Fonzworth Bentley and Wendy Raquel Robinson To Co-host AT&T National

“It’s going to be another great weekend!”
Events DC today announced several participants for the 3rd annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® weekend, scheduled to be held Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C. The football game features Howard University vs. Morehouse College on Saturday, Sept. 7 at RFK Stadium.

Wendy Racquel Robinson and Fonzworth Bentley to co-host AT&T National
 featuring Howard v Morehouse football teams.

Getting into the spirit of the weekend, Wendy Raquel Robinson (Howard) and Fonzworth Bentley (Morehouse) return to co-host the AT&T Kickoff Rally in support of their alma maters on Friday, Sept. 6. Music fans can help AT&T choose between two up and coming R&B artists to perform as the opening musical act by voting #ATTNFCAdrian or #ATTNFCJarvis here. The one with the most votes performs.
In addition, D.C. favorites Raheem DeVaughn, Experience Unlimited (E.U.) and Mambo Sauce will perform on the AT&T Soundstage during the Pepsi® Fan Festival prior to the football game on Saturday. The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and a Morehouse alumnus, will deliver the sermon at Chapel Service on Sunday.
            This year’s official Classic party, “Friday Night Lights,” will be held at The Howard Theatre on Friday. Ticket information and additional details will be announced at a later date.
            “We have another great lineup of participants slated for this year’s AT&T Nation’s Football Classic®, and fans should stay tuned for additional updates on Classic events in the coming days,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Events DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “It’s going to be another great weekend!”
All events are free and open to the public (except football game & Classic party). Students, alumni, football fans and all other interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate in the various entertainment events, networking opportunities and educational experiences.
All lower bowl tickets for the game are $25, and mezzanine tickets are $50 (plus applicable fees). Tickets are currently on sale at, Ticketmaster outlets, the Howard University Box Office located at Cramton Auditorium (Mon-Fri/10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and the Morehouse College Bookstore (Mon-Fri/10 a.m.–2 p.m. & Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m).
Events free and open to public except as noted
Thursday, September 5
Doors open 9:00 a.m.              Presidential Symposium: “The Essence of the HBCU Experience”
9:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.              Howard University Cramton Auditorium
                                                Through panel discussions, this symposium explores topics of importance that highlight the diverse contributions of HBCUs to the development of our nation and the global community.
Friday, September 6
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              "The Game Before The Game": Mordecai Wyatt Johnson – Benjamin E. Mays Student Debate
Howard University Cramton Auditorium
                                                Witness the academic rivalry between Howard and Morehouse as they showcase each school’s tradition of developing great orators.
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.              AT&T Kickoff Rally
9:30 Club (801 V St. NW)
Join the fun at the official Kickoff Rally in the heart of the nation’s capital. The Rally will feature representatives from both schools, city officials and music.
                                                Co-hosts: Wendy Raquel Robinson and Fonzworth Bentley
9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.              “Friday Night Lights” – Official Classic party (Ticketed event)
                                                The Howard Theatre
Saturday, September 7
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.            Pepsi® Fan Festival
RFK Stadium Festival Grounds – Lot 5
                                                Fan Festival featuring games, music and exhibit booths.
                                                Performances on the AT&T Soundstage: Raheem DeVaughn, Experience Unlimited (E.U.) and Mambo Sauce
3:30 p.m.                                 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® (Ticketed event)
RFK Stadium
                                                Howard University Bison vs. Morehouse College Maroon Tigers
Sunday, September 8
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Chapel Service
Howard University Rankin Chapel at Crampton Auditorium
Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ – Chicago, Ill.
About the AT&T Nation's Football Classic®
The AT&T Nation's Football Classic® is a black college football game held annually at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. This year, the game features Howard University against Morehouse College. Organized by Events DC, the AT&T Nation's Football Classic® was created to celebrate the passion and tradition of the college football experience, recognize the history of service to others by the students, faculty and alumni of historically black colleges and universities, highlight the unity of African American culture, and honor the heritage and excellence of these proud institutions. Tickets for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® are on sale now at, Ticketmaster outlets, the Howard University Box Office at Cramton Auditorium and the Morehouse College Bookstore.

Seats are priced at $25 and $50.