FAMU Announces 2018 MEAC Football Schedule

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 17:34:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 24) – The Florida A&M Department of Athletics announced their conference schedule for the 2018 football season today.  The slate includes eight MEAC games.

The Rattlers open conference play on Sept.22 against the Tigers of Savannah State University.  The conference home opener will be played in Bragg Memorial Stadium.  The Rattlers will then travel to Durham, NC on Sept. 29 to take on the Eagles of North Carolina Central University.

October will open with the Norfolk State Spartans coming to Bragg Memorial Stadium for an Oct. 6 game.  FAMU travels to Greensboro, NC to take on the national champion Aggies of North Carolina A&T State University Oct. 13.

The Hampton Pirates are slated to make a visit to Bragg Memorial Stadium on Oct. 20.  This game is in limbo as Hampton is pushing for an immediate exit to the Big South Conference, ditching games scheduled within the MEAC.  Further information on this situation will be forthcoming.

Oct. 27, the Bears of Morgan State University will trek to Bragg Memorial Stadium in the final game of October.

The Rattlers will travel to Washington, D.C. to take on the Bison of Howard University on Nov.3.  The Rattlers will enjoy a Nov. 10 open date before wrapping up the regular season in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 17 in Camping World Stadium in the Florida Blue Florida Classic against the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University.

The FAMU Investing In Champions campaign is full speed ahead.  The campaign has a record start of nearly $100,000 thus far.  Make sure not to be left out as we are soon to release the full football schedule for 2018.  Renew today and keep your seats and parking spaces for the start of the Willie Simmons era.

To get set for the 2018 season, visit or call the FAMU Ticket Office at (850)599-3141.