November 25 2020 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

For MEAC men’s basketball teams Wednesday it was a collective trip to the woodshed, as not a single team from the conference registered a win. Losses ranged from Morgan State’s 7-point fall to Mount St. Mary’s to the 62-point thrashing Illinois laid on North Carolina A&T. Here is a recap from each contest ( and in some cases that applies very loosely) from the MEAC: Wake Forest 111, Delaware State 51Florida Gulf Coast 65, Florida A&M 56Mount St. Mary’s 62, Morgan State 55Illinois 122, North Carolina A&T State 60Iowa 97,…

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SIAC makes announces plans for resumption of 2021 sports

from the SIAC: The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), announced that it will seek to cautiously and prudently move forward with the 2021 winter and spring sports schedule.  The SIAC men’s and women’s basketball schedule will begin on January 9 and will feature a 12-14 game conference schedule that will culminate with the SIAC Basketball Championship Tournament featuring all SIAC men and women teams – including recently admitted SIAC member (provisional), Allen University. The spring 2021 season will feature men’s and women’s tennis, golf, men’s and women’s track and field, softball, and…

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Bethune-Cookman opting out of all 2020-21 sports

from Behtune-Cookman Athletic Communications: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bethune-Cookman University has canceled its remaining 2020-21 athletic season because of the coronavirus pandemic, President E. LaBrent Chrite announced on Tuesday. “In the face of a surging COVID-19 spike across much of the country and the State of Florida, we have concluded that the risks are too great for our student-athletes and staff to travel and compete at this time,” President Chrite said. The university has ceased all student athletic activities until further notice, out of an abundance of caution. “The health and…

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FAMU’s Kyle Coleman will pitch in CSBI

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Kyle Coleman was one of Florida A&M University’s student-athletes affected by COVID-19 as the senior right-handed pitcher saw his season end on March 12. Coleman, who was one of seven graduating seniors this season, will now have the opportunity to pitch again in the Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational (CSBI).  “I am excited about being able to play baseball again, especially against some of the best in the nation,” Coleman said. “Not only am I excited about being able to play baseball again, but I…

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Florida A&M heading to SWAC

This was initially reported by HBCUGameday but the MEAC will suffer another major loss. The conference is losing North Carolina A&T to the Big South and now FAMU is moving to the SWAC. From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees (BOT) has approved the University’s move to join the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), beginning with the 2021-22 academic year. The move was approved by SWAC member schools 10-0 Thursday afternoon.  “While we have had a long-standing relationship competing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference,…

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FAMU Women’s basketball announces two signings

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University head women’s basketball coach Kevin Lynum announced a pair of signings on Monday. Lynum announced that Malerie Brooks and Tyshonne Tollie have signed with the program. Brooks, a 5-foot-11 guard, is a senior at Camden County High School in Kingsland, Ga.  “Brooks is the type of player that can make an immediate impact in our league,” Lynum said. “She has a high basketball IQ and has the ability to score the ball in a variety of ways. She is a…

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Florida A&M Legend Inducted into College Baseball Hall of Fame

From Florida A&M Sports Information: LUBBOCK, Texas — Florida A&M University Hall of Famer and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson earned another accolade on Thursday, as he was announced as part of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019. The 2019 class, which will be inducted as part of the College Baseball Night of Champions celebration Nov. 1-2 in Baton Rouge, La., is headlined by former Florida State coach Mike Martin, winner of 2,029 games, and Cal State Fullerton’s Mark Kotsay,…

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New polices for SWAC in upcoming athletic year

From swac.org: BILOXI, Miss.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference held its annual spring meetings this past week in Biloxi with several significant pieces of legislation being adopted for the upcoming athletic year. The approved measures were recommendations from the leagues’ Sports Administrators Committee (SAC) which consist of member institutions’ Athletic Directors and Senior Woman Administrators. With league finances serving as a significant topic of discussion during the meetings, the SWAC unveiled its strategic business model which will be implemented during the upcoming 2019-20 season. “One consistent theme that we were able…

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FAMU to face penalties for NCAA infractions

From famuathletics.com : Today, the NCAA released its public infractions report detailing specific infractions by Florida A&M University Athletics and associated penalties: • From 2010-2011 through 2016-2017, a series oferrors resulted in the participation of student-athletes who were not eligible to compete in several sports. However, these ineligibility infractions did not involve unethical behavior but were primarily the result of administrative issues.  •Based upon the findings, FAMU has self-imposed penalties including post-season bans for the 2019-2020 academic year, recruiting and scholarship reductions and the vacation of records of any seasons…

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Southern Baseball upsets no. 8 LSU

Courtesy gojagsports.com  Box Score BATON ROUGE, La.- Southern University pitcher Eli Finney became only the third pitcher in program history to notch a career victory over intra-city neighbor LSU after leading the Jaguars to a 7-2 home win Tuesday night at Lee-Hines Field. The win, which aired on ESPN’s streaming platform ESPN +,  is Southern’s third victory in 56 tries but serves as the program’s first home win of the series with the Tigers from South Baton Rouge. Southern’s last win over LSU came in 2005 at Alex Box Stadium.…

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