Get ready for the Battle in the Capital! When Morehouse College and Howard University meet in the 2014 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® on Saturday, Sept. 13 at RFK Stadium, it will mark the end of a remarkable four-year run in the football game for the two premier institutions. The inaugural Classic reignited the historic football rivalry between the schools in 2011, and launched a thrilling new sports tradition in the nation’s capital.
“Building the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic has been a labor of love, and we’ve been honored to have great partners like Howard and Morehouse help us develop and showcase the event as a four-day experience,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Events DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “The pageantry, camaraderie and competition we’ve seen each year has been everything we’ve expected and more. It has been a pleasure to kick off this Classic with two schools that feature a shared narrative and passionate rivalry on and off the field.”
The events leading up to the game have been a hit each year. The 2014 weekend, set for Thursday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 14, includes the Presidential Symposium, AT&T Kickoff Rally, Pepsi® Fan Festival, Chapel Service and assorted parties and receptions. 2014 Schedule of Events.
“We’ve made a concerted effort to offer a variety of events throughout the weekend because from the onset, our goal was to compliment the game with activities that highlighted education, networking and entertainment,” added Moses. “We’re excited for the Classic’s future, and the competition to come. Stay tuned for updates in early 2015 on the next matchup.”
I LOVE THIS RIVALRY!
The Morehouse and Howard football rivalry began in 1923, and holds a unique place in the black college football landscape. Fueled by fierce school pride and prestigious academic reputations, students and alumni from both schools debate endlessly about who’s best in academics, alumni accomplishments, business, fashion and tailgating traditions.
And the 2014 Classic is extending that competition to social media. Supporters of both schools are invited to share why they love this rivalry and show support for their school by sharing quotes and personal photos from the previous three Classics on the official Classic website. Selected entries will be featured on this year’s Classic commemorative poster and on the Classic’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Share your quotes and photos at nationsfootballclassic.com/I-Heart-Rivalry (note: to be included on the commemorative poster, submissions must be received by Sept. 3).
For more information on the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic, please visit nationsfootballclassic.com.