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FAU naming field for Schnellenberger

Updated: August 20, 2014, 3:00 PM ET
Associated Press

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Howard Schnellenberger fought to get Florida Atlantic a football stadium.

And as a tribute, that stadium's field will soon bear his name.

The university announced Wednesday that the field at FAU Stadium is being renamed Howard Schnellenberger Field. University trustees approved the move, and the school plans a ceremony before the Owls' home opener against Tulsa on Sept. 13.

"I am humbled beyond belief that the University would bestow this great honor on ...

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