MEAC Weekly Track & Field Honorees

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coppin State senior Joseph Manu was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, and Howard senior Jessica Wright was selected as Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced today.Norfolk State sophomore Isaac Haywood was named Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, while Norfolk State freshman Leslie Young earned Women’s Field Athlete of the Week honors. Manu (Sr., Accra, Ghana) won both the 100- and 200-meter dash at the Towson Invitational. The 10.10 he ran in the 100-meter final is the fastest time…

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For HBCUs, the time is now

February 19, 2022 was truly a monumental day for HBCU sports. Cleveland, which is in the midst of hosting NBA All-Star weekend also was the setting for the inaugural HBCU Classic, which featured a matchup between MEAC schools Howard and Morgan State aired on NBA TV. It was tightly contested affiar that Howard pulled out 68-66. Later that afternoon the NFL Network broadcasted the first-ever HBCU Legacy Bowl, which ”is a postseason all-star game showcasing the best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Team Gaither, named…

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South Carolina State releases 2022 Football Schedule

From South Carolina State Athletics The 2021 Cricket Celebration Bowl HBCU National Champion South Carolina State Bulldogs will play an 11-game schedule during the 2022 fall campaign, the university announced Wednesday (March, 23rd).  Bulldog New & Renewal Season tickets will go sale Monday, March 28th at 9 a.m. Please stay tuned more information to come.  The Bulldog slate includes six road games and five home contests at Oliver. C. Dawson/Willie Jeffries Field. Two Football Bowl Subdivision opponents are on the schedule, along with four non-conference contests, and five Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference…

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Norfolk State defeats Morgan State 72-63, advances to MEAC Championship game

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Box Score | Championship Central | Media Center | Postgame Press Conference NORFOLK, Va., March 11, 2022 – Top-seeded Norfolk State broke away from a 28-28 halftime score with a hot-shooting second half to register a 72-63 win over fourth-seeded Morgan State Friday in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament at the Scope Arena. The Spartans, who will be making their third consecutive trip to the finals, shot 61.9 percent (26-for-51) from the field in the final stanza to pull away from a tight, back-and-forth contest. Norfolk State, which…

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Coppin State upsets N.C. Central in MEAC semifinal

Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Box Score | Championship Central | Media Center | Postgame Press Conference NORFOLK, Va., March 11, 2022 – Seventh-seeded Coppin State built a 15-point lead with just over six minutes remaining but had to survive a fierce rally by third-seeded North Carolina Central in registering a 79-73 win over the Eagles Friday in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament. Coppin will meet top-seeded Norfolk State in Saturday’s final, which tips at 1 p.m. and will be carried live on ESPN2. The Spartans, who made the finals with a…

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Maryland Eastern Shore to face Howard in MEAC Semis

Courtesy of Shawn Yonker, UMES Athletics To say that the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is right where it wants to be in Friday’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference semifinal against No. 1 seed Howard may seem a bit odd. But as a program that has upset two No. 1 seeds in the last eight years (Hampton 2014, Bethune-Cookman 2020) and with nine players on the roster who were part of the upset of the Wildcats, they are in pretty familiar territory. “They are the No. 1 seed and they made it…

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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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Coppin State puts boots to backside in 21-2 beatdown of Cornell

Courtesy of Coppin State Athletic Communications Box Score COLUMBIA, Md. – Coppin State’s baseball team put everything together in a 21-2 rout of Cornell on Sunday afternoon at Blandair Park to improve to 3-8 on the young season. The Eagles’ 21 runs were its most since April 13, 2016, when they scored 24 runs against Fairleigh Dickinson. Marcos Castillo went a perfect 4-for-4 with three runs scored, a pair of triples, four RBI and two walks.  He was also hit by a pitch and stole base.  Josh Hankins also had four…

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Morgan State keeps Delaware State winless

Via Kevin C. Paige, MSU Athletic Communications 42 Delaware State 0-18, 0-9 MEAC 67 MORGAN 13-6, 7-2 MEAC Team 1 2 3 4 F Delaware State 9  9  14  10  42 MORGAN 23  19  11  14  67 The Morgan State women’s basketball team closed out its three-game homestand unbeaten, as the Lady Bears defeated visiting Delaware State, 67-42 in a rare Wednesday evening Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) contest at Hill Field House. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 29, but was postponed due to inclement weather. The two teams will meet again…

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Norfolk State reveals 2022 Football Schedule

Courtesy Norfolk State Athletics 2022 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University released its 2022 football schedule on Monday. The 11-game slate features five home games at William “Dick” Price Stadium, including the return of the Battle of the Bay to Norfolk in addition to three home conference games. The Spartans open the 2022 season with back-to-back road games against FBS competition. The season kicks off on Sept. 3 with a date at Marshall in Huntington, W.Va. The teams played once previously, in 2015, which was also played at Marshall. …

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