Howard Athletics mourning the death of announcer Tony Lee

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 11, 2021 – The Howard University Department of Athletics mourns the loss of an important member of its support staff with the recent passing of Anthony “Tony” Lee, who died Monday, Jan.4, due to COVID-19 complications. Lee was the official voice of Bison Athletics, serving as public address (PA) announcer for the past two years following the death of former legendary PA announcer Shellie Bower, Jr., who died in December 2018. Lee stepped in and quickly established himself as the new…

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NC Central lays 29-point beatdown on North Carolina Wesleyan 87-58

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletic Communications DURHAM, N.C. — Junior forward Kiyana Brown scored a career-high 22 points and freshman guard Paris McBride flirted with a triple-double to lead the North Carolina Central women’s basketball team to an 87-58 non-conference victory over North Carolina Wesleyan on Monday afternoon inside McDougald-McLendon Arena. Brown led all scorers, swishing 22 points in her first start of the season. She had a hot hand throughout the contest, shooting with 11-of-16 precision (68.9%) from the field. Brown, whose previous best was 12 points at Long…

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January 9,2021 MEAC women’s basketball recap

from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: North Carolina A&T State 78, South Carolina State 39Drexel 70, Delaware State 47 North Carolina A&T State 78, South Carolina State 39 ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Four Aggies scored in double figures, and another recorded her first career double-double as the North Carolina A&T State women’s basketball team defeated South Carolina State 78-39 in both teams’ MEAC opener played at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center on Saturday.  The same two teams will play again on Sunday at S-H-M Memorial, starting at 4 p.m.  Sophomore guard Jada Smith finished with 10…

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Howard University Men’s Basketball pauses all activities

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 8, 2020 — The Howard men’s basketball program has paused all activities due to positive COVID-19 test results among “Tier 1” personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, medical staff, equipment staff, gameday operators and officials.  The team will remain in quarantine and will not return to basketball activities until cleared pursuant to CDC and Howard University protocols. This weekend’s scheduled games with Delaware State have been postponed.  Howard University places the safety of our student-athletes first and foremost. We will continue to conduct…

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Florida A&M announces 2021 Football schedule

From Florida A&M Sports Information: The Florida A&M University (FAMU) 2021 football schedule features four home games, seven games in Florida, including three being played at NFL or bowl stadiums.   “We are extremely pleased and excited about the Fall 2021 football schedule,” FAMU VP/Director of Athletics Kortne Gosha said. “The schedule is packed with traditional matchups and great bands.”  Florida A&M, which was scheduled to play in its final Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) slate last fall, revealed the inaugural Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) schedule on New Year’s Eve.  “This schedule…

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NC Central Women’s Hoops adds North Carolina Wesleyan for Monday home game

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletic Communications DURHAM, N.C. — The North Carolina Central women’s basketball team has added a non-conference home game to its schedule for Monday, Jan. 11, when the Eagles will host North Carolina Wesleyan College inside McDougald-McLendon Arena at 12 p.m. A game preview with notes will be published on Friday for Monday’s game against the Battling Bishops. Fans will have the opportunity to watch the Eagles’ first game of 2021 on the NCCU Sports Network.

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Memorial plans for Jack “Cy” McClairen

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletic Communications DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The family of Jack “Cy” McClairen has announced memorial plans for the Bethune-Cookman University athletic legend, including an opportunity for well-wishers to pay tribute to the former Wildcat star athlete, coach and athletic director who passed away last week at the age of 89. In honor of the many friends, colleagues and former student-athletes who were touched by Coach McClairen during this great career, and to offer the community an opportunity to show the support for the man who lived and worked here…

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January 3, 2021 MEAC Women’s Basketball Recap

Morgan State 71, Howard 58North Carolina A&T State 102, Averett 36 Morgan State 71, Howard 58 BALTIMORE, Md. — Ja’Niah Henson poured in a game-high 19 points to lead four Morgan State players in double figures on Sunday afternoon as the Lady Bears defeated Howard 71-58 in Hill Field House to split the weekend series. The Lady Bears improved to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in MEAC play on the season. Henson was 6-for-13 from the floor and made six of her eight free throws, while also recording three assists and three…

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January 3, 2020 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

From the MId-Eastern Athletic Conference : Morgan State 80, James Madison 73North Carolina A&T State 73, South Carolina State 66 Morgan State 80, James Madison 73 HARRISONBURG, Va. — De’Torrion Ware led four Bears in double figures with 18 points Sunday evening as Morgan State picked up a non-conference road win, defeating James Madison 80-73 in Atlantic Union Bank Center. Ware was 7-for-17 from the floor off the bench and hit three 3-pointers. Lapri Pace-McCray had 15 points for the Bears (4-2), while Trevor Moore added 11 points and Sherwyn Devonish-Prince…

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MEAC Men’s Basketball teams preparing for conference play

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: By Noah Goodin In a week that will see 2020 transition into 2021, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will turn its focus from non-conference action to league play for the first weekend in January. Conference play will look quite different this season due to the pandemic. Schools will only play games against divisional opponents as a way of limiting travel time, missed class time, travel expenses and eliminate air travel. Teams will play back-to-back on Saturdays and Sundays against the same opponent that weekend (the…

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