Florida A&M defeats Bethune-Cookman 41-20 in Florida Classic

Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletics 41  FAM 20 BCU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F FAM 13 14 0 14 41 BCU 0 7 7 6 20 ORLANDO, Fla. | Five different players reached the end zone, led by two scores from Jaylen McCloud, as Florida A&M handily beat Bethune-Cookman 41-20 on Saturday afternoon inside Camping World Stadium. The Rattlers improved to 9-2 on the year and 7-1 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play, while the BCU fell to 2-9 and 2-6. Jeremy Moussa led Florida A&M’s passing attack with 195 yards through the air,…

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Check out these new images of the “FAMU” LeBron XX

Friday we reported on images of an, up until that point, never before seen pair of FAMU-specific LeBron XX that surfaced via the twitter account of Rattlers head coach, Willie Simmons in a since-deleted tweet. Shortly after that tweet was deleted , the FAMU Athletics Instagram account posted clear beauty shots of the aforementioned kicks. This latest set of images allows for a better look at the upper , which features a snake scale aesthetic. The same serpent-inspired pattern is seen on the Swooshes on the lateral and medial sides.The…

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FAMU Football head coach Willie Simmons shows off LeBron XX PEs

With the recent deals inked by Florida A7M and Howard, with Nike and Jordan Brand, respectively no longer will jaw-dropping PE’s be the exclusive domain of places such as Oregon and UNC. Since embarking on their six-year partnership with Nike in 2021, Florida A&M has already had its share of saliva-inducing exclusive footwear, with several editions of the LeBron XVIII, XIX and XX. Head football coach Willie Simmons took to twitter ( in a now-deleted tweet) to show off the latest iteration of FAMU-specific Lebrons. They sport a sail-colored upper…

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Florida keeps win streak going with 21-14 victory over Alabama State

Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletics 21  FAMU 14 ALST Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F FAMU 7 0 2 12 21 ALST 0 7 0 7 14 MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Florida A&M football showed their fight in Montgomery, defeating the Alabama State Hornets 21-14 despite three turnovers in the red zone. “The message to the guys after the game was if we can learn to keep that same fight that we showed tonight, then we’re going to be successful in life,” said Head Coach Willie Simmons. “That’s really what it’s all about. Every…

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Lady Rattlers go down to Gators in season opener

Courtesy of FAMU Athletics Team 1 2 3 4 F Florida A&M 18  12  18  7  55 Florida 25  16  18  24  83 GAINESVILLE, Fla. | The Rattlers battled closely with the Florida Gators for three quarters, but a struggling fourth quarter led to the Rattlers to fall in the season-opener 83-55. The Rattlers started hot with an early 8-0 run led by five points from Dylan Horton and held an 18-13 lead in the first before the Gators went on their own 12-0 run to end the quarter with a 25-18 lead. After…

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Florida A&M nearly doubled up by Oregon, 80-45

Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletics 45 Florida A&M 0-1,0-0 SWAC 80  Oregon 1-0,0-0 Pac-12 Team 1 2 F Florida A&M 25  20  45 Oregon 36  44  80 EUGENE, Or. | The Rattlers could not get their offense clicking in their 2022-23 season debut at Oregon, losing 80-45. The Rattlers managed to take the lead at the beginning of the game, 5-4, a minute and a half into the game, but a three-pointer from the Ducks put the Rattlers behind, and they were not able to regain the lead. The Rattlers fell down 16 with…

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FAMU gets clean NCAA Academic Performance Program Audit

Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletics: The NCAA has notified Florida A&M University of a clean audit of its Division 1 Academic Performance Program (APP).    In an October 20, 2022, letter to FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics Subcommittee on Data commended FAMU for its “diligence and cooperation during the APP Data Review Process.”  “This NCAA report indicates the quality of the people working to address the issues in Athletics,” Robinson said. “It shows that we are well on our way to turning things around…

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FAMU spanks UAPB 27-6 on homecoming

Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletics 6 APB 27  FAM Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F APB 0 0 0 6 6 FAM 0 17 7 3 27 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Dark Clouds Defense looks like they are in peak form after defeating the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions 27-6 in front of over 19,000 Rattlers. Dark Cloud Defense Dominates The Dark Cloud Defense dominated the Golden Lions from start to end, holding them to only 193 yards. Even more impressive, the Rattlers held the Golden Lions to only 20 rushing yards on 17…

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MEAC Title IX 50th Anniversary Spotlight: Dr. Darlene Moore, Florida A&M

Courtesy of the Mid_eastern Athletic Conference rom 2012-18, Florida A&M women’s cross country was the class of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), winning seven consecutive women’s team titles at the annual conference championship meet. Dr. Darlene Moore was the head coach in Tallahassee, Fla., during that time. The Rattlers’ run of seven straight championships are the longest such streak in MEAC women’s cross country history. Moore was named Outstanding Coach in each of those championships, and she also coached two MEAC individual champions during that span: Cynthia Chelego in 2015…

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FAMU gets by Grambling 20-16 in Willie Simmons’ 50th win

Courtesy of FAMU Athletics 20  FAMU 16 GRAM Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F FAMU 0 3 14 3 20 GRAM 0 10 0 6 16 | The Rattlers traveled to Grambling, Louisiana, and will leave winners, but they did not make it easy for themselves as they finished with 14 penalties for 171 yards in the 20-16 win. “Another close one; start calling us the cardiac kids, I guess,” said Head Coach Willie Simmons. “For the second week in a row, we found a way. The defense stood up for the second…

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