Hampton Pirates 

 President's Letter


Another exciting and productive athletic year has come to an end as well as competing in the MEAC. It has been fun and rewarding competing against the MEAC colleges/universities.

Entering into a new conference, Big South Conference, has caused some of our loyal HU Boosters and potential boosters/friends to disband. Everyone has their own personal opinion as to whether this is a good or bad move from the MEAC to the Big South.

We live in a changing society and if we want to be recognized competitively on the courts/fields for our student athletes, then we should all lend our support to all of the Student Athletes at our “Home by the Sea”. So, I encourage all present, past and future HU Boosters to accept the change of conferences and consider supporting the Student Athletes by renewing the Booster’s membership.

When I travel throughout the United States, I am constantly asked by HU Alumni/friends of Boosters and others why are we leaving the MEAC. I tell them that this move is for better recruitment of student athletes, increased exposure for Hampton University, more media coverage of the athletic programs and sponsorships from potentially larger corporations.

I have been informed that Hampton will continue to schedule games in the future with the MEAC and SWAC teams once the Big South Conference games have been completed.

The HU Boosters are in the planning stages to go to Mississippi Valley State for their game, November 11, 2018, cost per person (TBA) by the bus company.
“Have a happy and safe summer”.

Joe Lewis, HUB President


 

Joe Lewis, HUB President