Florida A&M welcomed into SWAC

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Florida A&M University (FAMU) was welcomed into the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during football media day at the Birmingham-Sheraton Hotel this week.  The Rattlers, who will kick off SWAC play during Labor Day weekend at the Orange Blossom Classic against Jackson State, were picked to finish second in the preseason poll.  “It’s always mixed feelings when it comes to preseason rankings. Nobody’s played a game yet. This shows people have respect for what we’ve done in the past,” FAMU head football coach Willie Simmons said.  …

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FAMU’s Bragg Memorial Renovations ahead of schedule

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Florida A&M University (FAMU) football fans will not have to wait much longer to see the new renovations at Bragg Memorial Stadium.  Phase 1 of the renovations is ahead of schedule as the team will open fall camp on August 5.   Ram Construction and Development was awarded the contract after the University received $10 million from the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency board. Phase 1 began in February with the east side of the stadium being renovated. Phase 2, which is slated to begin in late November after…

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Florida A&M 220 Quarterback Club donates three big-screen televisions to Galimore-Powell Field House

From Florida A&M Sports Information: FAMU 220 Quarterback Club Donates Three Large-Screen TVs to Galimore-Powell Field House  Members of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) 220 Quarterback Club gathered for the first time in more than a year on Wednesday morning at the Galimore-Powell Field House to donate three large-screen televisions to the athletic program.  President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., head football coach Willie Simmons, Director of Sports Performance Cole Forney, and 220 Quarterback Club President Eddie Jackson provided remarks at the large gathering in the foyer of the field house.  “We really appreciate…

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FAMU Boosters held virtual fundraisers

From Florida A&M Sports Information: The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattler Boosters held a virtual spring fundraiser on Saturday, May 22 to help the athletic department.  The two-hour event, which was the second held virtually by the Rattler Boosters, was streamed live on Facebook and YouTube and provided updates on the athletic programs, along with the “Marching 100.”  FAMU Rattler Booster Club President Selvin Cobb said the event reflects the excitement of the Rattler community as the organization and its members look toward the coming fall season.  “We’ve gotten a…

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SWAC Championship Game Relocated

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has announced that the upcoming 2021 Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar initially scheduled to be played on the campus of the highest ranked team at the conclusion of regular season play has been relocated.  The title game is now slated to be held at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium located in Jackson, Miss. “We’ve made the decision to relocate the upcoming SWAC Championship game to a neutral site location due to the COVID-19 related game cancellations…

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Alabama A&M handily takes care of Alabama State 38-14 in Magic City Classic

14 Alabama State 3-3, 3-2 SWAC 38  Alabama A&M 4-0, 3-0 SWAC Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F ALST 7 7 0 0 14 AAMU 7 10 14 7 38 From AAMU sports: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the first time in nearly a decade, No. 25 Alabama A&M (4-0, 3-0 SWAC) football is the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) East Division Champion and has earned a berth in the league title game with a 38-14 rout of rival Alabama State (3-3, 3-2 SWAC) in the 79th Annual Magic City Classic on Saturday, April 1 The…

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UAPB claims SWAC West with 36-31 win over Prairie View

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: PINE BLUFF, Ark.- The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff football team won the Spring 2021 SWAC Western Division Championship with a 36-31 win over Prairie View A&M Saturday at Simmons Bank Field. The Golden Lions continued to turn back the clock in winning the division championship for the first time since 2012.  The Golden Lions will play in the Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship Game presented by Pepsi Zero on Saturday May 1 against either Alabama A&M at 2 p.m. at a location TBD. Quarterback Skyler Perry (16-33,…

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Alabama A&M takes 79th Magic City Classic 38-14

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: MONTGOMERY, Ala.- In the first ever spring Magic City Classic, Alabama A&M defeated Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) opponent and in-state rival Alabama State 38-14 at Legion Field Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Division and a trip to the SWAC Championship game.  Alabama State got on the board early as running back Jacory Merritt punched in a one-yard touchdown to cap an 11 play, 95-yard drive with just over eight minutes to play in the first quarter, before a response by the Bulldogs to tie the…

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SWAC Football Weekly Honors

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Alabama A&M’s Aqeel Glass,  Alabama State’s Irshaad Davis, Alabama A&M’s Troy Lendvay and Alabama State’s Ryan Nettles it’s SWAC Football Players of the Week for their outstanding performances during conference play this past week the league announced on Monday. Offensive- Glass (St. Louis, Mo.) went 27-of-40 with no interceptions and set career-highs with 440 yards passing and six touchdowns while adding a seventh on the ground to lead the Alabama A&M Bulldogs offensive attack this past weekend. Under his…

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Alabama State cleans up Mississippi Valley State 42-17

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: MONTGOMERY, Ala.- After a sluggish first half, Alabama State pulled away in the second half to pull away from Mississippi Valley State 42-17 at ASU Stadium in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) action Saturday afternoon. Alabama State (3-2, 3-1 SWAC) found themselves trailing 3-0 early before forcing a turnover with just over six minutes remaining in the opening quarter. Eric Felts and Irshaad Davis combined to return the fumble inside the 10-yard line before Myles Crawley scored his first career touchdown on a three-yard run with 5:46…

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