Football season is right around the corner. September kicks off the 2015 HBCU classics football schedule, with four match-ups being played on Labor Day weekend. These games include the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando, FL where Arkansas-Pine Bluff University will take on South Carolina State University. Orlando is also the destination for the Tom Joyner Family Reunion, which will be going on at the same time.
Late in the fall, you can look forward to fan favorites such the Magic City Classic in Birmingham, AL, and the Bayou Classic in New Orleans, LA. If this year’s HBCU Classic lineup was not exciting enough, the inaugural Celebration Bowl debuts on Dec. 19. The game will be played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and televised live on ABC. This bowl game is a postseason match-up between the conference champion from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference champion.
Here is the 2015 HBCU Classics Football Schedule:
|Benedict College vs. Livingstone College||Sept 5||5 PM|
Labor Day Classic
|Prairie View A&M vs. Texas Southern||Sept 5||TBA|
Orlando, FL (ESPN)
|Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. South Carolina State||Sept 6||3:30 PM|
|Alabama State vs. Tennessee State||Sept 6||6 PM|
Two Rivers Classic
|Fayetteville State vs. UNC Pembroke||Sept 12||6 PM|
|Tennessee State vs. Jackson State||Sept 12||6 PM|
|Hampton vs. Howard||Sept 18||7 PM|
|Kentucky State vs. Central State||Sept 26||3 PM|
|Morgan State vs. Howard||Sept 26||3:30 PM|
Rocky Mount, NC
|Elizabeth City State vs. Winston-Salem State||Sept 26||4 PM|
Battle of the Bay
|Hampton vs. Norfolk State||Sept 26||4 PM|
|Grambling State vs. Prairie View A&M||Sept 26||4 PM|
|Tuskegee vs. Morehouse||Oct 10||2 PM|
|Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M||Oct 31||2:30 PM|
Fountain City Classic
|Fort Valley State vs. Albany State||Nov 7||2 PM|
Turkey Day Classic
|Miles vs. Alabama State||Nov 21||2 PM|
|Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman||Nov 21||2:30 PM|
New Orleans, LA
|Grambling State vs. Southern A&M||Nov 28||1:30 PM|
Atlanta, GA (Live on ABC)
|MEAC Conference Champion vs. SWAC Conference Champion||Dec 19||Noon|
That completes our 2015 HBCU Classics football schedule. If you have an HBCU Classic you would like to see added to this list or have feedback, message us on our contact form.
You may also be interested in seeing last year’s Top 5 HBCU Classics by attendance. Earlier this month we posted the 2015 HBCU Homecoming schedule. We hope to see you this fall at one these HBCU events.
Last updated 7/22/15.