The year was 2000. Y2K had just been avoided, and things were looking up. That winter, Hampton rolled traveled down to the heart of MEAC country to face North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. At the time, Hampton was still a relative newcomer to the MEAC, having joined the conference five years earlier after being a founding member of the CIAA.
A&T was a well-known brand in the MEAC, having won more than half (16) of the conference tournaments in the league’s 30-year history to that point. They would win this day as well, but Hampton would be back for more.
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