Sunday, January 31, 2016

Donated TVs help with recruiting at FAMU

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Florida A&M’s football has faced several sanctions from the NCAA in recent years and, despite applications for waivers from new AD Milton Overton Jr. and Deputy AD Elliot Charles, the program will have to operate without spring practice.

It’s another negative recruiting blow for a team that also can’t participate in the postseason. It’s also a challenge for Parker Brooks, the new director of FAMU’s strength and conditioning program.

Brooks said he wants to make changes to FAMU’s field house, which hasn’t been renovated since it was opened in 1983. First and foremost, he’s looking to add to what the Rattlers can show potential recruits who visit the facilities.

To help, the 220 Quarterback Club, a group of FAMU athletics enthusiasts, donated four 42-inch high-definition flat screen televisions to the athletic department. Three went to the field house and one to Gaither Gymnasium.

The contribution was worth just over $1,100.


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