Simmons brings  winning attitude to FAMU Sports

Simmons brings winning attitude to FAMU

January 16, 2018

  By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer It was just a simple introduction of FAMU’s  new head football coach, but there were so many expectations in the words of athletic director John Eason. “We want a championship coach,” Eason said to the liking of the huge crowd that came

Miles and FAMU AD Eason aren’t strangers

January 16, 2018

By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer FAMU athletic director John Eason and Keith Miles have known each other for several years. They were so tight that their families sometimes took walks together.   Eason, who was named interim AD in November, recently recollected those days. He also recalled some

Rickards standout  Riley looking to do big things at  Louisville Sports

Rickards standout Riley looking to do big things at Louisville

January 16, 2018

    By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Rickards’ multi-talented football player Marcus Riley has big plans for his college career at Louisville.   He made them clear recently when he signed to play for the Cardinals, becoming the only Raider to sign during the early signing period in

Bedell building something ‘very special’ at TCC Feature

Bedell building something ‘very special’ at TCC

January 16, 2018

By St. Clair Murraine Outlook Staff Writer Franqua Bedell, who is doing something remarkable with this year’s version of the women’s basketball team at Tallahassee Community College, really didn’t need more than the five words he used to describe his players.   “This team is very special,” he said.  

Simmons has foundation to build winners at FAMU Sports

Simmons has foundation to build winners at FAMU

January 11, 2018

  By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer So Willie Simmons left Prairie View A&M, its spiffy $60 million sports facility and a winning football program to come to FAMU. That could be quantified in some quarters as being either not too smart or Simmons is just one of those

FAMU hires Simmons as next football coach

December 19, 2017

  Outlook staff report Willie Simmons was introduced as FAMU’s new head football coach Tuesday, just two days after Prairie View A&M announced that he had stepped down after three seasons with the Panthers.   Simmons replaces Alex Wood, who resigned last month after the Rattlers’ final game in the

James’ play makes her a fan-favorite at TCC Sports

James’ play makes her a fan-favorite at TCC

December 19, 2017

    By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer It will be difficult to second-guess sophomore forward Japonica James when she explains why her name quickly resonates with fans of the Tallahassee Community College women’s basketball team.   “I come to play and that’s what I do,” James said, explaining

FSU hire of Taggart a significant step for Black coaches Feature

FSU hire of Taggart a significant step for Black coaches

December 19, 2017

    By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer One of the few moments that Willie Taggart paused during his high-energy introduction as FSU’s new football coach came when he was asked about being the first Black to coach the Seminoles.   He admitted that he hadn’t given much thought

Taggart gets emotional over ‘dream job’ at FSU Sports

Taggart gets emotional over ‘dream job’ at FSU

December 19, 2017

    By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer During his introduction as the new head football coach at FSU, Willie Taggart could hardly control his emotions. He laughed when he described coaching at FSU as being his “dream job.”   He had his audience at theUniversity Club in stitches

Whacky season is over at last

December 19, 2017

  By St. Clair Murraine Outlook Staff Writer What a quirky football season this has been in Tallahassee, a city where fans could be touchy about their teams.   First, FSU opened the season with a loss to Alabama. Worst, it was a costly one that took out starting quarterback