NSU’s Ricky Thomas Jr. named to National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society

From Matt Michalec, Asst. AD/Communications, via nsuspartans.com NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University graduate student football player Ricky Thomas Jr. was selected this week to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society. To be selected, players must maintain a 3.2 GPA throughout their collegiate career, be a significant contributor on the field and must have used their final year of eligibility in the 2019 season. Thomas was one of 1,454 players from 366 schools nationwide to be recognized. Thomas played in 10 games as a redshirt senior this past fall, his second season…

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FAMU signs 16 on National Signing Day

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla.| Florida A&M University head football coach announced 16 student-athletes signed national letters of intent on Wednesday to continue their athletic careers at FAMU, including three mid-year transfers and one junior college transfer. “Signing Day is one of the most exciting times of the year, as you get to see who the new additions to the team will be,” Simmons said. “We’ve put in a lot of work over the last couple of months, identifying prospective student-athletes, hosting them on official visits and really showing…

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Norfolk State releases 2020 football schedule

From Norfolk State Athletics: 2020 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State head football coach Latrell Scott announced the Spartans’ 2020 schedule Monday, an 11-game slate which includes five home dates and a fan-friendly set of non-conference games. NSU opens the year with the 54th meeting against Virginia State in the popular Labor Day Classic on Saturday, Sept. 5. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. at William “Dick” Price Stadium. That will be the lone NSU home game in the month of September, as the Spartans play four straight road games following their…

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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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Celebration Bowl tickets go on sale Tuesday

From Alcorn State Athletics: LORMAN, Miss. – Alcorn State University announced that ticket sales for the 2019 Celebration Bowl will begin Tuesday at 12 p.m. The game will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is an electronic ticketing venue. All tickets will be emailed – there are no “hard” tickets printed. However, tickets can still be purchased at the Athletic Business Office and will be emailed. Phone orders are also accepted by calling 601-877-6818, 6822 and 6823. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday,…

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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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Bethune-Cookman wins 9th consecutive Florida Classic 31-27 over Florida A&M

From Bethune-Cookman Athletics: ORLANDO, Fla. – During the pregame festivities of the 40th Annual Florida Blue Florida Classic Saturday, Florida A&M President Larry Robinson said to the massive  crowd, “Eight is enough” but Bethune-Cookman President Brent Chrite followed up by saying “”Nine is quite fine.”  Indeed it is as as a resilient Wildcat football team found another way to beat No. 12/13 Florida A&M and extend its Florida Blue Florida Classic winning streak with a 31-27 triumph before a Camping World Stadium crowd of 55,730 – the largest crowd since 2011, This 40th Annual…

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FAMU prepares to take on Bethune-Cookman in 40th Annual Florida Classic

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team, ranked No. 12 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls, will look to conclude the season on Saturday in the 40th Annual Florida Blue Florida Classic against rival Bethune-Cookman. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. from Camping World Stadium. The game will be broadcasted and streamed live on ESPN News as the crew of Tiffany Greene (play-by-play) and Jay Walker (color analyst), along with Lericia Harris (sideline) will call all the action. The broadcast crew of Keith Miles (play-by-play), Albert Chester…

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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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