Low Tournament Seed For Hampton Lady Pirates Prompts Letter to NCAA Selection Committee
Daily Press reporter Melinda Waldrop today blogged on one of the hot topics in HBCU sports in 2012, the puzzling 16-seed awarded to the MEAC women’s basketball champion Hampton Lady Pirates.
The letter said, in part: “In comparison with other teams that were seeded better than Hampton University, we feel that Hampton University as well as its Lady Pirates, coaches, faculty, staff, students, administration, alumni, and all friends and supporters of the University have been deeply disrespected and insulted.”
“We didn’t want it to go by and not let our voices be heard,” HU athletic director Keshia Campbell said Wednesday. “Coach David Six has done his due diligence with this in breaking down every team, and we just felt the need to come up with a university response to the seeding.” (Daily Press)