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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Bethune-Cookman and MEAC Legend “Cy” McClarien transitions at 89

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletic Communications DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jack Forsyth “Cy” McClairen, the living embodiment of all things Bethune-Cookman University Athletics, whose contribution to his beloved alma mater included seven decades as a playing, coaching and senior administrative living legend as well as a father figure, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. He was 89.  “The world has lost a Hall of Famer, ” Lynn W. Thompson, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, said. “I am merely one of the thousands of people whose lives have been significantly impacted directly by…

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MEAC updates spring 2021 football schedule

From the MId-Eastern Athletic Cinference: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference released its spring 2021 football schedule on Monday, a slate of games which reflect unique divisional scheduling due to some members opting out of playing in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The conference’s spring football regular season will kick off on Feb. 20, 2021 and will conclude on April 3. An inaugural championship game will take place on April 17, the winner advancing to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs a week later. With Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M both meeting…

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NC Central’s Bryan Mills accepts invitation to Senior Bowl

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletic Communications: When North Carolina Central senior cornerback Bryan Mills accepted an invitation to participate in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Wednesday, he became just the third NCCU Eagle in school history to earn an invitation to the nation’s most prestigious college all-star game. Mills, a native of Palmdale, Calif., joins former NFL Pro Bowl selections Doug Wilkerson (1970) and Robert Massey (1989) as the only NCCU representatives invited to play in the Senior Bowl. The Reese’s Senior Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 30, 2021,…

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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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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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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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NSU’s Ricky Thomas Jr. named to National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society

From Matt Michalec, Asst. AD/Communications, via nsuspartans.com NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University graduate student football player Ricky Thomas Jr. was selected this week to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society. To be selected, players must maintain a 3.2 GPA throughout their collegiate career, be a significant contributor on the field and must have used their final year of eligibility in the 2019 season. Thomas was one of 1,454 players from 366 schools nationwide to be recognized. Thomas played in 10 games as a redshirt senior this past fall, his second season…

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FAMU signs 16 on National Signing Day

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla.| Florida A&M University head football coach announced 16 student-athletes signed national letters of intent on Wednesday to continue their athletic careers at FAMU, including three mid-year transfers and one junior college transfer. “Signing Day is one of the most exciting times of the year, as you get to see who the new additions to the team will be,” Simmons said. “We’ve put in a lot of work over the last couple of months, identifying prospective student-athletes, hosting them on official visits and really showing…

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Norfolk State releases 2020 football schedule

From Norfolk State Athletics: 2020 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State head football coach Latrell Scott announced the Spartans’ 2020 schedule Monday, an 11-game slate which includes five home dates and a fan-friendly set of non-conference games. NSU opens the year with the 54th meeting against Virginia State in the popular Labor Day Classic on Saturday, Sept. 5. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. at William “Dick” Price Stadium. That will be the lone NSU home game in the month of September, as the Spartans play four straight road games following their…

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