Florida A&M to Decide on Wednesday if It Will Quit MEAC for SWAC

Florida A&M University’s board will vote on Wednesday whether the program will move from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) to the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), reported WCTV.

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If the Florida A&M’s board decides to move conferences, the shift will take place in July 2021. MEAC has already lost North Carolina A&T State University to the Big South Conference.

Florida A&M has stated that a 2020 study showed that it would be better off in the SWAC than the MEAC, reported HBCU Gameday. The study cited travel concerns and “prohibitive deals in place that don’t benefit the universities they are supposed to serve.”

Florida A&M joined MEAC in 1979, left it for two seasons from 1984 to 1986, and again joined it in 1986.