While the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, of which FAMU is a member, has suspended fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAMU football team is searching for a way to still play football, according to published reports.
FAMU head football coach Willie Simmons told WCTV-TV in Tallahassee that the Rattlers have “reached out to all of the FBS teams across the state (including Florida State)” to explore the possibility of scheduling a game this fall. The talks are preliminary in nature, he said.
In order for the games to happen FAMU would need waivers from the NCAA and the MEAC. However FAMU's hopes to play this football this fall could be complicated by the MEAC, which plans to play football this spring, if the pandemic subsides.