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  • Incoming Sun Belt commissioner will work to keep conference intact

        Incoming Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson used the conference basketball tournament that concluded Tuesday to begin convincing member schools to stay in the Sun Belt.  "There is always going to be threats," Benson said in Hot Springs, Ark. "One...
  • Your A to Z guide to March Madness

    Your A to Z guide to March Madness
    This is the time of the year when everyone can channel their inner Dick Vitale. Just make sure not to startle your co-workers if you start yelling, "Awesome, baby!" Everyone in the entire country, starting on Selection Sunday when the NCAA Tournament...
  • Sun Belt adds Texas State, likely to lose FIU

    Sun Belt adds Texas State, likely to lose FIU
     The Sun Belt added its second member in less than a month, but that will only makeup for the loss of two current members who are expected to move to Conference-USA.  Texas State joined Georgia State as the newest Sun Belt members, the conference...
  • Baseball preview: Western Kentucky at FAU

     Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Florida Atlantic Owls  Records: WKU (19-26, 9-12 Sun Belt, 8th place); FAU (26-17, 14-5, first place)  When/where:  Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 12:30 p.m.; FAU Baseball Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton...
  • Ryan Garton rebounds from down year

    Ryan Garton rebounds from down year
     At this time last year, FAU pitcher Ryan Garton was just still trying to get back to the place he was a year earlier, when he became the ace of a staff as a sophomore and compiled a 7-3 record.  Garton came into the season with high expectations, but...
  • ODU baseball coach, Hampton native Finwood perseveres in rebuilding effort

    ODU baseball coach, Hampton native Finwood perseveres in rebuilding effort
    Start with the good stuff. Chris Finwood is home. He works for a man he respects. He runs a program he admired as a kid and as a young coach. He sees mountains of potential. Now the flipside. Finwood is in his first year as steward of an Old Dominion...
  • Conference USA or CAA? Either option could prove perilous for ODU

    Conference USA or CAA? Either option could prove perilous for ODU
    Old Dominion, through no fault of its own, is in a jam, and don't let anyone con you otherwise. The Monarchs can remain in a conference many believe is on life-support, or join a league of scattered wannabes that requires a premature upgrade to the...
  • Georgia State to join the Sun Belt in 2013

    Georgia State to join the Sun Belt in 2013
     New Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson’s first expansion effort has been a success, as Georgia State accepted an invitation to join the conference Monday.  “This is a strong declaration that the Sun Belt is committed to getting better,”...
  • Owls picked to repeat as Sun Belt East Division champions

    Owls picked to repeat as Sun Belt East Division champions
    With four starters and three key bench players returning, FAU was picked to finish first in the Sun Belt East Division in the coaches' poll released Wednesday as part of the conference's basketball media days. "I think there are a lot of teams that can...
  • ODU athletic director knows first-hand the challenges of upgrading to Bowl Subdivision football

    ODU athletic director knows first-hand the challenges of upgrading to Bowl Subdivision football
    Wood Selig has been here before and vows not to repeat his mistakes. Here is shepherding a football program from AAA to the big leagues. Mistakes include crippling schedules and high-volume redshirting. Selig is Old Dominion's athletic director. He is...
  • Top-seeded Owls face Western Kentucky in Sun Belt tournament

    Top-seeded Owls face Western Kentucky in Sun Belt tournament
     FAU will face Western Kentucky Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the opening round of the Sun Belt baseball tournament.  The Owls (31-20, 19-8) are the No. 1 seed after winning their second Sun Belt regular season title in the last three seasons.  The Hilltoppers...
  • FAU's losing ways: Winless streak now at 12 and counting

     FAU is in the midst of the worst stretch in the program’s history.   With Saturday’s 41-7 loss to Florida International, the Owls are 0-9 on the season and have a losing streak stretching back to last season of 12 games.   FAU is also 0-6...