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MEAC Canceling All Fall Sports Including Football

Jul 16, 2020, 9:46 AM | Updated: 11:12 am
Akevious Williams #10 of the Bethune Cookman Wildcats hands the ball off to Isaac Washington #34 ag...
Akevious Williams #10 of the Bethune Cookman Wildcats hands the ball off to Isaac Washington #34 against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will cancel all fall sports including football.

The MEAC is an FCS conference that has nine schools in their conference.

Kenn Rashad of HBCU Sports first reported the news.

The MEAC officially announced that they are canceling all fall sports but a spring season is a possibility.

“The health and safety of our student-athletes continue to be our number one priority. We have made the decision to suspend all sports competitions after careful review of the current conditions and consideration of the potential exposure that regular travel to competitions may cause and ongoing extensive physical contact,” said Howard University President and Chair of MEAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick. “While our competitions have been suspended, each member institution will plan ongoing engagement of all student-athletes to ensure optimization of their physical and mental well-being as they continue their matriculation.”

“Obviously this is an arduous decision because everyone wants to have a fall season for student-athletes, fans and others,” said MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis Thomas. “Part of our responsibility is to ensure the mental and physical health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff is paramount. It is imperative that everyone recognize that is our first and foremost responsibility.”

Bethune-Cookman, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Howard, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central and South Carolina State are all members of the MEAC.

MEAC teams had 8 games against FBS opponents scheduled for the 2020 season.

  • Bethune Cookman at USF
  • Florida A&M at UCF
  • Howard at Arkansas State
  • Morgan State at Appalachian State
  • Morgan State at Northwestern
  • Norfolk State at East Carolina
  • North Carolina A&T at Liberty
  • North Carolina Central at Ohio

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