Florida A&M moves up in multiple FCS polls

From Florida A&M Sports Information : TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team, once again, continued to inch closer to the top 10 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls on Monday. Despite having a bye week, the Rattlers jumped four spots in the STATS FCS Top 25 to land at No.12. In the FCS Coaches Poll, FAMU moved up one spot to No. 14.  The Rattlers are one of two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) schools in the FCS Top 25 polls. North Carolina A&T State dropped to 25th in…

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Jacksonville State edges Florida A&M 72-67

From FAMUAthletics: JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 9) – The FAMU Women’s Basketball team lost a heartbreaking 70-66 decision to Jacksonville State at the Pete Matthews Colisieum Saturday afternoon. FAMU (0-2) rode an 18-10 second quarter scoring flurry to take a 33-32 halftime lead, led by six points from Keziah Dilworth and four points from Alaina Rice. In the third period, the tide changed a bit as the Gamecocks (1-1) grabbed the lead for good, with a 22-12 scoring jag, vaulting in front, 54-45 with 10 minutes left. The Rattlers battled back…

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FAMU falls 65-52 in Outriggers Resort Rainbow Classic

From Florida A&M Sports Information : HONOLULU, Hawai’i | Kameron Reaves and Rod Melton, Jr. each recorded 11 points as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team started slow, but finished strong in a 65-52 loss to Hawai’i  to open play in the 55th Annual Outriggers Resorts Rainbow Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center early Saturday morning. Florida A&M (0-2) could not get much going offensively in the first half as Hawai’i took advantage and led 32-12 at the half. The Rattlers finished strong down the stretch and will look to carry that…

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FAMU’s Ryan Staley named to Walter Payton Award watch list

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University redshirt senior quarterback Ryan Stanley was named to the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award Watch List on Monday. Stanley, who was named to the College Football Performance Award (CFPA) Midseason FCS Watch List on Monday, has set numerous records this season. The Pembroke Pines, Fla. native owns four career school passing records and surpassed Quinn Gray in those categories, which include passing completions (675), passing attempts (1,117), passing yards (8,252) and touchdowns (60). In addition, he owns the Mid-Eastern Athletic…

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Second half powers USC to 77-48 win over Florida A&M

From Florida A&M Sports Information: LOS ANGELES | The Florida A&M University men’s basketball team trailed by one at the end of the first half, but could not slow down USC in a 77-48 loss to the Trojans to open the season on Tuesday night at the Galen Center. The Rattlers (0-1) trailed, 24-23, at the break, but the Trojans (1-0) outscored FAMU in the second half, 53-25. DJ Jones paced Florida A&M with 12 points, four rebounds and two steals. Bryce Moragne chipped in 11 points, four rebounds and two assists, while…

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Florida A&M defeats Delaware State 52-30

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Ryan Stanley set two records and Xavier Smith entered the single-game record books as the 17th-ranked Florida A&M University football team rolled to their eighth straight victory with a 52-30 win over Delaware State on Saturday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) at Bragg Memorial Stadium. Stanley, who made the return to starting quarterback after a week off, tossed his record-breaking 58th career touchdown pass in the first quarter to Smith, surpassing Quinn Gray’s mark of 57. The redshirt senior completed the night…

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No. 17 Florida A&M takes on Delaware State on Saturday

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team, ranked No. 17 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls, seeks its eighth straight win on Saturday afternoon as the Rattlers play host to Delaware State. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. from Bragg Memorial Stadium. The game will be broadcasted and streamed live on ESPN3 as the crew of Keith Miles (play-by-play) and Albert Chester (color analyst), along with Corey Staples (sideline) will call all the action. The same broadcast crew will have the action live on WHBX – 96.1 FM…

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FAMU hits the road to take on Morgan State

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team will look to extend its six-game winning streak on Saturday afternoonagainst Morgan State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. from Hughes Stadium in Baltimore, Md. The game will be broadcasted and streamed live on ESPN3 as the crew of Phil Shoener (play-by-play) and Emory Hunt (color) will call all the action. The broadcast crew of Keith Miles (play-by-play) and Albert Chester (color analyst) will call the game live on WHBX – 96.1 FM (JAMZ).…

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FAMU football visits Lakeland Elementary-Middle School

From Florida A&M Sports Information: BALTIMORE, Md. | Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I Wonder What You Are … The Florida A&M University football team continued its tour of community service events during road contests and the latest venture took members of the team to Lakeland Elementary-Middle School, an inter-city school located near downtown Baltimore, on Friday afternoon. “We enjoy these opportunities as we want our student-athletes to continue to give back,” Florida A&M head coach Willie Simmons said. “We’ve been fortunate to visit a few places this year and be able…

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Florida A&M ranked for first time in a decade

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | For the first time in 10 years, the Florida A&M University football team finds itself back in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls on Monday. The Rattlers, who are coming off an emotional 34-31 overtime win over previously ranked No. 10 North Carolina A&T State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Sunday afternoon at Bragg Memorial Stadium, finished the 2009 season ranked No. 23 in the STATS FCS Top 25. On Monday, Florida A&M entered the STATS FCS Top 25 ranked No. 20…

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