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FAU Football to Celebrate End of Spring with Final Scrimmage, Bonfire

Pep Rally to Take Place at Future Site of Campus Stadium

BOCA RATON, FL (April 15, 2008) - The Florida Atlantic University football team will play its final scrimmage of the Spring season on Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m., followed by the “Reach Higher, Ring of Fire” pep rally and bonfire at 7:30 p.m. The scrimmage will take place at Tom Oxley Center practice football fields, 777 Glades Road, FAU Boca Raton campus.   The pep rally and bonfire then will take place at the future site of the FAU football stadium, on the corner of Lee Street and Palm Beach Avenue.

“This event will provide closure to the celebration of 2007 and ignite the flames for the 2008 squad,” said Howard Schnellenberger, FAU’s head football coach. “We are leaving the 2007 championship season and beginning 2008 with the knowledge that like the fire, we need to reach higher if we want to continue our aspirations to be the nation’s best.”

Aside from the 2008 football season, the pep rally and bonfire also will celebrate the future on-campus football stadium planned to open in Fall 2010.  The FAU cheerleaders, dance team and Owsley the Mascot also will be in attendance. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 1-866-FAU-Owls.

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