Florida A&M’s newly appointed head basketball coach, Clemon “CJ” Johnson Jr., is ready for the task of improving the FAMU men’s basketball program.
Johnson was a premier player for the Rattlers from 1974-78, and still holds FAMU’s rebounding records, which includes: most rebounds in a game (25), most rebounds for a season (412) and most rebounds for a career with 1,494.
“He knows a lot about the game, and he has a lot of experience,” last year’s starting forward and leading scorer, Amin Stevens, said.
Fifth-ranked Florida State traveled to Gainesville for an in-state rivalry game Friday night.
The Noles defeated the ninth-ranked Gators 3-2 in a back-and-forth contest.
The noels have captured four of the last five meeting in Gainesville, while 11 of the last 14 games since 2000 have been decided by one goal including the last six, according to seminole.com.
“That was a great soccer game,” head coach Mark Krikorian told reporters. “Two very good teams, a true battle of two top-10 teams. Florida was everything we expected them to be. They have great players, are well coaches and they gave us everything we could handle tonight.”
The Seventh-ranked Florida State (5-1-0) recorded its fourth straight victory with a 4-0 win over UAB (2-3-0) on a rainy Sunday afternoon in Birmingham. Four different Seminoles found the back of the net in the win over the Blazers, while Toni Pressley led all players with three points on a goal and an assist to tie a career-high in the win. The Seminole defense posted their fourth shutout of the season limiting the Blazers to six shots including just two shots on goal. Making her first start of the season, Taylor Vancil played all 90 minutes and made two saves to record her first shutout and win as a Seminole. Florida State is back in action on Friday, September 9 as they travel to Gainesville to face intra-state rival Florida at 7:00 p.m.
The members of Franchise Sports are sorry to have to inform you that we have had to rescheduled this year’s Fitness 4 Fun event which was due to be held on Sat, Sept. 17 at Tom Brown Park.
We have not attempt to come up with an alternative date but we were advised that this would be too impractical at such short notice.
Therefore, on behalf of the committee, I would like to apologize for the cancellation, especially to those of you who have already made travel and accommodation plans. Unfortunately, these were circumstances which were beyond our control but we intend to make next year’s Fitness 4 Fun even more spectacular so I hope you can join us then.
Four Rattler football players were awarded top performer honors for the week, Shelley Anthony, Kevin Elliot, John Ojo and Brandon Holdren.
According to reports from the MEAC, Lenworth Lennon‘s game-winning catch that helped the Rattlers beat the FVSU Wildcats on Saturday, earned him MEAC Rookie of the Week honors. Lennon, grabbed a ball that was up for grabs as Kevin Elliott tipped it away from a defender, and scampered into the endzone to give the Rattlers a thrilling 28-22 victory in the home opener. The redshirt freshman from Ft. Lauderdale caught another pass for 5 yards in the game.