The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) is a collegiate athletics conference of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the Southeastern United States. It participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I, and in football, in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Currently, the MEAC has automatic qualifying bids for NCAA postseason play in baseball (since 1994), mens basketball (since 1981), womens basketball (since 1982), football (since 1996), softball (since 1995), men and womens tennis (since 1998), and volleyball (since 1994). Bowling was officially sanctioned as a MEAC governed sport in 1999. Before that season, the MEAC was the first conference to secure NCAA sanctioning for womens bowling by adopting the club sport prior to the 1996-97 school year.
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