Overton and his deputy Elliot Charles made several announcements during a Friday conference call that left trustees pleased. Chief among those announcements was Charles' declaration that "no sport will be unable to participate in the postseason" next year.
FAMU's football team and the entire men's track program (indoor, outdoor and cross country) have been banned from the postseason for years. Charles said all of FAMU's programs will be postseason-eligible -- it'll be the first time that's been the case since 2013.
Overton also provided an update on Bragg Memorial Stadium. Repairs to the stadium are expected to begin April 1, and the total cost of repairs has gone down. The latest projected cost, per Overton, is $450,000, down from $622,000 when the problems with the stadium were first announced. Overton said the athletic department has already secured $200,000.
Plus, the athletic department is inching closer to breaking even at the end of the fiscal year. The projected athletics revenue shortfall is now $122,883. Originally it was at $651,724. FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson announced the athletic department will receive $300,000 of its Florida Classic game guarantee sooner than expected, too.