The injury-riddled, shorthanded team (8-21, 7-3 in MEAC) fell in Saturday’s semifinals to Northern Division champion Howard University (17-13), 3-1 (20-25, 20-25, 28-26, 19-25).
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
“It was a disappointing loss for our program. We came in with great emotion and energy, but we made too many crucial mistakes, but we still competed until the end,” said Head Coach Alex Wood.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Viewers can also watch the game on ESPN3.com and on a taped delay basis at 10:30 p.m. Saturday night on ESPNU.
FAMU alumnus Tiffany Greene will provide the play-by-play and Howard University alumnus Jay Walker will provide analysis.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
By Morgan Culler
FAMU Sports Information Intern
The Florida A&M Rattler football team (1-9, 1-6 MEAC) fell to the Bears of Morgan State University (4-5, 4-3 MEAC), 21-7 at Earl C. Banks Field in Hughes Stadium.
After a scoreless first quarter, it took the Rattlers 2:17, seven plays, and 80-yards to score the first touchdown of the game. With 13:20 left in the second, a 12-yard touchdown pass from starting quarterback Kenny Coleman to sophomore wide receiver Brandon Norwood after he went up in the air, put the Rattlers on the board first. Placekicker Colby Blanton added the extra point for a 7-0 lead.
FAMU Head Coach Byron Samuels was all smiles as his charges used solid defensive pressure to create fastbreak opportunities to start the runaway Friday night, forging a 51-30 lead at the break on 51.3 percent shooting, while holding the Suns to 29 percent from the floor.
“We played with great energy tonight,” Samuels said “and our defensive intensity helped create some offensive chances for us.
Saturday, November 07, 2015
The Florida A&M loss marked the first time since 1980 that the Rattlers have taken two shutout losses in a single season. South Carolina State rolled over the Rattlers on September 17 to win 36-0, giving Florida A&M its first scoreless game since 2010.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Sunday, November 01, 2015
The team scored 22 points to win its eighth overall MEAC title and fourth in a row. The Lady Rattlers averaged a time of 18:20.58 on the 5K course and had all five runners finish inside the top eight.
Bragg Memorial Stadium.
For the first time in school history, the Aggies have won back-to-back games in Tallahassee after beating the Rattlers (1-7, 1-4 MEAC) in overtime at Bragg in 2013.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
The victory was the first of the year for FAMU (1-6, 1-3 in MEAC), while Delaware State (0-6, 0-3) remained winless.
It was also FAMU's first Homecoming win since 2012, when the team picked up a 22-21 come-from-behind win over North Carolina Central.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
FAMU (0-6, 0-3 in MEAC) had four possessions in the fourth quarter, but didn’t register a first down after punting three times and then losing a fumble on the game’s final play.
The loss gave FAMU its first-ever 0-6 start in the history of the football program.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Chelelgo (Jr., Eldoret, Kenya) placed third, with a time of 18:05.00, at the 5K Florida State Cross Country Invitational to help the Lady Rattlers finish second.
Sunday, October 04, 2015
The win ended the Tigers’ 24-game, overall, losing streak and its 32-game losing streak in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). SSU’s most recent win was a 27-20 triumph against Fort Valley State in 2013.
Before Saturday, the last time SSU had won a conference game was when the Tigers defeated N.C. Central, 33-30, in 2011. It was SSU’s first official season in the MEAC.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Coming out of halftime, the Rattlers went for the big play on the second snap from scrimmage. Carson Royal found Kareem Smith for a 46 yard touchdown toss giving FAMU a 14-7 lead with 12:05 remaining in the 3rd quarter.
The Tigers would respond in a big way, by scoring 23 unanswered points.
Friday, September 18, 2015
The game, broadcast by ESPNU to a national audience, was FAMU’s first shutout loss to SCSU since 2010.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Devin Bowers rushed 10 times for 144 yards and a touchdown. Carson Royal completed 11-of-25 passes for 143 yards and two interceptions.
Akil Blount picked off a pass and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown. The score gave the Rattlers a 7-3 lead with 9:42 left in the first quarter. Gerald Hearns scored on a one-yard run with 48 seconds to go in the first quarter to give the Rattlers a 14-10 lead over the Bulldogs.
Samford posted 41 unanswered points until Bowers scored on a 73-yard run with 7:20 left in the fourth quarter to cut the Samford lead to 51-21.
Sunday, September 06, 2015
While the final score might give the impression of a runaway win for the homestanding Bulls (1-0), FAMU showed some mettle on defense, keeping the Bulls at bay most of the first half before fatigue finally set in.
Wood felt the game provided an evaluation of several aspects of his team.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
|Pamela Soriano (2nd from left) poses with her Dominican
Republic teammates at World Championships|
Lady Rattlers Pamela Soriano, a 5-10 sophomore outside hitter from the Dominican Republic, and 6-3 senior middle blocker Ginna Lopez-Chavez, from Lima, Peru, who are preseason All-MEAC picks, and a two-time first team All-MEAC selection (2013, 2014), and incoming freshman libero Valentina Carrasco from Lima, Peru, represented their countries and FAMU in the international championships.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
FAMU football team members visited the newly opened Kearney Center yesterday morning to donate clothing they collected for local needy citizens.
The FAMU players, who were accompanied by Assistant Coach D.J. McCarthy and team academic advisor Anthony Williams, met with Center Director Monique Ellsworth, who accepted the donation. Ellsworth also explained the various services provided by the center before giving the group a grand tour of the facility.
Rattler senior linebacker Akil Blount led his teammates in collecting clothing from the community for donation. Blount is a finalist for the 2015 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Hands Team which honors college football players who balance athletics, academics and community service.
The Kearney Center accepts donations of clothing for the homeless. It works in cooperation with Goodwill Industries, which issues vouchers to clients in the center to select items to meet their needs.
Friday, July 24, 2015
FAMU received 22 first-place votes and posted a 9-1 record in the Southern Division and 13-15 overall finish last year. The Lady Rattlers will be anchored by Soriano and 2014 All-MEAC First Team middle blocker Ginna Lopez-Chavez.