Bethune-Cookman gave the public its first peek at the new athletics department logo at Friday’s annual MEAC Press Luncheon. The new logo is a simplified version of the former primary athletics department logo. The school’s initials are more distinguishable and prominently pronouncedly in the latest rendition. The official font for the logo is being finalized according to one university source. It was also revealed that a secondary logo featuring a Wildcat could be in the works soon.
Intentional or not, the new branding represents the next chapter for the football program. Terry Sims takes over for Brian Jenkins as head ball coach after serving five years as an assistant on Jenkins’ staff.
Initial reviews of the new logo have been very favorable on social media. Here is a look at the first iteration of the revamped logo.
The MEAC announced its preseason offensive and defensive player of the year awards, its All-MEAC first, second and third teams honorees, and the 2015 predicted order of finish. All votes for the conference’s preseason awards are submitted by the league’s head football coaches and sports information directors.
After winning at least a share of four of the last five MEAC crowns, BCU was predicted to finish third this season. North Carolina A&T was predicted to finish atop the standings while perennial power South Carolina State was slotted in the number two spot. The Aggies and Bulldogs also boast the league’s preseason offensive and defensive player of the year.
NCA&T running back, Tarik Cohen and SCSU defensive tackle, Javon Hargrave were selected as Preseason Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year respectively. Cohen earned Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors last season while Hargrave was selected as the 2014 Defensive Player of the Year.
Seven Wildcats earned All-MEAC honors. Junior offensive line, Dariusz Bladek was the lone first team honoree. Michael Jones (RB), Trevin Huff (OL), Marquis Drayton (DB), Quentin Williams (QB), Anthony Jordan (RB), and Jonathan Cagle round out the Wildcats’ 2015 preseason All-MEAC selectees. Congrats Cats.