Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Rattler baseball completes sweep of NCCU with 9-4 win at Fenway Park

FAMU moved into first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Southern Division after completing a 3-0 sweep over North Carolina Central (19-25, 12-11 MEAC) by a score of 9-4 on Saturday at Fenway Park.

The Rattlers (17-22, 13-8 MEAC) scored six runs over the final four innings and Ryan Kennedy’s two-run home run over the Green Monster in the eighth inning sealed the win. The FAMU bullpen held NCCU scoreless and with just three hits over the final 3.2 innings.

Friday, April 24, 2015

FAMU baseball team arrives in Boston for historic series

Yesterday, a Boston Red Sox welcoming committee greeted the FAMU baseball team as it arrived in the Logan International Airport en route to a three game Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) series against North Carolina Central University. The welcoming committee presented t-shirts and hats to the student-athletes, Head Coach Jamey Shouppe, FAMU President Elmira Mangum, and Interim Athletic Director Earl D'Wayne Robinson.

The Rattlers (14-22, 10-8 MEAC) and North Carolina Central (19-22, 12-8 MEAC) are in a four-way battle for first place in the Southern Division, which is big since only the top three teams in each division advance to the MEAC tournament.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FAMU baseball to play on SECN+, NESN this week

The FAMU baseball team will play in two televised games this week.

Tonight, the Rattlers will face off against Auburn University in a contest that will be televised on the SEC Network + (SECN+). The first pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. ET.

On Saturday, FAMU and North Carolina Central University will be in Boston, Mass., a 2:00 p.m. ET game that will be broadcast on the New England Sports Network (NESN). The teams will play in Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Shouppe sets new FAMU baseball coaching record for MEAC wins

Jamey Shouppe has led the FAMU baseball team to 24 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) wins in two years, a new record for the program. The team is currently 14-21, overall, and 10-8 in the MEAC.

Shouppe is in his second year at FAMU. Back in 2014, he was named the MEAC Coach of the Year.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Rattlers showcase new Offense and Defense during Spring Football Game

Quarterback Carson Royal
The FAMU Spring Football Game went to the Offense, which edged past the Defense, 28-22 in Saturday’s wrap up to the 15 days of spring training under new Head Coach Alex Wood and his staff.

Redshirt junior quarterback Carson Royal (Yulee, Fla.) got most the snaps with the first team and it showed, as he completed 13 of 19 passes for 215 yards and a pair of scoring strikes – a 70-yarder to Montavious Williams (Tallahassee, Fla.) for the game’s first score, and a 28-yard completion to junior Jairockeis Jones (Bartow, Fla.) near the end of the session.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pugh sets new FAMU record in 400m hurdles, ranked #1 in MEAC

Dennis Pugh set a new school record for FAMU during the 400 meter hurdles race at the Pepsi Florida Relays at the University of Florida track complex on Saturday. He finished the event with a time of 50.97.

The performance made him the #1 fastest 400 meter hurdle athlete in this year’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) rankings and 13th, overall, in the NCAA Division One National rankings.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

FAMU Athletics honors baseball seniors

The FAMU Department of Athletics honored five players during Senior Day for the baseball team at Moore-Kittles Field on Saturday. Michael Birdsong, Ryan Kennedy, Marlon Gibbs, Jeremy Barlow, Jared Walker, and Marcus Roberts all received commemorative framed photographs from the university.

The 2015 Rattler Baseball Reunion also took place on the same day. Rattler baseball alumni presented Head Coach Jamey Shouppe with a check for $2,700 to support the program.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Alec Wong named MEAC Player of the Week

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has named FAMU baseball team member Alec Wong its Player of the Week.

Wong (INF, 5-6, Jr., Rockledge, Fla.) notched a .600 batting average (9-for-15), including two home runs and one double, with five runs and four RBI, against Troy and North Carolina A&T State.

Defensively, he recorded six putouts and nine assists, without an error.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Rattlers looking to Lovejoy to lead defensive line

With the FAMU football team’s change from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 defense, Head Coach Alex Wood is looking to Michael Lovejoy play a leading role in controlling the line of scrimmage. 

“I’m looking forward to everyone learning the new defense and assignments and it all falling together,” said Lovejoy, a 6’4” 300 lb., senior defensive lineman from Pensacola, Fla. “I think the coaches have come in with a good mindset to improve from last year.  We have confidence that if we follow their lead, things will be better.”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pereira named MEAC Pitcher of the Week

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has named FAMU softball’s Kenya Pereira its Pitcher of the Week.

Pereira (P, 5-3, So., Kissimmee, Fla.) turned in a complete game, working 7.0 innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on seven hits, with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LB Blount returns as Rattlers’ tackling titan

Linebacker Akil Blount could not contain his excitement on Saturday as the Orange & Green gridiron squad suited up for its first practice in full pads.

“I think it’s great to be back in pads. The guys are really excited and we had a good winter conditioning.  The energy and enthusiasm are sky high with the coaches and it trickles down to the players. We’re going to try to make this the best spring practice we can and build on this to go into the summer,” Blount said.  

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FAMU Athletics honors Elysia Ortiz during Senior Day for women's tennis

The FAMU Department of Athletics honored Elysia Ortiz during Senior Day for women's tennis at the FAMU Tennis Complex. Head Coach Rochelle Goldthreate and Assistant Coach Alfred Koripamo presented Ortiz with a framed picture of her in action during a recent match. Her proud parents joined her on the court for the recognition ceremony.

Ortiz, who is majoring in pre-physical therapy, holds a 3.2 GPA. She is a native of Augusta, Ga., where she graduated from Augusta R. Johnson High School.

Earlier that Saturday, Ortiz led the Lady Rattlers to a 5-2 win over the visiting Lady Tigers of Savannah State. She won her singles match over Tiffany Williams (6-0, 6-0). After that, she helped the team achieve a doubles point when she and Symone Townsend defeated Kamelia Dimitrova and Sandy Lochu. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Wood training Rattlers to run aggressive, fast-paced offense

During the past two football seasons, the Orange & Green gridiron squad posted strong numbers in its defensive stats. But the team’s Achilles heel was its constant difficulty getting the ball into the end zone.

New Head Coach Alex Wood says that will change in 2015. He is training his players to run an aggressive, fast-paced offense.

“We’re going.  It’s about pressing that line of scrimmage from drill work to when we hit that field. We press that line of scrimmage from offense, defense and special teams.  The goal is to go as fast as we can go to keep the defense on their heels and execute football plays,” Wood said.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Gibbs earns MEAC Player of the Week honor

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has named Marlon Gibbs its baseball Player of the Week.

Gibbs had a strong week batting .545 (12-22) in the five games against Mercer and South Florida. The redshirt junior recorded three hits in three of the five games including going 3-for-3 against South Florida on March 14. Gibbs had one double and nine RBI on the week including 10 putouts defensively in left field for the Rattlers.

Gibbs raised his season batting average from .280 to .361 over the last five games and has at least one hit in nine of the last 10 games for FAMU. He also leads the Rattlers in hits (26), RBI (18) and is tied for the team lead with 12 runs scored.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FAMU co-ed cheerleaders take first place at MEAC championship

The FAMU cheerleaders took first place in the co-ed division of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s (MEAC) 2015 Cheerleading championship.  Senior Shelinka Cunningham took top honors in the All-Star division as well. In the overall championship, the Rattlers were runners’-up to the Morgan State Bears cheerleaders, who repeated as overall champions.

The FAMU pep squad put on a complex routine, filled with dance moves, cheerleader acrobatics and athletic hoists that thrilled the crowd at Echols Hall on the campus of Norfolk State University.  With MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas and a few thousand fans on hand, the FAMU team managed to stand out in the talented field of cheerleaders.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

FAMU men’s basketball ends season with 64-57 victory over Savannah State

The FAMU men’s basketball team closed out a challenging 2014-15 season with a sweet Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) victory Thursday night, 64-57 over visiting Savannah State.

FAMU (2-27, 2-14 in MEAC) shot 63.6 percent from the floor over the final 20 minutes, erasing its 28-23 halftime deficit with a 41-29 winning surge.

Craig Bowman's layup with 8:29 left gave FAMU the lead for good at 45-44, and Jermaine Ruttley put on a dominating performance down the stretch, scoring 21 of his game-high 28 in the second half.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

David Ogilvie named MEAC Pitcher of the Week

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has named FAMU player David Ogilvie its Pitcher of the Week.

Ogilvie, a 6'6" junior transfer from Alabama Southern, pitched a season-long six innings with a season-high nine strikeouts and just one walk in the game two start at Bethune-Cookman. FAMU went on to win 6-0 in 16 innings. The pitching corps as a whole combined for 21 strikeouts in the win.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Young ranked nationally in steals

Another Lady Rattler has joined the program’s select group known as “FAMU’s Ladies of Larceny” or “FAMU’s Women Of Steal.”

Junior guard Khadejra Young, a 5-8 Fort Lauderdale, Florida native who came to FAMU as a transfer from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, is presently ranked 20th in NCAA Division One in steals per game with 3.00 (72 in 24 games), as well as third in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rosa named MEAC men’s basketball Rookie of the Week

Jorge Rosa has earned the men’s basketball Rookie of the Week honor from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Rosa (G, 6-2, 175, Fr., Columbia, S.C.) averaged 19.0 points and 2.5 rebounds against Delaware State and North Carolina A&T State. He recorded 22 points, one rebound and one steal in a 57-50 conference victory over North Carolina A&T State.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kibbi named Most Outstanding Athlete at MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championships

FAMU middle distance runner Judith Kibii received the Most Outstanding Athlete award at the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship.

Kibii won the 3,000m run with a time of 10:19.79 and took first in the 5,000k run with a time of 17:49.51.  She was also the anchor leg in the women’s distance medley relay team that took second place.