Friday, May 26, 2017


At least 12 all-MEAC basketball players or all-MEAC caliber talents have transferred out of the conference in the last four years. Former Norfolk State 6-8 forward Rashid Gaston and former Florida A&M 6-6 left-handed guard Malcom Bernard left the Spartans and Rattlers respectively over the last two years to play their final seasons at Xavier […]

One team from each of the four black college conferences finished the 2016-17 season on top of the final BCSP Top Ten. The North Carolina Central men (25-9), who won both regular season and tournament titles in the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference, topped the NCAA Div. I men’s Top Five. The women of Texas Southern […]

NORFOLK Norfolk State (17-16) could not overcome a second-half collapse that saw them give up a 3-point lead at 14:33 minute mark as North Carolina Central (25-8) ignited a 19-0 run that kept NSU scoreless for 11 minutes in the MEAC championship game at the Scope. NCCU guard Patrick Cole, the MEAC Player of the […]

Men’s and women’s Div. I HBCU Basketball Tournament champs again have the unenviable tasks of taking on much bigger and more ballyhooed programs as the NCAA Tournament tips off this week. All but one of the teams’ coaches – fourth year women’s head coach Johnetta Hayes-Perry of SWAC champion Texas Southern – has been down […]

NORFOLK The 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s and women’s basketball tournament is underway and thousands  of fans are in Norfolk to see which  teams will capture the crowns. The tourney features 12 Historically  Black Colleges and Universities  (HBCUs) and is taking place at Norfolk’s Scope Arena.  Norfolk invests some $240,000 annually to support the tourney […]

LUT WILLIAMS BCSP Editor Play began Monday in the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference Tournaments in Norfolk, Va. and on Tuesday at the higher seeded teams’ home courts in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournaments. The SWAC tournament moves to Houston’s Toyota Center for semifinals and finals play on Friday and Saturday. Both conferences will crown champions […]

Morgan, NCCU clash Saturday in B’more. Morgan State (10-11, 7-1 MEAC) and North Carolina Central (15-6, 6-1) got wins to set the stage for their showdown for the men’s MEAC lead Saturday in Baltimore. MSU got 21 points from Tiwian Kendley and 17 from Antonio Gillespie in downing Florida A&M, 77-60 Monday. Kendley, a 6-5 […]

Grambling State 10, North Carolina Central 9 ATLANTA It’s quite ironic that the 2nd annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Saturday in Atlanta to determine the 2016 black college football national champion would come down to a celebration. But that’s exactly what made the difference in a dramatic 10-9 victory for SWAC champion Grambling State […]

LUT WILLIAMS BCSP Editor Grambling State head football coach Broderick Fobbs and North Carolina Central head coach Jerry Mack will each try to complete remarkable three-year journeys when their teams clash Saturday (12 noon) in Atlanta in the 2nd annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl. Just three years ago, Grambling was coming off back-to-back one-win […]

NEW YORK CITY North Carolina A&T State running back Tarik Cohen was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Year, while South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard was named MEAC Defensive Player of the Year. The conference announced the award winners Tuesday morning at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York […]