Sunday, December 6, 2009

Shula Bowl VIII

FAU head coach Howard Schnellenberger gets a Gatorade shower courtesy of defensive lineman Josh Savidge after the Owls defeated the FIU Golden Panthers 28-21 at FIU Stadium in Miami last night.

The Shula Bowl is annual game between FAU and FIU which began in 2002. The game's winner receives a traveling trophy, named the Don Shula Award, for one year. The game and trophy are named after former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula, to whom each school's first head coach has previous ties. Schnellenberger was an assistant under Shula in the 1970s and FIU's former head coach Don Strock was a player under Shula in the 1970s and 1980s.

Friday, November 6, 2009


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be wearing their original uniforms for the first time since the 1996 season during their next game on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

Often called "Creamsicles" by fans due to their resembleance to a confectionery treat of the same name, the bright orange jerseys with the winking pirate nicknamed "Bucco Bruce" on the helmet take you back to a day when the 'Bucs were a laughingstock on the field.

They had just two winning seasons in the orange jerseys. Since switching to pewter and red in 1997, they've had eight winning campaigns and a Super Bowl Championship.

After this season's 0-7 start, some would say the team's timing is impeccible.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cortez Gent

Florida Atlantic's Cortez Gent tries to reel in a pass one handed during the Owls' 27-20 loss to MIddle Tennessee State on Saturday.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

FAU Volleyball

The future of the FAU Volleyball program poses last week during the team's photo day at FAU Arena.

Monday, October 19, 2009

From the Vault - Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner completed 32 of 41 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns for Arizona during the Cardinals 27-3 victory over the Seattle Seahawks yesterday. In addition to the solid performance, Warner, who now has 30,032 career passing yards, tied Dan Marino as the fastest quarterback to reach the 30,000-yard passing mark - both accomplished the feat in 114 games.

The performance reminded me of a shot I made of Warner in a 2003 pre-season game against the Bills in Buffalo, while Warner was with the St. Louis Rams. The golden hour light was reflecting off the glass covering the suites in Ralph Wilson Stadium, providing a real nice fill.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tamara Kesser

Louisiana-Lafayette's Brooke Perry can't out jump Florida Atlantic's Tamara Kesser for the header during the Ragin' Cajins' 2-0 victory over the Owls yesterday in Boca Raton.