Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rattlers continue to roll with 3-0 sweep of UNF

By Ebony Ivey
FAMU Sports Information

The Florida A&M Volleyball team (12-11, 7-0 MEAC) came out victorious over the Ospreys of the University North Florida (15-10, 5-3 ASUN) Tuesday evening at the Lawson Center.

The Rattlers won in three sets, sweeping the Ospreys who was the last team they had lost to this season, back on Sept. 20. With scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 25-21, FAMU looked like a much-improved bunch since the last meeting of the squads..

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

FAMU scholar returns to “The Hill”

Each year hundreds of alumni arrive on the campus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) for the annual Homecoming celebration bringing with them advice and wisdom to pass down to a new generation of Rattlers.

Two weeks ago, one alumnus decided to stop by a little early to share his story as a featured speaker in the Scholars’ Speak Series hosted by the Division of Student Affairs’ Scholarships Programs office.

William Robinson, a 1996 graduate of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and former Life Gets Better and National Achievement Scholar, addressed a crowd of current scholarship recipients with whom he shared the story of his journey to FAMU and his life after leaving the “Hill.”

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Environmental science professor receives award for scientific innovations

The Tallahassee Scientific Society has named Henry Neal Williams, a professor at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s (FAMU) School of the Environment as the recipient of its highest honor, the Gold Medal Award.

The Gold Medal Award, established in 2004, is annually granted to a scientist or scholar of outstanding merit from the Tallahassee community. The Society selects its Gold Medal Award recipient based on scientific or mathematic achievements, outstanding contributions to science education and public service.

Williams has made history by becoming the very first researcher from Florida A&M University to receive the accolade.

Monday, October 24, 2016

New voice of Bragg hopes to keep fans engaged

An energized crowd on game day motivates the new Voice of Bragg Stadium, Kofi Hemmingway.

A FAMU alumnus, Hemmingway was selected among a group of nearly 30 contestants after participating in a selection process which included interviews, reading and voice over sessions that aired nationally on the Fox Sports Network this past summer. Since then the former student president of the Marching “100” and student athlete on the FAMU tennis team has announced three home games, including Saturday's Homecoming matchup.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Rattlers sink Pirates at Bragg Memorial, 31-14

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattler Football team sent a jam-packed Bragg Memorial Stadium Homecoming crowd of 26,044 home happy, sinking the visiting Hampton Pirates, 31-14 in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play Saturday afternoon.

Saturday’s win was FAMU’s second straight and third in four games, as the Rattlers have gotten off the mat of an 0-4 start behind the solid play of redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Stanley, who finished his fourth consecutive start Saturday without a turnover, while boosting his record as a starter to 3-1.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

FAMU celebrates 110th coronation

Rattlers entered Jake Gaither Gymnasium on Sunday evening with high expectations and a total sense of pride as Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) crowned its 110th Miss FAMU, and its 17th Mr. FAMU.

Gaither Gym was adorned with golden silk drapes, orange and green bouquets, and the smiles of proud students, faculty and alumni. Jhori Stallworth, a senior business administration student, started the night on a high note singing her rendition of the National Anthem. Soon to follow was the entrance of each student organizations’ royal representatives, FAMU Developmental Research School’s Royal Court and Florida A&M University’s Royal Court.

Friday, October 21, 2016

FAMU riding high in NCAA football attendance

The latest home attendance figures released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) show Florida A&M University (FAMU) ranking in the Top 20 among Football Championship Subdivision (Division I-AA) football programs in total and average attendance.

FAMU is #17 in total attendance with two games left at home in 2016, having drawn 35,916 fans for the two home games played so far in 2016.

The university is also second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in total home attendance behind North Carolina A&T (38,853) which is #14. But in terms of average home attendance, the Rattlers are #5.

FAMU averaged 17,958 fans for the first two home games. That is up from 2015, when FAMU finished #11 in FCS with a per-game average of 15,060 (60,240 fans in 4 games).