MEAC Men’s Basketball teams preparing for conference play

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: By Noah Goodin In a week that will see 2020 transition into 2021, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will turn its focus from non-conference action to league play for the first weekend in January. Conference play will look quite different this season due to the pandemic. Schools will only play games against divisional opponents as a way of limiting travel time, missed class time, travel expenses and eliminate air travel. Teams will play back-to-back on Saturdays and Sundays against the same opponent that weekend (the…

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November 25 2020 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

For MEAC men’s basketball teams Wednesday it was a collective trip to the woodshed, as not a single team from the conference registered a win. Losses ranged from Morgan State’s 7-point fall to Mount St. Mary’s to the 62-point thrashing Illinois laid on North Carolina A&T. Here is a recap from each contest ( and in some cases that applies very loosely) from the MEAC: Wake Forest 111, Delaware State 51Florida Gulf Coast 65, Florida A&M 56Mount St. Mary’s 62, Morgan State 55Illinois 122, North Carolina A&T State 60Iowa 97,…

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MEAC calls off 2020-21 Cross Country Championships

From the MEAC: NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 29, 2020 – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will not hold its Cross Country Championships for the 2020-21 academic year, as the conference’s other fall sports will be competed in the spring of 2021. The conference consulted its head cross country coaches and student-athletes, and they were in favor of cancellation. The league’s athletic directors and the Championship Administrative Committee also approved of the move. The championships were originally scheduled for Oct. 30 before the MEAC suspended fall sports in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With fall…

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MEAC and Blaze Fire Games announce inaugural MEAC Esports winners

From MEAC Sports: NORFOLK, Va.,Oct. 8, 2020 – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Blaze Fire Games have announced Myles Poston and Garnet Person as the first MEAC Esports League winners. Poston (gamer tag: mylesposton) won the NBA2K 20 tournament, while Person (gamer tag: prophet_nf) won the Madden NFL 20 tournament. Poston is a 2015 graduate of Howard University, where he earned a degree in Business Management. He currently co-owns a sports agency called DEAL with his father, Kevin. The father-and-son duo represents NBA, NFL and professional esports athletes. Person, representing Coppin State University, is…

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FAMU partners with HBCU Change to launch a new donation platform

from Florida A&M Sports Information: Atlanta, Ga., July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HBCU Change, is currently on track to serve as the nation’s fastest-growing micro-donation app totally committed to the sustainability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the nation. Committed to developing an innovative way to raise $1 billion over the next 5 years, the HBCU Change app is answering the call of solution oriented methods to tackle the grossly growing financial shortage that HBCUs are facing as a result of the pandemic. Many HBCUs rely on money generated from…

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Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference announces partnership with Blaze Fire Games

From meacports : NORFOLK, Va., July 9, 2020–The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced a partnership with Blaze Fire Games to create academic and career pathway opportunities in the fields of technology and gaming. As part of the agreement, Blaze Fire Games will be launching a MEAC esports league. “As esports becomes increasingly viable from a financial and cultural standpoint, we are ecstatic that the MEAC can partner with Blaze Fire Games to expand digital access and educational opportunities,” MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas said. “The future is here, and it is…

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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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