Fans optimistic Rattlers will have a winning season Sports

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 Sports

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 Feature

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 Feature

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 Sports

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

42-year-old mother set for first kickboxing fight Sports

42-year-old mother set for first kickboxing fight

August 7, 2018

  By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer She holds down a 30-hour per week job as a researcher at FSU. Catherine Hancock, 42, also is the mother of two children with a routine that she has to keep up with. Somehow, though, she finds time to practice kickboxing. She

Fight card falls short on night of competitive bouts

August 7, 2018

By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Fight fans that showed up an hour after the first bout of an annual summertime boxing tournament thinking they had time to catch plenty of action found out differently Saturday evening. Cancellation of at least 11 fights – caused by uneven weights or

Valdez ends hiatus with first-round MMA victory Feature

Valdez ends hiatus with first-round MMA victory

July 24, 2018

By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Rafael Valdez was so disappointed with his performance that resulted in a loss in his professional mixed martial art debut that he decided to evaluate his career. He did more than just look at how he could improve his techniques. “Just looking into

FAMU adds UCF to 2019 football schedule Sports

FAMU adds UCF to 2019 football schedule

July 7, 2018

Special to the Outlook FAMU will begin and end the 2019 football season in Orlando for the first time in five years. That was confirmed when FAMU announced this past Thursday it will begin the season in a game against the University of Central Florida. The game will take place