A step forward for HBCU football??

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: January 27, 2011

NORFOLK, Va. –The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has announced that it will institute instant replay during its 2011 MEAC televised football games broadcasted on the ESPN family of networks. “It is important that we continue to improve our football officiating program and remain online with the advances in technology that are currently available,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas. “We are proud to implement instant replay during our televised games and feel that this is the first step to adding the system to our regular season conference games.”
The use of instant replay is the second MEAC announcement expected to have an effect on the conference’s football officiating program in the 2011 season.

On December 6, 2010, longtime Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) official Rosario Amato was named the conference’s Coordinator of Football Officials. An evaluation of the instant replay system will be performed following the completion of the 2011 season on its effectiveness and future implementation.