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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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 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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Six in double figures leads FAMU over Edward Waters 90-74

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University men’s basketball team overcame a slow start as six Rattler players posted double figures in scoring in a 90-74 exhibition victory over Edward Waters College on Wednesday night at the Al Lawson Center. Rod Melton, Jr. registered a team-high 18 points, along with eight rebounds and two assists to pace the Rattlers. MJ Randolph chipped in 17 points, four boards, three assists and two steals. Evins Desir and DJ Jones each had a big night with double-doubles. Jones recorded a game-high…

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FAMU’s Stanley and Young garner MEAC weekly honors

From FAMU Sports Information: NORFOLK, Va. | Florida A&M University quarterback Ryan Stanley and tight end Kamari Young picked up Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) weekly honors, the conference announced on Monday. Stanley, who broke Quinn Gray’s career passing mark against South Carolina State on Saturday, was tabbed the Co-Offensive Player of the Week, while Young, who caught the game-winning touchdown against the Bulldogs, earned Rookie of the Week honors. Stanley broke the school’s mark for career passing yards in the Rattlers’ 42-38 win over South Carolina State in the first quarter. He…

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Late score lifts FAMU over S.C. State 42-38

From Florida A&M Sports Information: ORANGEBURG, S.C. | Ryan Stanley set another record and threw for a career-high 427 yards, including a 19-yard strike to Kamari Young with 1:08 left as the Florida A&M University football team snapped a 14-game losing streak with a 42-38 victory over South Carolina State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) on Saturday afternoon at Oliver C. Dawson Bulldog Stadium. The Rattlers (5-1 overall, 3-0 MEAC), who are off to the best start since the 2000 season, last defeated South Carolina State in 2011, but due to NCAA sanctions, that…

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FAMU’s Elijah Richardson named Campbell Trophy Semifinalist

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Richardson Named William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist IRVING, Texas | Florida A&M University senior linebacker Elijah Richardson was among 185 recipients named on Wednesday as National Football Foundation (NFF) William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalists. The William V. Campbell Trophy Award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. Fidelity Investments is a proud partner of the Campbell Trophy®. The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Oct. 30, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 2019 NFF National Scholar-Athlete…

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FAMU kicked around by UCF in season opener

From famuathletics : ORLANDO, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team could not slow down the high-powered offense of 17th-ranked Central Florida as the Knights cruised to a 62-0 victory in the 2019 season opener on Thursday night at Spectrum Stadium. The Rattlers (0-1) elected to receive off the opening kickoff, but Florida A&M went three-and-out and were forced to punt the football. Central Florida (1-0) immediately went to work on its opening drive. The Knights went 80 yards, in just five plays, and used 1:04 off the clock as Brandon Wimbush…

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Florida A&M Men’s Basketball announces 2019-20 schedule

Courtesy FAMU athletics: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University head men’s basketball coach Robert McCullum announced the upcoming 2019-20 schedule, which features two Pac 12 opponents and a team that reached the Sweet 16. Florida A&M will play all 11 non-conference games on the road and will open the 2019-20 season on Nov. 5 against Pac 12 member Southern Cal (USC) in Los Angeles, Calif. The Rattlers leave Los Angeles for Honolulu, Hawai’I as Florida A&M will compete in the Rainbow Classic from Nov. 8-10. FAMU opens Rainbow Classic play against…

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FAMU to face penalties for NCAA infractions

From famuathletics.com : Today, the NCAA released its public infractions report detailing specific infractions by Florida A&M University Athletics and associated penalties: • From 2010-2011 through 2016-2017, a series oferrors resulted in the participation of student-athletes who were not eligible to compete in several sports. However, these ineligibility infractions did not involve unethical behavior but were primarily the result of administrative issues.  •Based upon the findings, FAMU has self-imposed penalties including post-season bans for the 2019-2020 academic year, recruiting and scholarship reductions and the vacation of records of any seasons…

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