FAMU to open COVID-19 vaccination site as early as next week
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida A&M University will host a state-operated community COVID-19 vaccination site as early as next week, said President Larry Robinson in a news release on Saturday. “We want to reach out to the community, which has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19,” said Tanya Tatum, FAMU director of Student Health Services. “This is how we are going to start reaching the underserved.”FAMU started running a community-based COVID-19 testing site at Bragg Memorial Stadium on April 25, 2020, administering nearly 250,000 tests. Given FAMU’s Robinson said a vaccination site on campus would make sense. The FAMU site will help remedy these problems,” said Robinson, who was among FAMU eligible employees and students who received their first vaccination dose in January at the Student Health Center on campus.
Battle of the Bands shifts to virtual event
Nick Solomon said he knows this year things will be different with the classic events going fully virtual due to the pandemic. There are virtual events happening this Tuesday-Saturday as part of the Florida Classic week. Among those are events are like a diversity career fair, a virtual battle of the bands, a pep rally and more. FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson said the donations are welcomed and he’s looking forward to the virtual events this year. More information about the full list of virtual events can be found at FloridaClassic.org.
AP Source: Big Ten presidents to discuss starting football
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Ohio State plays against Florida A&M at Ohio Stadium during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Seventy-seven of those teams are scheduled to play throughout the fall, starting at various times in September. 2 Ohio State, No. The Big Ten postponed its fall season Aug. 11 because of concerns about playing through the COVID-19 pandemic, with presidents voting 11-3 in favor. On the first Saturday of the football season that included Power Five teams playing, Big Ten teams were idle while athletic directors and university leaders were working on ways to possibly salvage a fall football season.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Not even lore of old Orange Bowl can save Miami from FIU upset
Bethune-Cookman knocks off Florida A&M againThe 40th annual Florida Classic was indeed a classic on Saturday, as an announced crowd of more than 55,000 fans saw Bethune-Cookman continue its dominance of Florida A&M. It was the highest-attended Florida Classic game since 2011. The Wildcats earned a 31-27 win over Florida A&M, the ninth straight win for Bethune-Cookman in the series. Florida ended a five-year losing streak to Florida State last year with a 41-14 win in Tallahassee. Apopka (11-1) will host Lutz Steinbrenner in a semifinal on Friday, while Seminole (11-1) suffered its only loss of the season.
UCF vs. Stanford game is still on, disturbance forms near Bahamas
Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Central Florida football game against Stanford is still on as officials monitor a disturbance near the Bahamas, according to a UCF Athletic Department spokesperson. The school is monitoring the storm constantly and going through all the protocols to keep up. School officials expect the sold-out game to kick off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday as planned. In the first two games of the season, UCF defeated Florida A&M 62-0 and beat Florida Atlantic 48-14. Stanford started the year with a 17-7 win against Northwestern, but lost 45-20 against USC this past Saturday.
UCF vs. Stanford: How to watch, listen, stream
Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Central Florida looks to improve to 3-0 on the season as team hosts Stanford at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. In the first two games of the season, UCF defeated Florida A&M 62-0 and beat Florida Atlantic 48-14. Stanford started the year with a 17-7 win against Northwestern, but loss 45-20 against USC this past Saturday. WatchESPNWhich team is favored to win the game? UCF is a 7-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game?
UCF vs. FAU: How to watch, listen, stream
Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Central Florida Knights look to continue their regular-season winning streak as the team takes on the Florida Atlantic Owls at 7 p.m. on Saturday. UCF defeated Florida A&M 62-0 last week and FAU lost to the Ohio State University 45-21 to start the season. The Knights won 56-36. UCF is a 10-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? The total for points scored between both teams has been set at 68.
UCF beats Florida A&M 62-0 in home opener
Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. - Former Notre Dame star Brandon Wimbush threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns in his UCF debut, helping the 17th-ranked Knights open the season with a 62-0 rout of Florida A&M on Thursday night. Wimbush, who tossed TD passes of 37 and 12 yards to Gabriel Davis, was 13-2 as a starter over the past two years at Notre Dame. Gabriel arrived at UCF from the same high school where Milton played in Hawaii. 25 Stanford visiting Orlando in two weeks and UCF traveling to Pittsburgh on Sept. 21. UP NEXTFlorida A&M: The Rattlers have two weeks to prepare for their Sept. 14 home opener against Fort Valley State.
UCF vs. Florida A&M: How to watch, stream, listen
The win streak was a UCF record and marked the 22nd longest in FBS history. UCF is led by second-year head coach Josh Heupel, who led the Knights to a 12-1 record in his first season in Orlando. [RELATED: UCF sell out its football season]What station is the game on? CBS Sports onlineWhich team is favored to win the game? Florida A&M leads the overall series 1-0, beating the Knights 19-14 in 1987 in Tallahassee.