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FAMU Joins the Southwestern Athletic Conference

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FAMU will be an official SWAC member on July 1, 2021  The Florida A&M University...

FAMU Names New Women’s Basketball Head Coach

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Florida A&M University’s VP/Director of Athletics Kortne Gosha announced on Thursday Shalon Pillow as head coach of the...

FAMU Hosts TV Football Marathon

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Rattler fans can relive highlights from the successful 2019 season on TV 20 and Facebook

Wiggins Readies to Cap Hall of Fame Career at FAMU

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By Vaughn Wilson FAMU head softball coach Veronica Wiggins will put down her clipboard at...
Serena Williams And Muhammad Ali To Receive Jesse Owens Awards

Serena Williams And Muhammad Ali To Receive Jesse Owens Awards

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Radio Facts: aliserenaThe International Athletic Association (IAA) announced today iconic tennis star Serena Williams and legendary boxer Muhammad Ali as the recipients of the esteemed 2016 Jesse Owens Awards. The prestigious awards recognize sports legends who exemplify the ideals embodied by Olympian and humanitarian Jesse Owens: integrity, perseverance and service. This year's historic ceremony falls on the 80th anniversary of Jesse Owens' incomparable triumph at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he won four gold medals and defeated Hitler's superiority ambitions. Herb Douglas Jr., bronze medalist in the 1948 London Olympics and protégé of Jesse Owens, co-founded the Award program with Owens' widow Ruth and their three daughters in 1981. They saw a need to honor Owens and created this annual, charitable celebration where the biggest sports icons of yesterday and today gather to continue his legacy. "Jesse Owens used the global stage of the Olympics and his status as a world-class athlete to make a considerable difference in the world," said Herbert P. Douglas, Jr., Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the International Athletic Association Board of Directors and oldest living African American Olympian. "We are thrilled to be recognizing Serena Williams who is one of the greatest athletes of our time and the quintessence of uncompromising sportsmanship." Jesse Owens Athlete Trophy: Williams, regarded by many as the best player to grace the tennis court, will be honored with the Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy. The award is presented annually to the world's best athlete as voted by a group of electors consisting of sports writers and experts across the world. Serena joins the ranks of past Owens trophy winners Carl Lewis, Greg Louganis, Sebastian Coe, Haile Gebrselassie, Edwin Moses, Vitali Scherbo, and Eric Heiden, among others. Jesse Owens Global Peace Award: Muhammad Ali, considered one of the most significant global sports figures of the 20th century, will posthumously receive the Jesse Owens Global Award for Peace. The three time heavyweight boxing champion's achievements in the ring were arguably exceeded by the symbol of peace and justice he came to represent outside of it. Over time, he became a revered international hero. In 1984, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and he passed away earlier this year. His wife Lonnie and daughters will accept the Award in his honor. The gala, a touchstone annual event celebrating the intersection of athletic achievement and ethical sportsmanship, will take place on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the New York Athletic Club. All proceeds go to the Jesse Owens Scholarship Fund at Ohio State and the Herb Douglas Jr. Scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh.

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