Sportswriter for the @SunSentinel covering FAU & recruiting. Alum of the @nytimes & @newsobserver. Christian. Kansas City. Husband to the lovely @hollym_taylor.

South Florida prospects off to distant schools face challenges

sun-sentinel.com — Luis Peguero, a tight end at Palm Beach Central, saw snow for the first time Saturday during his official visit at South Dakota. For Peguero, who has lived all of his life in South Florida, playing college football in a radically different environment such as the Upper Midwest interests him.

Recruits enrolled in college early, wary of pitfalls, hoping for success

sun-sentinel.com — Forget walking across a stage, Malik Henderson has already moved across the country. Hallandale's now former standout cornerback, unlike nearly all of his classmates, already wrapped up his high school requirements and is now enrolled at Pitt to get a jump start on both college life and spring football.

Record-setting Rakeem Cato leads Marshall to win in Boca Raton Bowl

baltimoresun.com — BOCA RATON - Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato did not make any spectacular plays during Tuesday's inaugural Boca Raton Bowl, which served as his final college game. Instead, Cato made smart play after smart play and did not make any mistakes against the Northern Illinois Huskies.

Record-setting Rakeem Cato leads Marshall to win in Boca Raton Bowl

orlandosentinel.com — Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato did not make any spectacular plays during Tuesday's inaugural Boca Raton Bowl, which served as his final college game. Instead, Cato made smart play after smart play and did not make any mistakes against the Northern Illinois Huskies.

Gators cruise by Wake Forest at Orange Bowl basketball

orlandosentinel.com — Sure, the schedule said the game was on a neutral site. And yes, the Florida Gators were a few hours away from their campus in Gainesville. On Saturday, though, the Gators had a clear home-court advantage inside the BB&T Center against Wake Forest. The loudest cheers from the Florida fans came in the final four minutes.

Marshall, NIU coaches say they look forward to tough Boca bowl showdown

sun-sentinel.com — Sure, Marshall, the champion of Conference USA, could have chosen to play in different bowl game. And yes, the Thundering Herd could have played a team from one of the five power conferences, which would have generated its own buzz.

FAU lands $16 million donation to help build new academic facility to boost football program

sun-sentinel.com — BOCA RATON - In March, just weeks after starting his new job, FAU president John Kelly wanted to meet with one of the school's biggest donors, Richard Schmidt. Kelly wanted to make an impact, an immediate one, and he felt Schmidt could support one his first goals: to build FAU a new athletic facility that would push the school's football program into the forefront of college athletics.

FAU to build new athletic facility thanks to largest donation in school history

sun-sentinel.com — FAU wants its football program to be a success. President John Kelly, along with the rest of the administration, wants the football program to help boost the university's overall brand. To help the program, the team will be given a new place to practice, train and develop.

FAU to build new athletic facility thanks to largest donation in school history

orlandosentinel.com — FAU officials will announce Tuesday afternoon that the school is building a new athletic facility and that it will be primarily used by the football program. The facility is being funded through a donation, which is expected to be the largest single gift in the school's history.

FAU to build new athletic facility thanks to largest donation in school history

sun-sentinel.com — FAU officials will announce Tuesday afternoon that the school is building a new athletic facility and that it will be primarily used by the football program. The facility is being funded through a donation, which is expected to be the largest single gift in the school's history.
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Jan 30, 2015

St. Thomas Aquinas's Rashard Causey, once committed to #FAU, now commits to UCF: fw.to/uLMERBC

Jan 29, 2015

Final: Charlotte 86, #FAU 61. Marquan Botley led the Owls with 23 points. Justin Raffington had 5 points & 6 rebounds.

Jan 29, 2015

After a 12-day break, #FAU trails Charlotte 41-25 on the road at halftime.

Jan 28, 2015

Online now, #FAU & #UCF to face each other in a 2-game series to be played in 2018 & 2019: fw.to/40Glp2f

Jan 28, 2015

In today's @SunSentinel, @ryan_s_clark writes on #Miramar hiring Pierre Senatus as its football coach: fw.to/YEAxoHI

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Rich_w78: With much thought...I have decided to commit to FAU. Best decision for me. @CoachPartridge...let's make history!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/bYZMC9vkpj

Jan 24, 2015

Now on the recruiting blog. LT Fredrick Johnson has #Canes, #Florida atop his list: fw.to/yT3tOYS

Jan 23, 2015

Fredrick Johnson on the #Canes: “I like Miami a lot. I like their team chemistry. They’re ahead right now.”

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