Sports news & notes – 1/18
The HBCU Spirit of America Bowl is this Sunday, Jan. 20, in Salem, Virginia. The bowl will feature over 100 of the best HBCU football players in the country. For rosters, click here for the Braves, and here for the Pride.
• Yeah, but…Morehouse men are ranked No. 3 in the latest NABC Coaches Poll. The ranking is the highest ever in program history. The Maroon Tigers are 13-1, but let’s face it: all anybody remembers is their meltdown in the first round of last season’s playoff tourney.
• DII TV: The NCAA Division II recently announced its basketball showcase schedule. An SIAC doubleheader between Central State and Spring Hill women and men will be streamed on ESPN3 Feb. 2 beginning at 3:05 p.m. Bowie State vs. Virginia State doubleheader on Feb. 20 will be streamed on something called a Hybrid. Isn’t that a car?
And speaking of streaming, the MEAC and FloSports have signed a multiyear partnership for live and on-demand coverage in hoops, track and field, baseball and softball. The conference joins the SIAC, Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Mountain West, Big 12 and Big Ten. Note that FloSports is not a free service. Fans can join as a monthly subscriber or yearly. Going to miss watching the MEAC Tournament on ESPN3 for free, but business is business.
Below are the games to be streamed:
Morgan State at North Carolina A&T State, Jan. 19
Morgan State at North Carolina Central, Jan. 21
North Carolina A&T State at North Carolina Central, Jan. 26
Morgan State at Coppin State, Feb. 2
Howard at Bethune-Cookman Feb. 11
North Carolina Central at Norfolk State, Feb. 16
North Carolina A&T State at Norfolk State, Feb. 18
Coppin State at Morgan State, March 7
North Carolina Central at North Carolina A&T State, March 7
Florida A&M at Bethune-Cookman, March 7
Bethune-Cookman at Florida A&M, Feb. 23
Howard at Morgan State, Feb. 25
2019 MEAC Basketball Tournament
All first-round through semifinal games, March 11-15
Track & Field
MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championships (Final Day), Feb. 23
MEAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Final Day), May 4
MEAC Softball Championships (Championship Game), May 11
MEAC Baseball Championships (Championship Game), May 18