Events Begin for the AT&T Nation's Football Classic on September 7th

Howard University Football Practice - 6:00 a.m.
Presidential Symposium: "The Essence of the HBCU Experience"  - 9:30 a.m.
AT&T Nation's Football Classic® Welcome Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.               Howard University Football Practice
                                                Greene Stadium
Doors open 9:00 a.m.             Presidential Symposium: "The Essence of the 
                                               HBCU Experience"
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 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.
                                                9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.: Welcome and Overview
9:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Session 1 - HBCU Presidential Forum
Mr. David Johns, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (moderator)
Dr. Sidney A. Ribeau, President, Howard University
                        Mr. Michael Sorrell, Esq., President, Paul Quinn College
                        Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, President, Tennessee 
                        State University
11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Session 2 - The Next Step in "The Long Walk: A Candle in the Dark"
Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Associate Professor of Psychology, Morehouse College
Dr. Dana Williams, Chair, Department of English, Howard University
Dr. Greg Carr, Chair, Department of Afro-American Studies, Howard University
2:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.:  Session 3 - Why I Chose to Attend an HBCU
Mr. A.J. Simonton, Student Govt President, Morehouse College
Ms. Dominique Perkins, Student Govt Vice President, Howard University
Ms. Shanteal Lavern Lake, Senior, Spelman College
3:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Session 4 - Keepers of the Culture
Mr. Jeff Burns Jr., Author of "The Brotherhood of Drew Hall"
Ms. Franchell "Frenchie" Davis, Grammy Nominated artist, Appeared on American Idol and The Voice
                                                Mr. Ralph Remington, Director of Theatre and 
                                               Musical Theatre, National Endowment for the Arts
Mr. Chris Washington, National President, Howard University Alumni Association
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.             AT&T Nation's Football Classic® Welcome Dinner
(invite only)
Odyssey Dinner Cruise
Teams, key school administrators, city officials, key sponsors and alumni
NOTE: Photo-Ops and interviews available with teams, city officials, sponsors
 Classic  on the Web
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Howard University
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 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.
Howard Wins
Howard University junior quarterback Greg McGhee racked up almost 300 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead the Bison (1-1) to a 27-16 win over the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers (0-1) in the 3rd  annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® before a crowd of 17,012 at RFK Stadium. 
McGhee, named the game’s Most Valuable Player, was sacked only once with no interceptions as he accounted for 296 of Howard’s 342 yards of total offense. He was also voted Classic MVP in 2011.