Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FAMU Volleyball’s season ends in MEAC tourney’s semi-finals

The Florida A&M University women’s volleyball team made a valiant effort in the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament, winning a tough five-set opener before losing in the semifinals Saturday at the Hytche Center on the campus of the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore.

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).

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bethune-Cookman loss gives FAMU its first one win season in 72 years

The Florida A&M football program ended its season with only one win for the first time in 72 years on Saturday as archival Bethune-Cookman clinched a hard-fought 35-14 victory over the Rattlers in the Florida Blue Florida Classic.

“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

Florida Classic to air on ESPN Classic

The 2015 Florida Blue Florida Classic Football game between FAMU and Bethune-Cookman University today, Saturday, Nov. 20, will be televised live nationally on ESPN Classic. The Coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time from the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

Viewers can also watch the game on 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

Rattlers drop to 1-9 after 21-7 loss to Bears

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.

Rattlers open men's basketball season with 103-71 win over Suns

The Florida A&M Men’s Basketball team hosted its first season opener at home since 2008 on Friday, making a serious splash at the Al Lawson Center in a breezy 103-71 romp over the visiting Johnson (Fla.) University Suns.

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

Rattlers blanked twice in a season for first time since 1980 with 33-0 loss to Hampton

Hampton’s defensive squad turned in its best performance of 2015 on Saturday at Armstrong Stadium as the Pirate football team blanked Florida A&M, 33-0.

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

FAMU Volleyball heads into MEAC tourney at #2 seed in Southern Division

The FAMU Volleyball team will head into the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship Tournament at the number two seed in the Southern Division after a tough 3-0 loss to arch-rival Bethune-Cookman on Sunday in the Al Lawson Center.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

FAMU wins fourth consecutive MEAC women’s cross country title

Florida A&M captured its fourth straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Women’s Cross Country championship on Saturday morning at the Delaware State University Outreach and Research Center.

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.

North Carolina A&T extends winning streak with 28-10 victory over FAMU

The North Carolina A&T football team, ranked 20th in FCS football, improved to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with a 28-10 win over Florida A&M Saturday night  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

Rattlers swat Hornets 41-13 for first win of the season

The Florida A&M football team rode a 24-6 scoring surge in the second half to roll past Delaware State, 41-13 at its 2015 Homecoming game before 22,678 spectators in Bragg Stadium Saturday afternoon.

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 sinks to 0-6 with 27-24 loss to NCCU

North Carolina Central University scored 10 unanswered points in the final six minutes, including the game-winning 20-yard field goal by freshman Nigel Macauley, as the Eagles rallied for a 27-24 victory over Florida A&M University on Saturday at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.

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

Cynthia Chelelgo named MEAC Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Florida A&M’s Cynthia Chelelgo was selected the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s (MEAC) Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week.

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

SSU picks up first-ever football win against FAMU, snaps 24-game losing streak

Savannah State won its first-ever football contest against Florida A&M on Saturday with a 37-27 victory at T.A. Wright Stadium.  

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

Tigers score 23 unanswered points for 30-14 win over FAMU

The Tigers took advantage of good field position to charge back and steal a win over rival Florida A&M on Saturday night. Tennessee State improved to 3-1 with a 30-14 win over the FAMU (0-4) in front of 18,020 at Bragg Memorial Stadium.

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

SCSU shuts out FAMU for first time since 2010

Senior Bulldogs running back Jalen Simmons racked up game-high 190 yards on 16 carries, while teammate senior Dondre Lewis-Freeman eclipsed the 100-yard mark with 16 rushes for 105 yards and a touchdown to lead South Carolina State University (SCSU) to a 36-0 win over Florida A&M (0-3, 0-1 MEAC) Thursday Sept., 17 at O.C. Dawson Stadium.

The game, broadcast by ESPNU to a national audience, was FAMU’s first shutout loss to SCSU since 2010.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

FAMU fights hard in 58-21 loss to Samford

Florida A&M (0-2, 0-0 MEAC) battled to hold onto an early lead against Samford on Saturday, but finished with a 58-21 loss at Seibert Stadium in Birmingham, Ala.

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

Rattlers drop season opener 51-3 to USF Bulls

The FAMU Rattlers opened the Coach Alex Wood with a gutsy effort in their 51-3 loss to the University of South Florida at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday night.

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

FAMU VB features World Championships trio

Pamela Soriano (2nd from left) poses with her Dominican Republic teammates at World Championships
With the 2015 regular season opener just a week away, the FAMU women’s volleyball program boast three players who gained valuable international playing experience this summer in the World Volleyball 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

Rattler football players donate clothing to needy

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

Pamela Soriano named MEAC Preseason Player of the Year

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has named FAMU sophomore outside hitter Pamela Soriano its Volleyball Preseason Player of the Year. The MEAC also predicted that Howard University will win the Northern Division and FAMU will win the Southern Division.
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.