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FAU hoops to have new sound

Ready or not basketball season starts this Friday at FAU and of course we'll have plenty of stuff in the next few days to help you get ready to follow the Owls this season.

And perhaps, more than with any sport at FAU, the best way to follow the team when the Owls are on the road is on the radio where ESPN 760 will broadcast every game (home and away) live.

There is some news on the radio front. ESPN 760's Ken LaVicka will be the play-by-play voice for all the games this season, taking the place of Evan Cohen, who has called home games for the past few seasons while FAU has rotated announcers on the road. Don't worry, Cohen will now be the color analyst for home games.

Cohen (left in the picture, LaVicka is at right) stepped aside for good reasons. By giving up the play-by-play duties, FAU will now have consistency in their play-b-play guy for the whole season. That's essential for the Owls as they try to build an identity through their radio broadcasts. Imagine having one radio voice throughout the entire season, like most Division I teams do it. What a concept!

FAU fans already know LaVicka's voice. He has done a great job calling most of the football games this season and had done a great job not only providing play-by-play, but has served as the host of FAU SportsPage radio show many times this season.

And LaVicka is no stranger to Owls basketball, he called many road games last season and has a great knowledge of the team.

I think this is another good move for FAU broadcasting, which is how plenty of fans make their first contact with the team.

I look forward to hearing more of LaVicka calling FAU games in the future.

Owl Links

No one but FAUOwlAccess.com covered both Tuesday's football practice and the basketball exhibition. Check out our report on Kirk Hoza's first public comments since the defense's abysmal performance Saturday vs. UAB. And then from The Burrow we wrote about freshman Greg Gantt's 18-point outing. Plus, we also posted this week's edition of The Howard Schnellenberger Show.

The Palm Beach Post had a well-written player feature on running back Alfred Morris.

The Sun-Sentinel describes offensive lineman the David Matlock family's tailgating trailer

The Jonesboro Sun says changes are coming for the Red Wolves, but ASU coach Steve Roberts isn't saying where.

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2:30 p.m.
FAU Football Practice, Oxley Practice Fields
November 10, 2009

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