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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NSU’s Ricky Thomas Jr. named to National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society

From Matt Michalec, Asst. AD/Communications, via nsuspartans.com NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University graduate student football player Ricky Thomas Jr. was selected this week to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society. To be selected, players must maintain a 3.2 GPA throughout their collegiate career, be a significant contributor on the field and must have used their final year of eligibility in the 2019 season. Thomas was one of 1,454 players from 366 schools nationwide to be recognized. Thomas played in 10 games as a redshirt senior this past fall, his second season…

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FAMU’s Elijah Richardson named to 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

From Florida A&M Sports Information: IRVING, Texas | Florida A&M University senior linebacker Elijah Richardson was named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) 2020 Hampshire Honor Society on Wednesday. The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. An impressive 1,432 players from 364 schools qualified for membership in the Society’s 14th year. Richardson, a 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy Award Semifinalist, missed three games due to…

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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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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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