Nov. 20, 2013
My update is that we made it through the weekend with flying colors. While the staff was scattered, the news was positive from nearly every venue so we march on. I also discovered I LOVE 11:30 a.m. kicks and will "Palm Beach" the ballot boxes if I get a vote on game times. We were home by 8 p.m. Saturday night which is amazing when you consider we have started some away games after 8 p.m. EST this year and still had the flight to make through.
First up was the success of the women's volleyball team. The Owls advanced to the Conference USA tournament, with two big wins last week, since 2006.
Cross Country represented FAU at the regional meet and both men's and women's basketball was in action. The men faced Duke and scared Boston College, in Coach Jarvis' hometown. Welcome back to the men's team, who will be on the road again in a few days. The women won big at home and have hit the road for the weekend.
Football had an outstanding game and gave Interim Head Coach Brian Wright his first road victory. Those are hard to come by. There are two games remaining and the hope remains alive for a bowl berth. Join the team and "Hold the Rope".
An update for those who may remember me writing about our video streaming efforts, we had nearly 600 watched the Tulane football game and more than 11,000 watch the late October press conference. It has really proven a great way to follow the team. We are scheduled to stream this weekend's football game and the following week, the day after Thanksgiving, will be a broadcast to a national television audience, so we need you there with a friend to fill the stadium.
I probably will not write next Wednesday with the short work week, but would like to say that I'm thankful to all those who hold a special place in their hearts for FAU and its student athletes. I also can add that my kids are thankful for the television crew who will keep me out of the kitchen on Thursday morning and for a grandfather and father who like to cook.