Florida A&M makes 2021 FCS Playoffs, will take on Southeastern Louisiana in first round

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Florida A&M football celebrated after winning the Florida Classic and continued to celebrate today after being announced one of the 24 teams in the 2021 FCS Playoffs as they look to win their second National Championship (1978). The Rattlers will travel to Hammond, Louisiana, to play the Southeastern Louisiana Lions for the first time in school history.  The game is scheduled for this Saturday, November 27, at 6:00 p.m. CST on ESPN+. The winner will travel to face third-seeded James Madison at 1:00 p.m. CST on Saturday,…

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Grambling falls at FAMU, 26-3

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: GSU falls behind early and falls at FAMU  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. |The Grambling State University football team fell behind early and could not recover as Florida A&M celebrated Homecoming and Senior Day with a 26-3 victory over the Tigers in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) on Saturday at Bragg Memorial Stadium Florida A&M (6-2 overall, 4-1 SWAC) got the ball to opening the game and marched 82 yards in 10 plays as Rasean McKay found a streaking Jah’Marae Sheread for 15 yards for the score…

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Grambling looks for big road win against Florida A&M

From Grambling State University Sports Communications: Grambling State Seeks Road Win Against FAMU  GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University football team will look to string together back-to-back wins as the Tigers visit Florida A&M in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game. Kickoff against the Rattlers is set for 3 p.m. (central)from Bragg Memorial Stadium.  Grambling State (3-4 overall, 2-2 SWAC) enters the contest off a bye week and last played on Oct. 16. The Tigers got a pair of defensive touchdowns in pulling away from Texas Southern to celebrate a 34-20…

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October 16, 2021 SWAC Football Recap

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: SWAC Football Scores and Recaps   Team Standings Saturday, October 16 Prairie View A&M 35, Bethune-Cookman 29– Box Score I Recap Florida A&M 35, Alabama A&M 31–  Box Score I Recap Grambling State 34, Texas Southern 20– Box Score I Recap Southern 34, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7– Box Score I Recap Jackson State 28, Alabama State 7– Box Score I Recap Alcorn State 24, Mississippi Valley State 12– Box Score I Recap About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU…

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Florida A&M falls to South Florida 38-17

From Florida A&M Sports: 17 FAMU 38 USF Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F FAM 3 0 7 7 17 USF 10 14 7 7 38 TAMPA, Fla. | Florida A&M football traveled down to Tampa, Florida for their only game versus an FBS opponent, the South Florida Bulls. The Rattlers were unable to capture their first win versus the Bulls as they fell 38-17. “I thought these guys played with a lot of heart and a lot of fight,” said head coach Willie Simmons. “I thought we did some really good things…

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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 officially joins SWAC

From Florida A&M Sports Information: FAMU Officially Becomes a Member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference  Florida A&M University (FAMU) athletics has officially entered a new era.  The University held a historic press conference on Thursday morning at the Al Lawson Multipurpose Center as FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Commissioner Charles McClelland, Ph.D., and Vice President/Director of Athletics Kortne Gosha gave remarks as Florida A&M left its membership with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) after more than four decades.  “I want to acknowledge all those great institutions and friends…

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Sixteen former FAMU tennis players named to MEAC all-time teams

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Sixteen former Florida A&M University (FAMU) men’s and women’s tennis student-athletes were recently named to the all-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) 50th anniversary tennis teams.  Rochelle “Nikki” Houston, Rachel Harden, Donna Millington, Asia Muhammed and Rachel Pye were named to the women’s team.  Houston, who is the director of Tennis of the Rattler program, said it was truly special to be recognized as one of the best in conference history.  “I am truly honored to be on this list,” said Houston, who was a two-time…

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FAMU graduate student Calvin Sykes selected as ESPN the Undefeated Rhoden Fellows Scholar Initiative

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Florida A&M University (FAMU) sports management graduate student Calvin Sykes has been selected as one of six recipients of the ESPN the Undefeated Rhoden Fellows Scholar Initiative.  The fifth class will feature five different Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  Sykes is the second FAMU student in two years to be selected for the program.   “This dream really started in high school when I began working as an intern for CBS when I did South Florida High School sports,” said Sykes. “This is about all the…

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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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