|Owl linebacker Frantz Joseph stops Blue Raider running back DeMarco McNair during FAU's 27-14 season-opening win.
With a resounding 27-to-14 win over Sun Belt Conference rival Middle Tennessee, the Owls got the 2007 fall sports season off to a promising start. The game was highlighted by a ferocious defense and a run-oriented offense that gained 216 yards, more than double last year’s 109 average per game. The opening home victory was the Owls first win over the Blue Raiders in their last three meetings. Middle Tennessee is the 2006 Sun Belt co-champion.
This past weekend the Owls went on the road, enduring a tough loss at Oklahoma State in Stillwater. The next home game will be on Sat., Sept. 15, against Big Ten member Minnesota. It will be played in Dolphin Stadium, starting at 1 p.m. All other home games will be held at Lockhart Stadium, starting at 4 p.m. (Tickets available by calling 1-866-FAU-OWLS or through TicketMaster.)
Family 4 Pack
Owl fans, take your family out to enjoy Owl football, food and fun for an affordable price. The Family $55 Pack includes: 4 Crunch Zone seats, 4 hot dogs, 4 bags of chips and 4 sodas for $55. Buy your Owls Family 4 Pack today for any FAU game played at Lockhart Stadium below by calling 1-866-FAU-OWLS or through TicketMaster.
All tickets must be purchased in advance.
Parents, treat the kids to an event they're sure to love, Youth Day at Lockhart Stadium on Saturday, October 6 at 2 p.m. Enjoy carnival rides, games, giveaways, a special appearance from the SpongeBob SquarePants, FAU Cheerleaders, Dance Team, Owsley the Mascot and much more! Must have a football ticket for the FAU vs. South Florida game to attend Youth Day festivities.
Call-In Radio Show
Be sure to catch the FAU Sportspage call-in radio show featuring Coach Howard Schnellenberger, every Monday night on WMEN 640 AM from 7-8 p.m. at Coyote Jack's Grill in the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus...with in-depth coverage of your FAU Owls...and your opportunity to talk to the coach live by calling 1-877-WMEN-640. Find out more about the last game and get a preview of next week's opponent.
In addition to seven games against Sun Belt rivals, the Owls face a challenging schedule that features first-ever meetings against Southeastern Conference powerhouses Florida and Kentucky, both away games. The Gators are the defending 2006 National Champions. An event-packed Homecoming Week is set for Oct. 21-28, with the traditional homecoming game set for Saturday, Oct. 27, against conference foe Louisiana-Monroe. A tailgating party will begin at 2 p.m. in Rally Alley at Lockhart, and Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime. All faculty and staff are urged to join FAU students, alumni and friends at the game, and make their voices heard.
The men’s and women’s soccer teams have begun their seasons with the men scoring their first victory in a 2-1 overtime thriller on Sept. 6 over Stetson. The squad will host the four-team FAU Classic (FAU, Georgia State, Florida Gulf Coast and Iona) Sept. 14-16. The women chalked up their first win of the season (1-0) on Sept. 2 at San Diego State. Senior forward Susanna Lehtinen became FAU's all-time points leader (65 points) in women's soccer history in the season-opening 3-2 loss against UC-Riverside. She added an assist in the win against San Diego State, giving her 66 points and counting for her career. The team’s next home game is Sun., Sept. 16, against USF. Home games are played on FAU Field located on the west side of the Boca Raton campus. For fans who cannot attend, the soccer action can be followed on GameTracker, provided by www.fausports.com.
The volleyball season is also well under way, with the Owls playing on the road until their first home contest on Fri., Sept. 28, against South Alabama. The match will be held in the newly renovated FAU Arena, which has been closed since March repairs (it was heavily damaged during Hurricane Wilma in 2005). Outside, the dramatically improved facility features an easy-access ticket booth and a pre-game social area. Inside, a team merchandise store, video scoreboard and chair-back seating will enhance the fan experience. Upgraded and modernized locker rooms serve both home and visiting teams.
The Arena will also be the host site for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, which will tip-off Nov. 7 (men's basketball) and Nov. 9 (women). All games can be heard at www.fausports.com, all home games can be followed through GameTracker and games in the arena can be viewed on the web.
For complete schedules, scores, the latest news and ticket information for all FAU athletic teams, visit www.fausports.com. Go Owls!