Saturday, August 5, 2017
Overton earlier this year said repairs to a FAMU-owned bus saved the athletic department about $100,000 in travel costs.
Of course, that means long bus rides for some teams.
Florida A&M’s football team will take a bus instead of flying to Little Rock for its Thursday-night game against SEC foe Arkansas. The team will leave the morning of Aug. 30 – the Wednesday before the game – and embark on a 10-hour, 673-mile road trip.
The game against Arkansas is a "money game" for FAMU's athletic department -- Overton told the Tallahassee Democrat the game is worth "about $750,000."
Head coach Alex Wood said the team will be ready to take on the Razorbacks, even with the short week.