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MEAC releases basketball, football schedules

Posted by: Editor-Bonitta Best on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

The MEAC released its long awaited football schedule, and women’s and men's basketball schedules for the spring season. The conference also hosted its annual basketball teleconference as it announced the preseason all-conference teams. The highlight of the almost five-hour teleconference was a guest appearance by Norfolk State alumnus and NBA player Kyle O’Quinn.

But let’s start with the delayed football season. The regular season begins on Feb. 20 with four contests and ends on April 10. The MEAC Championship Game is April 17, with the winner earning an automatic berth to the FCS playoffs, for this season only.

Unlike in years past, when certain matchups are deemed nonconference, all games in the modified schedule are conference. Rivals North Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T will square off in their season-opener in Greensboro. Another major contest will be Florida A&M at South Carolina State.

In basketball, the season begins Jan. 2. There will be no cross-divisional matchups, er go, teams will play each other four times during the regular season. All matchups will be conference games. The regular season ends March 4. Commissioner Dennis Thomas says the conference basketball tournament is still on schedule in Norfolk, Virginia, but fan attendance will be drastically reduced. Much, much, more to come in print and online.

MEAC Women’s Basketball

Preseason Player of the Year: Amaya Scott, Bethune-Cookman

FIRST TEAM

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Class

School

Hometown

Daniella Hatcher

G

5-8

r-Sr.

Bethune-Cookman

Orlando, Fla.

Amaya Scott

F

6-1

Sr.

Bethune-Cookman

Sunrise, Fla.

Jayla Thornton

G

5-9

Sr.

Howard

Newark, N.J.

Dahnye Redd

F

5-11

r-Sr.

Morgan State

Darby, Pa.

Anissa Rivera

F

6-1

So.

North Carolina Central

Capitol Heights, Md.

SECOND TEAM

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Class

School

Hometown

Sharajah Collins

G/F

5-7

Sr.

Delaware State

Winter Haven, Fla.

Ashia McCalla

G

5-6

Jr.

Morgan State

Greenbelt, Md.

Deja Winters

F

5-11

Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

Cleveland, Ohio

Kieche White

G

5-4

Sr.

North Carolina Central

Washington, D.C.

Heniaya Moton

G

5-7

Sr.

South Carolina State

Washington, D.C.

Predicted Order of Finish

NORTHERN DIVISION

School

Points

Norfolk State (12)

108

Morgan State (5)

105

Delaware State (1)

86

Howard

69

Maryland Eastern Shore (3)

61

Coppin State (1)

33

SOUTHERN DIVISION

School

Points

Bethune-Cookman (18)

106

North Carolina A&T State (4)

85

North Carolina Central

69

South Carolina State

37

Florida A&M

33

MEAC Men’s Basketball

Preseason Player of the Year: Kameron Langley, North Carolina A&T State

First Team

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Class

School

Hometown

Kameron Langley

G

6-2

Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

High Point, N.C.

DeJuan Clayton

G

6-2

Sr.

Coppin State

Bowie, Md.

C.J. Keyser

G

6-3

Sr.

NC Central

Baltimore, Md.

Koby Thomas

F

6-6

Sr.

Coppin State

Philadelphia, Pa.

Makur Maker

G/F

6-11

Fr.

Howard

Orange County, Calif.

Second Team

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Class

School

Hometown

MJ Randolph

G

6-4

Jr.

Florida A&M

Pensacola, Fla.

Joe Bryant

G

6-1

Jr.

Norfolk State

Norfolk, Va.

Troy Baxter, Jr.

F

6-9

Sr.

Morgan State

Tallahassee, Fla.

Wayne Bristol, Jr.

G

6-6

S0.

Howard

Upper Marlboro, Md.

Jordan Perkins

G

6-1

Sr.

NC Central

Greensboro, N.C.

Predicted Order of Finish

Northern Division

 

School

Points

1.

Norfolk State (16)

123

2.

Morgan State (2)

101

3.

Howard (3)

88

4.

Coppin State (1)

71

5.

Delaware State

43

6.

Maryland Eastern Shore

36

Southern Division

 

School

Points

1.

North Carolina Central (11)

95

2.

North Carolina A&T State (9)

94

3.

Florida A&M (1)

59

4.

Bethune-Cookman

51

5.

South Carolina State (1)

31

 

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