We’re excited to announce the 2014 HBCU Classics football schedule for all of the black college football fans and supporters everywhere. This year we have a new football classic to add our list. The first annual Bahamas HBCUX Classic will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Nassau, Bahamas. This event will feature a football game and battle of the bands showdown between Central State University and Texas Southern University. If can’t make the trip to the Bahamas — don’t fret. There are several great HBCU classics to choose from in the States. September is the start of the HBCU classics football schedule, beginning on Labor Day weekend.
All of the HBCU classics bring their own cultural flavor, and provide unique experiences depending on the host city, venue, football teams, band match-ups, and the fans. HBCU alumni, families, and friends can expect to have a good time both at the game, and outside of the game. This includes events such as pep rallies, tailgating, concerts, parades, after parties, college fairs, workshops and seminars. So if you haven’t made plans already, or you are sitting on the fence about attending one of the HBCU classics – maybe this list will help. You may also want to check out last year’s 2013 Top 5 HBCU Classics by attendance article for motivation. We hope to see you at one of this year’s Classic games.
Here is the 2014 HBCU Classics Football Schedule:
Palmetto Capital City Classic
|South Carolina State vs. Benedict College||Aug 30||5 PM|
John Merritt Classic
|Tennessee State vs. Edward Waters||Aug 30||6 PM|
|Alabama A&M vs. North Carolina A&T State||Aug 31||11:45 AM|
Labor Day Classic
|Prairie View A&M vs. Texas Southern||Aug 31||7 PM|
The Missouri Classic
Kansas City, MO
|Lincoln (MO) vs. Langston||Sept 6||3 PM|
Eddie C.McGirt Classic
|Johnson C. Smith vs. Kentucky State||Sept 13||2 PM|
Two Rivers Classic
|Fayetteville State vs. UNC Pembroke||Sept 13||2 PM|
Nations Football Classic
|Morehouse vs. Howard||Sept 13||3:30 PM|
Bahamas HBCUX Classic
|Central State vs. Texas Southern||Sept 13||5 PM|
Southern Heritage Classic
|Jackson State vs. Tennessee State||Sept 13||6 PM|
Chicago Football Classic
|Central State vs. Morehouse||Sept 20||3 PM|
New York Urban League Football Classic
East Rutherford, NJ
|Howard vs. Morgan State||Sept 20||3 PM|
Down East Viking Football Classic
Rocky Mount, NC
|Elizabeth City State vs. Benedict||Sept 20||4 PM|
State Fair Classic
|Grambling State vs. Prairie View A&M||Sept 27||4:30 PM|
Circle City Classic
|Kentucky State vs. Central State||Oct 4||3 PM|
Atlanta Football Classic
|South Carolina State vs. North Carolina A&T||Oct 4||3:30 PM|
Fountain City Classic
|Albany State vs. Fort Valley State||Nov 8||2 PM|
|Morehouse vs. Tuskegee||Oct 11||2 PM|
Battle of the Bay
|Norfolk State vs. Hampton||Oct 18||1 PM|
Magic City Classic
|Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State||Oct 25||2:30 PM|
|Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M||Nov 22||2 PM|
Turkey Day Classic
|Alabama State vs. Stillman||Nov 22||1 PM|
New Orleans, LA
|Grambling State vs. Southern A&M||Nov 29||1:30 PM|
Thanks for checking out our 2014 HBCU Classics football schedule. If you have an HBCU Classic you would like to see added to this list, let us know in the comments.
Last updated 7/30/14.
Check the date for the Florida Classics. Should that be 11/22?
2nd Annual Missouri Classic – Lincoln (MO) vs. Langston, September 6th, 3:00pm, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
This has been updated now. Thank you for your comment!
The Missouri Classic has been added. Thank you for your input Charles.
The Chicago Football Classic is Sat. September 20, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Central State University (VISITOR) vs. Morehouse College (HOME).
For more information, go to chicagofootballclassic.biz or contact me, Damon Smith, Communications Director, Chicago Football Classic, at email@example.com.
Thanks for leaving this comment Damon. We’ll get The Chicago Football Classic added to the list.