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College Football Season Kicks Off with the MEAC/SWAC Challenge at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on September 5th, 2012 by Kathleen Prihoda, Manager of Media Relations, Walt Disney World Resort


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Are you ready for some football? College football fans united at Walt Disney World Resort this past weekend to celebrate the start of the season and partake in a special Fan Day for the 8th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney.

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Disney is a proud sponsor of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge. While football is at the center of the event, the MEAC/SWAC Challenge is more than just a game – it’s a celebration that underscores the importance of diversity and higher education. Events range from a career panel for high school students to a Legends Reception honoring accomplished alums from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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Gearing up for Game Day, fans of the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (MEAC) and Alabama State Hornets (SWAC) let their competitive spirit fly, all in good fun.

Bethune-Cookman head football coach Brian Jenkins kicked off the festivities at the first-ever MEAC/SWAC Challenge Pep Rally at Downtown Disney, which included appearances from star football players from both schools.

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Over at Epcot, hundreds of feet kept moving to the beat as the Wildcats and Hornets took the park by storm with a parade of marching bands, drill teams and cheerleaders.

Fast forward to Sunday at the Florida Citrus Bowl… Central Florida’s own Bethune-Cookman Wildcats scored a 38-28 victory over the Alabama State Hornets. With the win, Bethune-Cookman became the first team to ever win back-to-back MEAC/SWAC Challenge games.

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Harry from FL on September 5th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I tried watching the video but it informs me it is “private.”

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Harry from FL on September 5th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Now it’s playing.

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Anonymous on September 5th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I’m in the video!!! YEH!!! :)

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