BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University football team (10-3) began Saturday with an ocean view from the hotel window. The Owls traveled less than two miles to practice for the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl and will end the day with a bowl-sponsored beach party. The Owls will take on Akron (7-6) Tuesday, Dec. 19 at FAU Stadium, at 7 p.m. It will be broadcasted across the board on ESPN, ESPN National Radio, and ESPN West Palm 106.3.
Saturday Comments from Head Coach Lane Kiffin
"Started a little slow today. For whatever reason, probably distractions with all the bowl stuff going on, things like that. We refocused them. Stop listening with everything around them on how good they are...if you don't have the right mindset, you get beat. Just like Buffalo. Hopefully, we keep getting better and they come back focused tomorrow."
"I have told them, this team coming in can beat you. They have a ton of kids from Florida and obviously this would be a huge win for them. Practice like that and you are going to get beat."
Ways to Follow the Team
FAU BOWL EVENTS (Most Events are Open to the public to watch. Practices are closed to the public however there is a 15 minute window for members of the media.)
Event Day Media Contacts:
Chelsea Zillner: email@example.com or 913-235-8255
Jena LaMendola: firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-306-4508
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