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Sports at HBCUs get a major boost

Makur Maker, a 5-star basketball recruit, made history last week when he announced that he was going to further his career playing for the Bison at Howard University. In so doing, he  passed up offers from powerhouse programs such as UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. Maker became the first 5-star prep […]

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Will COVID-19 hijack college football?

With the 2020 college football season quickly approaching, the Rattlers at Florida A&M University Rattlers have made their way back to Bragg Memorial Stadium for workouts. The National Collegiate Athletic Association allowed schools to begin voluntary practices starting June 1. Due to the coronavirus, college sports have been discontinued for […]

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Column: Why highly ranked Black athletes should attend HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities were originally created so that Black people had access to a college education. However, in today’s society, highly ranked Black athletes don’t even consider HBCUs and I believe that should change. Recently, Mikey Williams, a highly ranked basketball player for the class of 2023, tweeted, […]

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Figueroa makes history

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference recently announced that Alelee Figueroa, 22, a May graduate ofFlorida A&M University, has been named the league’s Woman of the Year for  2019-2020. Since this announcement, the track and field champion has been overwhelmed with text messages of congratulations as she celebrates her achievement. “An honor […]

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FAMU legend Ken Riley remembered fondly

Ken Riley acquired impressive titles. They include FAMU Hall of Famer, standout NFL player, athletic director and head coach of FAMU football. Riley, who died unexpectedly at his home near Bradenton on June 7 at age 72, will be remembered for not just the player he was on the field […]

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Pillow takes over women’s hoops

The Florida A&M women’s basketball program gained a huge addition when it announced Thursday that Shalon Pillow is the new head coach. One month after the firing of head coach Kevin Lynum, who held the position  less than 12 months, FAMU athletics confirmed her hiring. It did not provide Pillow’s annual […]

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FAMU athletics adjusts to new normal

The cancellation of all spring intercollegiate sporting events has affected student-athletes at Florida A&M as well as the university’s athletic department. “COVID-19 not only affected our strategic plan,” FAMU Athletic Director Kortne Gosha told The Famuan. “It changed the plan and the way that college athletics operates.” Due to the […]