Saturday, August 5, 2017

FAMU's football team will take bus to Arkansas

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Since the 2015 arrival of Athletic Director Milton Overton Jr., Florida A&M’s athletic department has cut costs in an effort to balance its budget.

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.


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