MEAC joins SIAC, WCHA, Big 12, Big Ten, and Mountain West in Move to FloSports’ OTT Platform
AUSTIN, Texas -- January 17, 2019 -- Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced a multiyear partnership with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) to provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage of nearly 50 events on FloHoops.com, FloTrack.com, FloSoftball.com, and FloLive.tv.
The MEAC is the latest NCAA conference to move some of its regular season games and tournaments to FloSports, following the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), Mountain West, Big 12, and Big Ten (via the Big Ten Network). As part of the MEAC deal, FloSports will cover 12 men’s regular-season basketball games, two women’s regular-season games, 19 men’s and women’s basketball tournament games, Outdoor Track & Field Conference Championships, Indoor Track & Field Conference Championships, and the championship rounds of the Baseball Conference Tournament, and Softball Conference Tournament.
Entering its 48th year of intercollegiate competition, the MEAC consists of 12 historically black institutions across the Atlantic coastline and is one of the most outstanding and historied conferences in the nation. The MEAC has earned a series of accomplishments throughout its history, including:
Becoming the first HBCU to participate in the National Invitational Tournament in basketball in 1974 (Maryland Eastern Shore).
Winning the NCAA College Division II National Championship (Morgan State, 1974).
Having three of the eight wins featuring No. 15 seeds vs. No. 2 seeds in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament (Coppin State def. South Carolina (1997) / Hampton def. Iowa State (2001) / Norfolk State def. Missouri (2012).
Producing countless NFL players, including three-time MEAC Offensive Player of the Year Tarik Cohen (North Carolina A&T State), two-time MEAC Defensive Players of the Year Javon Hargrave and Darius Leonard (South Carolina State) and 12 Pro Football Hall of Famers including Harry Carson (South Carolina State), Bob “Bullet” Hayes (Florida A&M) and two-time small-college All-American Willie Lanier (Morgan State).
Producing 15 Olympic medalists, including Chris Brown (Norfolk State, gold medal, 2012 London [4x400-meter relay]), Brian Lewis (Norfolk State, gold medal, 2000 Sydney [4x100-meter relay]), Tim Montgomery (Norfolk State, gold medal, 2000 Sydney [4x100-meter relay]) and David Oliver (Howard, bronze medal, 2008 Beijing [110-meter hurdles]).
Additionally, the MEAC has produced numerous NBA players, including 2011-12 MEAC Player of the Year and current Indiana Pacers center Kyle O’Quinn (Norfolk State), National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Famer Marvin Webster (Morgan State), Delaware State University Athletics Hall of Famer Emanual Davis (Delaware State), John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and former Golden State Warriors’ coach and executive Al Attles (North Carolina A&T), and NBA Champion Larry Spriggs (Howard).
“I am elated to have the MEAC partner with FloSports,” MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas said. “This is another opportunity to expand our brand for our member institutions and the conference as a whole. Additionally, this will allow our student-athletes, coaches, and institutions to display their talents on another digital platform. Our fans are consuming content on many different platforms, digital and linear, and will continue to do so in the future.”
"We are excited to partner with the MEAC in a meaningful way,” FloSports Director of Rights Acquisition Lindsey Ross said. “These student-athletes are among the most talented and competitive in the country, and FloSports is excited to have the opportunity to share their unique stories and showcase their skills."
To access live and on-demand coverage of the MEAC events, visit FloHoops.com, FloTrack.com, FloSoftball.com, or FloLive.tv to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the games across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
With more than 10,000 live competitions per year, FloSports continues to emerge as the global leader in live, in-depth, and on-demand digital coverage for passionate sports fans.
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About the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) begins its 48th year of intercollegiate competition heading into the 2018-19 academic school year. Located in Norfolk, Va., the MEAC is made up of 12 outstanding historically black institutions across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman University, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Savannah State University and South Carolina State University.