In 1969, a bold ad hoc group of innovators long associated with intercollegiate athletics, met to discuss the feasibility of organizing a new conference based along the Atlantic coastline. Dissected from these discussants, a steering and planning committee was formed to fully investigate the idea, present a detailed report with recommendations to interested collegiate institutions; then construct a workshop to outline proposals. After adopting the program, seven of the institutions agreed to become the MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (MEAC). Its major objective was to establish, organize and supervise an intercollegiate athletic program among a compact group of educational institutions of high academic standards and with a sound philosophy of co-curricular activities.
Official website of the MEAC, which sponsors 15 championship sports for Bethhune-Cookman College, Coppin State College, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A and T State University, and South Carolina State University.
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