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Personaly I think the fastest way to greatness is to get the community involved. In order to get a good recruting class we need more fans to go to the games. Players want to play in front of thousands of screaming fans and unfortunatily thats not happening. I dont think enough has been done to get the community involved or at least intrested. If you go to any big school, Oklahoma, UM, FSU… they all have one thing in common, most of there fans, about 75% are locals from the surronding area. UM especialy.. there is a small section for students, there are alumni, but most of the fans are from the area… I think FAU needs to get the word out to the community.. I noticed in Sports Authority today they were selling FAU flags and car magnets… THATS GREAT, but its just a start.. Why havent we hit up publix, they are the tailgating leader after all. I just feel that not enough has been done to get the word out that FAU football is growing… Does anyone feel the same as me? Anyone dissagree? we should have life size cut outs of Jared Allen in publix with the schedual on it..LOL…..
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Most Local Publix stores have a deal with Miami. I agree about the community, I believe that if free tickets were given to local elementary school students they would talk their parents into taking them the game is cheaper than the circus.
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Miami? Who dolphins or canes, Ive seen mechandise for both teams. I drop over 100 bucks a game on beer just for tailgating FAU games, I would think they would want to endorse as many teams as possible. And as far as the free tickets, your right. I know last season they were giving out tickets. Ive contacted crieg de-angelos a few times.. I know Im willing to go out into the community but he hasnt responded which make me question him as the athletic director. O-well
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 I just feel that not enough has been done to get the word out that FAU football is growing… Does anyone feel the same as me?

The school have been hitting the area pretty hard so far. The alumni and football ambassadors have been getting the word out very aggressively. Publix is one of our biggest supporters. Look at last year and you may remember some major promotions and ticket "assistance" from publix.
That was last year you say? Well the problem is that we have the first 3 games away from Lockhart this year! That hurts our promotion to carry over from last year's success. The Hawaii win will carry over to the next game. Hopefully a good showing vs NTexas and MTSU will also add to the attendance.
I say the gauge will be the 1st home game vs Ill State. That will tell how busy we were in the offseason.

Jared on a poster will be good! May not hurt to add Tony Crissinger on a few of those posters too.. 8-)

Oh Yeah, welcome to the board bcmatzen
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I agree the three away games do hurt as far as local promotion goes but so far the only merchindise I see is in Lidz and Sports Authority. I think we need to flood the local market, even if its just a poster in a barbar shop window, make the locals want to see what FAU is all about. One word "PROMOTION" and thanks for the welcome.. I didnt know this web page exhisted, I have been talking on the ESPN one.
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I fully agree with your promotion ideas.
Maybe you can contact Katrina McCormick(SID) for info on promotions. She's pretty much up on things and is VERY good at getting back with you regardless of the answer.


I thought my 75.00 bucks on beer was bad.. :)
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Thanks, I think I will contact her. And yea as a matter of fact I sold my honda civic and bought a F150 just so I could do some real "tail"gateing this year. maybe we should promote at auto dealerships to, lol.. football is what made up my mind as to what to get.
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I have seen a couple different tv commercials with howard promoting the fau football team along with delray acura in one and delray kia in the other. I have not been to the dealerships to see if they have any in store promotions.
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Is Schnellenberger's Steakhouse / Bar and Grill the offical FAU road game HQ?? Seems like it would be a perfect fit, and I'm sure the owner would support the idea, if it already isn't set. There should be a place where the Owl Fans that can't afford to travel with the team can get together, instead of listening to the radio separately.
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It would seem like it should be, and I really like that place. The one bar and grill that seems to get all the plablicity for televising the away games is the boca draft house. Im not thirlled about that I might just go to broward to watch the games on comcast.
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