Florida Atlantic Rumors & News

  • Florida Atlantic dismisses running back Trey Rodriguez

    The Score "The brief and tumultuous career of Trey Rodriguez at Florida Atlantic is over, as the school announced Tuesday that the running back has been dismissed. "Trey Rodriguez has been dismissed from the FAU football program," read a statement on the football program's Twitter account. "He failed to..." April 21

  • Shoulder injury sidelines FAU's Robert Relf for the season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The FAU Owls will likely have to play the rest of the season without linebacker Robert Relf. After Wednesday's practice, coach Charlie Partridge said Relf is expected to be redshirted for the rest of the season next week after injuring his right shoulder in last week's game against Tulsa. Relf,..." September 12

  • FAU's Derek Moise to miss season with knee injury

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Coach Charlie Partridge received the first major news of the season Saturday, a day when he and his FAU Owls were on their last off day before preparing for the season opener against Tulsa. After Sunday’s practice, Partridge revealed that receiver Derek Moise would miss the entire season after two..." August 31

  • Joe Gold quits football, leaves FAU after demanding year

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Joe Gold said he made his decision to quit football two weeks ago. For months, Gold thought about walking away from the sport, from his teammates and from FAU altogether. Coach Charlie Partridge had several conversations with Gold, the talented rising sophomore offensive lineman, about his..." July 22

  • Ex-Wake Forest QB Tyler Cameron on his way to FAU

    College Football Talk "The Wake Forest quarterback pool is rather shallow in depth. Tyler Cameron, who was second on the Demon Deacons in passing last season, has left the program and is joining the Florida Atlantic Owls. He does so as a graduate transfer, which seems to be a rather trendy option this offseason. That..." June 29

  • QB Greg Hankerson moving on from FAU, likely to FCS program

    College Football Talk "Thanks to self-attrition, FAU’s backup battle under center has come into a little bit clearer focus. Earlier this past week, FAU confirmed that Greg Hankerson has decided to transfer out of Charlie Partridge‘s football program. While no specific reason was given for the decision, the fact that..." June 08

  • Former Florida Atlantic coach Carl Pelini files defamation lawsuit

    SI - College Football "A week after being named Youngstown State’s new defensive line coach, former Florida Atlantic coach Carl Pelini filed a defamation lawsuit in Seneca County, Ohio, against an ex-assistant who alleged Pelini used drugs, claims that led to his resignation in October 2013. Youngstown State’s new..." March 25

  • Former football coach Earl Holmes files civil lawsuit against FAMU

    Tallahassee Democrat "Former Florida A&M football coach Earl Holmes is suing the university for wrongful termination and is trying to claim the remainder of the money owed on his contract — $400,000 over two years — plus other damages. Tallahassee attorney Tim Jansen said Holmes had a four-year contract to coach..." January 28

  • Florida A&M fires coach Earl Holmes during Homecoming week

    Fox Sports - College Football "Florida A&M fired head coach Earl Holmes on Tuesday, four days before the team's Homecoming game against Norfolk State. Holmes was named coach in January 2013 and went 3-9 in his first season. The Rattlers started 2014 0-5, but won their last two games. Athletic director Kellen Winslow said..." October 29

  • FAU loses two defensive starters to season-ending injuries

    Palm Beach Post "Florida Atlantic has lost two key contributors on defense to injury, with defensive tackle Brandin Bryant being sidelined by a torn ACL and linebacker David Lozandier lost to a torn patellar tendon, coach Charlie Partridge said after practice Tuesday. Both are right leg injuries. Bryant, a..." October 08

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • FAU punter Sean Kelly leaves team

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Punter Sean Kelly has left the FAU football team, the school confirmed Wednesday. Kelly, a standout in his two seasons with the Owls, left the team for “personal reasons.” Kelly averaged 42.7 yards per punt last year, booming 19 50-plus yard punts and pinning opponents inside the 20-yard..." June 14

  • Carl Pelini speaks out against FAU AD regarding firing

    CBS Sports "Carl Pelini thinks his firing from FAU was not exclusively because of drug use allegations, but also part of an agenda for new athletic director Pat Chun. In a radio interview on KFAB, the Omaha-based station that broadcasts Nebraska football, Pelini rehashed some of the back-and-forth..." April 19

  • Even with new coach, new staff, FAU football carries late-season success into spring practices

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Like a kid on Christmas, FAU football coach Charlie Partridge couldn't contain his excitement for the first day of spring football. He was out of bed early and in the Tom Oxley Center two hours before the sun rose Wednesday morning. Turns out his assistant coaches couldn't sleep, either. "I..." March 13

  • Five questions ahead of FAU's spring practice

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Charlie Partridge has been FAU’s head football coach for close to four months now, but on Wednesday, he’ll finally get to take control of his players. After an inspired, post-Pelini 4-0 finish to the end the 2013 season at 6-6, FAU looks to be a contender for the Conference USA title in 2014...." March 12

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