MEAC support 2022
NORFOLK, Va., March 21, 2022 – The Middle East Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host the 2022 MEAC Bowling Championship Thursday through Sunday at Pinboy’s at the Beach [1577 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451].
All nine MEAC bowling programs will compete in the double-elimination tournament, with an automatic bid for the 2022 NCAA National Bowling Championship (April 15-16 in Columbus, Ohio) on the line. Competition begins at 2 p.m. Thursday, when No. 8 from Norfolk State and No. 9 Howard will face off, along with No. 2 from Delaware State and No. 7 from Coppin State.
The winner of the Norfolk State-Howard game will face No. 1 seed North Carolina A&T State on Friday at 9 a.m. Defending champion Aggies is the top seed due to their 14-2 record in the league this season. Friday morning will also see No. 3 Maryland Eastern Shore face No. 6 UAB, No. 4 Monmouth face No. 5 Morgan State and a playoff between the losing teams from Thursday’s games.
Friday will also see matches at 1 p.m., with more playoffs and the winners’ group semi-finals, with Saturday’s action resuming at 9 a.m. One of the finalists will be determined after Saturday’s games, with the other finalist coming out of a scheduled playoff game. for 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Sunday’s Championship Final kicks off at 2 p.m. ESPNU will rebroadcast the game on Sunday, April 3 at 8:30 p.m.
MEAC currently has five nationally ranked programs, according to the most recent National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) Top 25 survey. North Carolina’s A&T State is ranked No. 5, followed by Delaware State (No. 14), Maryland Eastern Shore (No. 17), Morgan State (No. 19), and Monmouth (No. 24).
With the exception of Sunday’s Championship Match, the tournament will be played in a Mega Match format (each match featuring a best-of-three format with five-person team play followed by Baker’s total pinfall, then Baker’s best-of-seven Baker).
The championship final will be a best-of-seven Baker format.
The 2022 MEAC Bowling Championship will be open to the public; however, spectators will be required to wear a mask at all times unless actively eating or drinking.
For more information on the 2022 MEAC Bowling Championship, please visit the Championship Center Page.
About the Middle East Athletic Conference
The Middle East Athletics Conference (MEAC) is in its 51st year of intercollegiate competition with the start of the 2021-22 school year. Located in Norfolk, Virginia, MEAC is made up of eight outstanding historically black institutions on the Atlantic Coast: Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina Central University and South Carolina State University.
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