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FAU - Florida Atlantic University

  • School Name: Florida Atlantic University
  • Association: Sunbelt
  • City / State: Boca Raton Florida
  • Stadium Name OLD: Lockhart Stadium
  • Stadium Name Open 2011: CLICK HERE FOR INFO
  • Stadium Address: Check FAU Website for stadium directions when new stadium opens.
  • Mascot: Owls
  • Battlecry: Go Owls
  • Team Colors: 

Official Athletic Websitehttp://www.fausports.com/
Official TailgateRules:GameDay info http://www.fausports.com/gameday/
Official Tailgate Packages
Official Ticket Sales: http://www.fausports.com/tickets/fau-tickets.html

Radio Network: Follow the game on ESPNU and ESPN760 AM or WFLL 1400

Tailgate Traditions
Gameday Notes

RV Parking - There are plenty of lots that handle RV Parking.
Favorite Foods: .

Must See, Must Do: Florida sites, beaches, shoping, nature trails.

Capacity: 20,500 plus
First Year: 1959
Surface: Grass

HIstory: FFAU was established in 1961, becoming the fifth university in Florida's State University System. The University opened with a charter class of 850 students in September 1964. Then-U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson received an honorary degree at dedication ceremonies held October 25, 1964. On November 12, 1964, Dr. Kenneth R. Williams was inaugurated as the first president of FAU. The second president, Dr. Glenwood Creech, took over on July 1, 1973. Dr. Helen Popovich became FAU's third president in August 1983. The fourth president, Dr. Anthony James Catanese, came to FAU January 2, 1990 and remained in office until March 2003, when FAU Alumus Frant T. Brogan took office. He remained president of the university until June 2009. John Prichett served as interim president until October 2010 when current president, Mary Jane Saunders became the school's seventh president.
The 850-acre Boca Raton campus, located on a former U.S. Army airfield, was inhabited by a variety of wildlife, including burrowing owls, which are still seen on campus. The University's athletic teams have taken the feisty birds as their mascot. The campus was designated a burrowing owl sanctuary by the Audubon Society on April 23, 1971.

Owls FAU earned the Owl role because... The FAU campus was designated a burrowing owl sanctuary in 1971 by the Audubon Society. The Owl came here because there are not many predators, other than cats, near an airport. The feisty bird, traditionally associated with wisdom and determination, serves as the University's mascot. Also see What is a burrowing Owl?

The Athletic Program promotes excellence in athletics and provides academic and athletic opportunities for every student-athlete, the university, and the community. Building on tradition, the program advances the university's regional and national stature and creates opportunities for innovative partnerships throughout the region. Middle Tennessee State University continually works to maximize human, financial and physical resources to create and heighten the quality of its sports programs.

Old Stadium  are home

New Stadium  are home 


Directions : Take 

Owl Game Time Chants

Kickoff: Just before every kickoff, the crowd starts to make lots of noise. When the ball is kicked everyone yells, “FAU” and when the ball is caught, “Owls.”

Go Owls Cheer:  With two minutes to go in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, the “Go Owls” cheer will start.  The home side starts with “Go” and the student side responds with “Owls.”

Touchdown: The FAU Marching Band plays the “Fanfare” after touchdown and the “Fight Song” as crowd sings along after every extra point attempt.

Field Goal: The FAU Marching Band plays the “Fight Song” as crowd sings along after every field goal attempt

First Downs: Every time there is an Owls first down, the public address announcer will announce, “That’s another Owls…”and the crowd will yell “First Down!”

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Kent Whitaker is a semi-celebrated cook, author, award-winning culinary writer, husband, father, and harmonica player. 








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