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FAMU football marathon set for Saturday

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Posted at 6:51 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 18:51:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The 2019 Florida A&M University football season is one to remember as the Rattlers claimed the Black College National Championship.

Fans can watch highlights of the season on Saturday, May 16, as FAMU TV20, the Athletic Department and the Office of Communications present a FAMU Football Marathon.

The marathon will feature games from last season, including thrilling Rattler victories over North Carolina A&T State and South Carolina State.

"This is a great opportunity for us to highlight our student-athletes and the success of our program under Head Coach Willie Simmons,” said Kortne Gorsha, the vice president and athletic director at FAMU. “During these uncertain times, it is important that we keep our fans and donors engaged. We hope that everyone around the country can enjoy the special moments from last year as a reminder that we still need their support now as we face the global pandemic.”

The marathon is also part of a fundraising initiative to assist the athletic program by giving to the Rattler Athletic Fund at

“This support is vital so when we return to competition, our coaches and student-athletes will be ready,” Gosha said.

The FAMU Football Marathon will air on May 16 beginning at 9 a.m. with the Delaware State game.

The marathon can be watched on FAMU TV20 distributed over Comcast Xfinity and streamed to a global audience on the FAMU TV20 Facebook page, found here.

The rest of Saturday’s lineup includes, Howard at 12:30 p.m., North Carolina Central at 3 p.m., South Carolina State at 6:15 p.m., and North Carolina A&T at 9:15 p.m.