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).
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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
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.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
The Aggies (6-20, 3-8 MEAC) have lost six out of seven and fell to a Rattlers team (1-23, 1-10 MEAC) that was on a 24-game losing streak dating back to last season.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Saturday, February 07, 2015
“I am pleased to announce that the men’s golf and men’s tennis programs are reinstated to full compliance and competition for the 2014-15 school year,” said D’Wayne Robinson, FAMU interim director of athletics. “The decision to bring these programs back comes with approval of President Elmira Magnum and backed with the full support of the FAMU alumni. We look forward to competing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference this spring and competing for a conference championship.”
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Wood confirmed that the program had met most of its offensive needs with the roster of new and returning players. He also said that he will provide an opportunity for junior college transfers to join the team, as well.
At the announcement, Wood received a question about the ongoing discussions about a potential MEAC/SWAC championship bowl. He was asked if he would support such a game if it meant forfeiting an opportunity to play for a national-level NCAA title.
“Our staff and I would prefer to play on a national stage without question,” he said.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Gibbs, a 5-9 senior outfielder from Orange Park, Fla., was chosen to the All-MEAC First Team. Gibbs is a triple threat for the Rattlers. He has a solid bat, great coverage in the outfield and speed to burn on the basepath. Last season, Gibbs batted .335, second on the team behind Bennie Robinson who was drafted to major league baseball last season. Gibbs garnered 66 hits with 11 doubles and 21 RBI. He had a slugging percentage of .416 and stole 13 bases in 16 attempts.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Ivey, a junior from Sandersville, Ga., ran the 55m hurdles in 7.98, which is the second best performance in the MEAC this year.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Yesterday afternoon new FAMU Head Coach Alex Wood formally announced the names of the six assistants who will join him on the sidelines.
“I am extremely excited to work with all these great men. They are coaches, teachers, family men, men of faith who will be great ambassadors for Florida A&M University,” Wood said.
“Many of them I’ve known a long time, and they bring extensive experience to us, and I know they will do nothing but great things for our young men, the football program and the university,” Wood added.
In all, Wood hired five new assistants and retained one additional coach retained from the previous staff.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
|FAMU’s 2014 MEAC champion team|
Friday, January 02, 2015
Rattler cornerback Devonte “Terry” Johnson will claim yet another big senior year accomplishment when he represents FAMU at the Medal of Honor Bowl January 10 in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Medal of Honor Bowl, which will be televised live nationally by the NBC Sports Network, is a premier all-star game the features the nation’s top draft-eligible college football players as projected for the National Football League Draft. The game honors the Medal of Honor recipients and the game’s beneficiaries, the Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, disabled veterans and wounded warriors.
Johnson, a native of Tallahassee, will be a member of the American team. He led the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in interceptions during his final season with five total, returning them for 79 yards. On the field, he has been a big playmaker, including his signature 63-yard punt return for a touchdown against Savannah State in 2013. In 2014, Johnson took on the task of guarding the opponents’ top receiver in each game.
Back in December, Johnson also played Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Senior Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
|Olivia Antilla had 13 points, three rebounds and three assists against UNCG.|
Junior point guard Khaderja Young led the Rattlers with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field. Freshman forward Olivia Antilla scored 13 on 6-of-15 shooting from the field. Redshirt freshman center Brooksie McGraw dominated on the inside both offensively and defensively, scoring 10 points to round out the trio of Lady Rattlers in double-figures.
Head Coach LeDawn Gibson was impressed with the Lady Rattlers’ hustle on both ends of the floor.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
First year Head Coach Byron Samuels said that despite the loss, the support from hometown fans helped the team put up a strong effort.
“I thought it was an encouraging group of fans in the building tonight,” he said in a quote published by the Tallahassee Democrat. “I told the guys, ‘You just got to keep fighting. These people in these seats really want to support you. Just keep fighting so they’ll keep coming to see you play.’ I’m thankful for that.”
Friday, December 19, 2014
First year Head Coach Byron Samuels and the Rattlers are looking to pick up their first win of the season. The Rattlers come into the game with an 0-9 overall record.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
King (Fr., 5-9, G, Waxahachie, Texas) shot 73-percent (11-of-15) from the floor, including 49-percent from behind the 3-point line (3-of-7), to finish with 26 points and three rebounds in a 55-50 win against South Carolina State.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Varnadore, a senior, has had an exceptional career for the Rattlers, notching the record for the longest field goal on Oct. 4, against Morgan State. Varnadore’s 53-yard field goal broke a record held for 35 years by FAMU great Greg Coleman (52 yards).
Varnadore felt the evening was a perfect cap to his FAMU career.
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Gibson is in her seventh season leading the women’s basketball program. During her previous six seasons, she compiled a 97-84 record overall, while posting a 57-39 record in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play.
Friday, December 05, 2014
Soriano ranks second in the conference in kills (356) and points (4.85) during her rookie season. A six-time MEAC Rookie of the Week honoree, Soriano registered seven double-doubles in kills and digs. She recorded a season-high 26 kills and 11 digs in a non-conference match against North Florida. She also added 20 digs and 19 kills in a conference match against North Carolina A&T.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
In a game that went scoreless through the first half – the first of its kind in the 89-year history of the rivalry between FAMU and B-CU, the final four minutes of regulation and overtime period provided all the excitement for what would go down as one of the best Florida Blue Florida Classic’s in recent years.
B-CU redshirt freshman quarterback Larry Brihm ran it in for two points after Danny Dillard scored on a 1-yard run for the Wildcats (9-3, 6-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).