CANTON, OH – Morehouse College will take on Virginia Union University in the 2023 Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic presented by AEP Ohio on Sunday, Sept. 3 during Labor Day weekend.
The Matchup was announced on Thursday (Jan. 12) by James “Shack” Harris and Doug Williams, co-founders of the Black College Football Hall of Fame, at the Greater Canton Martin Luther King Jr. Commission’s 30th annual Mayors Breakfast. Dr. King was a 1948 graduate of Morehouse.
“Now in its fourth year, the Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic quickly is growing into a premier showcase for the excellence of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Northeast Ohio is thrilled to host the administration and staff, students and alumni of these two great institutions,” said Adrian Allison, Chief Relationship Officer at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Virginia Union Panthers will be looking to duplicate the 2022 season success, which include finishing 9-1 led by returning All-American running back Jada Byers. Morehouse expects to improve on its 2022 campaign and avenge its close loss in the inaugural Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic in 2019.
Fans can purchase tickets to see the game and the halftime band show featuring the Morehouse House of Funk and the VUU Ambassadors of Sound at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. Tickets, starting at $25, are available here.
The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) has tentatively added the Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic to its Seventh Annual HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour line-up. Other events during the Classic Weekend – Aug. 31 through Sept. 3 – will have something fun for all ages and will be announced later.