Tuesday, August 8, 2017

FAMU's bus ride to Arkansas grabs national attention, associate AD fires back

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Florida A&M's football team will take a bus for its Aug. 31 game against Arkansas in order to save on travel costs and the story is stirring up some debate on social media.

The Tallahassee Democrat's story on the bus ride -- which will take about 10 hours -- was tweeted out by ESPN's Jay Bilas on Saturday. The college basketball analyst has more than 1.8 million followers on Twitter.

The Rattlers will leave the Wednesday before the game, which is on Thursday night.

Bilas tweeted out the story and said, "Make no mistake, all players are used to make their schools money. A crazy bus ride to Arkansas...for $750,000."

Chris Asa, FAMU's associate athletic director for tickets and corporate sales, fired back at Bilas in a series of tweets Saturday afternoon, defending FAMU's recent cost-saving measures.


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