2017 Football Classic and Championship Game Dates



Date Home   Visitor   Location Status Event
8/26/17
  Florida A&M 
29
  Texas Southern 
7
Tallahassee, FL 
Bragg Memorial Stadium
Final
Jake Gaither Classic 
TV Broadcast - ESPNU
9/2/17
  Texas College 
20
  Lane 
40
Tyler, TX 
Tyler Rose Stadium
Final
CME Classic 
    Cheyney 
56
  Lincoln (PA) 
28
Cheyney, PA 
O'Shields Stevenson Stadium
Final
Battle of the First 
    Langston 
30
  Lincoln (MO) 
14
Langston, OK 
W.E. Anderson Stadium
Final
LU Classic 
    Benedict 
28
  Livingstone 
15
Columbia, SC 
Charlie Johnson Stadium
Final
Capital City Classic 
    Duke 
60
  NC Central 
7
Durham, NC 
Wallace Wade Stadium
Final
Bull City Gridiron Classic 
TV Broadcast - ACC Network Extra
    Norfolk State 
10
  Virginia State 
14
Norfolk, VA 
William "Dick" Price Stadium
Final
Labor Day Classic 
    Towson 
10
  Morgan State 
0
Towson, MD 
Johnny Unitas Stadium
Final
Battle for Greater Baltimore 
TV Broadcast - SPORTSfeverTV | ESPN3
    Alabama State 
6
  Tuskegee 
14
Montgomery, AL 
ASU Stadium
Final
Labor Day Classic:
A Marion Nine Invitational 
Internet Webcast - ASU Stream | Internet Webcast - Live Stats
9/3/17
  Southern 
14
  SC State 
8
Baton Rouge, LA 
A.W. Mumford Stadium
Final
2017 MEAC/SWAC Challenge 
TV Broadcast - ESPN2
9/9/17
  Winston-Salem State 
13
  Bowie State 
31
Winston-Salem, NC 
Bowman Gray Stadium
Final
Winston-Salem Classic 
Internet Webcast - ESPN3
    Albany State 
20
  Tuskegee 
7
Phenix City, AL 
Garrett-Harrison Stadium
Final
White Water Classic 
Internet Webcast - ESPN3 - Live Stats
    Jackson State 
15
  Tennessee State 
17
Memphis, TN 
Liberty Bowl
Final
28th Southern Heritage Classic 
    NC Central 
41
  Shaw 
0
Durham, NC 
O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium
Final
Prince Hall Shriners
Diabetes Classic 
    Valdosta State 
vs.
  Fort Valley State 
@
Waycross, GA 
CANCELLED 
OKeefenokee Classic 
9/16/17
  Virginia Union 
20
  Winston-Salem State 
21
Richmond, VA 
Hovey Field
Final
Willard Bailey Classic 
    Elizabeth City State 
45
  Fayetteville State 
42
Rocky Mount, NC 
Final
20th Down East Viking Classic 
9/23/17
  Virginia Union 
vs.
  Fayetteville State 
@
Richmond, VA 
Hovey Field
1:00pm ET 
Community Youth Bowl
HOF Weekend 
    Langston 
vs.
  Bacone 
@
Oklahoma City, OK 
Douglas High School
2:00pm CT 
OKC Classic 
    Central State 
vs.
  Kentucky State 
@
Indianapolis, In 
Lucas Oil Stadium
3:00pm ET 
Circle City Classic 
Internet Webcast - Live Stats
    Miles 
vs.
  Morehouse 
@
Fairfield, AL 
Sloan-Alumni Stadium
5:00pm CT 
Prince Hall Americanism Football Classic 
    Alabama A&M 
vs.
  Texas Southern 
@
Huntsville, AL 
Louis Crews Stadium
6:00pm CT 
Louis Crews Classic 
Radio Broadcast - WJAB 90.9
9/30/17
  Grambling State 
vs.
  Clark Atlanta 
@
Chicago, IL 
Soldier Field
3:30pm CT 
20th Chicago Football Classic 
    Tennessee State 
vs.
  Eastern Illinois 
@
Nashville, TN 
Nissan Stadium
6:00pm CT 
John Merritt Classic 
10/7/17
  Morehouse 
vs.
  Tuskegee 
@
Columbus, GA 
McClung Stadium
2:00pm ET 
82nd Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic 
    Prairie View A&M 
vs.
  Grambling State 
@
Dallas, TX 
4:00pm CT 
State Fair Classic 
10/14/17
  Langston 
vs.
  Texas College 
@
Tulsa, OK 
2:00pm CT 
Black Wall Street Classic 
    Norfolk State 
vs.
  Hampton 
@
Norfolk, VA 
William "Dick" Price Stadium
2:00pm ET 
Battle of the Bay
Parents' Weekend/Greek Day 
Internet Webcast - ESPN3-Live | TV Broadcast - ESPNU-10:30pm ET
    Jackson State 
vs.
  Tuskegee 
@
Mobile, AL 
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
6:00pm CT 
Fifth Quarter Classic 
10/28/17
  Grambling State 
vs.
  Texas Southern 
@
Grambling, LA 
Robinson Stadium
4:00pm CT 
Red River Classic 
    Alabama State 
vs.
  Alabama A&M 
@
Birmingham, AL 
Legion Field
TBA 
76th Magic City Classic 
Radio Broadcast - WJAB 90.9 | Internet Webcast - ASU Stream
11/4/17
  Shaw 
vs.
  Saint Augustine's 
@
Durham, NC 
Durham County Stadium
12:00pm ET 
Raleigh Classic
Homecoming 
    Livingstone 
vs.
  Johnson C. Smith 
@
Salisbury, NC 
Alumni Memorial Stadium
1:00pm ET 
Commemorative Classic 
    Albany State 
vs.
  Fort Valley State 
@
Columbus, GA 
McClung Stadium
2:00pm ET 
28th Fountain City Classic 
11/11/17
SIAC East Champion 
vs.
SIAC West Champion 
@
Montgomery, AL 
Cramton Bowl
7:00pm CT 
SIAC Championship 
  CIAA North Champion 
vs.
CIAA South Champion 
@
Salem, VA 
Salem Stadium
TBA 
CIAA Football Championship 
TV Broadcast - Aspire-DirecTV 381
11/18/17
  Hampton 
vs.
  Howard 
@
Hampton, VA 
Armstrong Stadium
1:00pm ET 
Battle of the Real HU
Military Appreciation/Senior Day 
Internet Webcast - Pirate TV-$
    Bethune-Cookman 
vs.
  Florida A&M 
@
Orlando, FL 
Camping World Stadium
2:00pm ET 
37th Florida Blue Florida Classic 
TV Broadcast - ESPN Classic
11/23/17
  Alabama State 
vs.
  Cheyney 
@
Montgomery, AL 
ASU Stadium
2:00pm CT 
94th Turkey Day Classic 
Internet Webcast - ASU Stream
11/25/17
  Grambling State 
vs.
  Southern 
@
New Orleans, LA 
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
4:00pm CT 
Bayou Classic 
Internet Webcast - NBC Sports
    Texas Southern 
vs.
  Prairie View A&M 
@
Houston, TX 
BBVA Compass Stadium
6:00pm CT 
33rd Labor Day Classic 
12/2/17
SWAC East Champion 
vs.
SWAC West Champion 
@
Houston, TX 
NRG Stadium
3:30pm CT 
SWAC Championship 
TV Broadcast - ESPNU
12/16/17
MEAC Representative 
vs.
SWAC Representative 
@
Atlanta, GA 
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
12:00pm ET 
Celebration Bowl 
TV Broadcast - ABC


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