Representatives and players from predominately white Florida State and historically black Florida A&M met yesterday to try to put an ugly basketball court fight behind them.
"We've made this thing a bigger deal than what it is," Florida A&M president Frederick Humphries said.
On Dec. 7, a shoving match between players from Florida State and Florida A&M erupted into a full-scale fight just before the end of the first half.
When it ended, 10 Florida A&M players and three Florida State players were ejected for fighting. Florida A&M forfeited the game, since it had only three eligible players remaining.