Sports Briefs


Florida A&M University’s volleyball team (7-10, 4-1) will take on Winston-Salem State University (4-17) tomorrow at 7.p.m. in Gaither gym.

Currently they have a total of 655 kills.

They have a total of 1800 attacks.

They also have a total of 401 assists and 1634 attempts.  

For the defense, the volleyball team has a total of 601 Digs.

“We are well prepared for this game, ” said middle blocker Chelsea Pennick sophomore pharmacy student from Jacksonville.

Pennick said that the team will win against Winston-salem.

The Lady Rattlers are officially in the top 10 of the MEAC and have plans to winning the conference title.



The Florida A&M University men’s cross-country team will travel to the University of Maryland eastern shore in Princess Anne, MD. this weekend, to compete in the MEAC championships.

The team previously placed first at the University Florida meet and 13th at the Disney Invitational in Orlando on Oct. 10.

“During practice we try to place a lot of focus on our runner’s mileage,” said head track and field coach Reynaud Robinson. “We increased our practices to twice a day two times per week.”

Robinson said runners Daquam Lee and Carlos Franklin have been key assets to the team.

Standout runner Shuaib Winters, has been the individual winner at more than five of the team’s last events.


The Florida A&M University’s female cross-country team, will host their MEAC championship game Oct. 25, and they might need help from key players after their last four losses.

Kelle Ransom is the current leader of her team.

Ransom has been a top finisher in every track meet for FAMU this year.

She said her goal coming into the conference finals is to run strong and well with the team and to place top 15.

The track meet will be held in Troy, Ala. Ransom said she wants to team to be successful.

“My expectations for us to stick together and run strong and make other teams their have respect for us at the end of the day,” Ransom said.


This weekend the Florida A&M Rattler football team travels to Virginia to play Norfolk State University (2-5) and the defense has allowed their opponents to score 177 points, which ranks them 6th in the MEAC.

Out of the nine teams in the conference, the Rattlers are last in passing yards allowed with 1,604.

Individually linebacker Brandon Parker is leading the team in tackles with 43 and is currently tied for 17th in the MEAC.

Defensive back Curtis Holcomb who has been a positive asset to Rattlers defensive play said, “Our next opponent is a 60 percent run and 40 percent passing team. We’re going to try and make them one-dimensional which will hopefully force them out of their game plan and into an uncomfortable situation.”

Holcomb said going into the game this weekend, the defense will try to correct some errors they made in previous games.

“We’re going to concentrate on correcting personal mistakes that we’ve recognized within ourselves during our sessions of watching film as a team,” Holcomb said.