TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — As Florida A&M Rattlers final year in the MEAC, homecoming for the football team is set for October 24 against Morgan State, and while the University is anticipating playing the game, things could look a little different.
"I'm going to follow the lead with Dr. Robinson," said Kortne Gosha, the athletic director at Florida A&M. "The homecoming, the fanfare, I think we're all planning for a homecoming, but we all have to be responsible and face the reality it will be different. I'm hopeful for it.` I'll be frank, for me, this will be my first HBCU homecoming. I'm fired up about it. For us, there's a lot of things that are still up for discussion, but I do believe we'll have a sort of homecoming."
With Florida A&M and other colleges and universities planning for a return it leaves the question of scheduling.
At the Division Two level, schedules have been shortened.
Will other programs have to play more regional games? Could we see more crosstown match-ups between Florida State and the Rattlers?
Gosha said he's totally open to it.
"We've scheduled games with the University of Florida recently, we play Jacksonville University," said Gosha. "There's been a lot of conversation about Regional opportunity. We play South Florida. We're going to play Central Florida. Any opportunity that we can play a local institution. I think it's a no brainer for us. As far as Florida State goes in particular, who knows what the future holds, but I think it'd be a great opportunity to play in all sports."
Gosha said they'll start moving small numbers of athletes back on campus by the end of the month.