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  • Sun Belt roundup: FIU on a roll

     Most of the Sun Belt is still playing non-conference games this week.  Florida Atlantic (0-2) is at Auburn (2-1) after opening the season at Florida and Michigan State.  The two conference games are Louisiana-Lafayette at red-hot Florida...
  • FAU opens baseball season at Alabama

     FAU’s baseball team will open the season at Alabama Feb. 17, the first time the Owls have to Tuscaloosa since they upset the Crimson Tide in the 2002 NCAA regional to make it to the super regional for the first and only time in program history....
  • Stadium opening draws former prOWLer back to Boca Raton

    Stadium opening draws former prOWLer  back to Boca Raton
       BOCA RATON – Rick “Smitty” Smith expects to shed more than a few tears over the next couple days.  The Florida Atlantic alum and former director of the prOWLers, the university’s student group that supports athletics, is...
  • Pep rally, bonfire draw thousands of FAU students

    BOCA RATON – Usually Florida Atlantic coach Howard Schnellenberger avoids making predictions about games. But Thursday, before the biggest crowd to ever attend a pep rally at FAU, Schnellenberger veered off his usual script. "Sure we are going to win...
  • Owls picked to repeat as Sun Belt East Division champions

    Owls picked to repeat as Sun Belt East Division champions
    With four starters and three key bench players returning, FAU was picked to finish first in the Sun Belt East Division in the coaches' poll released Wednesday as part of the conference's basketball media days. "I think there are a lot of teams that can...
  • Navy wins big over Western Kentucky but loses Santiago

    Navy wins big over Western Kentucky but loses Santiago
    Coach Ken Niumatalolo was not all smiles after Navy's 40-14 win over Western Kentucky at Houchens-Smith Stadium on Saturday night. In fact, he was in tears. Late in the second quarter, his senior slotback Aaron Santiago went down with an arm injury on...
  • FAU's losing ways: Winless streak now at 12 and counting

     FAU is in the midst of the worst stretch in the program’s history.   With Saturday’s 41-7 loss to Florida International, the Owls are 0-9 on the season and have a losing streak stretching back to last season of 12 games.   FAU is also 0-6...
  • Bobby Petrino named new Western Kentucky head football coach

    Bobby Petrino named new Western Kentucky head football coach
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Now that Bobby Petrino is back in the coaching ranks, he wants to make the most of his second chance. Petrino was introduced Monday as Western Kentucky's new head football coach. The 51-year-old was fired by Arkansas in...
  • Tom Z's College Football Bowl Game Extravaganza: Predictions For Every Game

    Tom Z's College Football Bowl Game Extravaganza: Predictions For Every Game
    The holiday season is upon us. For each person, that means something different. For some, it means sharing the joy of the Christmas spirit with friends and family. For some, it means lighting the Menorah and celebrating eight magical nights of Hannukah....
  • Teel Time: Keeping 6-6 teams eligible for bowls fine by ACC coaches

    No 6-6, bowl-eligible ACC team has ever missed college football’s bloated postseason, a trend that’s likely to continue. As the Birmingham News’ Jon Solomon reported this week, a Big Ten proposal to elevate the minimum record for bowl...
  • Another cool million: FAU football to play Alabama in 2014

    FAU fans, if you aren't able to travel to see the Owls take on Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 22, don't worry, you'll have another chance.  AL.com is reporting that Alabama will again host Florida Atlantic in 2014 as part of both team's non-conference...