North Carolina A&T State will represent the MEAC in the inaugural Celebration Bowl, the conference announced Sunday.

The game is slated for Dec. 19 at Noon at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and televised on ABC.

“We are excited to announce that North Carolina A&T State will serve as the MEAC representative in the Inaugural Celebration Bowl,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas.  “To have three teams fighting down to the wire for their chance to serve as this year’s representative continues to demonstrate the strong parity and tremendous talent of these student-athletes and coaching staffs in the MEAC. I look forward to a great game and excellent experience for Aggies supporters and MEAC fans alike.”

North Carolina A&T State rose to the top of the MEAC’s tiebreaker formula following a three-way tie for first place along with Bethune-Cookman and North Carolina Central.  All three teams will share the conference’s regular season title with a finishing mark of 7-1 in MEAC play.

The Celebration Bowl pits the conference champion from the MEAC and the SWAC against one another in a postseason bowl game. North Carolina A&T will face the winner of the SWAC Championship game between Alcorn State and Grambling State on Dec. 5 in Houston, Texas.


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