Florida Atlantic Rumors & News

  • 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.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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