In the title of this piece, we had to add the 2018 disclaimer. That’s because exactly one year ago, BOXTOROW had a one-on-one conversation with North Carolina Central head coach LeVelle Moton. The Eagles make it to the Big Dance for the second year in a row, coming off an improbable 2018 MEAC Tournament championship
by Donal Ware On the day of the College Football Playoff National Championship, a coaching legend is retiring. When North Carolina A&T head football coach Rod Broadway officially announces his retirement at a press conference on Tuesday (his longtime defensive coordinator Sam Washington will be named as the new head coach), he will be leaving
You can’t argue with perfection. Neither did the coaches or the media as the North Carolina A&T Aggies, by virtue of their 21-14 win over Gambling in the Celebration Bowl on Saturday, finish a unanimous No.1 and are HBCU national champions with the release of the final BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. “We appreciate BOXTOROW
Only three games were played last week, but Grambling’s big win over Southern in the Bayou Classic caused some movement in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. Grambling once again received two first place votes and remains No. 2 in the coaches poll. Southern dropped to No. 5, down from No. 3 last week.
Losses amongst the top five teams caused movement in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. North Carolina A&T won the MEAC championship on Saturday and remained No. 1, receiving all but two first place votes after defeating last year’s MEAC champion North Carolina Central. The Aggies remain undefeated and NCCU remains at No. 7.
by Donal Ware boxtorow.com GREENSBORO – Originally, Saturday’s Aggie-Eagle rivalry in Greensboro was supposed to be for the MEAC championship. But Bethune-Cookman spoiled that last week with a Hail Mary that was answered defeating the Eagles 13-10 in Durham. Still, anytime the Aggies and Eagles get together it should a great game. Except, Saturday’s game
Bethune-Cookman’s Hail Mary victory over North Carolina Central in Durham, altered slightly both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. The victory by the Wildcats also sent shockwaves through the MEAC, making it now a race between North Carolina A&T and Howard for the MEAC crown. A&T’s win over Savannah State kept the Aggies undefeated and
by Donal Ware Hail Mary (pass). It is defined in football as a very long forward pass, made in desperation with only a small chance of success. Bethune-Cookman was able to execute said Hail Mary Saturday as Larry Brihm’s 48-yard heave found Keavon Mitchell in the end zone with no time on the clock as
A week in which there weren’t many losses by favored teams saw very few changes in the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. The coaches poll remained steady as for the second straight week North Carolina A&T received all but two first place votes to remain the top team. No.2 Grambling received the other two first
Hampton’s loss to Bethune-Cookman and Tennessee State’s loss to Tennessee Tech caused shakeups in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. In the coaches poll, the Pirates fell four spots to No. 7 this week. Tennessee State fell even further, dropping from No. 4 last week to No. 9, its lowest ranking of the season.