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Aug 21, 2013

August 21, 2013

I can't believe it has been a week already. The campus is coming alive with move-in day starting today. The athletic media relations office has been busy. Since we last spoke, more than 30 football players have been interviewed for features that the local papers, television and radio stations will use over the next few weeks and/or months. Two areas of the website have been redone and let's not forget the excitement surrounding a potential bowl game host opportunity in the FAU Football Stadium.

The fall teams have worked hard in the off-season and, as the games are just around the corner, I wish each and every one the best of luck.

We will take approximately 100 headshots this weekend preparing for the winter sports and the football stadium video board. We have a new company providing the video board production. They have filmed much of the football intro and have nearly completed the volleyball opening video. All efforts are done with fan experience, recruitment and showcasing our students in mind.

I'm well into football game notes with nearly 27 pages complete. Just waiting like all of you to see who has won a starting spot for the football season-opener on Aug. 30 at Sun Life Stadium versus UM.

This Monday we will begin holding a weekly press conference. This will be a free video option to our fans and we will place it on for you to get a preview of the upcoming week.

I haven't watched too much television over the last few weeks, but it is exciting to know that former Owl baseball pitcher Mickey Storey was back in the majors, with the Toronto Blue Jays, for a few days. There are currently five former Owls dotting NFL rosters: Rusty Smith with the Tennessee Titans, Rob Housler with the Arizona Cardinals, Lestar Jean with the Houston Texans, Alfred Morris with the Washington Redskins and David Hinds nearby with the Miami Dolphins. They are all making the case to hold a roster spot so let's keep our hopes up for them.

Speaking of the Miami Dolphins, Coach Schnellenberger and the 1972 Dolphins visited the White House this week. Email me with your best thought on what Coach Schnellenberger might have said to the President.

As you ponder that last thought with a smile on your face, I will sign off. Women's soccer opens this weekend with a new staff and could use your support.

Go Owls!
Katrina McCormack

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