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MEAC women ADs dominate the conference heading into 2023

A total of five of the eight full members of the MEAC are women, and they are kicking the door down heading into 2023 ByHBCU Gameday Newswire – COURTESY: MEAC  ( Posted on December 29, 2022) – In a day and time of change, with women taking more prominent roles in the world of college…

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Livingstone College player passes away in an accident

ByHBCU Gameday Newswire Posted on December 27, 2022 Livingstone College is deeply saddened by the passing of one of its own. Student-athlete Eric Henderson, a member of the Livingstone College Men’s Basketball Team, died tragically in a car accident on Dec. 26, 2022. Mr. Henderson was a sophomore at Livingstone College, but a freshman on the…

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HBCU conferences agree to work together

ByHBCU Gameday Newswire Posted on December 29, 2022 CHARLOTTE, NC (December 28, 2022) — The Commissioners representing the four (4) NCAA Historically Black Athletic Conferences (HBCUs), Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), have agreed to partner in more collaborative ways to strengthen the value of…

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HBCU programs in the south become home for northern athletes

By HBCU Gameday Newswire   –  Isaiah Freeman, the freshman quarterback at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is just weeks removed from a successful season leading the HBCU program. “I feel like I’m at home. I walk around campus and I see me,” Freeman said. “I see teammates and classmates with similar experiences and similar issues.”…

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Dr. Paula L Jackson named Hampton University’s Interim Director of Athletics 

HBCU Gameday – HAMPTON, Va. (Dec. 20, 2022)  – Hampton University President, Darrell K. Williams announced that Dr. Paula L Jackson will serve as Interim Director of Athletics effective January 4th. Jackson has most recently served as the Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief of Staff and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA). “I look forward to working closely with…

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WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian detention in prisoner swap for convicted arms dealer

By Jennifer Hansler, Kylie Atwood, Jeremy Herb, MJ Lee and Kevin Liptak, CNN – Washington(CNN) WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from Russian detention, President Joe Biden said Thursday. Griner was released in a prisoner swap that involved Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. The exchange, however, did not include another American that the State Department has declared…

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