The 2016 SWAC Football Championship is set to return to Houston, Texas this year as The Southwestern Athletic Conference renewed its contract with NRG Stadium for three more years. The winner of the East and West Divisions will meet for Judgement Day Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. CT.

Last season, Alcorn State earned back-to-back championships after defeating Southern University in 2014 and Grambling State in 2015.

According to SWAC, there will be special events around the football championship weekend starting with its annual SWAC Hall of Fame reception Thursday, Dec. 1. On game day, the annual SWAC Battle of the Bands, featuring performances from the respective division winners, culminates with Judgement Day at halftime. Traci Steele and Big Tigger will serve as the official host.

Tickets for the championship game range from $15-$55 (plus applicable TM fees) and increase of $5 the day of game. You can purchase tickets via Ticketmaster here.

The champion will earn the conference title and a chance to play in the annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Saturday, Dec, 17 in Atlanta, Ga.

The 2016 SWAC Football Championship weekend events goes as follow:

Thursday, December 1
· SWAC Hall of Fame Reception 6:00 p.m. (Invitation Only) *

Friday, December 2

· SWAC Football Championship Press Conference at NRG Stadium 10 a.m. (Media Members Only) *

Saturday, December 3
     · 2016 SWAC College Expo at NRG Stadium 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
· 2016 Halftime Battle of the Bands


hrdCHICAGO, IL – This past June, HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) held its 3rd annual HBCU Royalty Dictionary competition with the theme “Rulers of the Throne”. The competition highlights newly historically black colleges and universities campus Queens, Kings and SGA Presidents.

The HBCU Royalty Dictionary is an initiative that spotlights the newly elected and crowned campus leaders through a pre-submitted biography with a series of questions relating to their campus improvement, strengths, motivation and upcoming plans during their reign or term.

This year’s competition featured a mixture of 20 campus leaders who holds the title of Queen, King and SGA Presidents that were voted by the public to be featured in the dictionary. The leaders are represented from the following schools: Florida Memorial University, Huston-Tillotson University, Stillman College, North Carolina Central University, South Carolina State University, Saint Augustine’s University, Grambling State University, Virginia Union University, Savannah State University, Bennett College,  Benedict College, Fisk University, Claflin University,  University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Morris College, Savannah State University, Philander Smith College and Chicago State University.

After two (2) years of the competition, this year was the first publication of the HBCU Royalty Dictionary as a magazine. The HBCU Royalty Dictionary is usually published to the HCF’s website featuring the present year induction class.

The 2016 HBCU Royalty Dictionary is now available and can be viewed in PDF format on HCF’s website here. You can purchase the magazine copy for $7.99 + shipping in support of the featured student leaders here.

All proceeds from the magazine will benefit and assist supporting the next HBCU Royalty Dictionary competition, student scholarships, services at HBCU’s and operations of HBCU Campaign Fund.

For more information regarding the HBCU Royalty Dictionary, contact or call HCF office at 773.988.2106.


It’s ALMOST HBCU football season… and you know what that means?? It’s CLASSIC time!!!!

Get the information that you need regarding which classic to go to, where and how to get tickets below. You can also see this information on HBCU Campaign Fund’s website here.

 Classic & Date  Location  Opponents  Tickets
 John A. Merritt Classic

Sat., Sept. 3, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

 Nashville, TN  UAPB vs. Tennessee State Univ.  Purchase Tickets
 Palmetto Capital City Classic

Sat., Sept, 3, 2016 @ 4 p.m.

 Columbia, SC  Benedict  College vs. Livingstone College  Purchase Tickets
 MEAC/SWAC Challenge

Sun., Sept. 4, 2016 @ 1 p.m.

 Daytona Beach, FL  Alcorn State vs. Bethune-Cookman  Purchase Tickets
 Labor Day Classic

Sun, Sat. 4, 2016 @ 5 p.m.

 Prairie View, TX  Texas Southern vs. PVAMU  Purchase Tickets
Southern Heritage Classic

Sat., Sept. 10, 2016

 Memphis, TN  Jackson State vs. Tennessee State  Purchase Tickets
Chicago Football Classic

Sat., Sept. 10, 2016

Chicago, IL Clark Atlanta Univ. vs. Central State Univ.  Purchase Tickets
 Prince Hall Shriners Diabetes Football Classic

Sat., Sept. 17, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

 Durham, NC  NCCU vs. St. Augustine’s Univ.  Purchase Tickets
 A&T Nation’s Football Classic

Sat., Sept. 17, 2016 @ 3 p.m.

 Washington, D.C.  Howard  Univ. vs. Hampton Univ.  Purchase Tickets
 East Viking Football Classic

Sat., Sept. 17, 2016

 Rocky Mount, NC  Morehouse College vs. Elizabeth City  Purchase Tickets
 Circle City Classic

Sat., Sept. 24, 2016

 Indianapolis, IN  Kentucky State vs. Central State  Purcahse Tickets
 Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic

Sat., Oct. 1, 2016

 Dallas, TX  Grambling State vs. PVAMU  Purchase Tickets
 Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic

Sat., Oct. 8, 2016 @ 2 p.m. (EST)

 Columbus, GA.  Tuskegee Univ. vs Morehouse College  Purchase Tickets
 Magic City Classic

Sat., Oct. 29, 2016 @ 2:30 p.m.

 Birmingham, ALA.  Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State  Purchase Tickets
 Fountain City Classic

Sat., Nov. 5, 2016 @ 2 p.m.

 Columbus, GA.  Albany State vs. Fort Valley State Purchase Tickets 
 Battle of the Bay

Sat., Nov. 19, 2016 @ 1 p.m.

 Hampton, VA  Norfolk State Univ. vs Hampton Univ. Purchase Tickets
 Turkey Day Classic  Montgomery, ALA.  Miles College vs. Alabama State  Purchase Tickets
 Florida Blue Florida Classic

Sat., Nov. 19, 2016

 Orlando, FL  Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman  Purchase Tickets
 Bayou Classic

Sat., Nov. 26, 2016

 New Orleans, LA Grambling State vs Southern Univ  Purchase Tickets