Florida A&M Men’s and Women’s hoops get victories over Coppin State

From Florida A&M Sports Information : TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | MJ Randolph finished with a double-double as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team completed its home sweep with a 65-54 victory over Coppin State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Monday night during Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night   The Rattlers (4-11 overall, 2-2 MEAC), who defeated Morgan State on Saturday afternoon, led by as many as 15 points (26-11) with 45 seconds left in the first half and held Coppin State to just five field goals (17.9 percent), while taking a 27-13…

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North Carolina Central defeats Florida A&M 61-45

from Florida A&M Sports Information: DURHAM, N.C. | A late second-half run was the difference as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team dropped its 2020 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opener, 61-45, to North Carolina Central on Saturday afternoon at McDougald-McLendon Arena. Florida A&M (2-10 overall, 0-1 MEAC) and North Carolina Central entered the half tied at 28, but the Eagles held the Rattlers without a bucket for the final 8:37 of second half to earn the conference win. Rod Melton, Jr. scored 13 of his team-high 18 points in the first half to pace…

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Florida A&M Lady Rattlers open conference play Saturday

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Play TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University women’s basketball team has concluded non-conference action and will open Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play on Saturday. FAMU SO FAR: The first half of the 2019-20 FAMU Women’s Basketball schedule is in the books, and the Rattlers emerged with a 2-9 record, similar to a year ago through 11 games….. FAMU has lost their last six games, a stretch which included games against Southeastern Conference foes LSU and Florida. LAST TIME OUT: FAMU dropped a 73-45 road a decision at…

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FAMU shocks Iowa State 70-68

From Florida A&M Sports Information: AMES, Iowa | Rod Melton, Jr. scored 20 points, including the game-winning bucket as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team stunned Iowa State, 70-68, on Tuesday night, wrapping up its 2019 non-conference slate at the Hilton Coliseum. Florida A&M (2-9) led by four early on and trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half yet found themselves down 33-24 at the break. The Rattlers put on a second-half performance for the ages and outscored the Cyclones, 46-35, to pick up their second consecutive…

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Florida A&M introduces Keith McCluney as deputy AD

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s new Vice President and Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced Friday the appointment of Arkansas Pine-Bluff’s Interim Atheltic Director, Keith McCluney, as the next Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief of Staff of FAMU Athletics. “We are thrilled to welcome Keith McCluney to our Florida A&M Athletics family,” Gosha said. Keith brings a wealth of athletics administration experiences and oversight for external operations. His diverse background will be a key asset to our stragetic plan to move FAMU athletics to…

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Florida A&M’s Faddoul and Smith named AFCA All-Americans

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football program wrapped up a busy week of national honors on Friday as Chris Faddoul and Xavier Smith were named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FCS All-American Second Team. Faddoul has been one of the most consistent punters over the past two years in NCAA Division I FCS. During his sophomore season, he led the country in punting and this season, the Wesley Chapel, Fla. native finished right behind Alex Pechin, of Bucknell, in the statistical category.…

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Florida A&M’s Stanley wins BOXTOROW Offensive POY

From Florida A&M Sports Informantion: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University redshirt senior quarterback Ryan Stanley continued to add to his postseason accolades on Monday as he was selected the BOXTOROW Offensive Player of the Year. Stanley led the Rattlers to a 9-2 overall record this season and the program’s first national ranking since 2009. The Pembroke Pines, Fla. native was the top passer in the MEAC, averaging over 256 yards per game. He has broken four program career records at Florida A&M, setting new marks for passing touchdowns, passing completions,…

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Florida A&M Basketball signs Jai Clark

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University head men’s basketball coach Robert McCullum announced the signing of Jai Clark on Tuesday. Clark, who played at Apopka High School in Apopka, Fla., comes to FAMU from Indian River State College. Last season as a freshman, the 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 14.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 31 games played. He shot 42.5 percent from the floor, 43.0 percent from behind the 3-point line and 78.6 percent from the free-throw line. In addition, Clark was named First-Team All-Conference…

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FAMU tumbles in FCS Polls

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team remained in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Polls on Monday, despite falling on Saturday to Bethune-Cookman. After suffering a heartbreaking 31-27 defeat at the hands of Bethune-Cookman in the Florida Blue Florida Classic, the Rattlers dropped eight spots in the STATS FCS Top 25 to No. 20. In the AFCA FCS Coaches Poll, the Rattlers dropped from 13th to 21st.  FAMU’s five week run of being ranked No.1 is all of the major HBCU football polls also came…

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FAMU Women’s basketball announces two signings

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University head women’s basketball coach Kevin Lynum announced a pair of signings on Monday. Lynum announced that Malerie Brooks and Tyshonne Tollie have signed with the program. Brooks, a 5-foot-11 guard, is a senior at Camden County High School in Kingsland, Ga.  “Brooks is the type of player that can make an immediate impact in our league,” Lynum said. “She has a high basketball IQ and has the ability to score the ball in a variety of ways. She is a…

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