12 Former MEAC players on active NFL rosters

from meacsports.com: With the 2020 National Football League (NFL) season set to start this week, STATS FCS compiled a list of former Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) players who have made NFL team active rosters — a list that includes 12 former Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) players. The players are listed below, separated by school. Morgan StateJoshua Miles (Arizona Cardinals) North Carolina A&T StateTarik Cohen (Chicago Bears)Darryl Johnson (Buffalo Bills)Tony McRae (Detroit Lions)Brandon Parker (Las Vegas Raiders) North Carolina CentralRyan Smith (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) South Carolina StateAlex Brown (Kansas City Chiefs)Antonio…

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Legendary, Grounbreaking Tennessee State Golf Coach Dr. Catana Starks dies at 75

From tnstatenewsroom.com: SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 LUCAS JOHNSON NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Dr. Catana Starks, a Tennessee State University alumna who became the first African-American woman to coach an all-men’s team at the collegiate level, is being remembered as a humble trailblazer whose legacy will live on in those she inspired. The history-making golf coach, whose story was made into a movie in which she was portrayed by Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson, passed away Sunday at the age of 75. “Our hearts are saddened by the passing of Dr. Catana…

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MEAC announces plans for Fall Sports

from meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va., August 19, 2020 – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has unveiled a scheduling model for how fall sports could be played in the spring 2021 semester, depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the NCAA scheduling guidelines for fall championships being played in the spring. Each individual institution can opt out of competing in the spring based on local and state COVID-19 conditions. This action follows the conference’s announcement in July that the fall season would be suspended. “Although it’s still too early to tell if…

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Southwestern Athletic Conference releases spring 2021 football schedule

from the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced today the schedules for all 10 SWAC schools for the upcoming 2021 spring football season. The schedule includes one non-conference open date for each team and conference contests scheduled each week beginning in Week One. Additionally, the league has designated a bye week for each team during the week of March 13 to ensure that fans and supporters have the opportunity to attend the Cricket Wireless Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments (March 9-13). Each SWAC team will…

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Constance Orr named FAMU softball coach

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s VP/Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced on Friday the promotion of Constance Orr as the new Head Softball Coach.  “We are excited about the continuity Coach Orr will bring to our team,” Gosha said. “It was clear that the foundation of our softball program was solid and very important that we developed a long term plan. Coach Orr is the right fit and right philosophy to take our program to the next level.”  Orr takes over for legendary head coach…

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Seven FAMU players named to Phil Steele MEAC Preseason Team

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University football placed seven student-athletes on Phil Steele’s 2020 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Preseason teams on Friday.  Xavier Smith (wide receiver/AP), Keenan Forbes (offensive lineman), Markquese Bell (defensive back), Chris Faddoul (punter) and Christian Mastramico (long snapper) were tabbed to the first team, while Derrick Mayweather (linebacker) and David Manigo (wide receiver) earned second and third honors, respectively.   Smith, who was selected to the College Football America Yearbook’s FCS Preseason Starting Lineup, College Sports Journal Preseason FCS All-American Team and Hero…

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SWAC Commissioner meeting with member Presidents on fate of fall sports

Though the MEAC, CIAA, and the SIAC have all announced their plans to cancel fall sports, the fate of SWAC sports has yet to be decided. The commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference is meeting with the presidents of the member schools discuss whether the sports seasons will go forth as planned. From Grambling State University:  SWAC Council of Presidents to Meet With Commissioner Monday, July 20 Grambling State University has not released any decisions concerning our Fall 2020 sports schedule. The SWAC Council of Presidents have a scheduled meeting with our SWAC…

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FAMU partners with HBCU Change to launch a new donation platform

from Florida A&M Sports Information: Atlanta, Ga., July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HBCU Change, is currently on track to serve as the nation’s fastest-growing micro-donation app totally committed to the sustainability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the nation. Committed to developing an innovative way to raise $1 billion over the next 5 years, the HBCU Change app is answering the call of solution oriented methods to tackle the grossly growing financial shortage that HBCUs are facing as a result of the pandemic. Many HBCUs rely on money generated from…

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FAMU’s Alelee Figueroa named 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletic Communications TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s Alelee Figueroa, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Woman of the Year, has been selected among 605 female college student-athletes as a 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award nominee, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. Rooted in Title IX and directed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, the NCAA Woman of the Year program celebrates the accomplishments of female college athletes across all three NCAA divisions. In 2020, nearly 220,000 women are competing in college sports, and the NCAA…

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Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference announces partnership with Blaze Fire Games

From meacports : NORFOLK, Va., July 9, 2020–The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced a partnership with Blaze Fire Games to create academic and career pathway opportunities in the fields of technology and gaming. As part of the agreement, Blaze Fire Games will be launching a MEAC esports league. “As esports becomes increasingly viable from a financial and cultural standpoint, we are ecstatic that the MEAC can partner with Blaze Fire Games to expand digital access and educational opportunities,” MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas said. “The future is here, and it is…

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