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.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
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).
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
FAMU (9-11, 5-0 MEAC) won their sixth straight match, a tightly-contested bout by scores of 25-17, 20-25, 25-21 and 25-22.
The win helped FAMU surpass its 2015 win total of eight (8) match victories, a testament to their improved talent level and depth.
The trio of freshmen hitters Maria Yvette Garcia and Nicole Abreu, along with junior setter Valeria Lopez led the way again after being recognized by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference as the Player, Rookie and Setter of the Week.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Orlando McKinley had two interceptions including a touchdown on a 100-yard return
Stanley, rushed 118 yards and three scores, while passing for 204 yards and another score, sparking the Rattlers to a 13-0 lead, by leading three straight scoring drives to start the game.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Florida A&M junior defensive end Calvin Darville was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week Monday after his stellar performance against North Carolina Central.
The 6-5, 255-pound performer from Belle Glade, Florida, finished Saturday’s rain-soaked battle with seven tackles (six solos), with two tackles for 11 yards in losses, and a forced fumble.
Darville’s first tackle for loss resulted in a safety, giving FAMU early momentum, as they held the vaunted North Carolina Central offense to 219 total yards Saturday.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Kibii (Jr., Eldoret, Kenya) placed fourth, with a time of 18:02.10, at the Florida State Invitational. Her time aided the Lady Rattlers to a fourth-place finish at the 5K meet.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Sunday's win was the fifth straigth match victory overall and left FAMU in sole possession of first place in the MEAC Southern Division at 5-0, completing the first half of their 2016 league schedule.
Garcia, a freshman from the Domnican Republic, finished the day with a match-high 14 kills, while Abreu, a freshman from Lima, Peru, added 10 kills, and a team-high 13 digs.
Junior setter Valeria Lopez led FAMU with 35 assists, while sophomore Valentina Carrasco added nine digs Sunday.
Sunday, October 09, 2016
The win keeps NCCU (4-2, 3-0 MEAC) unbeaten in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and is the 11th consecutive victory over non-FBS opponents for the Eagles.
Florida A&M (1-5, 1-2 MEAC) held NCCU to just 10 yards of total offense in the first half, and used a safety by defensive end Calvin Darville and a 34-yard field goal by Colby Blanton to take a 5-3 advantage into the locker room at intermission.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
"I’m very excited with the new talent that has come in to compete for playing time," Head Coach Jamey Shouppe said. “The last two weeks have gone really well and we’re excited to play against someone else to see where we stand. These games against the Junior Colleges are a good opportunity for us to see them in person for recruiting purposes and they get to see the program we’ve become.”
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Junior Judith Kibii has won three consecutive MEAC Athlete of the Week honors
Moore’s Lady Rattlers are the four-time defending cross country champions. When she inherited the team in 2009, they struggling at the bottom ranks of the MEAC.
“It has been rewarding to be at my dream job and to have some success. I have been blessed to have some amazing athletes to compete with this team and we have been fortunate enough to win the conference the last four years,” Moore said.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
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The FAMU Lady Rattlers (6-11, 3-0 MEAC) flexed their muscles in a dominating start to their 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference schedule. On Friday, September 23 they swept South Carolina State University, 3-0, and on Sunday, September 24 they swept Savannah State 3-0.
“Well for the MEAC we expect domination. I mean we have a lot of talented players so that is always the expectation, to win,” said FAMU Head Coach Tony Trifonov.
“We gotta play every match, and we gotta play better, and our setters need to do a better job of distributing the ball more evenly,” Trifonov said.
Sunday, October 02, 2016
The Rattlers scored on their first possession of the second quarter as they capped a five play, 66 yard drive when Ryan Stanley threw a screen pass to Tevin Spells and he ran 21 yards for a touchdown. Austin Miller converted the extra point and FAMU had a 7-0 lead with 11:31 on the clock.
The Tigers got on the scoreboard just before the first half closed.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Tuskegee (3-0) trailed for much of the second half, by as many as four with just 4:11 left to play in the game and Florida A&M (0-3) in possession of the ball. The Golden Tigers relied on a defense that forced a three-and-out for Florida A&M, forcing the Rattlers to punt.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
|Judith Kibii (#49) has won MEAC Athlete of the Week for two
Junior distance runner Judith Kibii has been honored with her second consecutive cross country athlete of the week award for her performance at the North Florida Cross Country Invitational.
Kibii, finished fourth overall at the North Florida Cross Country Invitational 3K race. She finished in 10:39.20. Last week, Kibii earned the honor as well for her performance at the Jacksonville State Struts Cross Country meet where she finished sixth overall. That run helped propel the Lady Rattlers to a fourth place overall finish.
‘I am excited to see an elite athlete like Judy start off strong. We have established goals for this season and her performance excels both toward personal and team goals we set for her. It’s always encouraging as a coach to have an athlete that performs well in competition as well as in the classroom. She’s a model athlete that we expect even more out of in the future,” said FAMU Director of Track Darlene Moore.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
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The Florida A&M Rattlers (0-2) faced a tough 49-10 loss on the road against the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina University (2-0). It was the second-ever meeting between the two teams. Back in 2014, the Chanticlears traveled to Tallahassee, capturing a 48-3 victory over the Rattlers in Bragg Stadium.
FAMU Head Football Coach Alex Wood felt that the Rattlers just didn’t match up against CCU.
“They’ve got a really good football team and it’s obvious that we didn’t match up well with them. We didn’t play well enough to win. They won and they beat us soundly,” he said.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
The scored of the three sets were indicative of the improved talent and depth of the FAMU team, which lost by a total of 12 points on the afternoon, 20-25, 22-25, and 21-25.
Florida State (5-1), which in previous meetings had been able to pull away from FAMU, could not Friday, as the Rattlers hung tough, especially in the second set, which was tied from the start until FSU took the lead for good at 20-19.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Kibii (Jr., Eldoret, Kenya) posted a time of 14:43.50 at the Jacksonville State Struts Cross Country Meet to finish sixth. Her time aided the Lady Rattlers to a fourth-place finish.
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Hans Supre led the Rattlers in rushing Saturday against Miami.
The Rattlers (0-1) managed one scoring drive, a nine-play, 61-yad march resulting in a 31 field goal by Austin Miller with 4:47 left in the second quarter, with FAMU down 28-0 before the fielder by the sophomore from Tampa.
FAMU was very much in the game early and seemed on the verge of making things fairly competitive until the third period, when the game got away from the team.
Friday, August 12, 2016
The 2016-17 Rattler squad will play four games in five days as part of a National Collegiate Athletic Association-permitted exhibition trip.
Head Coach Byron Samuels is excited about what he feels will get accomplished with the exhibition.
“This gives us an opportunity for our players to travel, become familiar with one another and begin to trust each other as teammates,” he said. “Our kids recognized that the opportunity came with sacrifice and coordination from their coaches and the athletic administration.”
Thursday, August 11, 2016
"Every position is open to whoever wants to step in as a starter. I am pleased with the improvement I've seen, but we still have a long way to go until opening day," he said.
Wood's statement was justified last season by the emergence of true freshman running back Devin Bowers. In an unexpected turn of events, Bowers was inserted in the lineup in the Samford football game and did he deliver...to the tune of 144 yards on 10 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown scamper as the Rattlers vaulted out to an early lead.