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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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 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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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 announces Ron Reeves as Associate AD for Revenue Generation

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s new VP/Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced on Friday the appointment of Ron Reeves, as the next Associate AD for Revenue Generation of FAMU Athletics. Reeves comes to Tallahassee after serving as Southern Illinois University – Carbondale’s Assistant Athletic Director for Development. “We are excited to Welcome Ron to our family and the Highest of Seven Hills,” Gosha said. “As we realign our staff, our strategic plan focuses on external affairs and revenue generation operations. Ron’s external and development experience…

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North Carolina A&T faces big test against Duke

From ncataggies.com : No. 14/15 North Carolina A&T (1-0, 0-0 MEAC) vs. Duke (1-0, 0-0)       Date: September 7, 2019Time: 6 p.m.  City/Venue:  Durham, N.C./Wallace Wade Stadium (40,000)Series: First Meeting TV/Stream: ACC Network ESPN Triad Radio: Donal Ware (play-by-play); Al Swann (analyst) Radio Stations: 600 AM/101.5 FM Winston-Salem 1320 AM/93.7 FM Greensboro1230 AM/104.9 FM High Point 920 AM/104.5 FM Burlington1200 AM/95.1 FM Burlington The Matchup: North Carolina A&T will try to do the unheard of on Saturday when it faces Power Five Duke out of the ACC. The Aggies will try to defeat a school from the Division I-FBS ranks for the fourth time…

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Norfolk State Football 2019 Season Preview: Spartans look to get over the hump

From nsuspartans.com: NORFOLK, Va. – With a third-year starter at quarterback, experience along both sides of the line of scrimmage and experience back at every position, the Spartan football team is eager to improve on last year’s 4-7 overall record as the 2019 season nears. Following is a look at the Spartans’ roster heading into the season, which kicks off Saturday at Old Dominion University: OFFENSEThe Spartans bring back nine starters to their offensive unit. NSU is positioned to be as experienced as any of its teams in recent memory under…

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MEAC Announces ESPN schedule for 2019 Football Season

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va., July 1, 2019—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced its ESPN football package for the 2019 season, which features nine regular-season match-ups on ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3 and one postseason appearance on ABC. The nationally-televised games are a part of the MEAC’s ongoing partnership with ESPN. The 15th annual MEAC/SWAC Football Challenge kicks off the first full week of the 2019 season, featuring Bethune-Cookman against Jackson State of the SWAC, which will be televised live on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1. Bethune-Cookman…

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Morgan’s Joshua Miles and NC A&T’s Darryl Johnson Jr taken in NFL Draft

From meacsports.com : North Carolina A&T State defensive end Darryl Johnson Jr. and Morgan State offensive tackle Joshua Miles were both selected in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Johnson, the reigning MEAC Defensive Player of the Year who helped lead the Aggies to back-to-back MEAC championships and Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl titles, was picked up in the seventh round on Saturday by the Buffalo Bills. He was the 225th overall pick. He led the MEAC in sacks this past season with 10.5, nearly a sack…

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April 5-7 MEAC Track&Field Recap

From meacsports.com : S.C. State’s Richard Sets World’s Fastest Time in 400 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tyrell Richard, the reigning NCAA indoor champion at 400 meters, set the world’s fastest time in that event this weekend at the North Florida Invitational, running a facility-record 44.81 and winning by nearly three seconds. Results | Recap NCAT’s Debose-Epps Wins Twice at Elon ELON, N.C. — North Carolina A&T State took many of its up and coming track & field athletes a few miles down the road to Elon University Saturday to compete in the Phoenix Invitational…

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