Upsets and near misses
FAU took Florida into overtime before falling to the Gators in the Swamp. (Photo courtesy Max Jackson)
FAU beat Miami in one sport and nearly did so in another, scared Florida twice and nearly surprised Florida St. Our No. 3 story of the year is the increasing competitive balance between the Owls and the Big Three Florida schools.
No. 6: Offensive struggles crater FAU
The slow lane
FAU's offense self-destructed in 2015, leading to only three wins and the dismissal of offensive coordinator Brian Wright. Those week-to-week issues are the No. 6 FAU sports story of the year.
No. 7: FAU moving forward with Schmidt Complex
After more than a year without much action, FAU received a gift that enabled the Owls to take a big step toward building the Schmidt Athletic Complex. The project becoming that much closer to being a reality is our No. 7 story of the year.