Football Completes a Hard Practice in the Heat

Aug. 18, 2010

BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University's football team practiced just one time on Wednesday, but it may have been the hottest day of the 2010 preseason camp.

The two hour plus practice began with kickoff coverage and moved into individual work and unit work. Everyone came together for the inside drills and to work on the blitz. The defense had a good day with Curtis Cross grabbing two interceptions and senior linebacker Michael Lockey another. Tarvoris Hill nearly had an INT but was credited with a break-up. Offensively, Avery Holley had back-to-back catches and Rob Housler came up strong in the middle.

FAU's preseason practice work will continue on Thursday with the final three-a-day of the 2010 camp. The Owls will hit the field at 8 a.m., again at 10:30 and complete the grinding three-a-day portion of camp at 4:30 p.m. All practices are free and open to the public.

The Owls will kick-off the 2010 season Thursday, September 2 at UAB. Season tickets as well as single-game tickets are on sale and can be purchased on line or by calling 1-866-FAU-OWLS.

Worthy of Note:
Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger departed, at the end of practice, for Detroit, MI. Schnellenberger will join Michigan State's Head Coach Mark Dantonio at Ford Field for a Thursday press conference. The duo will participate in a press conference that will announce the September 11 contest between the two schools.

FAU's equipment staff has added a sale to Fanfest, offering football jerseys, sneakers, soccer cleats and athletic bags, etc. Fanfest is schedule for 2 p.m., Saturday, August 21 and will provide an opportunity to see the Owls second scrimmage of the 2010 preseason. The event is free and open to the public. The day will also provide the perfect opportunity to receive autographs from FAU football players, coaches, dance team and cheerleading squad members. There will be Pepsi samplings and live music as well as the FAU marching band.

Saturday morning August 21, will be devoted to Football 101.3. Football 101.3 is an opportunity for females to learn the game of football from legendary coach and teacher Howard Schnellenberger and his staff and players. The cost for the day is $30 per person. Attendees also will be invited to attend the final scrimmage and FAU Fanfest at 2 p.m. To reserve tickets, e-mail Leigh Slowiak at or Katie Burke at

Preseason Schedule
Thursday, August 19
8 - 9:15 a.m. (Full Pads)
10:30 a.m. - noon (HS&S)
4:30 - 6 p.m. full pads (Post Practice Interviews)
Friday, August 20
3:30 - 6 p.m. (Full Pads)

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