Sportswriter for the @SunSentinel covering FAU. A @nytimes & @newsobserver alum. Christian. From Kansas City. Father to be. Husband to the lovely @hollym_taylor

Nova Southeastern cherishes J.D. Martinez's first All-Star Game — Michael Mominey will take a break from his vacation to watch the All-Star Game. Brayan Valencia will have a barbecue with former teammates. Ryan Romero will watch with his father. No matter where they are, though, Mominey, Valencia and Romero will each smile when J.D. Martinez plays in his first All-Star Game on Tuesday.
Jul 14, 2015

RT @DaveSelig: The folks at @NovaSE are pumped up about former Shark @JDMartinez14 playing in his first All-Star Game tonight:

FAU's Chuck Lobe works to make Owls stronger, fulfill Charlie Partridge's vision — The man entrusted with helping strengthen Florida Atlantic 's football team wakes up before sunrise. He spends his days in a modest weight room. He arrived at FAU three years ago with a mustache and a buzz cut. Now, he has a beard and long, black hair.
Jul 09, 2015

ICYMI, Chuck Lobe, #FAU's strength coach, hopes to fulfill Charlie Partridge's vision:

FAU expects sellout against Miami after record ticket sales — Many people in FAU ’s athletic department - from athletic director Pat Chun to coach Charlie Partridge to director of sales Brian Treiser - understand the upcoming football season is a pivotal one for the school. The Owls, who are entering their second season in Conference USA , have the potential to be a bowl eligible team.
Jun 25, 2015

RT @RaymondEReeves: FAU expects sellout against Miami after record ticket sales - Sun Sentinel…

FAU's Partridge excited to host Meyer, Ohio State at camp — Throughout his career, Charlie Partridge has understood the importance of building relationships. Partridge has cultivated many of them throughout college football, whether as a player, an assistant coach or during the past year as FAU's head coach.
Jun 17, 2015

In today's @SunSentinel, #FAU's Charlie Partridge is excited to host Urban Meyer, #OhioState at camp:

Boca Raton Bowl date, kickoff time announced — Doug Mosley wants to make the Boca Raton Bowl an annual must-see event, both for college football and for Palm Beach County. Mosley, the bowl’s executive director, hopes to build off the game’s success last year when he announced Thursday that the Boca Raton Bowl will be played Dec.

Dolphins' undrafted linebackers have their sights set on earning a roster spot — Each of the undrafted rookie linebackers the Dolphins signed ahead of their two-day rookie minicamp felt he belonged. Individually, Mike Hull, Zach Vigil, Jeff Luc and Neville Hewitt face long odds to be on the field when the season opens Sept. 13 against the Washington Redskins.

FAU's Ricky Santiago overcomes heart surgery to lead surging Owls — Most of the time, Ricky Santiago does not think about his heart when he plays baseball. He tries his best not to focus on the past - the struggles he once had breathing, the agonizing days in the hospital, the anxiousness he felt June 2, 2014.
May 10, 2015

#FAU's Ricky Santiago has overcome open-heart surgery to lead the Owls. My story:

May 11, 2015

#FAU's Ricky Santiago bounced back from open-heart surgery to lead No. 12 @FAU_Baseball team

May 11, 2015

#FAU's Ricky Santiago bounced back from open-heart surgery to lead No. 12 @FAU_Baseball team

May 15, 2015

#FAU's Ricky Santiago had 3 walks & a 2-run homer in the Owls' 6-4 win tonight. Here's my feature on Santiago:

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Colts select FAU's D'Joun Smith in third round of NFL draft — D'Joun Smith did not spend Friday solely thinking about which franchise would select him in the NFL draft. Smith, unlike many of the other NFL prospects, had an obligation before sitting in front of a TV. Just hours before the start of the draft's second round, Smith was inside the student union on FAU's campus.
May 02, 2015

My story in today's @SunSentinel as the #Colts select #FAU's D'Joun Smith in 3rd round of #NFLDraft:

FAU's D'Joun Smith has battled through adversity to earn shot at NFL — Consider D'Joun Smith's football career as one shaped by three conversations, three distinct moments with different outcomes for each: a promise, a decision and a lesson. The three conversations, and subsequent events, have propelled Smith to his latest moment, his latest achievement. Later this week, Smith is slated to be selected in the NFL draft.
Apr 30, 2015

ICYMI my @SunSentinel story on D'Joun Smith battling through adversity to earn a shot at #NFL:

FAU losses lopsided game to Old Dominion, 15-3 — The FAU Owls, the team with the best overall record among Conference USA teams entering Friday's game, were blitzed in the early innings against Old Dominion, a team that has struggled all season. The Monarchs scored seven runs in the first two innings and the Owls, ranked 14th in USA Today's poll, were never able to make the game close.
Apr 25, 2015

#FAU baseball is about to play Old Dominion in game 2 of the series. Here's what happened last night:

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Jul 28, 2015

RT @TerezPaylor: #Chiefs announce that Eric Berry has been cleared to practice with the team on Wednesday.

Jul 28, 2015

St. Thomas Aquinas RB James Charles (@James_RNS) commits to Charlie Partridge & #FAU. An updated story:

Jul 28, 2015

Alongside Roger Harriott, St. Thomas Aquinas RB James Charles commits to Charlie Partridge & #FAU. A story:

Jul 28, 2015

With James Charles committing to #FAU, here's my story on Charlie Partridge's relationship with Roger Harriott:

Jul 28, 2015

The first player under former FAU RBs coach Roger Harriott (now the coach at St Thomas Aquinas) commits to #FAU.…

Jul 25, 2015

From yesterday. North Broward Prep alum Brandon Doughty hopes to lead #WKY #Hilltoppers to #CUSA title:

Jul 23, 2015

Nick Bosa was at the #FAU camp a few weeks ago that feature #OhioState coach Urban Meyer:

Jul 23, 2015

RT @Sentinel_Sports: St. Thomas Aquinas star defensive end Nick Bosa commits to Ohio State

Jul 22, 2015

Wednesday was a day of optimism. #FAU raises its expectations in Charlie Partridge's 2nd year. A story:

Jul 22, 2015

Charlie Partridge says he's not concerned with #FAU's offensive line. Says team has developed several players.

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