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Pristine pitching lifts FAMU over Jackson State

The mound took center stage this past weekend as the Rattlers allowed just three earned runs in a sweep of Jackson State. Junior right-handed pitcher Caleb Granger got the party started on Thursday, throwing seven scoreless innings while allowing no walks and only two hits. Granger capped his performance with […]

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FAMU softball cruising through SWAC

The Rattlers’ softball team has won each of their first six games in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, before falling 10-1 on the road Friday to Jackson State. FAMU is currently first in the Eastern Division, sitting just ahead of in-state rival Bethune-Cookman.  Both series sweeps for the Rattlers against Alabama […]

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Black runners and 26.2 miles

Despite the dominance of African runners in long-distance races such as the 5,000-meter, 10,000-meter, half-marathons, and marathons, African Americans who enjoy long-distance running are few and far between. According to a 2020 survey conducted by Running USA, only three percent of long-distance runners in the United States were Black. Representation […]

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Softball at HBCU tournament searching for first win

The Florida A&M softball team is looking to turn things around this weekend at the HBCU Classic Tournament in Montgomery, Alabama. The Rattlers are 0-10 this season after competing in two tournaments in Tallahassee and at Troy University in Alabama. This weekend’s tournament includes Tennessee State, Alcorn State, Grambling State […]

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Rattlers win 2 of 3 to start season

Three-hundred and sixty-four days ago, the Panthers of Eastern Illinois University baseball team rolled into Tallahassee and completed a three-game sweep of the Florida A&M to open the 2023 season for both programs. The Rattlers returned the favor on Sunday, winning their first weekend series of the 2024 season against […]

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Softball team has new faces, same expectations

An agonizing skid in conference play and a 0-2 run in the conference tournament marked the end of the 2023 Florida A&M softball team’s season, where the Rattlers dropped three straight conference series against Alabama A&M, Bethune Cookman and Jackson State.  Head coach Camise Patterson attributed the drop in performance […]

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Colzie named head football coach

A head football coach search marred by controversy and a lack of information from Florida A&M, is now over. The FAMU Athletics Department announced in a press release Saturday afternoon that former assistant coach and current interim head football coach James Colzie III will replace former head coach Willie Simmons […]

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Tennis team ready for another championship season

A lot can change in a year, especially for a collegiate HBCU tennis program. The 2022 off-season saw the departure of several seniors and graduate students following FAMU’s first taste of the SWAC competition. Roster turnover for any program can substantially affect the outcome of the next season, and head […]

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FAMU celebrates 136th birthday

Florida A&M students, administration, and guests gathered around the Eternal Flame Tuesday morning to witness the annual wreath-laying ceremony in commemoration of FAMU’s birthday. Remarks were made by Student Government Association Vice President Jeffrey Francis and FAMU President Larry Robinson. Francis, a health science student from Jacksonville, Florida, approached the […]