Howard Univ./Morehouse College

It’s been nearly 15 years since the Howard University Bison and the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers battled it out on the field. This month, the two teams will head to the nation’s capital to renew their historical football rivalry that dates back to 1923. Bison and Maroon Tigers fans alike will descend on Washington for a packed weekend of events leading up to the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ at D.C.’s RFK Stadium. Off the turf, the weekend will be full of mind-stimulating events that will showcase the colleges’ academic rivalry, their philanthropic heritage and more. Here’s a quick look at what the Nation’s Football Classic weekend will have to offer.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Presidential Symposium: Beyond the Stereotypes - Academics, Athletics, Character and Black Male Achievement

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A day of panel discussions that will showcase the beneficial role that communities and colleges play in broadening the opportunities for, and reaffirming positive images of, black men.  

Location:  Howard University, Cramton Auditorium (2400 6th Street, N.W.)

Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 9

UNCF Empower Me Tour / HBCU College Showcase and Recruitment Fair

An expo geared towards college-bound students and their parents that focuses on college preparation, career opportunities, health and wellness, philanthropy and more.

Location: Washington Convention Center, Hall C (801 Mt. Vernon Pl., N.W.)

Time:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

AT&T Kickoff Rally

A celebration full of music, food and fun to kick off the weekend’s festivities.

Location: Downtown D.C.

Time:  12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

"The Game Before The Game” – Howard University vs. Morehouse College Student Debate

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Howard and Morehouse students compete in a fiery forensics face-off to showcase the school’s equally enthusiastic academic rivalry.

Location:  Howard University, Cramton Auditorium (2400 6th Street, N.W.)

Time:  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

HBCU Alumni Networking Reception- Co-Hosted by Howard University Alumni Association and the Morehouse College Alumni Association

A networking event for HBCU alumni to meet and catch-up before the football game.

Location: Renaissance Hotel – Mt. Vernon Sq. (999 9th Street, N.W.)

Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 10

Pepsi Max Fan Festival

An afternoon of games, music, exhibitions and more to kick off game day.

Location: RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, Lot 8 (2400 E. Capitol Street, S.E.)

Time:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AT&T Nation's Football Classic™ - Howard Univ. vs. Morehouse College

The Howard University Bison and Morehouse College Maroon Tigers take to the field to revive the schools’ decades-long, historic rivalry.

Location:  RFK Stadium (2400 E. Capitol Street, S.E.)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Tickets are required and can be purchased online. Tickets start at $15.

Sunday, Sept. 11

Chapel Service – Morehouse President Robert Franklin Preaching

Morehouse president Robert Franklin will lead fans and family in prayer to close the historic weekend.

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Location: Howard University, Rankin Chapel at Cramton Auditorium (6th Street at Howard Pl., N.W.)

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.