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Morgan State University Unveils Legends Plaza, a Tribute to Its Athletic Greats

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Morgan State University unveiled its campus memorial to the institution’s athletic greats today, during a ceremony attended by MSU students, faculty, administrators and guests, members of Morgan’s Board of Regents, and MSU alumni, including several hall of fame players. The memorial, Legends Plaza, designed and created by the artistic vision of Morgan alumnus George Nock, honors two head coaches who, …

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NCAA Awards Morgan State University Nearly $890,000 To Fund Student-Athlete Success

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Accelerating Academic Success Program Comprehensive Grant Aims to Strengthen Degree Attainment In an effort to support academic programs that help student-athletes graduate on time, the NCAA awarded Morgan State University an $887,700 Accelerating Academic Success Program Comprehensive Grant. The funding comes as part of more than $3.1 million in total grants awarded to nine universities. Morgan is one of six Historically Black Colleges and …

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Morgan and Towson Hold Press Conference to Announce Renewed Baltimore Football Rivalry

Today, representatives from Towson University and Morgan State University held a joint press conference atop the Greene Turtle in Towson, Md., to announce the Battle for Greater Baltimore, a renewal of the sports rivalry between the Baltimore area’s only two local universities with a college football program. The competition for local bragging rights begins on September 2, 2017, when the …

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MSU Student-Athlete Awarded MEAC Post-Graduate Scholarship

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 29, 2017)–For the eighth year, the NCAA is inviting more than 230 current student-athletes, NCAA scholarship and grant recipients, all with an interest in working within the sports industry, to the Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis June 1-4. A committee from within the NCAA membership selected one student-athlete from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) to attend and Morgan …

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6th grader drafted by Morgan State Bears

Friday was draft day at Morgan State and the Bears were ready to meet their new teammate. The rookie has already made an impression. “His outlook is great, his attitude is phenomenal,” said Morgan State head football coach Fred Farrier. Devin McConnell, 12, is a 6th grader at Glenmount Elementary School and the newest member of the Morgan Bears. His …

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Five Bears Set To Play in the Inaugural HBCU Spirit of America Bowl

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Inaugural HBCU Spirit of America Bowl game will have some Morgan State flavor. Building off of the success of the Dream Bowl, which is now entering its fifth year, the HBCU Spirit of America Bowl, which will be played on January 15, 2017in Virginia Beach, will feature 110 of the best players from all HBCU football programs across the …

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MSU’s Antonio James Named to AFCA’s 30 Under 30 Leadership Institute

WACO, Texas – Morgan State defensive line coach Antonio James has been named to the 2017 American Football Coach’s Association (AFCA) 30 Under 30 Coaches’ Leadership Institute. In its second year, the prestigious program, sponsored by the American Football Coaches Foundation and NCAA Leadership Development, aims to identify and train the next generation of leaders in the football coaching profession. …

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MSU Promotes Fred T. Farrier to Full-Time Head Coach

BALTIMORE, Md. (Dec. 9, 2016) – Morgan State University has removed the interim tag and Fred T. Farrier will assume the full-time position as Morgan State’s head football coach, announced Friday by Director of Athletics Edward Scott. Farrier, a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, becomes the 14th head football coach in MSU history. “In my assessment of the football program …

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MSU Student-Athletes Hosts ‘Bears Sports Day’ At The YMCA

On a Sunday afternoon in East Baltimore, Morgan State University student-athletes partnered with the YMCA (Y) in Central Maryland for a day of smiles, high fives and excitement, during the “Bears Sports Day” at the Weinberg Y in Waverly. The 28 student-athletes, representing a variety of Morgan men’s and women’s sports teams, including basketball, volleyball, track and field, and football, spent …

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