Athletics News

Busy Days Are Coming

Jan. 16, 2014

It's hard to believe that next week will mark my six-month anniversary of working at FAU.

I've covered 59 games in that span and that number will more than double in the coming months. Baseball opens with a doubleheader against Notre Dame on Feb. 15, the same day that women's basketball hosts a nationally-televised game against Middle Tennessee State. That day starts a stretch of 25 days where I'll be covering 26 games.

Those days are bound to be exciting, as basketball has been very impressive this season and baseball looks to build off of last year's success. Last night, women's basketball had its highest attendance for a game in more than five years. It was a fun, loud atmosphere cheering on a fast, high-scoring team.

I hope to see more of you at the North Texas game on Jan. 25. The women's basketball team is really doing some amazing things. The Owls were picked to finish 14th in the conference, but are on their best start in more than 20 years.

We'll receive the preseason Conference USA baseball poll in the coming days, but I expect FAU to be revered as a title contender in its first season in the new conference. Coach John McCormack has a lot of talent coming back from last year.

I hope to see each of you out at the games cheering on FAU. Go Owls!

C-USA Unbridled Ambition Learfield