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NCCU officially returns to the MEAC

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July 1, 2010

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is now back in the conference it helped establish, as one of seven founding institutions.

During a press conference on Sept. 10, 2009, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced that NCCU would rejoin the conference as its 13th member but it did not become effective until today (July 1).

The MEAC was formed in 1970, and played its first season of competition in football in 1971.

The Eagles contended in the MEAC from 1971-79, winning nine conference championships in eight seasons.

NCCU’s history with the conference is evidenced by having seven former coaches, administrators and student-athletes inducted into the MEAC Hall of Fame.

Also celebrating admission to the MEAC on Thursday is Savannah State University, a frequent independent opponent of the Eagles during the past three years of NCCU’s Division I reclassification.


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