BOCA RATON, Fla. -
Florida Atlantic University football began its prep for the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl on Thursday. The Owls (10-3) are scheduled to play Akron (7-6) on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at FAU Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN, ESPN National Radio, and ESPN West Palm 106.3.
Thursday Comments from Head Coach Lane Kiffin
"It has been a special season so far. As you have some time to remove yourself from it, you realize what a special season this has been for them (FAU football team). Like I told them today, someone told me there are only two teams (UCF and FAU) in the country that ran the table on their conference and won the conference championship. That is a pretty unique thing. They did it in pretty dominant fashion. Only one game within 14 points."
"I would really like to finish on a high note...There is a lot at stake in this game against a very good team. We have to come out and be ready to play. (I'm) excited that we are home and (I'm) excited that it is the only game of the day. All eyes are on them. It is like Monday Night football in the NFL. You get a chance for everybody to see you, let's have a great week of practice and if you want to be a top 25 team, we need to go play like it."
Ways to Follow the Team
FAU BOWL EVENTS (Most Events are Open to the public to watch)
Event Day Media Contacts:
Chelsea Zillner: firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-235-8255
Jena LaMendola: email@example.com or 561-306-4508
THURSDAY, Dec. 14
4 p.m. - Inside the Owls' Burrow airs on Fox Sports Florida. This week's show features Head Coach Lane Kiffin, a behind the scenes look at the Owls, a player feature and a segment detailing the 2017 Boca Bowl.
FRIDAY, Dec. 15
9:45 a.m. - Practice - Head Coach Lane Kiffin and offensive players will be made available
6 p.m. - Team Welcome Party - Boca Raton Resort and Club (pool area)
SATURDAY, Dec. 16
9:30 a.m. - The reairing of Inside the Owls' Burrow on Fox Sports Florida. This week's show features Head Coach Lane Kiffin, a behind the scenes look at the Owls, a player feature and a segment detailing the 2017 Boca Bowl.
9:45 a.m. - Practice
3 p.m. - Beach Party - Lake Worth Pier/Benny's on the Beach
SUNDAY, Dec. 17
10:30 a.m. - Practice - Coach Kiffin and players will be made available following practice
MONDAY, Dec. 18
Noon - Kickoff Luncheon - Palm Beach County Convention Center
1:45 p.m. - Joint Team Media Availability - Palm Beach County Convention Center
6 p.m. - Team Pep Rally - Mizner Park
TUESDAY, Dec. 19
7 p.m. - Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl, FAU vs. Akron - FAU Stadium