Sunday, August 27, 2006
The State newspaper in Columbia, SC named FAMU's Bragg Memorial Stadium as one of its favorites. Particularly, the State said FAMU sure knows how to have a homecoming. Here's what they had to say, "The tradition of Homecoming still exists, and thrives, at Florida A&M, where alums plan their entire year around this one weekend. The stadium is filled at least one hour before kickoff as the Marching 100 band performs.
The band’s entrance, the most spectacular in college football, carries on for about 20 minutes. Once positioned in perfect precision, the high-stepping, heavy-on-brass band turns a crowd of 20,000 into dancin’ fools.
Halftime shows at Florida A&M have been known to last 45 minutes. It is a school tradition that the Rattlers take a 5-yard delay-of-game penalty to begin the second half because the band always exceeds its allotted time to play."
Posted by da rattler at 11:57 AM