Changes announced for MEAC men's & women's basketball tournaments in Norfolk

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 16:21:53-04

NORFOLK, Va. – At the 2020 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Spring Meetings, the annual gathering of the MEAC’s Presidents and Chancellors, Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators and Faculty Athletics Representatives, changes were announced for the league's men's and women's conference tournaments held in Norfolk.

According to the conference, "in an effort to make travel less expensive for member institutions and the conference office, many of the championships will be shifted to a more centralized location for 2020-21."

First-round games in the MEAC Basketball Tournament will now be held on campus sites, with games being hosted by the higher seeds. Quarterfinal games through the championship game will be played in Norfolk, Va. at Scope Arena.

Baseball, bowling, softball, tennis and volleyball will each see their championship fields decreased to four teams, and each championship will be shortened by a day (reducing a day of travel and lodging for participating institutions).

In addition, the men’s golf championship will go from a three-day event to two days, with 36 holes being played on the first day. The championship field will remain the same.

Indoor and outdoor track & field will each have their respective schedules condensed from three days to two, though the fields will remain the same.

The MEAC will hold its next event on Friday, July 31 with the 2020 MEAC Football Media Day. The event will be held virtually over Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.