Football Holds Practice despite Rain

Aug. 9, 2011

BOCA RATON, FL - It was another rainy day in Boca Raton. Practice was delayed for the second time this preseason for the Florida Atlantic University football team because of weather. After heavy rain and thunder passed over the Tom Oxley facility players took to the soaking wet fields.

Early in practice running backs Tony Moore, a red-shirt freshman from Tallahassee and Chris Jackson, a red-shirt sophomore from Panama City shared reps pushing the ball on the ground. In one-on-one drills of the offensive and defensive lines freshman Joe Henry and offensive tackle DeAndre Williams stood out. Keith Reiser put on good coverage in drills against receivers, and Blake Bierman was able to beat out the defense.

In team work drills the offensive line looked strong as they opened wide wholes for running backs to get through, and the defense was putting on some big hits.

Tomorrow will be the Owls' fifth day of preseason practice and first day of practice with full pads. Practice will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday on the practice fields behind the Tom Oxley Center.

The stadium is the centerpiece of FAU's Innovation Village, located in the north central area of campus. The open-air stadium is a $70 million project funded through a direct bank loan and private donations will is slated to feature 6,000 premium seats, including 24 suites, 26 loge boxes, 1,000 premier club seats and 4,000 priority club seats, and the latest, state-of-the-art amenities.

For more season tickets which begin as low as $135 call 1-866-FAU-Owls or visit

Worthy of Note:

• FAU had summer graduation today and amongst students graduating was FAU football player Darian Williams

• FAU will take the field 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. All practices are free and open to the public.

• FanFest: Saturday, August 20, 2011 on the Tom Oxley Fields. FanFest is final preseason scrimmage and is free and open to the public.

• First day in full pads - August 10

• First three-a-day - August 11

• Three FAU opponents are among the countries top-25: Florida, Michigan State and Auburn

• FAU opens the new on-campus stadium Saturday, October 15 versus Western Kentucky.

• The Family Pack provides four tickets for all five home games, beginning with the stadium's grand-opening game on October 15 against Western Kentucky University. Family Pack prices range depending on seating level in the stadium: $250 ($12.50 per person) for Lower Owl Nest seats and $199 ($9.95 per person) for Upper Owl Nest seats.

• The Mini Owl Plan is a special ticket package for fans to purchase any 3 home games of their choice. The top option is $90 ($30 per game) for seats in the Premier Sideline section of the stadium. The other option at $75 ($25 per game) allows fans the choice of watching games in others sections of the stadium.

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