Pay For The FAMU 100 Marching Band?


One of the best HBCU rivalries just hit a bump in the road. FAMU is requesting that TSU helps offset some of their band’s costs. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, President Magnum “vehemently told the 220 Quarterback Club that she wants a share of the revenues from the game for the band to show up. She said she’s unsuccessfully tried for about three weeks to negotiate her demand, estimating that TSU will make about $80,000 from the game.”





Getting to know Edward Waters College Football

Yes, We are playing Edward Waters College for The John Merritt Classic. Here is a little bit about them.

They are based in Jacksonville, Florida and have roughly 900 students. EWC recently restarted their football program in 2001 and joined the NAIA. EWC just joined the Sun Conference this year and are picked to finish 4th.


The Coach: Alvin Wyatt creator of the Wyatt Bone and very flashy sideline attire.

Coach Wyatt claim to fame was resurrecting the Bethune Cookman Wildcats football program. He coached there from 1997- 2009 with his terrorizing offensive scheme. The Wyatt Bone offense is pretty much run left, run right, run up the middle, and press repeat all day long.

He took over the Edward Waters program in December 2013.

The Team

EWC just recently beat down University of Faith in convincing fashion. 65 to 10.

One of their key players is RB Ray Dukes who was named a Preseason NAIA All American.

Here is the rest of their roster.

According to this, their line is pretty much the same size as ours. They have two offensive lineman that are 6″6′ and weigh above 315 and they also have 3 massive defensive lineman that weigh over 300 lbs.






Montgomery County Farm visited by TSU Tennessee New Farmer Academy for New Farmers, Ranchers and Returning Veterans participants

Billy & Teresa Reints McCraw demonstrating the plastic layer for plasticulture strawberries. This machine builds the beds in the soil, lays the plastic and the irrigation line all at the same time at McCraw's Strawberry Ranch.


Montgomery County, TN – Tennessee State University is conducting a New Farmer Academy and Montgomery County was honored to host and provide education to participants. Six participant’s visited McCraw’s Strawberry Ranch this past Monday, August 18th.

Billy and Teresa McCraw, owners and 2014 recipients of the Small Farmers Award in Alternative Enterprises category, demonstrated how they plant plasticulture strawberries.


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Coach Holmes Heads to Georgia Southern

Franz Holmes -- Assistant Track & Field Coach

STATESBORO, Ga. – Franz Holmes joins the Georgia Southern Track and Field and Cross Country program after spending five years as an assistant at Tennessee State, including two with Coach Kelly Carter, and this past year at Middle Tennessee State. Holmes, a former sprinter at Tennessee State, will coach the Eagles in distance events.
“Coach Holmes brings considerable knowledge to our distance program as a USA Track and Field Level II certified endurance coach,” said Georgia Southern Coach Kelly Carter. “As one of my former student-athletes, Franz understands the approach it takes to build a team atmosphere. His tireless dedication in recruiting is going to be a great benefit to the program.”

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