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MEAC to Retain NCAA FCS Automatic Qualifying Bid
Written By: MEAC Media Relations         Release: 03/17/2011
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The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's Council of Chief Executive Officers (CCEOs) reaffirmed its position to compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) postseason championships and retain the conference's automatic qualification for the MEAC football champion.  The presidents and chancellors expressed their views that the caliber of talent among the student-athletes and coaches in the MEAC football program were among the best in the NCAA football championship subdivision and, therefore, would allow them to compete with anybody in the nation.

The Council stated that the MEAC football champion will not compete in any post season football bowl game and can and will continue to compete at the FCS highest level.

All questions regarding this matter should be directed to the conference's media relations office.

About the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)

The MEAC is a NCAA Division I athletic conference and competes at the FCS level in football.  The MEAC has had an automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA FCS postseason championship in football since 1996.  The FCS is the highest level of college football with a playoff.

Founded in 1969, the MEAC is comprised of 13 outstanding historically black institutions across the Atlantic coastline:  Bethune-Cookman University, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Savannah State University, and South Carolina State University.

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Delaware State
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Hampton
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North Carolina Central
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Savannah State
14
10/25
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South Carolina State
20
Bethune-Cookman
14
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North Carolina A&T
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Florida A&M
21
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Villanova
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Morgan State
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Savannah State
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Bethune-Cookman
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Delaware State
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North Carolina A&T
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Morgan State
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North Carolina Central
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Howard
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Florida A&M
31
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Hampton
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Norfolk State
21
10/18
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Florida A&M
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Savannah State
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Bethune-Cookman
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Howard
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Norfolk State
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Delaware State
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South Carolina State
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North Carolina Central
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North Carolina A&T
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Hampton
14
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Florida A&M
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Morgan State
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Bethune-Cookman
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Delaware State
7
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North Carolina A&T
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South Carolina State
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Savannah State
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Norfolk State
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North Carolina Central
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Howard
22
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Delaware State
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Savannah State
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Tennessee State
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Florida A&M
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Bethune-Cookman
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Florida Tech
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Norfolk State
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Morgan State
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Hampton
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South Carolina State
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Howard
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North Carolina A&T
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Hampton
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Miles College
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South Carolina State
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Furman
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North Carolina A&T
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UCF
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Towson
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North Carolina Central
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Coastal Carolina
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Florida A&M
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Buffalo
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Norfolk State
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Howard
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Morgan State
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Temple
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Delaware State
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09/20
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William & Mary
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Norfolk State
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Savannah State
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Fort Valley State
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Coastal Carolina
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South Carolina State
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Richmond
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Hampton
17
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Elon
12
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North Carolina Central
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Charlotte
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Grambling State
23
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Howard
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Morehouse College
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Delaware State
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Towson
21
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Morgan State
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Bowie State
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09/13
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North Carolina A&T
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Coastal Carolina
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Delaware
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Delaware State
9
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North Carolina Central
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Elizabeth City State
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09/06
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Norfolk State
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Liberty
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Holy Cross
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Morgan State
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