Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tom Joyner Foundation/Ford Get Out and Drive One Partnership supporting HBCUs

Tom Joyner and the Tom Joyner Foundation® are encouraging all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) alumni and friends to participate in the Tom Joyner Foundation/Ford “Get Out and Drive One” promotion that will run from Wednesday, October 21, 2009 until Monday, January 4, 2010. By test driving any Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury vehicle between now and January 4, 2010, a $25 donation will be made in the your name to FAMU!

Download the “Get Out and Drive One” coupon from and take it to any Ford dealership. Once you test drive any vehicle, the coupon will be validated and you can go back to the website to complete your donation on behalf of yourself and the Ford Motor Company. Together, we can raise up to $250,000 for FAMU!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Florida Classic Host Hotel Information

The host hotel for the 30th Annual Florida Classic is:

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, Florida 32821

Rate per night: $109

Cut off date: November 19, 2009

Phone No.: 1-888-353-2013

SRP Code: FAMU-ZFAM or Florida A&M Classic Weekend


The Florida A&M University Rattler Football team moved up two spots in The Sports Network Top 25 Poll for NCAA Division I FCS team announced on Monday afternoon.

FAMU (4-0), which made its' first Top 25 appearance in last week's poll, checking in at #24, moved up to #22 this week, following several upsets of higher-ranked FCS teams.

The Rattlers were ranked weekly in the FCS polls for a long stretch from 1995 through 2001, finishing the 1998 regular season #1 in the USA Today 25 Poll.

FAMU was last ranked in the national polls in 2001, when they soared as high as #8 during that season.

This week's Sheridan Broadcasting Network Poll (SBN) has the Rattlers a solid #2 nationally with 273 points and eight (8) first place votes, behind South Carolina State, just eight points (281) ahead, while owning a big edge in first place votes (22).

The Rattlers will have two critical games in a row beginning this week with a 7 p.m. showdown against the Miami Hurricanes, Saturday in Land Shark Stadium, before their October 17 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference heavyweight bout in Orangeburg, S.C., against South Carolina State, at 2 p.m.