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It’s Training Day for Kellen Winslow and FAMU Athletics

“By definition, nobody does first-generation better than FAMU,” he added. “It’s that nurturing, transformative environment that you’re in. It’s the ability to come to a school that has high academic standards and a classroom that’s small enough where you get the attention — where people can lay hands on you on a daily basis and say, ‘How are you? What’s going on? How are things at home?’ That’s the culture. We let it get away from us to become known as a ‘black university,’ but that’s so inaccurate, because by that definition, there should also be ‘white universities.’ …”Our forefathers did not get this one right. They screwed it up for us, and we’re still trying to fix it.” - Florida A&M University Athletic Director Kellen Winslow

There’s no better quote that sums up the arrival of Kellen Winslow at Florida A&M University. 80 percent of his tenure has been thoughtful, passionate concern for how to reverse engineer an apathetic fan base, dwindling revenues and low awareness in a huge sports town. And 20 percent, the portion that gets the wrong kind of attention seemingly ever other week, regularly sounds and reads like lines of dialogue cut from Denzel Washington ‘Training Day’ outtakes.
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FAMU Alumna Pam Oliver Removed From Top NFL Telecast Team

Veteran sports journalist and Florida A&M University alumna Pam Oliver confirmed to SI.com that she will be leaving the sidelines as the lead in-game reporter for FOX NFL Sunday broadcasts.

Oliver is being replaced by Erin Andrews in the ‘number one’ telecast unit, and will report for the ‘number two’ unit for her 20th and final season as a sideline correspondent.

“To go from the lead crew to no crew was a little shocking,” Oliver told Richard Deitsch of SI.com. “I said I wanted to do a 20th year [on the sidelines]. I expressed to them that I was not done and had something to offer. Again, I think it was predetermined coming in. Not at that meeting, but two years ago it was determined that no matter what I did or did not do, a change would be made for this year.”