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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Florida A&M set your take on Delaware State

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University men’s basketball team will put its three-game winning streak on the line this weekend as the Rattlers visit Delaware State and Maryland Eastern Shore in a pair of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games. Florida A&M opens the two-game road swing on Saturday at Delaware State. Tip-off against the Hornets is set for 2 p.m. from Memorial Hall Gymnasium. The Rattlers conclude the trip on Monday with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off against Maryland Eastern Shore at Hytche Arena. Florida A&M (9-13 overall, 7-4 MEAC) is…

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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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Florida A&M defeats Howard 82-78

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Evins Desir matched his career high with 18 points as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball overcame a sluggish performance to force overtime and defeat Howard, 82-78, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday at the Al Lawson Center. Florida A&M (8-13 overall, 6-4 MEAC), which matched its longest win streak of the season and will remained perfect at home, trailed 34-30 at the half and by as many as six points early in the second half. The Rattlers forced overtime…

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FAMU signs 16 on National Signing Day

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla.| Florida A&M University head football coach announced 16 student-athletes signed national letters of intent on Wednesday to continue their athletic careers at FAMU, including three mid-year transfers and one junior college transfer. “Signing Day is one of the most exciting times of the year, as you get to see who the new additions to the team will be,” Simmons said. “We’ve put in a lot of work over the last couple of months, identifying prospective student-athletes, hosting them on official visits and really showing…

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Florida A&M hangs on to beat Howard 87-83

From Florida A&M Sports Information: WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rod Melton, Jr. tied a career-high 27 points, including going 10-of-13 from the free-throw line, as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team held off Howard, 87-83, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Burr Gymnasium.  Florida A&M (6-12 overall, 4-3 MEAC), which matched its season-long win streak with the victory over Howard, led by as many as 18 and watched it disappear in the second half. The Rattlers led 45-27 late in the first half, but the Bison (2-19, 0-6)…

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FAMU women’s hoops goes down to Howard 72-58

From Florida A&M Sports Information: WASHINGTON, D.C. | Alaina Rice scored a team-high 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Florida A&M University women’s basketball team fell on the road to Howard, 72-58, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Burr Gymnasium. Rice finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals as she was 4-for-8 from behind the 3-point line. Kailya Jackson added nine points and four rebounds, while Corey Staples registered seven points, four boards, two steals and one assist. Kayla Massop led the…

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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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MEAC Basketball Players of the Week

from meacsports.com: NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 21, 2020 —Senior forward Jibri Blount of North Carolina Central University and sophomore center Brendan Medley-Bacon of Coppin State University have been selected as this week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Co-Players of the Week, it was announced today.  Medley-Bacon also reaps the league’s Defensive Player of the Week award and freshman guard/forward Tyrese Jenkins of Norfolk State University captures the Rookie of the Week award. Jibri Blount (F, 6-7, r-Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) averaged 20.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists as the Eagles defeated Bethune-Cookman on Saturday before falling to Florida A&M on Monday. …

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Bethune-Cookman pays tribute to the life of champion track athlete Summer Brown

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletic Communications  Summer Brown, whose battle with cancer was as inspiring as her accomplishments with the Bethune-Cookman University track & field program, passed away Friday, Jan. 11 at the age of 25. The 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) indoor pentathlon and outdoor long champion had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma cancer last December and had used social media as an outlet to both inform and motivate. “To God Be the Glory for the Life of Summer Brown,” B-CU Vice President Of Intercollegiate Athletics Lynn W. Thompson…

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