ORANGEBURG, SC (August 26, 2022) —South Carolina State head coach Buddy Pough will start the 2022 campaign, beginning Monday (Aug. 29th ) with the annual Bulldog Football Press Conference.

The weekly press conference will be held at 12 noon, each Monday during the season in Staley Hall on the second floor in room 205 on the campus of SC State University.

Pough who is entering his 21st  season at the helm, is 143-80 overall ,is the All-Time Winningest Coach in school history. This past season Pough led the Bulldogs to their first Cricket Wireless Celebration Bowl Championship with a 31-10 win over Jackson State.

South Carolina State kicks off the 2022 season on Thursday (Sept.1st) in Orlando, Florida against Central Florida in the season-opener. Kickoff time is 7 p.m.(EST) and will be televised live on ESPN+.

For more information on South Carolina State Athletics visit or call the Office of Athletic Media Relations at (803) 536-7060.


The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host its weekly football video conference starting on Monday, Aug. 29th at 10 a.m. (ET).

The video conference, which features the league’s six head coaches, will continue weekly through Monday, Nov. 21. Each head coach will be available for a 10-minute period that includes a brief statement about the previous and upcoming games and opponents. Each session concludes with a question-and-answer session with members of the media.

Credible media outlets may access the video conference via a Zoom link that will be provided by the MEAC Office. The entire conference will be available online each Wednesday morning on For more information, please contact Karen Carty via e-mail ( or phone (757) 951-2055.

August 29 • September 5 • September 12 • September 19 • September 26 • October 3 • October 10 • October 17 • October 24 • October 31 • November 7 • November 14 • November 21
10:00 a.m.          MEAC Notes
10:03 a.m.           Larry Scott                       Howard
10:13 a.m.           Trei Oliver                        North Carolina Central
10:23 a.m.           Rod Milstead                    Delaware State
10:33 a.m.           Dawson Odums               Norfolk State
10:43 a.m.           Buddy Pough                  South Carolina State
10:53 a.m.           Damon Wilson                  Morgan State