Former Bethune-Cookman Assistant Coach Chris Issac passes at age 61

via Bethune-Cookman Athletic Communications: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bethune-Cookman University Athletics has learned that former football assistant coach Chris Isaac, who also enjoyed unmatched success playing on every level of football, has passed away at the age of 61. Isaac coached at Bethune-Cookman from 1996-2002 and 2004-07, overseeing the wide receivers. He was a part of the Wildcats’ 2002 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship program that made its first FCS playoff appearance, and returned after a stint as Head Coach at Deltona High School.“Chris was a great, awesome individual who I…

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North Carolina Central Athletics announces partnership with Peak Sports MGMT

Via North Carolina Athletic Communications: DURHAM, N.C. – The North Carolina Central Department of Athletics announced on Thursday a new partnership with Peak Sports MGMT to oversee multimedia rights and enhance the NCCU Athletics marketing brand. “We are excited about this opportunity to create additional revenue through a well-established and highly regarded company, Peak Sports MGMT,” NCCU Director of Athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree said. “Peak Sports MGMT has proven success in developing relationships between athletics programs and the corporate community, which will enhance our program and allow us to meet our…

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MEAC and Blaze Fire Games announce inaugural MEAC Esports winners

From MEAC Sports: NORFOLK, Va.,Oct. 8, 2020 – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Blaze Fire Games have announced Myles Poston and Garnet Person as the first MEAC Esports League winners. Poston (gamer tag: mylesposton) won the NBA2K 20 tournament, while Person (gamer tag: prophet_nf) won the Madden NFL 20 tournament. Poston is a 2015 graduate of Howard University, where he earned a degree in Business Management. He currently co-owns a sports agency called DEAL with his father, Kevin. The father-and-son duo represents NBA, NFL and professional esports athletes. Person, representing Coppin State University, is…

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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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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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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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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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Florida A&M introduces Michael Johnson as Associate AD of Administration and Operations

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced the appointment of McNeese State University’s Associate AD for Operations & Facilities, Michael Johnson, as the new Associate AD for Administration and Operations of FAMU Athletics. “We are excited to welcome Michael Johnson to our administrative staff,” Gosha said. “As we implement our strategic plan and vision for Athletics, it was imperative that we identified a high-energy creative thinker and dynamic professional with a lense of experience as a former student-athlete, student-leader, and athletic…

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