Florida A&M University’s first Hall of Fame and home game is highly anticipated by students thanks to the social media feud between FAMU and Tennessee State University.
It started with an instagram video post of students from TSU explaining the definition of FAMU: “Football Ain’t Made4 U.” The students go on to chant this mantra to the track of a popular song.
A few hours later, FAMU retaliated with a video of their own, titled “Back to Bragg,” lead by King and Queen of Orange and Green, fourth-year broadcast journalism student Ladarius Calhoun and third-year broadcast journalism student Marquavia Smith.
“Originally it wasn’t supposed to be a feud. I already had the idea for the ‘Back to Bragg’ song. When we started to write the lyrics, we just altered the lyrics to get back at Tennessee State University,” said Calhoun.
The “Back to Bragg” video has received 3,790 views on YouTube and the students are “charged up” and ready for the game.
“We better win,” said fourth-year sociology student Megan Sithole. “I definitely think there will be a huge turn up because of the ‘beef’.”
This “beef” has brought the university together with school spirit, some believe. Calhoun wants TSU to know the “FAMU spirit will never, ever die.”
“This is a start to bringing back our school spirit,” said Calhoun.
FAMU’s first home game will be Saturday at the Bragg Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m.