First-Year FAU Head Coach Carl Pelini
March 12, 2012
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University football will take the practice field for the first time under the direction of first-year Head Coach Carl Pelini and his staff on Monday, March 19 at the Tom Oxley Practice fields located behind the Tom Oxley Athletic Center.
This day also will symbolize the ushering out of the old as the 2011 draft eligible seniors will work out for Pro scouts beginning at 9 a.m. The afternoon will bring in the new as the 2012 team takes the practice field under a new coaching staff and playbook in preparation for the fall campaign.
The first two practices, Monday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 21, will be the adjustment period with no pads. Friday, March 23 will be the first day players will don pads. The Owls will then continue with a Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday schedule with practice on the field beginning at 3:15 p.m. each day. The Saturday practices scheduled for March 24 and March 31 will begin with field work at 9 a.m. The time for the Saturday, April 7 drills has yet to be determined, while the drills on April 14 will mark the end of "Spring Drills" with the first spring game played in the new on-campus stadium. The 2012 Spring Game is scheduled to kick-off at 6 p.m. and it will hold to the traditional game format, featuring two teams drafted by a divided coaching staff.
The Spring Game will also serve as a select-a-seat for those interested in changing seat locations or purchasing a season ticket for the first time. Select a seat will start at 5 p.m. Kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.
In the spirit of the new season and new coaching staff, practices will be closed to the public except for designated FAU Athletic Department events.
Ticket prices for FAU home games have been set, and the FAU Athletic Ticket Office is accepting deposits to hold seat selection spots.
Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a season ticket for as low as $55, reduced from $150 a year ago. To purchase tickets, call 1-866-FAU-Owls. Deposits will be taken to secure a spot in the seat selection process.