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MEAC becomes latest conference to scrap fall sports

Akevious Williams of the Bethune Cookman Wildcats hands the ball off to Isaac Washington against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Akevious Williams of the Bethune Cookman Wildcats hands the ball off to Isaac Washington against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) (2019 Getty Images)

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has suspended fall sports, becoming the third Division I league to postpone its football season.

Following fellow FCS conferences the Ivy League and Patriot League, the MEAC announced it would not have competition in the fall and consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester.

The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, though its membership is in flux. Earlier this year, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman announced they would be leaving the MEAC and joining the Southwestern Athletic Conference next year. MEAC-power North Carolina A&T has announced it will be moving to the Big South in 2021.

The MEAC had more than two dozen players with area ties on the rosters of its programs last season.