Dec. 5, 2012
When I last wrote, I was dreading the final football game and bidding farewell to the seniors. Little did we know at the time we would also be bidding farewell to the Sun Belt Conference. The last seven days have been filled with all the emotion you would expect.
There are some great people in the Sun Belt both at the league office and throughout the membership. They will all be sorely missed. One nice thing is we will continue to have the opportunity to see many of the SBC schools over the course of our exit and will have time to prepare the programs as we enter C-USA.
As loyal followers of FAU, let us know what you like about the SBC websites and what you like about websites of C-USA members. We will try to incorporate as many positives as we can as we continue to grow in 2012-13.
Speaking of growth, congratulations to the football players who earned Sun Belt Honors , see full story here. The football team had a tremendous amount of information to handle this season with the new schemes and coaches. They continued to progress each day. Five were honored by the league, four will return in 2013 and will be the leaders to move this program forward. Congratulations Brent Harstad (Sr.), Nexon Dorvilus (Jr.), William Dukes (So.), Daniel McKinney (Jr.) and Andrae Kirk (So.).
Most importantly, 25 former student-athletes graduate this week with either an undergraduate or graduate degree. Congratulations to these individuals as well. Go Owls!!!