The MEAC football schedule is out, and it’s interesting to say the least. Two of the three defending MEAC Co-Champs—Bethune Cookman and North Carolina A&T—will make multiple appearances on national television. The third, North Carolina Central, could make it just once or not at all.
Bethune-Cookman will be featured in at least five of the nine MEAC broadcasts, starting with their MEAC/SWAC Challenge matchup against Alcorn State and including the Florida classic against rival Florida A&M.
North Carolina A&T, the defending Black College Champs and Celebration Bowl winners, will appear three times: at home against Hampton, at home against Norfolk State the following week and in Daytona Beach when they face Bethune-Cookman.
There is one open game on Nov. 19, which will likely end up being North Carolina A&T at North Carolina Central in Durham.
Here is the full schedule below.
|Sunday, September 4||MEAC/SWAC Challenge – Alcorn State at Bethune-Cookman||ESPN||1 p.m.|
|Thursday, September 29||Hampton at North Carolina A&T State||ESPNU||7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, October 6||Norfolk State at North Carolina A&T State||ESPNU||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 8||Bethune-Cookman at South Carolina State||ESPN3/Replayed on ESPNU||1:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, October 13||North Carolina A&T State at Bethune-Cookman||ESPNU||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 22||Bethune-Cookman at Norfolk State||ESPN3/Replayed on ESPNU||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, November 19||Florida Classic – Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M||ESPN Classic/ESPN3||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, November 19||Teams To Be Announced||ESPN3/Replayed on ESPNU||TBD|
|Saturday, December 17||Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl – MEAC Champion vs. SWAC Champion||ABC||Noon|