Camille Downs named to VaSID All-State Second Team

Via Norfolk State Athletics With award season winding down, Norfolk State star Camille Downs has added one more recognition to her resume before the summer. Downs was named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division All-State Second Team, the organization announced on Thursday. The Fredericksburg, Virginia native has racked up accolades entire season. Downs averaged a conference-best 3.3 steals per game, ranking fourth in the country on her way to being named MEAC Defensive Player of the Year. She became just the fourth player in NSU history to record 10…

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For HBCUs, the time is now

February 19, 2022 was truly a monumental day for HBCU sports. Cleveland, which is in the midst of hosting NBA All-Star weekend also was the setting for the inaugural HBCU Classic, which featured a matchup between MEAC schools Howard and Morgan State aired on NBA TV. It was tightly contested affiar that Howard pulled out 68-66. Later that afternoon the NFL Network broadcasted the first-ever HBCU Legacy Bowl, which ”is a postseason all-star game showcasing the best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Team Gaither, named…

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Norfolk State defeats Morgan State 72-63, advances to MEAC Championship game

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Box Score | Championship Central | Media Center | Postgame Press Conference NORFOLK, Va., March 11, 2022 – Top-seeded Norfolk State broke away from a 28-28 halftime score with a hot-shooting second half to register a 72-63 win over fourth-seeded Morgan State Friday in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament at the Scope Arena. The Spartans, who will be making their third consecutive trip to the finals, shot 61.9 percent (26-for-51) from the field in the final stanza to pull away from a tight, back-and-forth contest. Norfolk State, which…

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Coppin State upsets N.C. Central in MEAC semifinal

Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Box Score | Championship Central | Media Center | Postgame Press Conference NORFOLK, Va., March 11, 2022 – Seventh-seeded Coppin State built a 15-point lead with just over six minutes remaining but had to survive a fierce rally by third-seeded North Carolina Central in registering a 79-73 win over the Eagles Friday in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament. Coppin will meet top-seeded Norfolk State in Saturday’s final, which tips at 1 p.m. and will be carried live on ESPN2. The Spartans, who made the finals with a…

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Maryland Eastern Shore to face Howard in MEAC Semis

Courtesy of Shawn Yonker, UMES Athletics To say that the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is right where it wants to be in Friday’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference semifinal against No. 1 seed Howard may seem a bit odd. But as a program that has upset two No. 1 seeds in the last eight years (Hampton 2014, Bethune-Cookman 2020) and with nine players on the roster who were part of the upset of the Wildcats, they are in pretty familiar territory. “They are the No. 1 seed and they made it…

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Morgan State slips by S.C. State in MEAC quarters

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Box Score | Championship Central | Media Center | Postgame Press Conference NORFOLK, Va., March 10, 2022 – Fourth-seeded Morgan State took a 9-point lead with just over 11 minutes remaining and held on for a hard-fought 80-77 win over South Carolina State, the fifth seed, Thursday in quarterfinal action of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament in Scope Arena. The Bears, who beat the Bulldogs for the third time this season, earned a trip to Friday’s semifinal against top-seeded Norfolk State, which advanced with a 74-66 triumph over Delaware State…

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Morgan State keeps Delaware State winless

Via Kevin C. Paige, MSU Athletic Communications 42 Delaware State 0-18, 0-9 MEAC 67 MORGAN 13-6, 7-2 MEAC Team 1 2 3 4 F Delaware State 9  9  14  10  42 MORGAN 23  19  11  14  67 The Morgan State women’s basketball team closed out its three-game homestand unbeaten, as the Lady Bears defeated visiting Delaware State, 67-42 in a rare Wednesday evening Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) contest at Hill Field House. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 29, but was postponed due to inclement weather. The two teams will meet again…

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Maryland Eastern Shore takes on Howard Monday

Monday the Hawks of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will play host to the Bison of Howard University, which will be their third game in six days. The Hawks are looking to return to winning ways after coming off a defeat at the hands of Norfolk State 70-63 Saturday . Howard, on the other hand, comes into Monday’s matchup with a four game win-streak, fresh off a 85-72 defeat of Delaware State in their last game. The Bison featue Kyle Foster, who had 27 in that DSU game and…

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Upcoming Game Notes: NC Central v Coppin State

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletics GAME NOTES2021-22 Regular SeasonNorth Carolina Central (12-11, 5-2 MEAC)atCoppin State (5-18, 4-4 MEAC)Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.Physical Education Center – Baltimore, Md.TV: ESPNUStats: CoppinStateSports.com Complete Game Notes (PDF) STARTING FIVE:1. LeVelle Moton is now the third coach in program history to reach 200 wins.2. NCCU is 116-43 in the Division I era in regular-season MEAC games.3. NCCU ranks third or higher in the MEAC in 10 different team statistics.4. NCCU is 27-15 in the month of February since the 2016-17 season.5. NCCU is 51-28 on the road in…

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Howard men’s hoops stomps Gallaudet 96-38

The 12th Battle of the Bison was anything but, as the Bison of Howard opened up a can on the Bison of Gallaudet (2-19) 96-38. Gallaudet enjoyed brief lead at 2-0 off Shannon Cotto’s short jumper in the lane for the first points of the game and then at 4-2 when Corey Smith converted a layup. They would not lead for the rest of the game and once Howard tied it at 4 apiece shortly thereafter, the closest Gallaudet would ever be is down one, that coming on the first…

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