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The almost Top 10
We've spent the past week at posting our list of the Top 10 FAU stories over the previous year. Newsrooms love producing these kinds of stories because they inspire the kind of barroom arguments that make it fun to be a sports fan.

We've received plenty of positive feedback over our selections - and, of course, some negative comments, too. Several also wondered what other stories were considered.

Below is the list the candidates that failed to make our Top 10, but still helped make the 2008-09 sports seasons at FAU worth following.

Barely missed the Top 10:
Frantz Joseph gets draft hype, but not drafted
Football staff changes (Gary Nord leaves/Darryl Jackson promoted/Jeff Brohm hired)
Women’s basketball hosts UNO in SBC Tournament
Pre-season ALL SBC candidate Carlos Monroe misses most of the basketball season
Overall budget issues

Other stories considered (in no particular order):

Howard Schnellenberger (photo) signs contract extension
TE Jason Harmon misses season
Rusty Smith's injured arm
RB Jeff Blanchard injured, Alfred Morris wins job
Troy implies Owls intentionally injured their quarterback
Prized recruit Toney Moore signs with FAU
Jervonte Jackson signs with Philadelphia, Charles Pierre heads to the CFL
Largest attendance at spring game

Paul Graham breaks single-season scoring record
Hoops goes winless on the road
Basketball keeps it close vs. Kentucky
Mike Jarvis signs first touted recruiting class

Owls beat Florida
FAU beats FIU in thriller, qualifies for Sun Belt tourney
Senior leader William Block academically ineligible for SBC tournament
Block becomes Owls' career RBI leader

Golfer Kelly McHugh becomes first FAU golfer to qualify for NCAA Div I tournament
Men's tennis reaches Sun Belt Tournament finals
Lauren Harvath wins 3 meter SBC diving title

NOTE: Feil's performance at the NCAA Regional occurred after we started are list. She will be considered for next year.

June 07, 2009

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