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FAU hits 15 3-pointers in 94-82 win over Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Gerdarius Troutman hit seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points, both career highs, Adonis Filer made 9 of 10 free throws and finished with 17 points and Florida Atlantic pulled away in the second half to beat Southern Miss 94-82 on Saturday night. Troutman was 9-of-12 shooting, Filer was 4 of 4 from the field and Justin Massey scored 14 points, including...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Evans helps Rice hold off Florida Atlantic 81-75 in OT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Marcus Evans scored 28 points and the go-ahead basket while Marquez Letcher-Ellis made four-straight free throws in the last 17 seconds and Rice edged past Florida Atlantic 81-75 in overtime on Saturday night. Evans scored 23 of his 28 points after halftime as Rice rallied from a 39-35 deficit at the break. Evans had made two free throws to put Rice ahead...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic holds on to beat Charlotte 77-75

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jailyn Ingram scored 17 points and Florida Atlantic took a 77-75 victory over Charlotte on Thursday night. FAU's Justin Massey made a 3-pointer with 2:14 left and Adonis Filer added a layup 20 seconds later for a 77-71 lead. Two turnovers led to Charlotte baskets by Austin Ajukwa and Jon Davis to make it 77-75 with 48 seconds remaining. After Filer missed...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin has explanation for horrible hype video

Lane Kiffin and his FAU program went viral earlier this week for all the wrong reasons, and now the new Owls head coach has an explanation for what happened.Kiffin, clearly subscribing to the “any publicity is good publicity” mantra, says the video was horrible on purpose in order to generate attention. The video was posted by FAU on Friday. It was intended to get the program’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin is pumped for FAU football in promo video (not really)

Lane Kiffin doesn’t seem too happy about his new job at Florida Atlantic. In a promo video for national signing day, the poor fella sounds like he’s reading a ransom note. What an exciting time.Maybe Kiffin just realized that by not honoring the commitment of a player who was recruited by the previous coach, the recruit’s powerhouse high school is now freezing out Kiffin.Talking...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin got ditched by the Alabama team buses… again

Lane Kiffin just can’t seem to get a ride, man. The Alabama offensive coordinator was once again ditched by his own team’s transportation following Thursday’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl media session. Kiffin stuck around the Georgia Dome for some extra interviews, and when he walked out from the locker room to where the buses were supposed to be waiting, he was greeted by what...
Via The Comeback
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lane Kiffin to FAU talks hit snag

After missing out on the Houston job, Lane Kiffin was in negotiations for the Florida Atlantic head coaching gig, but those talks apparently have hit a snag. Football Scoop reported Saturday that “FAU and Lane Kiffin were in talks deep into Friday night but negotiations have hit a stumbling block.” ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit reported that Kiffin had a deal in place with a school...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor coaches protest administration with ‘truth don’t lie’ tweets

Multiple members of Baylor’s coaching staff tweeted the same message on Monday in protest of the school’s administration. Their tweets all came in response to information being shared regarding the Jeremy Faulk case. Faulk was set to transfer in from Baylor from a junior college, but the school cancelled that due to investigations of two incidents involving Faulk — one at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

FAU’s Reggie Bain out for season after car accident

The Florida Atlantic Owls have suffered a major loss along the offensive line. On Sunday, the program announced star offensive lineman Reggie Bain, who was an All-Conference USA preseason selection, was injured during a vehicle accident and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. The good news is FAU said Bain’s injuries ““not life threatening,” but they will not...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic giving away Baywatch inspired Spring Game shirts

The Florida Atlantic Owls are giving us a nice blast from the past for the annual spring game. All of the students attending the Red/Blue Spring Game on Saturday in Boca Raton will receive Baywatch-themed tank tops. Florida Atlantic announced the unique giveaway in a video that featured, of course, players running along the beach in slow motion. The football players showing off...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy coaches his way into Canton

Sometimes, life owns a sense of absurdity. Saturday night, it displayed a profound sense of poetry. On the night before Super Bowl 50, which could very well be Peyton Manning’s last NFL game, the man who won his only NFL title with Manning as his quarterback was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tony Dungy, who guided the Indianapolis Colts to their only Super Bowl championship...
Via The Comeback
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

FIU helmet taken off Shula Award after rivalry game

FAU vs. FIU doesn’t quite resonate nationally like, say, Florida-Florida State, but don’t tell that to the Owls. FAU got revenge for last year’s loss, winning Saturday’s “Shula Bowl” 31-17. After the win, the team charged across the field to claim the Don Shula Award. Shula Bowl Champs!!! #BeatFIU #HappyHomecoming A video posted by FAU Athletics (@fauathletics...
Via College Spun
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Trey Rodriguez powers FAU past FIU to snap skid

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Trey Rodriguez rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns to help Florida Atlantic beat Florida International 31-17 Saturday. Jaquez Johnson completed 10 of 19 passes for 113 yards and added 64 yards rushing on nine carries for FAU (2-6, 2-6 Conference USA), which snapped a three-game skid. Five plays after Nate Ozdemir recovered a fumble by FIU's Alex McGough...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Florida Atlantic Uses Taylor Swift To Troll Rival FIU Before Saturday’s Game

Saturday afternoon at 3:30 PM, two conference rivals will meet up on the field of battle near the Florida coast. I’m talking, of course, about the FIU Panthers and the Florida Atlantic Owls, who meet up for the 14th time in what is known throughout South Florida as the “Shula Bowl”. This year, FIU is clearly the favorite as they come into the game with a 4-4 record, while the...
Via Gamedayr
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Defense leads Florida Atlantic over Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Ocie Rose scored on a 60-yard interception return late in the fourth quarter to help Florida Atlantic beat Charlotte 17-7 on Saturday night. Rose and Cre'von LeBlanc finished with two interceptions apiece. Sharrod Neasman and Jalen Young also had interceptions for Florida Atlantic (1-3, 1-0 Conference USA). Jaquez Johnson ran for a 14-yard touchdown, and Greg...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

FAU loses top defensive player for rest of 2015 season

The Florida Atlantic Owls have never been known as being in the elite of the college football world. Their latest injury news isn’t going to help their cause at all for the 2015 season. According to College Football Talk, the Owls learned that linebacker Robert Relf will be forced to take a medical redshirt for his junior season. This is due to a nagging shoulder injury that occurred...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Schnellenberger will be on field for coin toss for Miami-FAU game

On Friday, Miami will take the short trip up to Boca Raton for a game against the FAU Owls. The two Florida schools share a bit of connected history—both have been coached by the legendary Howard Schnellenberger. He took over a floundering Miami Hurricanes team in 1979, and turned them into a nine game winner in just his second year, and a national champion in 1983. After stops...
Via College Spun
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Owls lose WR Derek Moise for season to knee injury

The Florida Atlantic Owls’ worst fears came to fruition on Sunday when it was reported that they had indeed lost wide receiver Derek Moise for the entire 2015 season. The news comes just days after Moise went down with an injury during practice earlier this week. According to College Football Talk, Moise, who was looking to be a big part of the Owls’ offense this year, went down...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

FAU center leaves team, gives up football

Florida Atlantic Owls center Joe Gold has quit the football team and has no plans to return to the sport at all. The rising sophomore discussed his decision with Nate Taylor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “I wanted to quit just because I really didn’t like it there,” Gold, 19, said in a telephone interview Monday. “I didn’t like how my life wasn’t my own. I just...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Carl Pelini sues ex-assistant coach Matt Edwards for defamation

By Larry Brown Carl Pelini filed a lawsuit against his former assistant coach who helped get him fired at Florida Atlantic by accusing him of using drugs in 2013. In the lawsuit, Pelini, who went 5-15 over two seasons as head coach of the Owls, accuses his former defensive line and special teams coach Matt Edwards of defamation. Pelini accuses Edwards of knowingly signing an affidavit...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaquez Johnson throws late TD to push FAU over UTSA

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Jaquez Johnson threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Nate Terry with 20 seconds left, lifting Florida Atlantic past UTSA 41-37 in the Conference USA opener for both teams on Saturday night. Trailing 37-27, the Owls (2-3, 1-0) stormed back as Johnson connected with Lucky Whitehead for a 21-yard touchdown with 4:10 remaining. FAU forced a punt, and Johnson engineered...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 27, 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 Associated Press
February 06, 2014  |  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 56...
Via Associated Press
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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