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I came across this new FAU site today, has anyone else seen this yet? It must be new, but it looks like it's got some good stuff on it.

FAUowlaccess.com

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Interesting…

Marcus Nelson, Editor

Nelson began covering Florida Atlantic for The Boca Raton News in 1998 when the football program was run out of Howard Schnellenberger’s tiny office by the FAU swimming pool and the football staff consisted of Schnellenberger and his administrative assistant.

A lot has changed since then as FAU’s athletic department has quickly moved to establishing itself on the national scene – and Nelson has been there to chronicle it.

Nelson moved to The Palm Beach Post in 2000 and became the first FAU beat writer for the paper in time for the Owls’ inaugural football game in September 2001.

Since then Nelson covered many FAU “firsts” including a trip to the NCAA basketball tournament in 2002 and the school’s move to Division I-A as well as the Owls’ first bowl victory in 2007. Nelson has dutifully traveled from Hawaii to chronicle FAU’s victory over the Warriors to Storrs, Conn. to write the game story in a press box with no heat as the Owls lost to UConn in 2002.

In late 2008 Nelson left The Post to start FAUOwlAccess.com, the first web site to cover FAU athletics on a full-time basis.

A native of  Birmingham, Ala. Nelson graduated from UAB and covered the Blazers’ rise to Division I-A as Editor and Sports Editor of the school newspaper.
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He's been talking about doing that for a while now…glad to see he got it off the ground…FAU needs all the coverage they can get :)
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Looks like a pretty cool site.  You can never have enough websites dedicated to the Owls! 
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Marcus talked about doing this so no surprise & was expected.
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fauowls44 said

Looks like a pretty cool site.  You can never have enough websites dedicated to the Owls!

Yeah, looks nice…

He's a journalist, so he will do alot of blogging it appears - like Ted…With more freedom than the Post would allow…they apperantly were "hampering" with thier requirements for his other blog.

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Florida_Owl said

fauowls44 said

Looks like a pretty cool site.  You can never have enough websites dedicated to the Owls!

Yeah, looks nice…

He's a journalist, so he will do alot of blogging it appears - like Ted…With more freedom than the Post would allow…they apperantly were "hampering" with thier requirements for his other blog.


They must be "hampering" because the PBP blogs are terrible.

Anyway, I hope he has success with the site.  It's a interesting concept…a former beat writer devoting a site to the team that he covered.
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fauowls44 said

Anyway, I hope he has success with the site.  It's a interesting concept…a former beat writer devoting a site to the team that he covered.

He's great. He was at the most BURY THE BURROW IN RED as well.

I just hope that site can be profitable! Since he blogged for the PBP, I'm sure he knows what he's doing.

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Just curious…can a site like that (or this one) be profitable without charging a subscriber fee?  I suppose you can sell ad space, but not until the site draws enough traffic for an advertiser to be interested.  Even then, is there much money in that? 
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fauowls44 said

Just curious…can a site like that (or this one) be profitable without charging a subscriber fee?  I suppose you can sell ad space, but not until the site draws enough traffic for an advertiser to be interested.  Even then, is there much money in that?

Guess that will be up to A1A Interactive - Owner and operator.

From what i understand, they want to charge a subscription price at some point in time…like rivals.com does…
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