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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M Director of Athletics Milton Overton has released FAMU’s 2016 football schedule.  The slate includes four home games in the historic Bragg Memorial Stadium.  The schedule also includes a familiar opening day opponent in Miami Gardens, Fla., against the University of Miami Hurricanes.famu rattler

This year, an old foe will return after a 20-year absence from competition.  FAMU will face the Tigers of Tuskegee University in Mobile, Ala. on Sept. 17.  The revitalization of one of FAMU’s traditional foes dates back to their first meeting in 1908.  The last time the Rattlers faced Tuskegee was in 1996, with FAMU’s famed “Gulf Coast” offense posting a 56-0 routing of the Tigers.

According to Overton, the schedule will provide an opportunity for Rattler fans to enjoy the action and the spirit of FAMU.  In addition to FAMU having four home games, adjustments to the schedule made in response to last year’s fan survey allow for only the Oct. 1 home contest against Savannah State to take place on the same day as a Florida State home football game.

“We listened to our constituents, including alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of FAMU,” Overton said.  “We are making every effort to ensure that attending football games at Bragg Stadium are more affordable, the fan experience is improved and  we put customer service at a premium. In that vein, 2016 football ticket pricing will not increase.

The FAMU Department of Athletics has developed new season ticket packages and an annual athletics giving initiative. These new initiatives will be rolled out in early to mid February.  

“This initiative launches our four-year athletics strategic plan to repair one of six critical support pillars needed in the  process of building a  championship department of athletics.   Repairing the fracture in the financial pillar helps move FAMU Athletics  from a traditional transactional giving  revenue model to supporting a 21st century intercollegiate athletes business model,” Overton said.

Participation in the” Investing in Champions Athletics Annual Giving Program” from season ticket packages and donations,  will earn Rattler donors the opportunity to purchase premium seating at all ticketed athletic events throughout the year, including the Florida Classic.

Florida A&M 2016 Football Schedule

Date Opponent Stadium City/State
Sept 3 Miami Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL
Sept 10 Coastal Carolina Brooks Stadium Conway, SC
Sept 17 Tuskegee Ladd-Peebles Stadium Mobile, AL
Sept 24 SC State Bragg Memorial Tallahassee, FL (6pm)
Oct 1 Savannah St Bragg Memorial Tallahassee, FL (6pm)
Oct 8 NC Central O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium Durham, NC
Oct 15 Delaware St Alumni Stadium Dover, DE
Oct 22 Hampton Bragg Memorial Tallahassee,FL (4pm)
Oct 29 NC A&T Aggie Stadium Greensboro, NC
Nov 5 OPEN
Nov 12 Morgan St Bragg Memorial Tallahassee, FL (4pm)
Nov 19 Bethune-Cookman Orlando Citrus Bowl Orland0, FL
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