The Morehouse College Maroon Tigers and Alabama A&M University Bulldogs will face off in the first annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic in Canton, Ohio on Sept. 1. The game will take place at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and may be the purpose of the weekend but is most certainly not the sole highlight.

The Black College Football Hall of Fame weekend will have the best of what makes Historically Black College and Universities unique: sports, music, dancing, and fellowship. Along with the football game there will be marching band performances, a drum line and dance competition, and a concert by legendary performers Morris Day and the Time.

The tickets for the game range from $30-$125 and include the marching band performances. The drum line and dance competition tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. Combo tickets for the game and competition can be purchased online and at the stadium for $55.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame box office is located at 2121 George Halas Drive.

The inaugural Maroon Tigers Awards Gala set to take place Saturday

Meanwhile, a trio of Morehouse men and a Spelmanite will be honored at the inaugural Maroon Tigers Awards Gala on Saturday, August 17.

The event will take place at the Country Club of Roswell (2500 Club Springs Drive) at 6:00 P.M. and will honor the careers of Morehouse alumni Jerome Boger, a National Football League head referee, Class of ‘76, C. David Moody, Founder and President of CD Moody Construction, Class of ‘78, former Maroon Tiger receiver Treyvon Luckey and Atlanta Hawks Vice President and Spelman College alumnae, Class of ‘90, Andrea Carter.

Photo by: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice
Photo by: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Donnell began his career covering sports and news in Atlanta nearly two decades ago. Since then he has written for Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Southern Cross...

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