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Tutors are the MVP in team sports

Teamwork for student athletes not only involves their teammates but also their academic advisors. “Being a student-athlete is a juggling act,” said Dwanna Jacobs, one of four athletic academic advisers at Florida A&M. “They have to juggle school and athletics and it’s my job to ensure their success on the […]

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Women start off strong but come up short in 69-64 loss

On Saturday the Lady Rattlers basketball team took on Winston-Salem State University. The Lady Rattlers once again had a strong start but couldn’t find their rhythm towards the end of the game falling to the Rams 69-64. Florida A&M led 32-26 at the end of the second half but turnovers […]

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Collegiate athletes cautioned against effects of medicine

The peak of flu season falls between late December and March, and flu medicine will become everyone’s best friend. However, collegiate athletes have to pay closer attention to some of those drugs, because they could trigger a positive in a performance enhancing drug test. Performance enhancing drugs have been a […]

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FAMU wrestling ready to throw down

Florida A&M’s wrestling team agreed that hard work pays off. Members on the squad said they are ready to knock down all competition at the upcoming National Collegiate Wresting Association Regional Tournament in Georgia this Saturday. The tournament will be held at Kennesaw State University, 20 miles north of Atlanta. […]

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FAMU athletics tightens purse strings

Florida A&M University athletics is facing a financial problem that came up in a board of trustees meeting on Feb. 12. In the meeting it was identified that the Athletic department has a $4.2 million deficit to overcome. The deficit is going to affect all of the sports that consist […]

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Men end regular season with OT win

After losing eight games out of their last nine, the Rattlers (8-18) earned a 63-61 overtime victory over Delaware State University Hornets (7-22) Monday night. The victory had  the crowd who packed Gaither Gymnasium for the Florida A&M University Rattlers’ final game cheering in a loud, thunderous roar.   The […]

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New mindset means new attitude for both the mens and womens track team

Florida A&M University’s Indoor Track and Field program is in Landover, Md., at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex for the 2009 MEAC Indoor Championships. The women’s track and field team finished 11th in the 2008 MEAC Indoor Championships with 18 points respectively. The men’s track and field team […]

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Players make plans to change sports culture

On Feb. 20, Florida A&M University’s baseball team opens their 2009 campaign against hitting machine Jackson State University, and confidence is high. After falling two games under .500 with a record of 20-22, the Rattlers have high hopes for this year’s team, and look forward to a good start with […]

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Stroke of pain produces true golf warrior

An early morning of madness turned his life around. It’s 1 a.m. and he’s screaming in agonizing pain, a pain ignored by his past roommates in Palmetto South. But a pain that doctors would later diagnose as Leukemia. Florida A&M University golf player Elijah Jackson, 19, said the back pains […]

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Halftime lead slips away

After Monday night’s 62-65 loss to Coppin State, the Florida A&M University Rattlers have increased their streak to eight games.  In their first meeting in January, Coppin State fell to the Rattlers 60-56.   An even match-up described the level of play on the court offensively and defensively from both MEAC […]