Howard will play Morehouse in inaugural Nation’s Football Classic
From Washington Post
The Howard University football team will play Morehouse College of Atlanta in the inaugural Nation’s Football Classic on Sept. 10 at RFK Stadium. The game was announced at a news conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Wednesday afternoon.
The Washington Convention and Sports Authority, which has staged the Military Bowl at RFK in December for the past three years, is organizing the game in partnership with the United Negro College Fund.
“It’s been something that’s been in the works for a long time,” said Erik Moses, managing director of the WCSA’s Sports, Entertainment and Special Events division. “We thought the demographics worked for a black college football matchup in D.C. – the tradition and history of the city and these schools and their connections to this city.”
The Nation’s Football Classic will be held at RFK Stadium and feature Howard vs. Morehouse at least through 2013. Other historically black colleges and universities could play in subsequent games. Moses said he hopes to model the event on the Bayou Classic held annually in New Orleans.
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