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Very up beat article on Pat Chun.

This comes via the Palm Beach Post. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a man who looks after people and his superiors. Now I am even more impressed.

New FAU athletic director had chance to grow during crisis at... | www.palmbeachpost.com
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Chin in the box
Pelini on the sidelines
MGIII on the field

I know I am a homer (and I don't apologize for it) but this is really starting to take shape.

Next - win games
Then fill the stands
The money will come


GO OWLS!
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dusky256fc said

Next - win games
Then fill the stands
The money will come

Don't think this has been posted here before but here's a recent review on the stadium and the reviewer probably makes a good point about attendance:


The stadium will never be full unless it is the first home game of a season or the team is wildly competitive in the Sun Belt Conference. That being said, the locals have taken to having a legitimate FBS football team in their backyard and so have the students.

For the first home game of FAU Stadium history, over 29,000 people showed up even though the team was 0-5.

The student section is never filled, but the dorms on campus are within a rock's throw of the stadium, so they will usually show up.

If the team stays at the bottom of the college football ranks, the fans will dwindle each year, but for time being the fans and the stadium are in the honeymoon phase.

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"Smith is confident his protege will put in the hours to find that answer. He could always tell Chun had arrived in the office by the sound of a blender whirring.
He makes some weird shake in the morning that his wife makes him drink, Smith said. Its the weirdest-looking thing you can imagine. Its got fruits and spinach and all kinds of crap.

HAHAHA! That was a good article and funny. Good to see Tom D'Angelo is still covering FAU

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Owl2Doc said

dusky256fc said

Next - win games
Then fill the stands
The money will come

Don't think this has been posted here before but here's a recent review on the stadium and the reviewer probably makes a good point about attendance:


The stadium will never be full unless it is the first home game of a season or the team is wildly competitive in the Sun Belt Conference. That being said, the locals have taken to having a legitimate FBS football team in their backyard and so have the students.

For the first home game of FAU Stadium history, over 29,000 people showed up even though the team was 0-5.

The student section is never filled, but the dorms on campus are within a rock's throw of the stadium, so they will usually show up.

If the team stays at the bottom of the college football ranks, the fans will dwindle each year, but for time being the fans and the stadium are in the honeymoon phase.


"To find the nearest food joints worthy of game-day recommendation then one has to travel a few miles east or west. Nothing lies within walking distance of the campus to enjoy as far as bars or restaurants before the game."

Technically, isn't everything within walking distance, if you have the time? lol

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Is restaurants and bars part of the innovation village plan?
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Jab979 said

"To find the nearest food joints worthy of game-day recommendation then one has to travel a few miles east or west. Nothing lies within walking distance of the campus to enjoy as far as bars or restaurants before the game."

Technically, isn't everything within walking distance, if you have the time? lol

Truth.

I think he means within a few minutes walk of the stadium itself, not the actual campus, since depending on where you are on campus, you could technically walk to either some food places on 20th or across Glades to University Commons.

As for bars, I suppose he doesn't know about Coyote Jack's… or maybe that's not open on gamedays. I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't. Even if it is, it's pretty disappointing.

In any case, this "problem" will be slightly abated by the Subway opening this Fall and the Innovation Village restaurant(s) that will open up next Fall in the new parking garage. I doubt they'll open up a sports bar-type thing over there, so small restaurants is probably the best option there.

With good tailgating though, you wouldn't think you'd have an issue with food or drink before the game.






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