Florida A&M introduces Michael Johnson as Associate AD of Administration and Operations

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced the appointment of McNeese State University’s Associate AD for Operations & Facilities, Michael Johnson, as the new Associate AD for Administration and Operations of FAMU Athletics. “We are excited to welcome Michael Johnson to our administrative staff,” Gosha said. “As we implement our strategic plan and vision for Athletics, it was imperative that we identified a high-energy creative thinker and dynamic professional with a lense of experience as a former student-athlete, student-leader, and athletic…

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MEAC’s Statement on Bethune Cookman’s departure

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va., June 25, 2020—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) acknowledges that Bethune-Cookman University has decided to leave the conference after June 30, 2021 but is also determined to continue its mission of being a viable NCAA Division I conference. With eight remaining full members, including six institutions that sponsor football championship subdivision (FCS)-level football, the MEAC will retain its NCAA automatic qualification (AQ) in nine sponsored sports. Bethune-Cookman will be leaving after 40 years in the MEAC; however, institutions make decisions based upon what they consider is in their best…

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Bethune-Cookman headed to the SWAC

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is in serious trouble. The conference has lost lost Savannah State and Hampton in 2018; North Carolina A&T announced their exit to join the Big South Conference in 2021 and Florida A&M will be departing to join the SWAC beginning in the 2021-22 season. The latest school to put the MEAC in their rear view mirror is Bethune-Cookman University, who , after being in the conference for 40 years, will follow in-state rival Florida A&M to the Southwestern Athletic Conference ( SWAC). the below is from…

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MEAC calls off athletic competitions

In the fallout of the coronavirus outbreaks, the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference has also decided to suspend all athletic competition for the time being. Below is a release from the MEAC: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced the suspension of the remainder of its Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament, which is being held at the Norfolk Scope Arena. Additionally, all spring sports competitions are being suspended through the end of the Spring 2020 semester and next week’s Women’s Bowling Championship will also be suspended. According to Dr. Wayne Frederick,…

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Bethune-Cookman pays tribute to the life of champion track athlete Summer Brown

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletic Communications  Summer Brown, whose battle with cancer was as inspiring as her accomplishments with the Bethune-Cookman University track & field program, passed away Friday, Jan. 11 at the age of 25. The 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) indoor pentathlon and outdoor long champion had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma cancer last December and had used social media as an outlet to both inform and motivate. “To God Be the Glory for the Life of Summer Brown,” B-CU Vice President Of Intercollegiate Athletics Lynn W. Thompson…

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Florida A&M introduces Keith McCluney as deputy AD

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s new Vice President and Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced Friday the appointment of Arkansas Pine-Bluff’s Interim Atheltic Director, Keith McCluney, as the next Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief of Staff of FAMU Athletics. “We are thrilled to welcome Keith McCluney to our Florida A&M Athletics family,” Gosha said. Keith brings a wealth of athletics administration experiences and oversight for external operations. His diverse background will be a key asset to our stragetic plan to move FAMU athletics to…

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Florida A&M Basketball signs Jai Clark

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University head men’s basketball coach Robert McCullum announced the signing of Jai Clark on Tuesday. Clark, who played at Apopka High School in Apopka, Fla., comes to FAMU from Indian River State College. Last season as a freshman, the 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 14.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 31 games played. He shot 42.5 percent from the floor, 43.0 percent from behind the 3-point line and 78.6 percent from the free-throw line. In addition, Clark was named First-Team All-Conference…

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Florida A&M introduces Kortne Gosha as VP and Director of Athletics

From Florida A&M Sports Information: ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., introduced Kortne Gosha as the new vice president and director of FAMU Athletics during the Future of FAMU Athletics Fundraising Breakfast, hosted by the FAMU National Alumni Association, on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress hotel.  On Dec. 3, Gosha will assume the position held by John Eason, Ph.D., who announced on Friday that he would be retiring as athletic director, effective Dec. 2. Gosha’s family members and University supporters were among the audience that…

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MEAC Women’s Basketball November 17 Recap

From meacsports: Howard 92, Saint Peter’s 80UNC Greensboro 86, Maryland Eastern Shore 45Omaha 70, Morgan State 64 Howard 92, Saint Peter’s 80 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Howard secured their first home win of the season after running past Saint Peter’s 92-80 inside Burr Gymnasium. With the win, the Bison moved to .500 (2-2) on the young season, while the Peacocks dropped to 2-2. Five Bison scored in double figures, led by freshman forward Brooklyn Fort-Davis and veteran guard Sarah Edmond. The Chicago native recorded her first career double-double with 16 points and 13 boards…

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November 11, 2019 MEAC Basketball Recap

Courtesy of meacsports : Omaha 90, Bethune-Cookman 61North Carolina Central 73, USC Upstate 64South Dakota 85, Florida A&M 82 Omaha 90, Bethune-Cookman 61 OMAHA, Neb. – Joe French scored 19 points in Bethune-Cookman’s 90-61 setback to Nebraska-Omaha Monday night at Baxter Arena. The freshman from Orlando was 7-12 from the field, including 3-6 from behind the arc as he led the Wildcats (1-2) in scoring for the second time this season. Cletrell Pope was the other Wildcat in double figures with 12 points. He also had a team-high eight rebounds.…

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