Hampton leaves for the Big South
Savannah State drops to D-II
North Carolina A&T is leaving for the Big South
Florida A&M is leaving for the SWAC
Bethune-Cookman (Daytona Beach, FL) just announced they are looking at their options:
Rumors abound that NC Central and Norfolk State are also exploring new conferences. That leaves 5 MEAC schools in the North Division possibly looking for new homes (Delaware State, Morgan State, Coppin State, Maryland-Eastern Shore, and Howard).Bethune-Cookman University has enjoyed a great partnership with the MEAC for forty years. However, like many other institutions across the nation, we are presently engaged in an analysis to assess all options available to us regarding athletic conference affiliation. Toward this end, we will continue to follow the directive of our Board and institutional leadership to ensure our alignment with an athletic conference that best meets the long-term needs of Bethune-Cookman University.
I have also head that Delaware State might already be in negotiations with the NEC to join in future seasons. In my opinion, offering Howard would be adding a great pair of HBCU at the southern edge of footprint. It could only hleo recruiting in DE, MD, DC, and VA.
More to come ...