November 30, 2022 MEAC Basketball Recap

Image via MDES Sports Information Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Maryland Eastern Shore 64, Lehigh 60UMBC 109, Coppin State 82St. Francis Brooklyn 81, Delaware State 73Yale 86, Howard 40 Maryland Eastern Shore 64, Lehigh 60 PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Maryland Eastern Shore held down a strong Lehigh University offense, leaving the Hytche with a 64-60 victory over the visiting Mountain Hawks. The win marks the second straight for UMES against Lehigh after defeating the Mountain Hawks in their house at Stabler Arena last December. Both teams struggled to find their…

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Howard defeats South Carolina State , 28-14

Courtesy of Ed Hill, Jr., retired Howard University Sports Information Director 14 SCS 28  HOW Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F SCS 7 0 0 7 14 HOW 7 14 7 0 28 WASHINGTON (November 12, 2022) – Howard University third-year Bison running back Jarett Hunter (Mineral, Va.) had a career day, tallying 192 all-purpose yards (149 rushing & 43 receiving) with three total TDs (two receiving and one rushing) in the victory over South Carolina State (SCSU), 28-14, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game at Greene Stadium before 4,457 spectators. The Bulldogs…

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MEAC Title IX 50th Anniversary Spotlight: Maxine Lewis

Courtesy of Ed Hill, Jr. of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: More and more women are playing important roles in the world of sports as broadcasters and media professionals. But few are aware of the role that Maxine Lewis has played in this turn of events. You have to go back to 1973, when Lewis took a position in the Delaware State University Department of Public Relations, which she parlayed into a position as the first full-time sports information director not just in school history, but also among HBCUs. In 1979,…

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Howard Volleyball defeats Delaware State in five-set nail biter

Courtesy of Howard Athletics Box Score In what was the definition of a back-and-forth affair, defending MEAC volleyball champion Howard defeated Delaware State 3-2 (25-15, 18-25, 25-21, 19-25, 15-13) Thursday evening in Memorial Hall. The Bison (13-7, 6-1 MEAC) have now won seven straight matches and are tied atop the MEAC standings with Coppin State heading into the rest of the weekend’s action. Jennifer Bolden led three Howard players with double-digit kills, racking up 17 for the match while also assisting on three blocks to total 18.5 points. Rya McKinnon…

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Norfolk State makes plays late to get by Morgan State 24-21

It took every bit of 60 minutes but Norfolk State finally got their first win of the season , a 24-21 win over Morgan State that quite literally came down to the last play of the game. After receiving the opening kickoff, Norfolk State only needed three plays to travel 63 yards, hitting paydirt on Kevon King’s 34-yard scamper to hand the Spartans a 7-0 lead. Later in the quarter, Morgan State threatened to get points of their own but the Bears 10 play, 72-yard drive would be for nought…

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Delaware State volleyball sweeps Maryland Eastern Shore

Courtesy of Delaware State Athketic Media Relations The Delaware State women’s volleyball team opened its three-match away stint in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) competition with a straight-set sweep over Maryland Eastern Shore on Thursday. With offensive production coming from multiple Hornets, Sydney Lewis led the charge with 10 total points. Lewis tallied seven kills on 14 total attacks for an even .500 hitting percentage. As one of the top two-way players in the MEAC, she also recorded two solo blocks and was in on two assisted blocks. Along with a…

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Coppin State Athletics to receive NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program Grant

Courtesy of Coppin State Athletic Communications For the third time in department history, Coppin State University’s athletics department has been named a recipient of the NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP) initiative grant. CSU Athletics received a single-year grant totaling $95,000 from the NCAA and was one of 13 Division I institutions to receive the grant for the 2022-23 academic year. The athletics department will use the grant for student-athlete tutoring, technology upgrades, scholarships and academic support staffing. “We are extremely fortunate to receive this grant, and we look forward to putting…

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Howard football partners with Jordan Brand

The Jumpman has officially arrived in the MEAC. Earlier Wednesday afternoon Howard University Football announced the twenty-year partnership with Jordan Brand via a press release and promotion video. Howard University, is one of the most esteemed Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) with a tremendous legacy, rooted in a commitment to excellence. Jordan Brand is proud to continue that legacy through a 20 year partnership that will create academic and athletic opportunities that elevate the best of the Black Community.   “Howard University and Jordan Brand share a legacy of…

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Morgan State slips by S.C. State in MEAC quarters

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Box Score | Championship Central | Media Center | Postgame Press Conference NORFOLK, Va., March 10, 2022 – Fourth-seeded Morgan State took a 9-point lead with just over 11 minutes remaining and held on for a hard-fought 80-77 win over South Carolina State, the fifth seed, Thursday in quarterfinal action of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament in Scope Arena. The Bears, who beat the Bulldogs for the third time this season, earned a trip to Friday’s semifinal against top-seeded Norfolk State, which advanced with a 74-66 triumph over Delaware State…

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Delaware State announces plan to allow limited fan attendance at indoor sports events

The University is pleased to announce restoration of near-normal spectator attendance at indoor athletic events. After limiting attendance at indoor sporting events for the month of January due to the rise of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the University has announced a new policy.  Up to 600 spectators can attend the games, including 300 Delaware State University students. Up to 150 tickets will be reserved for Hornets’ season ticket holders and special guests, and 150 seats will be offered to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.   There will be…

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