The MEAC and SWAC have some special freshmen players who are playing major roles for their teams.
Curtis Pulley and LeRoy Vann power Florida A&M to a 4-0 start, its best since 1997.
Hampton defensive end Kendall Langford is expected to have another huge season, writes Donald Hunt.
Hampton enjoyed a successful campaign in 2006, but it will have to replace some key players to stay on top next season, writes Donald Hunt.
Despite a nagging injury, Hampton RB Alonzo Coleman now owns the MEAC career-rushing record, writes Donald Hunt.
Hampton coach Joe Taylor has found another star in quarterback Princeton Shepherd, writes Donald Hunt.
Look for an air show when Mississippi Valley State heads to Southern on Saturday, writes Donald Hunt.
Hampton and Grambling, the two best teams from the MEAC and SWAC last season, meet to open the 2006 season.
Alcorn State handed Southern University its first loss, and Alabama A&M held off Alabama State in the Magic City Classic.
Southern and Grambling recovered from slow starts to remain undefeated in SWAC play and tied atop the West division.