Rory Sharrock, Tallahassee Democrat

Rory Sharrock

Tallahassee Democrat

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Past articles by Rory:

Florida A&M announces capital project plans for basketball, baseball facility upgrades in 2022

Floor installation inside Lawson Center, Gaither Gymnasium and turf surface to baseball field to be performed in 2022 → Read More

Playoff bound: Florida A&M to face Southeastern Louisiana Saturday to open FCS postseason tournament

Florida A&M football lives on for another week in 2021. The Rattlers earned an at-large bid in the FCS playoffs. They will travel to Hammond to face Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, at 7 p.m. (EST) This is FAMU's first appearance in the playoffs since 2011. They qualified for this spot after swapping up the regular season with a 46-21 win versus Bethune-Cookman on Saturday in the Florida… → Read More

Florida Classic: Halftime show between the Marching 100 and Marching Wildcats hits a high note

Battle of the Bands showcases epic halftime performances → Read More

Florida Classic: FAMU vs. Bethune-Cookman rivalry has equal potency from fans on social media

The historic Florida Classic rivalry game between the Rattlers and Wildcats is fueled by fans with spirited banter on the web. → Read More

Florida Classic: FAMU vs. Bethune-Cookman rivalry has equal potency from fans on social media

The historic Florida Classic rivalry game between the Rattlers and Wildcats is fueled by fans with spirited banter on the web. → Read More

Rasean McKay's career day vs UAPB symbolizes his season-long evolution of being a QB at FAMU

Florida A&M Rattlers field general Rasean McKay overcomes early-season struggles with signature outing late in the year → Read More

The good, the bad and the ugly of FAMU's win vs. Mississippi Valley State

Rattlers pull out a tough victory in what could've been a runaway game → Read More

Chad Hunter's return to the field inspires us all to 'catch' greatness

Florida A&M wide receiver plays an immeasurable role with the team on and off the field → Read More

'Lightning in a bottle': Bonnett's 80-yard TD run gives FAMU a 35-31 come-from-behind win over Alabama A&M

Rattlers rally from an 18-point deficit to clinch their first road win of the season → Read More

Just the Facts: Florida A&M-Alabama A&M gameday preview

Full breakdown and scenarios of SWAC East Division clash between the Rattlers and Bulldogs in Huntsville, Ala. → Read More

FAMU players give a weekly clinic on the art of defense

The Rattlers serve as camp counselors with sound fundamentals on tackling, coverage and overall defensive dominance → Read More

Takeaways: FAMU crushes South Carolina State 30-7 at Bragg

For the second week in a row, FAMU showed signs of how great it can be in the first half. Also for the second week in a row, FAMU played a sluggish second half in a landslide win. This time, the Rattlers earned a 30-7 win versus South Carolina State Saturday night at Bragg Memorial Stadium. It scored 20 points in the second quarter. Only to put up 10 after halftime. FAMU improves to 3-2 with… → Read More

U.S. Congressmen Lawson, Clyburn make friendly wager on FAMU-South Carolina State game

Veteran politicians place bet on local food and wearing opposing team gear for Rattlers vs. Bulldogs matchup → Read More

Inside the Numbers: Florida A&M-South Carolina State

Statistical breakdown of the Rattlers and Bulldogs → Read More

Just the Facts: FAMU-South Carolina State set to meet at Bragg Memorial Stadium

FAMU and South Carolina State have played 58 times since 1930. → Read More

Florida A&M football to be featured in season two of 'Why Not Us' documentary series on ESPN+

An eight-part film with behind-the-scenes footage of the Rattlers to air on ESPN+ streaming service → Read More

SWAC vs. MEAC at-a-glance: FAMU-S.C. State mark last non-conference match between HBCU FCS programs

Teams from the SWAC and MEAC don't have traditional rivalries with one another as in-conference foes. However, programs from each league do compete on an annual basis. The ultimate clash between the conferences is the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta. In the SWAC versus MEAC head-to-head games this season, the record is evenly matched at 2-2. North Carolina Central opened with a 23-14 triumph over… → Read More

Meeks takes strong approach for business and personable relationships as interim AD at TCC

Robert Meeks loves wearing blue and yellow. The Tallahassee native sported clothing with those colors as a preps athlete at Rickards High School. He then kept that theme going as a baseball player at Tallahassee Community College. As a working adult, he stayed in the city and remained faithful to Rickards and TCC. His career ventures took him from working in the private sector to being the… → Read More

SWAC home debut for Florida A&M reignites surge for program and fans

Rattlers' domination in SWAC home opener sparks new energy in fanbase → Read More

Florida A&M defense stings Alabama State 28-0 in SWAC home opener

Rattlers improve to 2-2 and 1-1 in SWAC with shutout vs. Hornets → Read More