Maryland Eastern Shore and NFL star Roger Brown passes at 84

Courtesy of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletic Communications PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Department of Athletics mourns the loss of former Maryland State University football and NFL star Roger Brown, who has died at the age of 84. A towering 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds as a player, Brown was a six-time Pro Bowler in the NFL and was a member of the Hawks Hall of Fame (1982), the College Football Hall of Fame (2009), The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (1997) and the Black College Football Hall…

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MEAC announces Footballers of the week

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: NORFOLK, Va. – Sept. 13, 2021 – Norfolk State quarterback Juwan Carter was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the conference announced today. South Carolina State defensive back Decobie Durant was named Defensive Player of the Week and Delaware State’s Sy’Veon Wilkerson was named Rookie of the Week. Norfolk State’s Jalen Powell was named Offensive Lineman of the Week, and picking up Specialist of the Week honors was North Carolina Central’s Juan Velarde.  Juwan Carter (QB, 6-0, 175, r-Sr., Richmond, Va.) tossed two touchdowns and passed…

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September 11, 2021 MEAC Football Recap

from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Wake Forest 41, Norfolk State 16Georgetown 20, Delaware State 14 (OT) Tulane 69, Morgan State 20Clemson 49, South Carolina State 3Marshall 44, North Carolina Central 10Maryland 62, Howard 0 Wake Forest 41, Norfolk State 16NORFOLK, Va. – Host Wake Forest scored the first seven times it had the ball Saturday en route to a 41-16 win over Norfolk State at Truist Field. In their first-ever matchup with an ACC team, the Spartans (0-2) racked up 336 yards of total offense and posted their second-highest point total in 15…

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Norfolk State’s Justin Carter wins first MEAC Fans’ Player of the Week Poll.

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Norfolk State’s Juwan Carter and Justin Smith found the end zone this past Saturday against Toledo, and the result ended up being the winner of the first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Fans’ Play of the Week poll of the 2021 season. Near the end of the first quarter, Carter — the MEAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year — dropped back after a fake handoff and found Smith down the middle of the field just inside the 10-yard line. Smith caught the ball and was…

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Sixteen former FAMU tennis players named to MEAC all-time teams

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Sixteen former Florida A&M University (FAMU) men’s and women’s tennis student-athletes were recently named to the all-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) 50th anniversary tennis teams.  Rochelle “Nikki” Houston, Rachel Harden, Donna Millington, Asia Muhammed and Rachel Pye were named to the women’s team.  Houston, who is the director of Tennis of the Rattler program, said it was truly special to be recognized as one of the best in conference history.  “I am truly honored to be on this list,” said Houston, who was a two-time…

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North Carolina A&T’s Randolph Ross wins 400 Meters at NCAA Championships

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Photo by Timothy Rice Watch the Race (ESPN2) North Carolina A&T State’s Randolph Ross claimed the men’s track & field program’s first-ever outdoor NCAA event title Friday evening, taking gold in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. Ross ran a 43.85 — the fastest time in the world this season and third-fastest collegiate time ever. Teammate Trevor Stewart finished fourth with a 44.96. Ross is the first MEAC men’s track &…

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North Carolina A&T wins 4×400 Men’s NCAA Title

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Photo by Timothy Rice Watch the Race (ESPN2) North Carolina A&T State is the undisputed king of the men’s 4×400-meter relay. The Aggies won the outdoor NCAA title in the event Friday evening at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, adding to the indoor championship they won in the event back in March. NCAT won the race in 3:00.92, with Daniel Stokes, Randolph Ross, Akeem Sirleaf and Trevor Stewart running. NCAT was sixth after the first leg, but Ross — who earlier in the evening won the…

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NC Central’s Jim Koerner named USA Director of Player Development

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletic Communications CARY, N.C. – North Carolina Central head baseball coach Jim Koerner has been named as the Director of Player Development for USA Baseball, the organization announced on Tuesday. Koerner will start with USA Baseball following the 2021 college baseball season. Koerner will also serve as the Field Coordinator at the Prospect Development Pipeline League, the premier development and showcase experience for high school draft prospects from Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, and the primary identification event for the 18U National Team. Additionally, he will…

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Norfolk State’s Chavis and Quinerly to take part in HBCU Combine

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Former Norfolk State football players Nigel Chavis and Nhyre’ Quinerly will showcase their skills in front of scouts today and tomorrow when they take part in the inaugural HBCU combine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. They are two of 13 players from around the MEAC participating in the combine, which will include scouts from the NFL, CFL and the XFL. The first edition of the combine was set to be held last year but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Altogether,…

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From the MEAC: Howard 60, Coppin State 51Morgan State 72, Delaware State 65North Carolina A&T State 49, Norfolk State 32South Carolina State at North Carolina Central, PPD Howard 60, Coppin State 51 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Howard University moved into a first-place tie in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division standings after defeating Coppin State 60-51 inside Burr Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, Howard improved to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in league play. Defensively, the Bison held the Eagles to 29-percent (16-of-55) shooting, including 26-percent (5-of-19) behind the arc,…

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