Thursday, November 19, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Yesterday, Proctor released a letter that urged the trustees to reach a fair financial settlement with former Coaches Earl Holmes and Clemon Johnson, who are FAMU alumni. Former Athletic Director Kellen Winslow terminated both of their contracts in 2014.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Back on October 28 of last year, then-Athletic Director Kellen Winslow confirmed that Rattler Head Football Coach Earl Holmes had been fired.
Over his nearly two seasons as head coach, Holmes amassed a record of six wins and 16 losses. Holmes’ firing came at a time when the team was showing steady improvement, having won two out of its last three contests and with the Homecoming game just four days away.
Winslow’s disrespectful treatment of Holmes and his decision to continue to make insulting comments about the university and its supporters finally led many FAMUans to lose patience with him. Hundreds of FAMU students and alumni booed Winslow at the Homecoming Convocation.
Friday, October 02, 2015
was 14,261 in 2012, 11,169 in 2013, and 11,172 in 2014.
The 0-3 record of the Rattler football didn’t help bring those fans to the campus. But the return of the “Battle of the Bands” between FAMU and Tennessee State University (TSU) did.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
|Terrence Woods receives his B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies|
One of the graduates was quarterback Damien Fleming, who is second all-time in passing yards for FAMU. Fleming completed his degree in four years while starting on the field for four season.
Kicker Chase Varnadore, also of the Rattler football team, earned his master’s degree in political science. Varnadore was an All-American, who also holds the FAMU record for the longest field goal (53 yards).
Sunday, August 09, 2015
“Today is not the end of your relationship with FAMU, but just the beginning. FAMU is here for you. When you are at your height or when you face difficulties, know that you have a Rattler nation that will always support you,” Oliver told the graduates.
Saturday, August 08, 2015
In the study hall room in the FAMU Athletics learning center, FAMU Athletic Director Milton Overton Jr. appeared for the first time, in front of the full athletics staff. He opened with a presentation on his expectations and his vision for FAMU Athletics.
“I know most of you feel like I just showed up. Some feel the numbers don’t match and I shouldn’t be here. I’m here to tell you that in my heart, FAMU is exactly where I am supposed to be,” Overton said.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
The grants help schools improve the academic success of their student-athletes. The goal is to support the school’s efforts to meet the requirements of the Division I Academic Performance Program, which was developed to ensure schools provide an environment that supports education while enhancing the ability of student-athletes to earn a degree.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Vice-President for Audit and Compliance Richard Givens said his office started the investigation after the Governor’s Inspector General forwarded an anonymous complaint it had received “that alleged Mr. Winslow was compensated for unearned leave while being on vacation after his April 2014 appointment as FAMU’s athletic director.”
The conclusion of Givens’ report stated that “the allegation is substantiated.”
Monday, June 22, 2015
FAMU President Elmira Mangum has named Milton Overton as the new director of intercollegiate athletics.
Overton comes to FAMU after six years at the University of Alabama, where he served on the athletics executive team as the senior associate athletics director, and seven years at Texas A&M University, where he also served on the athletics executive team, and as an associate athletics director overseeing six sports teams and information technology. As a member of the athletics executive teams, he was a part of both institutions’ strategic planning efforts.
Mangum launched a national search to fill the position after the resignation of Kellen Winslow and death of Nelson Townsend. The director of the intercollegiate athletics oversees 16 intercollegiate programs, and the University’s corrective action plan to improve academic progress for five teams that are currently on academic probation.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The candidates who made the short list are Milton Overton Jr., Eric C. McCurdy, and M. Dianne Murphy.
Interim AD D’Wayne Robinson applied for the permanent job but was not chosen as one of the final three.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
FAMU Head Football Coach Alex Wood took his football/skills camp on the road over the weekend making stops in Orlando (Windermere Prep), Tampa (Boca Ciega HS), and Palm Beach County (Palm Beach Central HS) (today). The Orlando camp attracted over 300 athletes who were taught rules, skills, and techniques to enhance their abilities and enjoyment of the game by Coach Wood and his staff.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees’ Special Committee on Athletics yesterday, university officials reported that financial records from May 31 show that the department’s expenditures for this fiscal year were $2,076,734 more than its income. FAMU Athletics paid for $9,352,419 in expenses but brought in just $7,275,685 in revenue.
The department projects that it will end the fiscal year on June 30, 2015 with a deficit of $500,000-$750,000.
That is bad news for an athletic department that has a cumulative deficit of more than $7 million.
Sunday, June 07, 2015
|Wally Williams as a member of the New Orleans Saints|
The 40th Sports Hall of Fame Class features former All-American gridders Wally Williams, a stellar offensive lineman, who played 10 seasons in the NFL; scintillating sprinter and return specialist Howard Huckaby, record-setting punter Vaughn Wilson, along with basketball scoring ace John Andrews and track and field All-America Kenneth Thompson.
Two persons supporters of the FAMU Department of Athletics will also be honored. They are longtime athletic trainer Akima Abrakata Dina and former FAMU and NFL cheerleader Latricia Allen, who will be inducted posthumously.
Friday, June 05, 2015
Suggs and dozens of other stipend recipients from across the nation will attend the 2015 NACMA Convention which will take place from June 15-18 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
“The goal of the Academic Performance Program is to encourage teams to improve academically, not punish those who underperform. We will work with HBCUs and limited-resource schools to make sure their college athletes have every opportunity to succeed academically,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said. “Members will explore a variety of options to help support the schools and students who need additional assistance.”
Friday, May 22, 2015
“I am excited to honor and recognize the 1,096 student-athletes who maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average during the 2014-15 academic year,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas. “I would like to congratulate the administrators, athletic academic support staff and personnel, coaches, and parents for their contributions to the academic success of these student-athletes.”
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Johnson, a FAMU alumnus and former player in the National Basketball Association, signed a four-year contract with the university back in 2011. He earned $150,000 per year.
FAMU President Elmira Mangum sent Johnson a “notice of non-reappointment and employment separation” on April 18, 2014 shortly after the end of his third year in the position. The former head coach’s team was 10-23 in 2011-2012, 8-23 in 2012-2013, and 14-18 in 2013-2014.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Moore has now won four MEAC championships since coming to FAMU, with three consecutive women’s cross country titles to her credit. For her career, this was her 16th championship overall.
Friday, April 17, 2015
|FAMU tennis player Dominique Henry|
A total of 85 tennis players from across the conference achieved this distinction this year.