Sportswriter for the @SunSentinel covering FAU. Previously at the @nytimes & @newsobserver. Christian. From Kansas City. Husband to the lovely @hollym_taylor.

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.

Beloved FAU team leader Andrae Kirk set to play final home game

sun-sentinel.com — One fact everyone on FAU's football team can agree on - the players and the coaches both - is which Owl is the most respected. The player was a unanimous team captain selection during a vote among his teammates. He has played in every game during the past four years.

FAU suffers soggy 38-10 loss to rival FIU in Shula Bowl

sun-sentinel.com — The two teams scattered onto the field and had 10 minutes to get ready for the second half. FIU and FIU had waited almost two hours for the third quarter of their annual rivalry showdown to begin. FAU took a simple approach. The Owls stretch and went through individual drills.

FAU moves on from Wyoming loss, hopes to open conference play win

sun-sentinel.com — BOCA RATON - Coach Charlie Partridge did not get much sleep last Saturday night. He had work to do. After watching his Owls suffer a devastating one-point loss to Wyoming, Partridge spent the following hours contemplating how he could properly motivate the team to move forward.

FAU defense eager to cut down on miscues

sun-sentinel.com — BOCA RATON - FAU's defense has made a slew of adjustments after playing four games. The Owls have focused on the fundamentals, from tackling to having every player in the correct position. Turnovers have been emphasized, and the Owls responded with takeaways in the last two games.

FAU hopes to learn from errors that led to collapse at Wyoming

sun-sentinel.com — BOCA RATON - The Owls spent Sunday analyzing their collapse. Their self-destruction against Wyoming was evident on many plays. The missed blocks. The blown assignments. The pivotal fumble. In all, coach Charlie Partridge showed the Owls 52 plays from Saturday's 20-19 disheartening loss.
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Dec 16, 2014

RT @CoachPartridge: Congrats to Andrae Kirk for being invited to the Medal of Honor bowl!! #OwlsUp

Dec 15, 2014

#Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has no worries about his job status: bit.ly/1wBzWLH

Dec 15, 2014

RT @chrisperk: #Dolphins teetering on playoff elimination after 41-13 shellacking to Patriots fw.to/QG7LmtD

Dec 15, 2014

Joe Philbin. "The owner is disappointed, which is understandable."

Dec 15, 2014

Here at Dolphins camp. Joe Philbin says he's not concerned about his job, more focus on the Vikings.

Dec 13, 2014

#FAU men's basketball goes on the road & beats UCF 54-41. The Owls held the Knights to 15 points in the 2nd half.

Dec 13, 2014

RT @davehydesports: Al Golden didn't have a good year coaching. But listen to Alonzo Highsmith. It goes deeper at UM. My column fw.to/m5vAblD

Dec 11, 2014

Here at Marlins Park for the Miami Beach Bowl news conference. Here's the view: pic.twitter.com/ni8x3XZ96V

Dec 11, 2014

In today's @Sentinel_Sports, Marshall, NIU coaches look forward to tough Boca bowl showdown: fw.to/wm95b5L

Dec 09, 2014

RT @BryanBeck05: Very proud to announce that I am committing to Florida Atlantic University! #owlsup proud to be a part of the Fab15 pic.twitter.com/Rh1OyfhNyp

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