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TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- The annual FAMU football preview magazine is out, marking both the return of the popular publication and the final issue with Eddie Jackson as its publisher.
Jackson, president of the 220 Quarterback Club, a support organization for FAMU athletics, said he’s proud of this year’s edition. He added he won’t be at the helm if another is made next year. The magazine is available for $10, it’s available online and Jackson will have it delivered anywhere in Leon County.
This is the sixth edition of the magazine. Besides a look at the 2016 Rattlers, it includes stories about a new scoreboard going up at Bragg Memorial Stadium, new Marching 100 director Shelby Chipman and a look at the time FAMU legends Jake Gaither and Althea Gibson returned to campus in 1976.
Jackson said FAMU Athletic Director Milton Overton Jr. was pleased with the finished product. He added the magazine's expenses are covered by advertisements, not by support from his club.
“I know the athletic director is happy that an early publication was done,” Jackson said. “He’s been very supportive of the effort and he’s very pleased with it. The administration has expressed that they’re very happy with it as well.”