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Rattlers in spotlight in ESPN docuseries

From packing Bragg Memorial Stadium on Saturdays to traveling hundreds of miles to cheer for their team, there is no question that Rattlers show their school pride through supporting FAMU’s football team. FAMU, ranked the No. 1 public HBCU in the country by U.S. News & World Report, has helped […]

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Freshmen football players adjust to new lifestyle

After years of living with their families, first-year student-athletes at Florida A&M University have had to adjust to living on their own while keeping up with their responsibilities. Football players come from all over to play or the Rattlers, but only the ones who keep their heads on straight secure […]

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Former star McKinley now coaching at FAMU

Orlando McKinley joined the FAMU football coaching staff this season as a graduate assistant. McKinley was a phenomenal four-year starting cornerback for FAMU who was named an HBCU All-American three times as well as all-MEAC. He holds the FAMU and MEAC records for the longest interception return of 100 yards. […]

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The rebirth of Black college football

When you think of college football, you more often than not think about Division I, predominantly white institutions being at the top of the mountain. And while this is true, it wasn’t so long ago that some of the best talent was coming out of historically Black colleges and universities […]

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FAMU falls to USF, slips to 1-2

TAMPA —FAMU returned to Raymond James Stadium for the fourth time since the Rattlers’ first matchup with University of South Florida in 2005. Saturday’s result was the same as in the first three games — a loss — but the 31-17 outcome was FAMU’s closest game yet with USF. After […]

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Football season continues as pandemic soars in Florida

Tallahassee’s football season is certainly the topic of the town. While many residents plan to get the full Saturday night experience, others express their concern for the potentially super contagious events. Florida A&M University and Florida State University both held football games on Sept. 11. Images of the packed stands, […]

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FAMU, SWAC leaders in new NIL world

When the Name, Image and Likeness law was enacted in Florida on July 1, effectively granting college athletes the ability to monetize their personal brands through sponsorships, autographs, appearances and more, HBCU athletes were quick to capitalize. Many announced their first deals just after midnight on July 1. Two months […]