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

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 Sports

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

Robinson would like a full house at Lawson Center Sports

Robinson would like a full house at Lawson Center

June 26, 2018

  By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Since its opening nine years ago, the Lawson Center is yet to be filled up for a home FAMU basketball game. It has long been one thing that diehard supporters of the basketball program have questioned. Losing seasons over at least the

Football players seek opportunity at FAMU’s 7-on-7 tournament Feature

Football players seek opportunity at FAMU’s 7-on-7 tournament

June 19, 2018

      By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Willie Simmons was making the rounds during his first 7-on-7 football tournament for high school players when a coach approached him.   He wanted to make sure that Simmons know Samuel Smith, a recent graduate from John Paul School, has

Rejuvenated Kinney finds baseball fun again Feature

Rejuvenated Kinney finds baseball fun again

June 5, 2018

  By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer   Around this time last year, Jake Kinney was a very unhappy baseball player.   Then he came to Tallahassee Community College after appealing to coach Mike McLeod to give him a shot at pitching for the Eagles. It didn’t take long

Shouppe turns attention to recruiting after FAMU’s fall from baseball tournament Sports

Shouppe turns attention to recruiting after FAMU’s fall from baseball tournament

June 5, 2018

  By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer   FAMU’s baseball team had its share of problems common to a season not going well – pitching that at times was inconsistent and an array of defensive issues.   But as coach Jamey Shouppe looked back on the season that ended with