Friday, October 28, 2016

Once-mighty Florida A&M struggling to rebuild program

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — It’s homecoming for Florida A&M.  Again.

The Rattlers (3-2 MEAC, 3-5 overall) will play in a homecoming football game Saturday for the third week in a row, this time in the one N.C. A&T (4-0, 6-1) brands as the Greatest Homecoming On Earth.

It’s the second time in three years A&T has scheduled FAMU for homecoming.

When you’re struggling, you get invited to a lot of homecomings. And once-mighty FAMU is struggling.

In their long history, the Rattlers have won 12 black college national championships. They’ve won or shared eight MEAC titles. They won the first Division I-AA national title in 1978, one of seven FCS playoff appearances.

But since its last MEAC title in 2010, Florida A&M has fallen on hard times.


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