This will be the final post on this blog, as the Sun Sentinel's FAU blog is migrating to our official web platform.
You can find Hoot-N-Holler, the Sun Sentinel's new FAU blog at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/fau-owls/fau-blog/.
The new blog will have facebook-enabled commenting, no captcha (!) and far more ways for me to get you new content. If you have any problems, or recommendations, don't hesitate to let me know. I'm @dkurtenbach on twitter and always available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sorry for the lack of content lately, I've been cleaning up an investigation I did last year and it's been eating into my blog time. I promise I didn't forget about you.
You'll read in tomorrow's paper all about that. You'll also find in tomorrow's Sun Sentinel that there's no new word on Melvin German or Duron Carter. I don't expect word to come down for a while, either. From what I have been told by sources, it doesn't look good for German, and Pelini isn't going to relay bad information to me. So here we are.
That's the chance the Owls have of winning the Sun Belt conference, according to the sportsbook 5Dimes.
If you're so inclined (and have absolutely zero financial or business connection to the FAU athletic program) those odds would offer the second-largest return in the Sun Belt Conference. Only South Alabama has longer odds, at 80-1.
There are six teams with less than 10-1 odds to win the Sun Belt, making it one of, if not the singular most wide-open conferences in the nation.
DIETER KURTENBACH a Chicago native and 2010 Missouri School of Journalism graduate, has covered Missouri Tigers athletics for KCOU radio and the Columbia Missourian, Major League Soccer for Comcast SportsNet-Chicago, and lunch orders for ESPN Radio-Chicago. Kurtenbach was part of the Missourian team that earned first place in "Breaking News" at the 2010 Associated Press Sports Editors awards, but his real passion is his constant quest to find the world’s best sandwich – if you have a tip, don’t hesitate to send it his way.