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Tickets for the 30th Southern Heritage Classic will go on sale February 1st

MEMPHIS, TN – Tickets for the 30th Annual Southern Heritage Classic presented by FedEx football game go on sale this Friday, February 1st. The highly-anticipated game between the long-time rivals Tennessee State University and Jackson State University will take place on Saturday, September 14th at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.… Continue reading Tickets for the 30th Southern Heritage Classic will go on sale February 1st

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Thanksgiving Weekend in New Orleans Goes to the Tigers and Jaguars at the 45th Annual Bayou Classic

NEW ORLEANS –The Bayou Classic returns to New Orleans for its 45th year with its series of fan and family-friendly events throughout the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. Each year, this weekend of events brings together family, friends and alumni of Southern University and Grambling State University to see one of America’s greatest college sports rivalries… Continue reading Thanksgiving Weekend in New Orleans Goes to the Tigers and Jaguars at the 45th Annual Bayou Classic

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Southern Heritage Classic football game canceled due to inclement weather, will not be rescheduled

MEMPHIS, TN – After more than three hours of lightning delays in Memphis at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, the Southern Heritage Classic football game between Tennessee State and Jackson State was canceled. “We went through all the options and checked both of the schedules, and there was no other way to play this game,” said… Continue reading Southern Heritage Classic football game canceled due to inclement weather, will not be rescheduled

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HCF Announces its 2018 HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour

CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) has announced that this fall, representatives will be hitting the work for its 3rd Annual HBCU Football Tour in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football teams and its Division of Recruitment will join in on certain days to assist recruiting for HBCU’s. Last year’s… Continue reading HCF Announces its 2018 HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour

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The 21st Annual Chicago Football Classic announced Morehouse College and Miles College as this year’s Classic teams

CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Football Classic proudly announces the 2018 classic teams. The classic, which is in its 21st year, is celebrating another year of historically black colleges and universities football featuring Morehouse College Tigers and the Miles College Bears on Saturday, September 22nd at 3:30 p.m. at Soldier Field. The Classic will showcase… Continue reading The 21st Annual Chicago Football Classic announced Morehouse College and Miles College as this year’s Classic teams

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First Black Collegiate Football Game Marks Its 125th Anniversary

SALISBURY, NC – One hundred and twenty-five years ago, Livingstone College awaited the arrival of Johnson C. Smith University (then Biddle Memorial Institute), who traveled by horse and buggy to Salisbury to play football.The contest held on a snowy December 27, 1892, on the front lawn of Livingstone College, was the first black intercollegiate football… Continue reading First Black Collegiate Football Game Marks Its 125th Anniversary

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UAPB Named Cedric Thomas as New Head Football Coach

PINE BLUFF, AR – Former Alcorn State Defensive Coordinator Cedric Thomas has been named the 20th head coach of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions football team. Thomas, who has been involved in football for over 15 years returns home to the institution that gave him the opportunity to play collegiate football.… Continue reading UAPB Named Cedric Thomas as New Head Football Coach

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Duer Sharp resigned as SWAC Commissioner; member school presidents & athletic directors seek a better future for the league

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The long-serving commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) which serves historically black member institutions, Duer Sharp, has resigned this past Thursday amid rumors of potential financial issues and concern among member school presidents about the direction of the conference under his leadership. According to The Advocate, The SWAC will hold its… Continue reading Duer Sharp resigned as SWAC Commissioner; member school presidents & athletic directors seek a better future for the league

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Monte Coleman out as Coach, UAPB set to make changes to its football program

PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Athletics announced Monday that it would not renew the contract of current football head coach Monte Coleman when it expires on December 31, 2017. Coleman has served as head football coach for the Golden Lions since 2008. According to a press release from the… Continue reading Monte Coleman out as Coach, UAPB set to make changes to its football program