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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January 17 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

From the MEAC: Coppin State 89, Morgan State 79Norfolk State 83, Delaware State 79 (OT)South Carolina State at North Carolina Central, PPD (now Feb. 13)Florida A&M at North Carolina A&T, PPD Coppin State 89, Morgan State 79BALTIMORE – Anthony Tarke notched a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds while Koby Thomas added 19 points as Coppin State’s men’s basketball team got revenge on crosstown rival Morgan State with an 89-79 victory over the Bears on Sunday afternoon at Hill Field House.  The Eagles are now 4-9 overall and lead the MEAC North with…

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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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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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MEAC announces updated Men’s and Women’s Basketball schedules

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference : Updated 2020-21 MEAC Men’s Basketball Schedule |  Updated 2020-21 MEAC Women’s Basketball Schedule The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced a revised conference schedule for men’s and women’s basketball, a slate to be played January through the beginning of March, leading up to the 2021 MEAC Basketball Tournament. With Bethune-Cookman, Maryland Eastern Shore and the Florida A&M women opting out of the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 concerns, the schedules have shifted from what was announced in October. The revised schedules were approved by the league’s…

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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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FAMU opts of out spring Football, Volleyball and Indoor Track & Field

from Florida A&M Sports Information: Florida A&M University (FAMU) athletics announced late Wednesday afternoon its decision to opt out of the 2021 spring football season, along with volleyball and indoor track & field.   “The University supports the decision made by our athletics department as this is to protect our student-athletes, Rattler fans and supporters during this unprecedented time,” President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., said. “When these programs return to competition our coaches and staff will have the teams ready to continue our tradition of excellence. Meanwhile, l encourage our student-athletes to continue…

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Four former Florida A&M players, one ex-coach among Black College Football HOF Finalists

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Four Former FAMU players and One Ex-Coach Among Black College Football Hall of Fame Finalists  Four former Florida A&M University (FAMU) football players and one former coach were among the 25 finalists named for the 2021 Black College Football Hall of Fame.  Punter Greg Coleman (1972-75), offensive lineman Henry Lawrence (1970-73), offensive lineman, Tyrone McGriff (1976-79) and offensive lineman Nate Newton (1979-82) were among the 22 players selected as finalists. Rudy Hubbard, who guided the Rattlers to its only NCAA Division I-AA (now FCS) national…

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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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