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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

Botley, FAU beat UTSA in C-USA tournament opener 82-58

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Marquan Botley made five 3-pointers and scored 24 points and Florida Atlantic defeated UTSA 82-58 in the opener of the Conference USA tournament on Tuesday. The Owls (8-24), who ended a six-game losing streak, play No. 5 seed Old Dominion on Wednesday. Ronald Delph scored 19 points and Jeantal Cylla and Adonis Filer had 11 points each for FAU, which shot...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 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

50 best Super Bowl moments

50 best Super Bowl moments.
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Cylla scores 22 points; FAU beats Texas-San Antonio 86-71

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Jeantal Cylla scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half to help Florida Atlantic pull away and beat Texas-San Antonio 86-71 on Saturday. Adonis Filer had 16 points and Jackson Trapp added 14 for the Owls (5-15, 3-4 Conference USA), who have won three of their last four games since snapping a nine-game losing skid. Christian Wilson scored a career-high 28...
Via Associated Press
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

FAU pulls away at 6-minute mark, beats Southern Miss 58-51

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Ronald Delph had 11 points with 13 rebounds, and Florida Atlantic pulled away midway through the second half to beat Southern Mississippi 58-51 on Thursday night. The Owls opened the second half on a 10-run and led 31-30. Southern Miss answered with a 10-3 spurt to retake the lead, 40-33. Jackson Trapp scored five points and Solomon Poole added three to pull...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

FIU helmet ripped off trophy by FAU

The Florida Atlantic Owls pulled off a huge a win over the Florida International Golden Panthers on Saturday in their annual rivalry game. The two play for a rivalry trophy which features both team’s helmets on either side as well as plates of each game’s results. After the game, the Owl ran over to the trophy and celebrated like crazy in the endzone. According to College Spun...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 01, 2015  |  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 today’s “Shula Bowl” 31-17. After the win, the team charged across the field to claim the Don Shula Trophy. 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

Defense steps up late to lead FAU past 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 Florida
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes survive shaky stretches to beat FAU handily

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- For the first time, FAU Stadium was filled to the brim. Most of the few left at night's end were Miami fans -- very, very relieved Miami fans. Mark Walton ran for three touchdowns, Joe Yearby finished with 243 total yards and scored twice and Miami survived some very shaky stretches before beating Florida Atlantic 44-20 on Friday night. Brad Kaaya passed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 12, 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

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....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaquez Johnson hits Lucky Whitehead to lift FAU past Western Kentucky

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Jaquez Johnson connected with Lucky Whitehead on a 61-yard pass play with 1:23 left and Florida Atlantic rallied for a 45-38 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday. The Owls (3-4, 2-1 Conference USA) trailed 38-28 entering the fourth quarter but Greg Joseph kicked a field goal after missing two previous tries and Greg Howell scored his first touchdown...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 18, 2014  |  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

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Florida Atlantic Owls: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images The Alabama Crimson Tide will host the Florida Atlantic Owls this weekend. Florida Atlantic had its doors blown off with a 55-7 loss to No. 22 Nebraska to start the season. It is hard to imagine a worse fate this Saturday when No. 2 ranked Alabama host the Owls. Regardless the Crimson Tide will be out to make a statement in this one. Coverage of the game between Alabama...
Via Tireball.com
September 06, 2014  |  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

College football returning starters 2014

Here is a list of returning starters for all 128 FBS teams including schools in transition plus the Charlotte 49ers, who will begin transition to the FBS in 2015 and Conference USA in 2016. California and UTSA tied for the most returning starters in the FBS for 2014 with 22 each. Florida Atlantic has the least number of returning starters with nine. Each team includes starters on...
Via College Football Universe
February 23, 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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