March 19, 2001
BOCA RATON - They may not have thrown any touchdown passes yet, but members of Florida Atlantic University's newly minted football team have already made the cover of South Florida's best-read publication: the Real Yellow Pages.
The 2001 edition of the BellSouth Boca Raton/Boynton Beach telephone directory features photographs of the FAU Owls and the university's new Tom Oxley Athletic Center on its cover. The same images appear on the cover of the companion Real White Pages.
"The Owls are going to deliver the real thing to South Florida, just as BellSouth does," said FAU Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger. "I advise people to hold onto these telephone books, because they're part of the history of the team and will soon be collector's items." The team will meet its first opponent, Slippery Rock University, in Pro Player Stadium 4 p.m., Sept. 1.
Schnellenberger today autographed 50 of the newly released telephone books for patrons of Town Center at Boca Raton and used the occasion to announce the Owls' inaugural spring training schedule. He and FAU cheerleaders also delivered books to several of the mall's merchants. Town Center at Boca Raton is an active backer of the football team, having made a major donation that places it among an elite group of 100 "FAU Football Centurion Founders."
FAU is also featured inside the telephone book, in the community information section. The eight-page guide to FAU contains a broad range of information, including frequently called numbers and a schedule of events taking place on the Boca Raton campus.
The community information section, which appears at the front of the book, contains a host of other useful reference data, including community service numbers, listings of public agencies, area zip codes, street maps and seating charts for all of South Florida's arenas and stadiums.
BellSouth has been serving the region with complete and accurate directories for more than 50 years. Surveys show that consumers seeking directory information turn to the Real Yellow Pages 94 percent of the time.