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.
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...
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February 06, 2014
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...
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November 29, 2013
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...
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November 16, 2013
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...
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November 08, 2013
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...
Florida Atlantic linebacker Freedom Whitfield has been taken to a hospital after he was injured in a collision.
Whitfield led with his helmet on a big hit against No. 11 Auburn punt returner Chris Davis in the first quarter on Saturday night. Whitfield's helmet appeared to hit Davis high on his chest. Part of Whitfield's helmet may have hit the lower facemask of Davis.
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October 26, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Florida Atlantic linebacker Freedom Whitfield has been taken to a hospital after he was injured in a collision.
Whitfield led with his helmet on a big hit against No. 11 Auburn punt returner Chris Davis in the first quarter on Saturday night. Whitfield's helmet appeared to hit Davis high on his chest. Part of Whitfield's helmet may have hit the lower...
Add East Carolina on the list of schools that are debuting black uniforms. The Pirates will take on the Florida Atlantic Owls in the Conference USA opener at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Thursday night, and the school announced that fans need to “paint the game black.”
Of course, that meant that the Pirates would be wearing new black uniforms. Check out the players’ reactions...
Florida Atlantic University has had a football team for 12 years, and they finally decided to make a switch and get rid of the white helmets. I love the wings on the sides of the jerseys, which seem to be a staple for Adidas schools that have a bird as their mascot (Florida Atlantic Owls). The striping on the helmet looks great and I like the logo on the helmet with the number...
Florida Atlantic officially moved from the Sun Belt to Conference USA on Monday. But that isn't the only change in store.
The Owls are getting a new look to their helmets, dropping the white background for the school's dark blue. And the old helmet sticker that had the letters "FAU" outlined in blue and red has been replaced by a blue owl surrounded by a while oval...
Have you ever wondered what it is like to play quarterback in college football? We may not ever get a chance to see a true first-person point of view any time too soon in a real game, but Florida Atlantic gave us a new view during their spring game recently.
Florida Atlantic placed a Go-Pro camera on top of quarterback Melvin German III's helmet for the recent spring game...
Florida Atlantic does not go down in history as another shutout victim of the Alabama defense. The Owls got a touchdown with 2:49 to play at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday, the first score against the Crimson Tide since the opening game. But it was, as they say, too little, too late, so if not a shut-out victim, FAU at least was a victim.
Florida Atlantic OWLS played this video on Friday night at their season opener, and there are some interesting things to notice.
1. Owls originate from the ocean … I did not know this
2. They practice on the beach … solid calf workout right there
3. Catching footballs while diving into water may date back to the beginning of time … done
4. FAU may want to consider a mascot...
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Coach Heath and the Bulls received good news when forward Kore White committed to playing for the Bulls in 2012. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound power forward played last season at Florida Atlantic and will come in as a graduate transfer and be eligible to play in 2012.