By AFRO Staff

Throughout the 2019-20 season, the Morgan State Bears student-athletes will celebrate the life of longtime Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings, who died on October 17. Cummings was 68.  In honor of Congressman Cummings and all of his many positive contributions to the University and his district, all Morgan State athletic teams will wear a special commemorative “EC” patch on their jerseys throughout the season. The Bears football team helmets will also be adorned with an EC decal.

Morgan State University sports team will honor the legacy of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings by donning an “EC” patch for the 2019-2020 sports season. (Courtesy Photos)

“Our department wanted to do something to recognize the many important contributions of the Honorable Elijah Cummings to the country, the City of Baltimore and Morgan State University,” said Director of Athletics Edward Scott, Ph.D. “In speaking with our student-athletes, coaches and staff, we felt that the patches and decals would be the most appropriate way of demonstrating our appreciation to Regent Cummings and his family.”

The patch is a black circle with the initials “EC” in the center in orange letters and outlined in white.