FAMU announces Ron Reeves as Associate AD for Revenue Generation

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s new VP/Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced on Friday the appointment of Ron Reeves, as the next Associate AD for Revenue Generation of FAMU Athletics. Reeves comes to Tallahassee after serving as Southern Illinois University – Carbondale’s Assistant Athletic Director for Development. “We are excited to Welcome Ron to our family and the Highest of Seven Hills,” Gosha said. “As we realign our staff, our strategic plan focuses on external affairs and revenue generation operations. Ron’s external and development experience…

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Norfolk State releases 2020 football schedule

From Norfolk State Athletics: 2020 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State head football coach Latrell Scott announced the Spartans’ 2020 schedule Monday, an 11-game slate which includes five home dates and a fan-friendly set of non-conference games. NSU opens the year with the 54th meeting against Virginia State in the popular Labor Day Classic on Saturday, Sept. 5. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. at William “Dick” Price Stadium. That will be the lone NSU home game in the month of September, as the Spartans play four straight road games following their…

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South Fulton, Georgia proclaims “Christion Abercrombie Day” In honour of injured TSU footballer

From the TSU News Service: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – The City of South Fulton, Georgia, has declared December 19 ‘Christion Abercrombie Day,’ in honor of injured Tennessee State University football player Christion Abercrombie. City Mayor William “Bill” Edwards recently made the proclamation during a ceremony at Westlake High School, where the TSU linebacker graduated. Abercrombie, an Atlanta native, rose to national prominence last year after suffering a severe brain injury in TSU’s game against Vanderbilt on Sept. 29.  His remarkable recovery was described as a miracle.  In a statement at…

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North Carolina A&T tops Alcorn 64-44 to claim third straight Celebration Bowl

From meacsports.com: ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 21, 2019–Behind six touchdown passes from Kylil Carter and two touchdown runs from Jah-Maine Martin, North Carolina A&T State upended Alcorn State 64-44 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday to win the program’s third straight Celebration Bowl. The Aggies (9-3) have won four of the bowl game’s five installments. Their 64 points are the most in the short history of the Celebration Bowl, and their 20-point win also marked the largest margin of victory. Carter, a redshirt senior, tied the program record with his six touchdown…

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Florida A&M introduces Keith McCluney as deputy AD

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s new Vice President and Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced Friday the appointment of Arkansas Pine-Bluff’s Interim Atheltic Director, Keith McCluney, as the next Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief of Staff of FAMU Athletics. “We are thrilled to welcome Keith McCluney to our Florida A&M Athletics family,” Gosha said. Keith brings a wealth of athletics administration experiences and oversight for external operations. His diverse background will be a key asset to our stragetic plan to move FAMU athletics to…

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Florida A&M’s Faddoul and Smith named AFCA All-Americans

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football program wrapped up a busy week of national honors on Friday as Chris Faddoul and Xavier Smith were named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FCS All-American Second Team. Faddoul has been one of the most consistent punters over the past two years in NCAA Division I FCS. During his sophomore season, he led the country in punting and this season, the Wesley Chapel, Fla. native finished right behind Alex Pechin, of Bucknell, in the statistical category.…

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Florida A&M’s Stanley wins BOXTOROW Offensive POY

From Florida A&M Sports Informantion: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University redshirt senior quarterback Ryan Stanley continued to add to his postseason accolades on Monday as he was selected the BOXTOROW Offensive Player of the Year. Stanley led the Rattlers to a 9-2 overall record this season and the program’s first national ranking since 2009. The Pembroke Pines, Fla. native was the top passer in the MEAC, averaging over 256 yards per game. He has broken four program career records at Florida A&M, setting new marks for passing touchdowns, passing completions,…

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Celebration Bowl tickets go on sale Tuesday

From Alcorn State Athletics: LORMAN, Miss. – Alcorn State University announced that ticket sales for the 2019 Celebration Bowl will begin Tuesday at 12 p.m. The game will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is an electronic ticketing venue. All tickets will be emailed – there are no “hard” tickets printed. However, tickets can still be purchased at the Athletic Business Office and will be emailed. Phone orders are also accepted by calling 601-877-6818, 6822 and 6823. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday,…

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Sixteen will represent CIAA at FCS National Bowl

From theciaa.com: DAYTONA BEACH, FL –  The sixth annual FCS Bowl Collegiate All-Star Game is set to take place on Sunday, December 8th at Spec Martin Stadium in Daytona Beach, FL. A total of 16 seniors representing seven different schools across the Central Intecollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) have been invited to participate in this year’s game. Game time is set for 1:30 p.m. and will be streamed live exclusively on FloFootball.com.  Seven former CIAA players will play for the National Team, coached by Jim Collins. Those players include WR Jordan Cartwright…

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Southern wins Bayou Classic with 30-28 come-from-behind win

From swac.org: NEW ORLEANS, La.- The Southern Jaguars punched their ticket to the 2019 Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship Game with an impressive 30-28 comeback win over the Grambling State Tigers at the Bayou Classic.  Southern will now get set to face the Alcorn State Braves on Saturday, December 7 at 3 pm at Spinks-Casem Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU with the winner qualifying for the 2019 Celebration Bowl in Atlanta.  About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences…

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