Seven FAMU players named to Phil Steele MEAC Preseason Team

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University football placed seven student-athletes on Phil Steele’s 2020 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Preseason teams on Friday.  Xavier Smith (wide receiver/AP), Keenan Forbes (offensive lineman), Markquese Bell (defensive back), Chris Faddoul (punter) and Christian Mastramico (long snapper) were tabbed to the first team, while Derrick Mayweather (linebacker) and David Manigo (wide receiver) earned second and third honors, respectively.   Smith, who was selected to the College Football America Yearbook’s FCS Preseason Starting Lineup, College Sports Journal Preseason FCS All-American Team and Hero…

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Pillow Names Nayreau and Powell as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coaches

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University new head women’s basketball coach Shalon Pillow announced on Wednesday the appointments of Jaye Nayreau and Jalen Powell as FAMU assistant women’s basketball coaches. “Jaye is a veteran coach with experience on all levels. He has a great basketball mind and is a proven recruiter,” Pillow said. “Jalen is an up-and-coming coach who has a deep passion for the game and thrives in skill development,” Nayreau comes to FAMU after spending the past season as the assistant coach of the Trinity Valley Community College…

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Florida A&M heading to SWAC

This was initially reported by HBCUGameday but the MEAC will suffer another major loss. The conference is losing North Carolina A&T to the Big South and now FAMU is moving to the SWAC. From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees (BOT) has approved the University’s move to join the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), beginning with the 2021-22 academic year. The move was approved by SWAC member schools 10-0 Thursday afternoon.  “While we have had a long-standing relationship competing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference,…

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Florida A&M to introduce Shalon Pillow as new Women’s Ball Coach

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will hold a virtual press conference Tuesday afternoon to formally introduce Shalon Pillow as the new head women’s basketball coach. Pillow, who was named the program’s head coach on Thursday, will meet formally with the media via Zoom Tuesday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. (EST). Fans and alumni will be able to watch the press conference live on Facebook. For media availability, interviews, or other questions, please contact the office of Athletic Communications at 850-599-3849 orbrian.howard2@famu.edu #Follow The Rattlers For…

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Florida A&M Basketball signs Johnny Brown

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University head men’s basketball coach Robert McCullum announced the signing of Johnny Brown on Tuesday. Brown, who played one season at Florida State College in Jacksonville, Fla., graduated from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla. He will enter FAMU as a sophomore and with three years of eligibility remaining. Last season at Florida State College, Brown averaged 12.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and made 54 3-pointers. He shot 47.4 percent from the floor, 43.5 percent from behind the three-point line and…

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Florida A&M announces search for new women’s basketball coach

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M UniversityAthletics will begin a search for a new women’s basketball head coach, as Kevin Lynum will not return, as announced by FAMU Vice President & Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha. “We thank Kevin and his staff for their hard work and wish them well in all of their future endeavors.” FAMU Athletics will begin a search immediately. #Follow The Rattlers For complete coverage of Florida A&M athletics, please follow the Rattlers on social media at @FAMUAthletics (Twitter), /FAMUAth (Facebook), @famuathletics (Instagram) or visit…

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MEAC calls off athletic competitions

In the fallout of the coronavirus outbreaks, the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference has also decided to suspend all athletic competition for the time being. Below is a release from the MEAC: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced the suspension of the remainder of its Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament, which is being held at the Norfolk Scope Arena. Additionally, all spring sports competitions are being suspended through the end of the Spring 2020 semester and next week’s Women’s Bowling Championship will also be suspended. According to Dr. Wayne Frederick,…

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SCSU comes up short against FAMU 62-56

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Four players scored in double figures as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team held off a late charge by South Carolina State in a 61-56 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) victory on Monday night at the Al Lawson Center. FAMU (12-14 overall, 10-5 MEAC), which completed its first undefeated season at home since 1988-89, led 28-22 at the half, but surrendered the lead early in the second half before grabbing the lead for good. South Carolina State nearly rallied from a nine-point deficit late, but…

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FAMU women’s hoops falls to Delaware State 61-53

From Florida A&M Sports Information : DOVER, Del. | The Florida A&M University women’s basketball team pushed Delaware State to the limit Saturday afternoon, but eventually fell to the Hornets, 61-53, in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play at Memorial Hall Gym. Saturday’s setback was the seventh straight loss for Florida A&M (4-19, 2-10 MEAC), while Delaware State improved to 11-12 overall and 7-3 in the MEAC. THE LEADING LADIES Shalaunda Burney-Robinson turned in her seventh double-double of the season, pulling down a career high 21 rebounds to go with her game-high 26…

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Howard women’s hoops beats down Florida A&M 82-56

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Jasmine Ballew poured in a game-high 17 points, while Shalaunda Burney-Robinson grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Florida A&M University women’s basketball dropped a home tilt to Howard, 82-56, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoonat the Al Lawson Center. Florida A&M (4-17 overall, 2-8 MEAC) trailed, 10-8, after the first period and were outscored, 21-11 in the second quarter as Howard took a 31-19 advantage into the break. The Bison (14-9, 6-4) pushed the advantage…

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