News Menu

News
View Latest Posts
View Subscriptions
Posting Instructions

Active Bloggers

HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Dr. Marcia Robinson Dr. Marcia Robinson
Wilmington University class of 2019
Beverly Johnson Beverly Johnson
class of
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Will Moss Will Moss
Hampton University class of 1995
Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
class of
Joel Savage Joel Savage
class of 1993
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012

MEAC suspends 21 players after Norfolk St.-South Carolina St. brawl

Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on November 25, 2014

The MEAC announced Tuesday that a total of 21 players from Norfolk State and South Carolina State have been suspended over a brawl that erupted in the fourth quarter of the teams' meeting last Saturday.

Per the Associated Press, with both teams' having concluded their 2014 seasons, the 11 Spartans and 10 Bulldogs disciplined will miss their respective team's 2015 season opener. Players involved in the brawl who have exhausted their eligiblity will not be punished, the MEAC said.

The brawl began after a South Carolina State touchdown early in the fourth quarter that put the Bulldogs up 29-17.



Before officials could set the ball for the extra point try, players engaged in a shoving match that quickly escalated into an exchange of punches and cleared sidelines. Via Columbia, S.C. CBS affiliate WLTX, video of the brawl is included here.

"I don't know what I saw," South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough said. "The only thing I saw is that kids were just out roughhousing, fighting, that sort of stuff. It was a mess, I can tell you that. It was ****."

Officials did eventually restore order and resume the game, with the Bulldogs winning by a 30-20 final. One of five teams to share the MEAC **** with a 6-2 league record, SCSU finished its 2014 season at 8-4 overall. Norfolk State's season finished at 4-8 (4-4).

If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!

MEAC suspends 21 players after Norfolk St.-South Carolina St. brawl

Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Join CAST’s Professional Learning Team as an Implementation Specialist
HBCU Virtual Game Show Pits HBCUs vs HBCUs TONIGHT @ 7:30p ET. Tune In!
Central State University names veteran coach Antonio Davis as new head men’s basketball coach
Oakwood University Receives $50K Endowment from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Texas Southern University to Host Virtual Tiger Day
Ray Lewis selected to lead Central State University men’s and women’s volleyball
Latest News
Join CAST’s Professional Learning Team as an Implementation Specialist

Join CAST’s Professional Learning Team as an Implementation Specialist

The Implementation Specialist plays a key role on CAST’s Professional Learning Team and supports the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to support inclusive literacy instruction throug ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 110 Views • October 29th, 2020
HBCU Virtual Game Show Pits HBCUs vs HBCUs TONIGHT @ 7:30p ET. Tune In!

HBCU Virtual Game Show Pits HBCUs vs HBCUs TONIGHT @ 7:30p ET. Tune In!

Campus Vote Project’s Legacy Initiative and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) present, HBCU Culture Clash coming Facebook and Youtube Live near you, on Thursda ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 241 Views • October 29th, 2020
Central State University names veteran coach Antonio Davis as new head men’s basketball coach

Central State University names veteran coach Antonio Davis as new head men’s basketball coach

The Central State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has selected Antonio O. Davis to serve as CSU’s next head men’s basketball coach. Davis takes over a CSU program that was 17-13 las ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 900 Views • October 29th, 2020
Oakwood University Receives $50K Endowment from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Oakwood University Receives $50K Endowment from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Oakwood University has received an initial endowment of $50,000 from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® in partnership with the AKA Educational Advancement Foundation®. The donation comes on ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 481 Views • October 28th, 2020
Texas Southern University to Host Virtual Tiger Day

Texas Southern University to Host Virtual Tiger Day

The Texas Southern University Office of Outreach Services is hosting a Virtual Tiger Day for prospective junior and senior high school students, and transfer students Thursday, October 29, 2020, and F ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 190 Views • October 28th, 2020
Popular News
Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

While this may not be HBCU related news, as an AFrican American male, I had to share this appalling decision by the Louisiana court system to keep a man in jail with a life sentence for such a petty c ...more
Will Moss • 367,549 Views • August 6th, 2020
Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

On Tuesday Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund stopped by “NewsOne Now” to make a major announcement that could literally change the lives of thousands of HBCU st ...more
Will Moss • 110,037 Views • March 11th, 2015
Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to  Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

The Student Freedom Initiative announced today a $50 million personal gift from Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. This gift matches the initial fu ...more
Will Moss • 60,682 Views • October 22nd, 2020
Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Harris promises to offer free tuition for low-income students at public and historically Black colleges Democratic VP candidate also pledges to forgive student-loan debt for HBCU graduates who earn ...more
Will Moss • 60,238 Views • September 10th, 2020
Travis Scott, Son of Two HBCU Graduates, Looking to Cover Tuition for 5 HBCU Students!

Travis Scott, Son of Two HBCU Graduates, Looking to Cover Tuition for 5 HBCU Students!

Travis Scott has offered to cover a semester of tuition for five students who are attending a historically Black college or university (HBCU). The “Highest In The Room” emcee took to Twitter to twe ...more
Will Moss • 54,730 Views • October 8th, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!