NCCU coach Jerry Mack says his Eagles can do a lot to show that they’re serious contenders to win the MEAC championship with a win in Orangeburg, South Carolina today (2 p.m., NCCUEaglePride.com).
Comments from Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball coaches about how tough their nonconference games would be sounded like instant replays during the league’s preseason teleconference Thursday.
N.C. A&T went into last weekend’s football game against S.C. State averaging 243.4 rushing yards per game and managed only 43.against the Bulldogs. Those same Bulldogs will hunt N.C. Central Eagles on Saturday (2 p.m., NCCUEaglePride.com).
The S.C. State Bulldogs haven’t been scoring a lot of points. They’ve been winning. Just not scoring a lot. It’s not particularly heart healthy, S.C. State coach Buddy Pough said.
Former Southern High School star Jeremy Thompson is quickly filling big shoes left by departed NCCU star Taz Foster.
NCCU's Malcolm Bell, Clevonne Davis and C.J. Moore played really good ball this past weekend.
Eagles feel good about the 147 yards they churned out in win over Howard on Saturday
Superman came to O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium Saturday. But the N.C. Central Eagles made Howard quarterback Greg McGhee look more mortal than normal in a 27-22 win over the Bison.
Howard vs. N.C. Central
The preseason player of the year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference comes to N.C. Central's O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium on Saturday.
Howard (1-4, 0-2 MEAC) will show up Saturday at NCCU’s O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium (2 p.m., NCCUEaglePride.com) with a group of receivers who dropped 10 passes last week during a loss to N.C. A&T. They dropped balls that would have been touchdowns, Howard coach Gary Harrell said.
As inconsistent as Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels have been lately, and as steady as LeVelle Moton’s N.C. Central Eagles were last season, NCCU fans have legit reasons to like the Eagles’ chances when the teams meet at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Nov. 14 (8 p.m., ESPNU).
Howard quarterback Greg McGhee is spectacular. He’s the preseason player of the year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and last week against N.C. A&T accounted for 330 of the 396 yards of total offense that Howard generated. McGhee (6-3, 210) threw for 237 yards and a touchdown, and he ran for 93 yards and a touchdown.
NCCU hosts Howard on Saturday at 2 p.m.
N.C. Central's basketball players and coaches would tell you that showing love to single mothers was like food to their souls.