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ESPN 760 Welcomes in the Carl Pelini Era With Expanded Coverage of the Owls

Aug 30, 2012 -- 9:50am

From ESPN 760 Staff

The new era of Florida Atlantic University athletics is here.  And ESPN 760 is boosting its Owls coverage to the next level.

ESPN 760 (WEFL-AM), the “flagship station for FAU Athletics”, is proud to ring in Carl Pelini and Pat Chun’s arrival with expanded pre-game radio coverage before every FAU football broadcast, plus an FAU webpage dedicated to all things Florida Atlantic athletics. Both the expanded pre-game show, and FAU webpage compliment ESPN 760  teaming up with Florida Atlantic University and marketing partner Nelligan Sports Marketing to once again broadcast all FAU football and men’s basketball games on ESPN 760, and on the web at ESPN760.com.

The FAU Pre-Game Show now initiates one hour before every Owls broadcast on ESPN 760. Alex Petakas returns as the studio host, and is joined by fellow FAU alum Brian Rowitz. The FAU Pre-Game Show features analysis, insight, interviews, fan interaction, and all of the very latest on the Owls and their opponents leading up to kickoff. For all home games, Petakas and Rowitz will broadcast live from the southwest entrance of FAU Stadium. Owls fans can also follow all of their favorite Florida Atlantic players, coaches, and teams on ESPN 760’s new dedicated FAU webpage (www.espn760.com\fauowls). The webpage features exclusive blogs, video, and audio content from the ESPN 760 FAU team, including the “Voice of the Owls”, Ken LaVicka.

LaVicka and Jason Pugh return as the broadcast team for all Owls football games. LaVicka has been the “Voice of the Owls” since 2010, and serves in a variety of roles for ESPN 760, including as a Dolphins/High School reporter, update anchor, and the host of the Sunday Sports Page (Sun 11 AM – 1 PM). Pugh is an FAU Hall of Famer, and a former defensive lineman with the Owls. He also hosts weeknights (6-8 PM) on ESPN 760, and is ESPN 760’s weeknight sports anchor on WPTV NewsChannel 5 and WFLX Fox 29. Pugh has served as the Owls color analyst since 2010.

“We are excited to begin another football season and thrilled to be a part of the new era under the leadership of new Athletic Director [Pat] Chun, and Head Coach [Carl] Pelini,” says ESPN 760 General Manager Steve Politziner. “Fans can enjoy our further expanded coverage with an extended pregame show and additional content at ESPN760.com.”

And speaking of the coach, Florida Atlantic and ESPN 760’s weekly call-in football coaches show, The FAU Sportspage with Carl Pelini has a new day and a new location. Beginning September 4, The FAU Sportspage airsevery Tuesday at 6 PM, live from Duffy’s Sports Grill in Deerfield Beach. Coach Pelini joins Ken LaVicka on site to break down the latest Owls news, as well as look ahead to the team’s next opponent, plus take calls and interact with fans on site. 

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