FAU's Howard Schnellenberger will coach his final game Saturday.
Nov. 30, 2011
BOCA RATON, FL - The farewell celebration will begin on Thursday, December 1, from 6 to 7 p.m., with the FAU SportsPage Radio show featuring Schnellenberger. Schnellenberger will join Ken LaVicka, the voice of the Owls, on the weekly show at Duffy's, 21212 Saint Andrews Blvd., in Boca Raton. The show will air live on ESPN760AM or at www.fausports.com. LaVicka and Schnellenberger will review the team's recent victory over UAB and preview the upcoming game versus Sun Belt Conference member University of Louisiana-Monroe. Senior running back Alfred Morrisalso will join the duo as a guest during the show. Morris rushed for a record-setting 198 yards in his outing on November 26 to surpass the 1,000-yard plateau. He also became the first running back in Schnellenberger's 27 seasons as a head coach to have two 1,000-yard seasons.
Schnellenberger will then serve as the host for the final FAU Coach's Breakfast of the 2011 season, on Friday December 2, beginning at 8 a.m., in the Delray Acura Premiere Club level of the new on-campus stadium. This event is open to Owl Club members and their guests, and also will feature player recognition and a preview of the upcoming game.
Schnellenberger will take the field for his last time as head football coach of the FAU program on Saturday, December 3, at 3:30 p.m., at FAU Stadium, for the Owls' final game of the 2011 season versus the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Schnellenberger will be escorted to the field through a tunnel made up of various family members, former players and special friends for a special ceremony to recognize the 17 senior players of the 2011 season. Fans will then be treated to a video chronicling Schnellenberger's FAU career before the game begins at 4 p.m. The first 10,000 fans to enter the stadium will receive a voucher which can be redeemed at game's end for a commemorative poster.
Tickets for the final game have been reduced for faculty and staff to $5 for the Hootville section and $20 for east sideline seats, and can be purchased at 1-866-FAU-Owls or www.ticketmaster.com.