Rattlers keep rolling through MEAC with unbeaten record Feature

Rattlers keep rolling through MEAC with unbeaten record

November 7, 2018

No distractions By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Coaching the FAMU football team just got harder for Willie Simmons and his staff of assistants, following a decisive 38-3 victory over Morgan State. With three games left to compete for a shot at either the NCAA playoff or the Celebration

Simmons thinking long-term as coach at FAMU Sports

Simmons thinking long-term as coach at FAMU

November 7, 2018

St. Clair Murraine  Since its two-point loss to Jackson State almost seven weeks ago, FAMU has not lost a game. Not at home or on the road. That’s five straight victories. Clearly, a turnaround of the football program is in progress. So naturally, the question becomes what if Simmons gets

A football playground Sports

A football playground

September 27, 2018

Pop Warner league grooms young players, cheerleaders By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Perched on a vehicle that resembles an oversized golf cart, Corey Simon had the best seat at Apalachee Regional Park on a recent Saturday morning. To his left, a Pop Warner football game was going on.

Let’s not forget that FAMU is playing  an unforgiving game Sports

Let’s not forget that FAMU is playing an unforgiving game

September 27, 2018

St. Clair Murraine By now we should all have gotten over FAMU’s loss to Jackson State a week ago at Bragg Stadium. But football fans don’t take things so lightly, especially when there were a lot of ways that the Rattlers could have won by at least two points. Instead

Fans optimistic Rattlers will have a winning season Feature

Fans optimistic Rattlers will have a winning season

August 29, 2018

FAMU FAN DAY By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Alfred Paramore might have had to settle for just watching the FAMU football team go through a scrimmage if it weren’t for a no-show that allowed him to get into a sold-out kickoff event this past Saturday. Once he was

Wilcox accepts position with NCAA Feature

Wilcox accepts position with NCAA

August 29, 2018

Special to the Outlook  Florida State Vice President and Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox has accepted an executive position with the NCAA. “I want to thank Stan for everything he has done at FSU. We’re excited for him, and we all wish him the best in his new position,” said

First time fighter entertain crowd at indoor arena Sports

First time fighter entertain crowd at indoor arena

August 15, 2018

    By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer With the exception of the winner of a super middleweight boxing match, each of the fighters who competed on Saturday nights Xtreme Championship card entered a place they’d never been. Each of them were first-timers, each coming away with one thing

FAMU sees dividend in campus tour by five-star player Sports

FAMU sees dividend in campus tour by five-star player

August 15, 2018

  By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer James Spady, associate head football coach at FAMU, was at the 220 Quarterback Club weekly luncheon to discuss special teams. Then, he made a statement about what it takes to build a winning football program. That set off a firestorm of questions

Fort Valley’s  Porter, Simmons share similar backgrounds Feature

Fort Valley’s Porter, Simmons share similar backgrounds

August 7, 2018

  By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Soon after his arrival as FAMU’s new football coach seven months ago, Willie Simmons made a point of emphasizing that one of his priorities is to change the culture of the program. Kelvin Porter, head coach at Fort Valley State University and

Rattlers picked to finish fifth in MEAC Feature

Rattlers picked to finish fifth in MEAC

August 7, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. (July 27) – While FAMU was picked to finish fifth this season, 10 Rattlers were named to the 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Preseason All-Star team announced during the league’s Football Media Day this past Friday. Seven Rattlers earned second team honors, including senior RB Devin Bowers, junior OL