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HBCU Football, HBCU game of the week, MEAC, Morgan State Bears, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

Sometimes a coach’s comments leading up to a big contest feel like proverbial “coachspeak.” At other times things happen like they did Saturday night, when the words of Morgan State interim head football coach Ernest T. Jones proved prophetic. The Bears (1-3) ran the football aggressively, just like Jones said they would, took selective shots […]

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Alabama State Hornets, Bethune-Cookman University, Golf, HBCU Sports, MEAC, SWAC, Tiger Woods -

Bethune-Cookman University has towered like a colossus over the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championships in recent years. The men’s team has won the tournament’s Division I category four of the past five years, while the women have taken the top spot six years in a row. But Bethune-Cookman’s golfers hardly look like what you might […]

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Grambling State University, Hampton University, HBCU Basketball, MEAC, Morgan State Bears, SWAC -

The semifinals are set for the two historically black college and university (HBCU) conferences playing to get automatic bids to the NCAA men’s and women’s Division I basketball tournaments, and if you’re looking for excitement, the stars of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) are leading the way. The biggest of […]

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Celebration Bowl, Grambling State University, MEAC, North Carolina A&T Aggies, SWAC -

North Carolina A&T (11-0) and Grambling (10-1) will meet in the third annual Celebration Bowl, the competition that determines the champion between the two most prominent HBCU conferences. This game, which will be broadcast live on ABC from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday at noon, matches North Carolina A&T and Grambling, the two previous […]

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HBCU Football, MEAC, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles -

Arguably the best rivalry in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference lived up to its billing Saturday. The North Carolina A&T Aggies defeated the North Carolina Central Eagles 24-10. The Aggies came into the game versus their cross-state nemesis with a chance to finish the regular season undefeated, and the Eagles were motivated to spoil every part […]

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Big South, Dereon Carr, Hampton Pirates, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, MEAC, Yahkee Johnson -

Two days after finding out it would be moving out of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, a league it has been a member of for 22 years, Hampton’s football team beat archrival Howard 20-17 in front of a packed stadium Saturday. As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Bison’s Caylin Newton threw a desperation […]

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Big South, Hampton University, HBCU News, MEAC -

In a decision heard throughout the historically black college universe, Hampton University announced Thursday that the school would leave the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and join the Big South Conference in 2018. The announcement was made in a statement by Hampton University president William Harvey. In a phone conversation, Harvey, who has been Hampton’s president for […]

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Adam Hamilton, Bethune-Cookman University, Bowie State Bulldogs, CIAA, HBCU Football, Larry Brihm Jr., MEAC, Miles Golden Bears, Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, Morgan State Bears, NCF, Osband Thompson, Robert Chesson, SIAC, SWAC, Texas Southern Tigers -

Tuskegee clinched the West Division of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) for the first time in three seasons with a 50-20 win over Miles College on Saturday. The Golden Tigers (8-2, 6-0 in the SIAC) finished with a season-high 485 yards on offense against Miles (6-4, 4-2) to secure a spot in the SIAC […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Caylin Newton, Celebration Bowl, Darius Leonard, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, MEAC, Morgan State Bears, South Carolina State Bulldogs, SWAC -

South Carolina State senior linebacker Darius Leonard finished with 18 tackles, two interceptions and an interception return for a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 35-14 victory over Morgan State on Friday. Leonard had 14 solo tackles and 51 interception yards. Top HBCU performances Dewayne Betts helped lead Mississippi Valley State to its first win of the […]

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Caylin Newton, Celebration Bowl, Chauncey Caldwell, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, MEAC, North Carolina Central Eagles -

North Carolina Central safety Davanta Reynolds recorded his fourth consecutive game with an interception, and this time the takeaway resulted in the Eagles’ game-winning drive. Freshman quarterback Chauncey Caldwell connected with wideout Jacen Murphy on a 30-yard touchdown with 7:32 left in the third quarter to provide the final points in NCCU’s 13-7 victory over […]

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Brendan Greene, Franklin McCain III, HBCU Football, MEAC, North Carolina A&T Aggies, SWAC, Yahkee Johnson -

North Carolina A&T redshirt freshman Franklin “Mac” McCain III had two interceptions, including the game-winning pick-six, in the Aggies’ 35-31 upset of FBS school Charlotte on Saturday. In front of a record crowd of 19,651 at Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, McCain’s two takeaways both led to touchdowns, helping NC A&T reach 3-0 […]

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Anthony Philyaw, Caylin Newton, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, Kent State Golden Flashes, MEAC, SWAC -

Marquell Cartwright, the backup to Tarik Cohen the past two seasons, is making the most of his opportunity as North Carolina A&T’s featured running back, rushing for 121 yards on 18 carries in the Aggies’ 56-0 win over Mars Hill. Elijah Bell also had a stellar day, with six catches for 60 yards and three […]

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Dennis Thomas, Florida A&M University, HBCU Football, Howard University, MEAC, SWAC, Tennessee State Tigers -

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for several years now have been matched in David vs. Goliath college football games on the road against schools with more powerful, better-financed and better-stocked athletic programs. But unlike the relatively puny biblical slingshot bearer, HBCU Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams have been unable to strike a lethal blow […]

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HBCU, HBCU Football, MEAC, MEAC/SWAC Football Challenge, SWAC -

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for fans of black college football, and some of the most exciting historically black college and university (HBCU) games from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) are being brought to viewers this season on ESPN. The schedule of televised games kicks off Sept. […]

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Celebration Bowl, HBCU Football, MEAC, SWAC -

When news broke that the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) would retire the Toyota SWAC Football Championship after the 2017 season, it became instant validation for the Celebration Bowl. There’s now no doubt that its season-ending matchup is the marquee game for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). “With the creation of the Celebration Bowl as […]

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College World Series, HBCU Baseball, Jackson State Tigers, MEAC, Norfolk State Spartans, SWAC -

Jackson State piled up a king’s ransom of honors in college baseball this season, including finishing with the best record (36-15-1) among historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and winning the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The Tigers placed four players on the All-SWAC first team, including third baseman Jesus Santana, who ranks No. 7 in the […]

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HBCU Sports, MEAC, Savannah State Tigers -

Money is the key reason Savannah State University plans to drop from Division I to Division II in all men’s and women’s sports as early as 2019, according to the school. Pending approval by the NCAA, the Tigers’ athletic programs also will leave the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Savannah State President Cheryl Dozier announced the […]

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Alabama State Hornets, Alcorn State Braves, Bethune-Cookman University, Florida A&M University, Grambling Tigers, Hampton Pirates, Howard Bison, Maryland-Eastern Shore Shore Hawks, MEAC, NCB, NCW, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles, Southern Jaguars, SWAC, Texas Southern Tigers -

For fans of basketball at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Friday and Saturday are the most important days of the year, as fans find out which men’s and women’s teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) will battle for automatic bids to the NCAA tournament. This list of […]

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Celebration Bowl, Grambling State University, HBCU, MEAC, NFL, North Carolina Central Eagles, SWAC -

On Dec. 16, 80 sports management students and athletic department administrators from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) walked into a hall at the Omni Hotel in downtown Atlanta for the inaugural NFL Careers in Football Forum. The students and staff members in town for Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl weekend […]

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Darius Leonard, HBCU Football, MEAC, North Carolina A&T Aggies, South Carolina State Bulldogs, Tarik Cohen -

On Tuesday morning, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced that North Carolina A&T’s Tarik Cohen and South Carolina State’s Darius Leonard were the Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively. Cohen became the first offensive player to win the offensive award in three consecutive years. The senior is now the […]

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Celebration Bowl, HBCU Football, MEAC, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles -

North Carolina Central was a football team looking for some respect. It got exactly that as the Eagles dominated North Carolina A&T, the top-ranked team among historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), 42-21 for its first outright Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football title and a berth in the 2nd Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl on […]

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HBCU Football, MEAC, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles, Tarik Cohen -

No one around North Carolina Central University or North Carolina A&T State University is trying to poke the bear this week, or spit into the wind, or tug on Superman’s cape. With one of the biggest football’s games in each team’s history to be played on Saturday in Durham, North Carolina, no trash talk is […]

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Howard Bison, Howard University, James Daniel III, MEAC, Most Undefeated 2016 -

As Milan Brown walked through Howard University’s campus recently, the former Bison basketball star began experiencing a series of flashbacks. Flashback No. 1: He remembered escorting his girlfriend, Tina, down the long steps beside Founders Library and into the space known on campus as The Valley. Leading her to the center of the yard, Brown, […]

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Bethune-Cookman University, HBCU Football, MEAC, Morgan State Bears, Savannah State Tigers, South Carolina State Bulldogs -

Hurricane Matthew continues to batter the eastern coast of Florida, disrupting lives up to the Carolinas, including schools and their athletics. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) confirmed Friday that two games postponed because of the storm would be played in November. The Bethune-Cookman University-South Carolina State University and Morgan State University-Savannah State University football contests, […]

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Bethune-Cookman University, MEAC, South Carolina State Bulldogs -

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will keep the league’s men’s and women’s track and field championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, even as the league restated its commitment to diversity and inclusion. A statement released Tuesday night said the MEAC’s “Council of Chief Executive Officers has reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and inclusion and its opposition […]

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Hampton University, HBCU Football, MEAC, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Tarik Cohen -

North Carolina A&T State University running back coach Shawn Gibbs has a keen sense for when his star tailback might have a breakout game. Before last December’s inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, he told Tarik Cohen that 300 yards was in his future. Cohen was skeptical at first, but by day’s end, his stat […]

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Charlotte, HBCU Basketball, House Bill 2, MEAC, North Carolina -

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will decide this week whether its popular men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be moved to another city or whether they will remain in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they have been held for the past six years. A news conference announcing the decision – prompted by North Carolina’s controversial […]

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HBCU Football, MEAC, Southern Jaguars, SWAC, Texas Southern Tigers -

Southern University senior quarterback Austin Howard has easily been one of the top field generals in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) for the last three years. It looks like Howard is headed for another great year throwing the football. The 5-foot-11, 208-pounder scorched the Alabama A&M defense in the team’s 59-31 victory on Saturday. Howard […]

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HBCU Football, MEAC, SWAC, Tarik Cohen -

Tarik Cohen has played some outstanding football on the big stage for North Carolina A&T State University. Cohen rushed for 295 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Aggies to a big win over Alcorn State University in the Celebration Bowl last season. But Cohen, the Aggies’ brilliant running back, put on a great […]

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Commentary, MEAC, Most Undefeated 2016, NCF -

Entering his 15th year as commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Dennis Thomas knows better than most the hard issues affecting historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). He explains to The Undefeated’s Mark W. Wright that alumni should put their money where their mouths are. There is no sugarcoating the state of HBCUs: Our institutions […]

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CIAA, MEAC, NCF, SIAC, SWAC -

This should be an exciting year in black college football. It seems like just about every historically black college conference has some great teams and players. All the better to attract a tremendous amount of interest from the fans around the country. North Carolina A&T State University is the team to beat in the Mid-Eastern […]

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HBCU Football, MEAC, NCF, SWAC -

South Carolina State University defensive tackle Javon Hargrave was the first black college football player taken in April’s NFL draft. Hargrave, a 6-foot-1, 309-pounder, was a third-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Defensive Player of the Year was clearly one of the best players in the country last season from […]

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