Wednesday, November 16, 2016
DURHAM, North Çarolina — The Aggie-Eagle rivalry is officially back.
When North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central meet on Saturday at 2 p.m. at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium in Durham, it will mark the third year in a row that the Aggie-Eagle matchup will decide the MEAC championship.
This year however, winner takes all.
The previous two years, an Aggie win meant they would win the MEAC championship outright. An Eagle win meant they would at least share the MEAC championship with A&T and others.
The Eagles, underdogs both years, were more emotionally prepared and what they may have lacked in talent, they made up for with shear determination and the will to win, behind their dynamic third-year head coach Jerry Mack, who is just 36 years old.