MEAC announces 2010 TV schedule

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: August 17, 2010

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has announced the final 2010 football schedule with an exciting lineup of competitive MEAC matchups on the ESPN family networks. The MEAC football televised schedule begins on Sunday, September 5 with the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney featuring Delaware State University against non-conference opponent Southern University. The game will air live beginning at noon ET on ESPN, ESPN HD and ESPN3.com. The DSU Hornets will participate in their second conference televised game on Thursday, September 30 when they host the Hampton University Pirates at Alumni Stadium in Dover, Delaware. The game will air live on ESPNU beginning at 7:30 p.m. The defending MEAC Champion South Carolina State Bulldogs will compete in two conference scheduled televised games with the first matchup kicking off on Saturday, October 2 against last year’s conference runners-up Florida A&M University. The Bulldogs will also be featured on November 11 when they travel to Baltimore, Maryland to compete against Morgan State University in the MEAC’s final Thursday night televised game. The game will air live on ESPNU with a 7:30 p.m. kick off time. Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M will compete in two conference televised game’s including the team’s annual matchup, the Florida Classic, on November 20. The game will be played at the Florida Citrus Bowl and will air live on ESPN Classic beginning at 2:30 p.m. Bethune-Cookman will host North Carolina A&T on Thursday, October 28 at the Kelly Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Fla. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

and will air live on ESPNU. “We are pleased with this year’s exciting matchups and look forward to a great and competitive football season,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas. “We are elated to continue to showcase the tremendous talents of our student-athletes and coaches as well as our fine institutions on a national television platform.” In addition to the listed regular season slate, ESPN will select two wildcard games to be announced at a later date.