed up with taking their talents to St. Boneventure’s in Western New York, may have had a hard time matching-up with the Owls over the weekend.
The Owls of FAU, now with a 9-3 record, with the last 6 games in a row won will next face the the Hokie’s of Virginia Tech on Tuesday the 8th of March. Read on...
Baseball’s Opening Day, a celebration of years past and Springing up a new Season
The Pride of Hofstra, and the Owls of Florida Atlantic looked upon this day to bring forth the proverbial “starting the season off on the right foot.”
It has come to pass that the Owls swept the best of three games with the Pride of Hofstra. Timely hitting, fielding and Coaching were all at the heart of these games. Read on...
FAU closes out the regular season with Championship title
Going into halftime, the Owls had a nine point lead. From there they never looked back and had no less than a 10 point lead for the rest of the game.
It didn’t hurt that FAU and their fans were absolutely tenacious on the boards as each fan went home getting their fill of primo entertainment. Read on...
Sands makes contributions in Play, fundraising and Instruction as FAU Golf Coach
Having the pleasure to speak with the Head Men’s Golf Coach Angelo Sands yesterday, I was able to see that teaching golf takes front and center in fielding the best team academically, intellectually and publicly.
In addition to the game of Golf, Sands makes his home Florida with family and friends. His wife, Patricia Liehr, is the associate dean for Nursing Research and Scholarship at FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Read on...
Men's Basketball verse ULL for 02-12-2011
Owls: Pull out all the stops at the end of regulation to win over FIU
February 6, 2011 -- The calm, cool and collected Brett Royster who plays a leading roll for the Owls, found himself taking a front and center roll versus the cross county Golden Panthers of FIU Saturday night. Read on...
January 4, 2011 - Five players scored in double figures for the Owls against the UALR (University of Arkansas at Little Rock) this day. They were: Brett Royster (12), Kore White (22), Raymond Taylor (13), Greg Gantt (16), and Alex Tucker (14). Read on...
From the Blustery tundra of the North comes Manhatten College 1/12/2011 - Last night was record breaking for Senior Forward Brett Royster. At 6’8” and 235 pounds, Royster just may have his presence felt at the next level. Royster collected four blocks this night, eclipsing the all-time Sun-Belt record held by Alan Ogg of UAB. Read More...
Owls face NAIA Manhattan College riding a three game win streak
January 11, 2011 - The Owls face the Jaspers of Manhattan College at 7pm tonight in the Burrow. The New York School takes its name from Brother Jasper of Mary, F.S.C., a 19th century clergyman. Manhattan comes into this game with an overall record of 2-13 this year, losing their last 13 games.
The Jaspers have student-athletes from countries afar as Africa, France and Norway. The Jaspers are coached by Barry Rohrssen, who is in his fifth season at Manhattan.
The Coach Mike Jarvis Radio Show with Ken LaVicka, for Monday 1/10/2011 A full house gathered for the Mike Jarvis Radio show hosted by ESPN 760 and Ken LaVicka at Hooters of Boca Raton this night. (2240 NW 19th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431.) Read on...
Weekly ESPN Radio 760 show with Coach Mike Jarvis and Ken LaVicka, broadcast at Hooters Boca Raton
January 31, 2011 -- Ken LaVicka started off the discussion with a few questions, fielded with great poise and understandability for Basketball and lay fans alike of Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Jarvis. Read on...
Chancellor Dugan reaches 300 win Milestone versus ASU On this historic night versus Arkansas State, Chancellor Dugan sealed her 300th win in style with a Media chat and team celebration. Assistant Coach Shannon Litton also took part with the 300th win for the previous 15 years on Coach Dugan’s staff. Read on...
FAU finds itself atop the Division with a 4-0 record in the Sun-Belt Conference
The baskets were not dropping in the first half of play for FAU, and began to affect the second half as well. When asked, Coach Jarvis said, “When you are missing shots, you know that eventually their going to fall”, a message the Coach surely re-iterated to his team at half. Read on...
Florida Memorial comes to Palm Beach, gets sent home after a close loss Production this night was spectacular with a combined 34 points off the bench. Knocking down another career night was Greg Gantt with 28 buckets. Read more...
Owls Basketball pull away early and often leaving USA too much to overcome
The distribution of team and individual scoring for the Owls was well balanced. The distribution of the basketball was also well accounted for with Raymond Taylor dishing out five assists. Read more...
Balancing the equasion, Owls Basketball give and take on the Road12/22/2010 - One team in the Big East (DePaulUniversity) and the other in the Sun-Belt (FAU) put this clash front and center at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois this night. Read on...
Two points separated the winner and the loser versus ULM Warhawks Basketball 12/19/2010 - At Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, Louisiana, several factors were of concern for the Warhawks of the University of Louisiana. Read on...
Owls stopped versus Sienna at Times Union Center, Albany, NY
Although the Owls were just stopped this evening, the team may have taken away a measure of respect and dignity plus character by coming back from 15 points with 5:28 remaining in regulation. Read on...
Owls generating wins on Road, always ready and prepared It was Greg Gantt, Raymond Taylor and Brett Royster who led the Owls to victory with seventeen, fourteen and ten points respectively. It appears that if FAU doesn’t produce numbers from their starters, they can always go to the bench.
Last season when the starters did not produce, their bench was void of more than three players. Coach Mike Jarvis only had 8 people to work with due to injury last season.
This years Owls present a brand new story, brand new players and a clear path of recruits and veterans. It’s just like Jarvis said last year, and he quotes, “Next year we’re going to have a stronger team, stronger bodies, as we will be prepared to go.” Read on...
Preview Hofstra (3 game win streak) versus FAU on Long Island, NY With the week Layoff for the Owls, it’s a sure bet that they will be ready to upset their next foe. Although Hofstra may have larger numbers, you should take with you no doubt that an upset can be in the making. Read on...
Owls defeat Big East USF Bulls Basketball It would not be an exaggeration to say that USF was out of sorts for Coach Mike Jarvis’ game plan. In addition, the faithful would not allow their Owls to lose. The student body was well represented this night and further thanks were given by the Coaches and student athletes of the team for the support. Read on...
A discussion with Director of Athletics Craig Angelos of Florida Atlantic University
On a Friday afternoon, I had the pleasure of talking with the Director of Athletics at Florida Atlantic University. Mr. Angelos mentioned that FAU has 18 sports, and 20 including Cheer and Dance. Read on...
Rivalry continues as the Owls play Troy this weekend at Lockhart Stadium
This week ends game versus Troy can be an uphill battle for either team. It’s interesting to mention that most players on FAU and the Trojans are underclassman, which can be fruit full to a nascent team or veteran squad. Things can go either way here, so attention to detail is important. Read on...
Running backs Coach David Serna talks about team and depth in the backfield
Having had an opportunity to talk with Running backs Coach David Serna on Wednesday, much was gathered from this learning experience. Serna has been the Owls (RB) Coach since 2005. Read on...
FAU victorious to start the home game season versus Warner Southern
The two leading scorers for FAU versus Warner Southern this night were Greg Gaant and Dennis Mavin. For Mavin, starting your first official College game and coming away with 14 points is quite an accomplishment. Read More...
No-nonsense Football propels FAU to victory over the ULL Ragin Cajuns' If not for the first quarter in which FAU scored two touchdowns, the Owls may have been on the losing end of this contest. And if it had not been for the Rajun Cajuns’ need for late game heroics – they may have gone on to overtime to decide this mash up. Read More...
A quick preview and post game analysis: ULL versus FAU Football on 11/12-13, 2010
Past history indicates a number of factors which go into a comparison of each one of these teams. FAU and ULL have played a number of times over the past several years. Read on...
FAU wins by 1 in Kentucky versus the Hilltoppers
November 6, 2010 - Two touchdowns and a field goal is all FAU needed to beat the Hill toppers of Western Kentucky University, an inter conference foe in the Sun-Belt. Read on...
Florida Atlantic up's their Shula Bowl record to 8-1 lifetime As Florida Atlantic stepped onto the stage on Saturday (10-30-2010) for their 4 PM start, the Kings and Queens of homecoming preceded them with a strut onto the Lockhart Stadium grass to collect each one of three awards. Read on...
Shula Bowl 2010: FAU Owls vs FIU Golden Panthers
Head Baseball Coach John McCormack takes us through the off-season
Having the opportunity to speak with Coach McCormack this afternoon at practice was an enlightening look into this years FAU Baseball team. Read on...
Special Teams punter Mickey Groody a member of the Ray Guy watch list You might say “who is Ray Guy?’ Well, Guy was one of the greatest punters who played his whole career for one team, the Oakland Raiders and Al Davis. Read On..
Preview 10’-11’: Asst Coach Brad Frick ushers in winning ways: 1 in a series of 3
Assistant Coach Brad Frick has been with the Owls since 2009, and arrived in Boca Raton with a Resume of winning ways. Read on...
Assistant Coach Matt Husky: Lady Owl Volleyball team wins Assistant Coach Matt Huskey was participation in drills for the Lady Owls Volleyball team at FAU the other day, in preparation for the next match. Read on...
Ed Alexander, making an impact at FAU, both in Academia and College Football As a walk-on in 07’, Alexander not only made the team – but earned a Scholarship. He plays DB (defensive back) and is a Redshirt Senior for the 2010 season. Read on...
David Muniz; through Orlando brings the Magic to Boca Raton Sept. 21, 2010 - Coming by way of Mickey's and Minnie's place, David Muniz played high school ball (a three-sport athlete) at Lyman High in Longwood, 10 miles up the road from Orlando. Read More...
Ross Gornall: Where raising a child takes a village, (see) role models are important Sept. 09, 2010 - We were a little perplexed where to start here. Should we discuss his performance strictly on the field or talk about Gornall’s youth? Both are compelling stories, both shall follow. Read on...
Game 1: FAU Football scores a victory over UAB in Alabama Sept. 3, 2010 - The difference in favor of the Owls @FAU in game one of the 2010 season was one point. The (UAB) University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers fell, 32-31 in Alabama. Read on...
FAU vs Regional foes
Friday, June 4, 2010 - - With the challenge before them, the FAU Owls made the trek north to Gainesville for the NCAA Regional Championships. Read More...
Back by popular Demand, the preview of "Lessons in Leadership" . You may find it helpful or inspirational in your quest for solving your Leadership goals. In addition, the information contained in this text is a work in progress.Read on...
Owls Baseball fly past the Eagles in Ft. Myers
April 20, 2010 -- Some wins come easy, some wins make you work & some wins just mean you showed up more than the next guy. Which was the case for FAU on Tuesday? Read on...
Owls Baseball clinches regular season #1 vs. FIU May 22, 2009 -- With the victory today, the Owls of Florida Atlantic University(33-20, 21-9 Sun-Belt) take 2 of 3 from the Golden Panthers of FIU (31-22, 17-13 Sun Belt). Read on...
Players Run onto field after clinching Title
FAU Baseball nets win versus visiting Lynn The Fighting Knights of Lynn University (2009 NCAA Div.II Baseball Champions), in Boca Raton, is a mere two miles up the road from the FAU Campus and Baseball Stadium. Read More...
Owls take two game sweep versus “Big Red” With its second victory in this sweep, Florida Atlantic collected two wins for the record books in this Ivy League/Sun-Belt Conference match-up. Read More...
FAU Sports, a historical perspective Florida Atlantic University here first broke ground in 1961 on a piece of land of 850 acres in the east region of Boca Raton, Florida. Having campuses dotting the South Florida landscape, FAU first broke a satellite campus in Broward County in 1971. Read On...
Head Grounds Crewman
Coach Mike Jarvis and FAU at Boston's on the Beach with Ken Lavicka and ESPN The Sports Page Radio here broadcast, featuring FAU Head Basketball Coach Mike Jarvis and ESPN 760 /FAU’s own Ken Lavicka started promptly at 6 PM on Monday, March 15th, 2010. Read On...
Owl’s take away two of three from Troy in Alabama On Friday, March 12th, 2010 - - FAU here took one of their two games to the bank after a score of 13-8. Game two was equally as impressive when the Owl’s pulled off a 5-4 victory in the 11th inning. Read on...
Owl’s Baseball takes series from Boston College
3/7/10 - After hitting a Homerun in the second game of this three game series, FAU’s first baseman Dan Scheffler doubled up his Homerun production with two more today. Read More...
Troy Trojan Baseball Preview vs. Owls In Alabama 3/12/10 - Troy Trojan Baseball is played home at Riddle Pace Field, in Troy, Alabama. (c. 1931) Named for Chase Riddle who was skipper from 1979-1990, The Coach collected five conference titles and two D-II National Championships.Read More...
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