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Florida Atlantic opener at Neb special to Bryant

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Brandin Bryant grew up hearing about the football exploits of his grandfather at Nebraska, and he dreamed of the day that he, too, would play at Memorial Stadium. His time comes Saturday, except he'll be wearing the blue and red of Florida Atlantic instead of the Cornhuskers' scarlet and cream. Bryant will begin his second season as a starting defensive...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 95 Florida Atlantic Owls season preview

It’s a new era for the Florida Atlantic Owls with Charlie Partridge taking over as a first time head coach. FAU hasn’t had a winning season since 2008 and it has to remake its image after last year’s scandal with former coach Carl Pelini, so Partridge could have his work cut out for him in 2014. The Owls will bring back quarterback Jaquez Johnson, who was the focal point...
Via College Football Universe
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Weimerskirch Lands Second In-State Offer

On Tuesday night, 2015 Pace (Fla.) running back, Quaide Weimerskirch, received his second offer from the University of Florida, joining the Florida Atlantic Owls. The bruising tailback breaks down his newest offer from the Bulls, his visit plans for the upcoming weekend, what he's looking for in a school, and more below.
Via southflorida.scout.com
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

FAU guards Pablo Bertone, Marquan Botley recognized by C-USA

FAU guards Pablo Bertone and Marquan Botley were recognized by Conference USA on its season-end All-Conference teams this week. Bertone, C-USA's top scorer (18.9 points per game) was named to the All-Conference First Team Monday. Botley, a freshman guard from Texas, was named to the All-Conference freshman team Tuesday. He averaged 10.9/2.6/2.6 this season. FAU (10-21)...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Five questions ahead of FAU's spring practice

Charlie Partridge has been FAU’s head football coach for close to four months now, but on Wednesday, he’ll finally get to take control of his players. After an inspired, post-Pelini 4-0 finish to the end the 2013 season at 6-6, FAU looks to be a contender for the Conference USA title in 2014. But the Owls are no shoo-in for a bowl game — there are questions that need to be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

North Texas edges Florida Atlantic 78-76

Jordan Williams scored 19 points to lead North Texas to a 78-76 win Saturday night over Florida Atlantic. Vertrail Vaughns made two free throws to give North Texas its first lead of the second half, 48-46 with 15:48 remaining, and the Mean Green led the rest of the way. T.J. Taylor's layup stretched the Mean Green's lead to 64-54 with 9:27 to play. Marquan Botley hit a 3...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Botley's late 3-pointer lifts FAU over UTEP 71-69

Marquan Botley, who finished with a career-high 23 points, drilled a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left to lift Florida Atlantic over UTEP 71-69 Thursday night. The Owls led by 13 with 4:46 remaining, but UTEP stormed back with an 11-2 run capped by a C.J. Cooper 3-pointer to pull within three with 1:15 remaining. After a layup by D'Andre Johnson, Julian Washburn hit...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bertone leads Florida Atlantic past UAB 82-71

Pablo Bertone scored a career-high 34 points, hitting 13 of 20 from the field, as Florida Atlantic pulled away for an 82-71 win over UAB on Saturday night. Florida Atlantic (9-15, 4-5 Conference USA) trailed by as many as 12 in the first half but came back to take the lead just more than four minutes into the second. The Owls later erased a two-point deficit with a 12-2 run, taking...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee survives Florida Atlantic 67-63

Shawn Jones scored 25 points as Middle Tennessee survived a late scare from Florida Atlantic to win 67-63 on Thursday. FAU (8-15, 3-5 Conference USA) trailed by nine with 28 seconds left, but Marquan Botley hit a trey, Jackson Trapp made a pair of free throws after an offensive rebound, and Botley hit again from 3 and made the and-one after being fouled by Jaqawn Raymond to cut...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic hangs on to beat Marshall 65-57

Pablo Bertone scored 20 points, Justin Raffington added 19 and Florida Atlantic survived a long dry spell down the stretch to hold off Marshall 65-57 Saturday. A basket by Raffington with 4:57 left put FAU up 60-47 but the Owls were scoreless until Jackson Trapp made two free throws with 24 seconds left. The Owls (8-14, 3-4 Conference USA) made five free throws in the final 24...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Botley scores 23, FAU tops Harvard 68-53

Marquan Botley hit six of his team's eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points as Florida Atlantic defeated Harvard 68-53 Tuesday night. The hot-shooting Owls (7-12) hit 23 of 49 shots (46.9-percent), and drained 8 of 15 3-pointers. Harvard (14-3), picked a good night to escape Boston, where it was 12 degrees and snowing, but was held to a chilly 23-percent shooting...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

FAU falters down the stretch in 65-60 loss to Old Dominion

FAU led the first 35 minutes of their Saturday night contest against Old Dominion, but the Owls' poor free-throw shooting and 15 turnovers let the Monarchs storm back to steal a 65-60 conference road win in the final minutes. FAU (6-12, 2-2) led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but ODU (9-9, 3-0) went on an 8-0 run to open a 58-53 lead into the final 103 seconds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic beats East Carolina 78-67

Jackson Trapp scored 23 points and hit 6 of 11 from beyond the arc as Florida Atlantic won its first home game as a member of Conference USA, beating East Carolina 78-67 on Thursday night. Florida Atlantic (6-11, 2-1 Conference USA) went on an 11-2 run late in the second half to take a 65-57 lead with 5:35 to play. Florida Atlantic trailed by as many as 11 in the first half and...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic takes down Rice 73-68

Pablo Bertone scored 20 points and had seven assists as Florida Atlantic edged Rice 73-68 in Conference USA play Saturday night. Florida Atlantic (5-11, 1-1) earned its first road win, erasing a first half deficit and holding on late against Rice (5-10, 0-2). Bertone opened the second half with five unanswered points to tie the game at 30, and Florida Atlantic went up by as many...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic beats Warner 81-47

Marquan Botley scored 17 points and Justin Raffington added 15 with 11 rebounds as Florida Atlantic rang in the new year with a ringing 81-47 defeat of NAIA Warner on Wednesday. Four starters hit double-figure scoring for the Owls (4-10), who shot 52.7 percent from the field (29 of 55). FAU crushed the smaller Royals (8-6) on rebounds with a school-record 61 to 24. Fredrick Conner...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul vs. Florida Atlantic Game Preview

DePaul takes on the Florida Atlantic Owls in a non-conference game at Allstate Arena on Thursday night. We preview the game in this report.
Via depaul.scout.com
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic handles Jacksonville 83-63

Pablo Bertone scored 20 points, leading a hot-shooting Florida Atlantic offense in an 83-63 win over Jacksonville on Saturday. Florida Atlantic (3-6) shot 52.7 percent (29 of 55) from the field as four players reached double figures for the Owls. Florida Atlantic never trailed against Jacksonville (3-5), opening the game on a 14-1 spurt, led by six points from Marquan Botley. Jackson...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic bests Florida International 21-6

Jaquez Johnson threw three touchdown passes to lead Florida Atlantic over Florida International 21-6 on Friday. Johnson finished 10-for-19 for 218 yards and the Owls (6-6, 4-4 Conference USA) won the 12th Annual Shula Bowl trophy, named after former NFL head coach Don Shula. Florida Atlantic's six wins makes it eligible for a possible bowl game. Jake Medlock was 7-for-21 for...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Stony Brook beats Florida Atlantic 67-61

Jamel Warney scored 23 points and grabbed 19 rebounds and Stonybrook held off Florida Atlantic down the stretch to win 67-61 Saturday. Florida Atlantic (1-5) tied the game at 40 with 14:30 left in the second period on free throws by D'Andre Johnson, but Warner put Stony Brook (4-2) ahead on a jumper and the Seawolves kept the Owls at arm's length down the stretch with four...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss struggles continue

Southern Miss’ game versus the Florida Atlantic Owls chance to end their notorious nation leading losing streak but like they have done in 21 games before. The Owls entered the game with one convincing win over Tulane under interim head coach Brian Wright. Wright and the Owls improved to 2-0 in as many weeks with a 41-7 win against the Golden Eagles. FAU kept their bowl hopes alive...
Via isportsweb.com
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic runs over Southern Miss 41-7

Jaquez Johnson and Jay Warren both rushed for more than 100 yards as Florida Atlantic piled up 333 yards on the ground Saturday morning to roll over Southern Miss 41-7 at Roberts Stadium. Johnson, the Owls' dual-threat quarterback, rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns, while Warren tacked on 105 yards on 18 carries. Damian Fortner added 94 yards and two touchdowns on just...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic dominates Ave Maria 86-51

Jackson Trapp had a career-high 23 points to lead Florida Atlantic to a dominating 86-51 win over Ave Maria Friday. Trapp, who had 18 points in the first half, was five of 12 on 3-point shots, totaling nine for 20 shots from the field. Pablo Bertone, who contributed 16 points, hit three of six from 3-point range. The Owls started fast as Bertone nailed his first 3-point attempt...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

FAU beats Tulane, days after Pelini resignation

Florida Atlantic capped an unusual week by beating Tulane 34-17 on Saturday, three days since coach Carl Pelini resigned after admitting to school officials he used illegal drugs. Defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis also resigned on Wednesday after admitting drug use. Offensive coordinator Brian Wright was promoted to interim coach. FAU (3-6, 3-4 Conference USA) took control early...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

FAU head coach and defensive coordinator resigned over illegal drug use

The head coach for the Florida Atlantic Owls has been fired for what the school’s athletic director deemed “illegal drug use.” FAU coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned after admitting illegal drug use at a social event according to FAU athletic director Pat Chun. FAU AD Pat Chun said he was ready to fire with cause. Pelini and Rekstis accepted...
Via Tireball.com
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic overpowered by Auburn, 45-10

A slow start ruined Florida Atlantic's hopes of an upset against Auburn. Now the Owls have to hope for a strong finish to preserve their slim bowl hopes. Florida Atlantic was overwhelmed early as No. 11 Auburn scored the first 38 points and rolled to a 45-10 win over the Owls on Saturday night. ''We came out slower than we usually come out,'' said cornerback...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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