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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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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 […]

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Third loss is upsetting

On Monday, the Lady Rattlers of Florida A&M University took on Coppin State Eagles. The Rattlers came into the game with winning on the brain. Unfortunately they lost their second straight game and suffered their third loss in their last four games with Monday’s loss, while Coppin State continued their […]

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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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A win for the Rattlers will set new tone

The struggling men’s Rattler basketball team travels to Baltimore Md., on Saturday to take the court against the conference leading team, the Bears of Morgan State University. After Monday’s 27-point loss to Norfolk State, the Rattlers have extended their losing streak to six games and fallen to ninth place in […]

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Retirement: The Sequel

For a second year in a row, superstar quarterback Brett Favre is retiring. During a teleconference Wednesday, Favre announced that he was hanging up his cleats for good. For many football fans, Favre’s retirement talk sounded all too familiar. During a press conference last March, Favre revealed that he would […]

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Chemistry determines outcome

As spring training approaches for Major League Baseball teams, the focus of the off-season once again centers on the city of New York. The New York Yankees signed five free agents this off-season at a total cost of $447.5 million spread out over the next eight years, as reported by […]

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Hiding from press hurts all of FAMU

Do athletes owe their fans an explanation for anything that takes place during a contest, win or lose? Should college players and coaches be bombarded with questions from the media? I believe the answer is yes. Following a loss Monday night, the normally cooperative Florida A&M University men’s basketball team […]