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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Maryland Eastern Shore takes on Howard Monday

Monday the Hawks of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will play host to the Bison of Howard University, which will be their third game in six days. The Hawks are looking to return to winning ways after coming off a defeat at the hands of Norfolk State 70-63 Saturday . Howard, on the other hand, comes into Monday’s matchup with a four game win-streak, fresh off a 85-72 defeat of Delaware State in their last game. The Bison featue Kyle Foster, who had 27 in that DSU game and…

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Alexander’s career night pushes Coppin State past UMES 64-56

Courtesy of Coppin State Athletic Communications Box Score DOVER, Del. – Jaia Alexander scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Coppin State women’s basketball team to a 64-56 victory at Delaware State on Wednesday evening with a final score of 64-56 in Memorial Hall.   Alexander’s 35 points tie for the fourth highest scoring individual scoring output in CSU single-game history. This is the most points scored by a Coppin player in ten years, as well as the most points scored by a MEAC player this season. A Baltimore, native, Alexander notched her…

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Maryland Eastern Shore v Longwood game postponed

Courtesy of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletic Communications PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s men’s basketball game with Longwood University that was scheduled for Friday, Dec. 31 is being postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests among Eastern Shore Tier 1 personnel. The NCAA classifies Tier 1 personnel as the highest exposure tier and it consists of student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists, medical staff, equipment staff and officials. The date of the rescheduled game is to be determined. With the postponement, the Hawks will now play their next…

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Maryland Eastern Shore and NFL star Roger Brown passes at 84

Courtesy of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletic Communications PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Department of Athletics mourns the loss of former Maryland State University football and NFL star Roger Brown, who has died at the age of 84. A towering 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds as a player, Brown was a six-time Pro Bowler in the NFL and was a member of the Hawks Hall of Fame (1982), the College Football Hall of Fame (2009), The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (1997) and the Black College Football Hall…

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UMES hires Jason Crafton as Men’s Basketball Coach

From meacsports.com : PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Jason Crafton, a young but experienced coach with stints at several levels including most recently the NBA G-League, has been hired to lead the University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s basketball team. The 16-year-veteran of coaching spent this past season in the NBA ranks as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers’ G-League affiliate Delaware Blue Coats. Prior to that, he was the head coach at his alma mater, Nyack College from 2012-18. He spent the beginning of his career as an assistant at…

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