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

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.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Rattlers pick up first win of season with 57-50 victory over Aggies

The FAMU men’s basketball team picked up its first win of the season with a 57-50 victory over the North Carolina A&T Aggies Saturday evening at the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.

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

Kibii wins 5,000 meter crown at MEAC Indoor Championships

FAMU freshman Judith Kibii captured gold in the 5,000 meter run at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Indoor Championships with a time of 17:49.51. Kibii is a middle distance runner from Eldoret, Kenya.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Reinstated FAMU men’s tennis and golf teams prepare for new MEAC season

The recently reinstated FAMU men’s golf and men’s tennis programs are preparing to compete in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) competitions this spring.

“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 announces 2015 Rattler football signing class

Yesterday, FAMU Head Coach Alex Wood announced introduced the members of the 2015 Rattler football signing class.

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

Marlon Gibbs tabbed for All-MEAC Preseason First Team

The Rattlers were picked to finish second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Southern Division this season, while Marlon Gibbs and Ryan Kennedy were chosen to the All-MEAC teams. 

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

Ashley Ivey named MEAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) named FAMU hurdler/sprinter Ashley Ivey its Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week. Ivey’s first place performance in the Jimmy Carnes Invitational pushed her to the top spot among women in the conference for the 55m hurdles.

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

Wood announces new Rattler football coaching staff

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

Rattlers expected to finish 2nd in MEAC southern division

FAMU’s 2014 MEAC champion team
The defending MEAC Softball Champion Lady Rattler softball quad will begin the season ranked second in the conferences preseason polls behind in-state rival Bethune-Cookman.  The Lady Rattlers  received 130 points to the Lady Wildcats 132 total points.  The defending champs received 11 first place votes to Cookman's 10.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Terry Johnson to play in Medal of Honor Bowl

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

Lady Rattlers pull off comeback to defeat UNC Greensboro 70-64 in Miami tourney

Olivia Antilla had 13 points, three rebounds and three assists against UNCG.
The FAMU Lady Rattlers (4-7, 1-1 MEAC) pulled a gutty comeback to defeat the Spartans of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (5-9), 70-64, for the consolation victory in the Miami Post-Holiday Tournament at the BankUnited Center, here in Coral Gables, Fla.

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

Rattler basketball team drops home opener to UNF, 83-65

The Rattlers basketball team continues to look for its first win of the season after dropping their home opener Friday night to the U. of North Florida, 83-65 at the Al Lawson Center.

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

Rattler basketball team prepares for home opener tonight

The Rattler men’s basketball team will have its home opener of the 2014-2015 tonight hosting the University of North Florida Ospreys at the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center Teaching Gymnasium. Tipoff is 7:00 p.m.

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

Dawn King named MEAC Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) named FAMU’s Dawn King its Rookie of the Week for women’s basketball.

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 receives Jake Gaither Leadership Award

FAMU senior placekicker Chase Varnadore received the Jake Gaither Leadership Award from the Tallahassee Quarterback Club.  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

LeDawn Gibson reaches 100 career wins mark

FAMU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Ledawn Gibson reached the 100 career wins mark on Saturday with a 55-50 victory over South Carolina State at the at the Smith-Hammond Center in Orangeburg, S.C. She is the third FAMU women’s head coach to achieve this distinction.

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

MEAC names Soriano Rookie of the Year for Volleyball

Pamela Soriano has received the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Rookie of the Year Honor.

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

B-CU edges FAMU during OT in 18-17 nail-biter

Bethune-Cookman made a two-point try to beat FAMU 18-17 in overtime on Saturday in the Florida Blue Florida Classic. The game was the very first sporting event housed inside the newly renovated Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando.

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).