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FAMU Reschedules Homecoming to Nov. 10

by Vanessa Byers

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has pushed its Homecoming football game back to November 10, 2012, because Florida State also has a home football game scheduled for the original October 13, 2012 date and the Tallahassee area does not have enough hotel accommodations for both sets of fans.

Since FAMU's founding date is October 8, 1887, the original date made more sense for their 125th anniversary celebratory activities. The new date falls on the Veterans Day holiday weekend which could benefit some fans while others have complained about Homecoming now being too close to the Florida Classic game in Orlando the following week.

"With this being the historic 125th anniversary of Florida A&M University, we wanted to allow as many people the opportunity to enjoy the weekend of activities as possible," said Derek Horne, director of athletics at FAMU.

"We have been in discussion with alumni leadership on this matter and the University and the Department of Athletics have both agreed to this solution," said Horne.


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