FAMU takes care of Southern, 30-16

Courtesy of Germanie Bozeman, FAMU Athletics 16 SOU 30  FAM Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F SOU 3 6 7 0 16 FAM 7 10 10 3 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Rattlers return to Bragg to defeat the Southern Jaguars 30-16 extending their home game winning streak to 15.  “Our work is not done. We still have a lot of football left to play. We will celebrate this one as always and get right back to work tomorrow to continue our push towards the playoffs,” said head coach Willie Simmons.  With a blistering start…

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Florida A&M beats up Mississippi Valley, 34-7

Courtesy of Germaine Bozeman , Florida A&M Athletics 7 MVSU 34 FAMU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F MVS 7 0 0 0 7 FAM 7 7 10 10 34 Rattlers return to Bragg for more as they continue their home game winning streak to 13 by defeating the Mississippi Valley Delta Devils 34-7. “Defense played extremely well, special teams did some really good things,” said head coach Willie Simmons. “Offensively, we struggled, didn’t take advantage of a lot of situations. I really challenged the guys at halftime to be the offense…

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Jackson State opens up a can on FAMU in OBC, 59-3

Pitting blluebloods Jackson State and FAMU agssinst one another he Orange Blossom Classic was supposed to be the crown jwewl od Week 1 of HBCU football. Takinginto amount the 7-6 defensive slugfest won black Jackson State in last year’s contest, combined with the fact two teams separated themselves as the creme de la creme of the SWAC as the season went along ( JSU advancing to the Celebration Bowl and FAMU making the playoffs), the anticipation for this matchup had been building since the schedule rebased earlier this summer. Then…

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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 football to hold open practice

From Florida A&M Communications : The Florida A&M University (FAMU) football program will hold an open practice on Saturday, April 3 at Bragg Memorial Stadium. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m.  Fans will be allowed to attend the event, but seating is limited due to construction on the East Side of the stadium and will need to continue practicing social distancing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The open practice will also be streamed live YouTube by searching Rattlers Boosters 2021 or by clicking the following link: https://bit.ly/31ACPm8 

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Four former Florida A&M players, one ex-coach among Black College Football HOF Finalists

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Four Former FAMU players and One Ex-Coach Among Black College Football Hall of Fame Finalists  Four former Florida A&M University (FAMU) football players and one former coach were among the 25 finalists named for the 2021 Black College Football Hall of Fame.  Punter Greg Coleman (1972-75), offensive lineman Henry Lawrence (1970-73), offensive lineman, Tyrone McGriff (1976-79) and offensive lineman Nate Newton (1979-82) were among the 22 players selected as finalists. Rudy Hubbard, who guided the Rattlers to its only NCAA Division I-AA (now FCS) national…

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FAMU moves up to no.16 in FCS rankings, stays at no.1 in BOXTOROW poll

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team, once again, continued its rise in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls on Monday. The Rattlers, fresh off a 52-30 win over Delaware State on Saturday, picked up two spots to No. 15 in the FCS Coaches Poll and share the position with fellow Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) foe North Carolina A&T State. FAMU, winners of eight straight, is also up one spot in the STATS FCS Top 25 to No. 16. For the third week in…

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