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IT'S OFFICIAL: FAU to CUSA in 2013




FAU to Begin Conference USA Competition in Fall 2013

BOCA RATON, Fla. (January 22, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University will begin Conference USA competition in Fall 2013. FAU entered into a membership agreement with Conference USA (C-USA) on Nov. 29, 2012.

“Florida Atlantic University is excited to be joining Conference USA beginning in the 2013-14 season,” said FAU President Mary Jane Saunders. “Membership in Conference USA provides FAU with increased national exposure and a wide range of opportunities. The league’s television partnerships, large footprint and bowl tie-ins will expose our student-athletes to new experiences as they compete against schools across 10 states and in several of the top media markets in the country. Conference USA has a history of athletic success and FAU is honored to be associated with the great institutions that define the league.”

C-USA’s existing media contracts include television partnerships with FOX Sports Media Group, CBS Sports Network and ESPN. The league is a member of football’s Bowl Championship Series, and all of FAU’s 19 sports will be a member of one conference for the first time since 2001.

“We are thankful for President Saunders and her extraordinary leadership and vision throughout this process,” said Patrick Chun, FAU Director of Athletics. “This is a bold and decisive step for our entire athletic program. Conference USA will bring forth new challenges, opportunities and expectations. The platform offered by Conference USA and Commissioner Britton Banowsky mirror the upward trajectory of our great institution. We will continue to build our athletic program to represent Florida Atlantic University on the highest of levels.”

C-USA has consistently been ranked as one of the top men’s basketball league’s in the country while its women’s basketball teams have made 47 NCAA Tournament and 38 Women’s National Invitation Tournament appearances. Six C-USA members have reached baseball’s College World Series.

“Florida Atlantic University is a rising star, a dynamic and growing university in a wonderful place,” said Banowsky. “They are a great fit and we are so pleased to have them on board next season.”

FAU has been affiliated with the Sun Belt Conference since 2005 after a period as a Division I-AA independent institution. As a member of the Sun Belt, FAU’s student-athletes have garnered success on the field and off, securing seven conference championships. FAU’s football team won the Sun Belt championship in 2007 and the league’s bowl tie-ins led to appearances and victories in the 2007 New Orleans Bowl and the 2008 Motor City Bowl. The men’s golf, women’s cross country and women’s tennis teams recently received the NCAA’s 2011-12 Public Recognition Award, an honor bestowed on teams with a Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.

FAU’s athletic department includes nearly 450 student-athletes competing in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and volleyball. Cheer and dance are also part of the department and represent the University within the community and at national competitions and camps.


Source: FAU MediaRelations
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Re: IT'S OFFICIAL: FAU to CUSA in 2013

I am thinking riots in the breezeway?

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Re: IT'S OFFICIAL: FAU to CUSA in 2013

ahhhh found it!


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NCowl said

ahhhh found it!




It's funny because my fraternity has about 3 or 4 of that exact same flag

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HootinHollerin said

NCowl said

ahhhh found it!




It's funny because my fraternity has about 3 or 4 of that exact same flag


YEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                                         ROLL OWLS
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HootinHollerin said

NCowl said

ahhhh found it!




It's funny because my fraternity has about 3 or 4 of that exact same flag

I have the exact same one hanging outside of my home!  ;D
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Re: IT'S OFFICIAL: FAU to CUSA in 2013

There's some pretty good food on and around campus, that 1 guy in front who's rib cage is showing should maybe eat some food from the Caf or even order some dominoes lol.

Also, are those his pants he's holding above his head?

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: IT'S OFFICIAL: FAU to CUSA in 2013

Does anyone (Rick), know the creator of this Iconic Image…. because it is the greatest image ever and will always be a part of this board. I don't think anyone ever gets tired of seeing it!
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NCowl said

Does anyone (Rick), know the creator of this Iconic Image…. because it is the greatest image ever and will always be a part of this board. I don't think anyone ever gets tired of seeing it!

I created it – you're welcome! I think I made it during the season we made the I-AA playoffs, or maybe when we beat MT for our first I-A win.

Moving to C-USA early is FANTASTIC!

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Re: IT'S OFFICIAL: FAU to CUSA in 2013

This is good news.  So we will pay the belts exit fee and CUSA entry fee's and start earning that revenue in the fall?  ;)
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