Dec. 16, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - The FAU's men's basketball received more national attention on its most recent road trip.
Both games FAU played were nationally televised and fans who saw any of the action were very likely to be entertained. Thursday's game against DePaul was shown on Fox Sports 1 and the Owls played the Blue Demons close until the very end.
Against Maryland on Saturday, FAU was even more competitive and acquitted themselves well for the national television audience. Both announcing crews commented on how well the team played and that their record wasn't indicative of how good FAU was as a team.
As always, Coach Jarvis was a big topic of conversation, as was the unique bond he has forged with his son. On a personal note, one of the things Coach Jarvis stresses on a daily basis in that the team is a family. That point was driven home on Saturday when I saw his sister and mother, Coach Kaine's wife, daughter and brother, Ken LaVicka's sister and my brother, nephew and sister-in-law all seated next to each other in the stands. Although travel plans forced the post-game goodbyes to be a bit hurried, it was still nice to see some of the FAU Family so far away from home. Men's basketball still has two more television games to come this season, which will lead to even more exposure for the program and hopefully, more additions to the family.