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FAMU focuses on fundraising without sports revenue

Posted at 11:18 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 23:18:20-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The vice president and director of athletics, Kortne Gosha, says Florida A&M University has been planning to not count on sports for money all semester long.

The university canceled football, volleyball, and indoor track after first postponing the sport due to COVID-19.

Gosha says they saw other schools across the country trying to compete with the circumstances but feels it's still too risky.

While the university has mostly budgeted for fewer sports, Gosha is encouraging Rattlers to step up and help them get through the next school year together.

"Fundraising has not stopped," said Gosha. "Since the very beginning, we've been very aggressive. We've done some things that frankly our department hasn't done before, but we're going to try to generate revenue in a variety of different ways."

In the last semester, FAMU received nearly $1 million in donations.