For those who’ve wanted to see the top two Black College football teams square off, you’ll get your chance in September.
South Carolina State will face Grambling State in the fifth annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Sept. 6 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando. The Sunday night event, presented by Disney, will be televised by ESPN2.
South Carolina State won last year’s MEAC title with an unbeaten conference record, advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) playoffs and finished 13th in the final FCS rankings. Grambling finished 2008 with an 11-2 record, the SWAC title and the Black College championship.
And yes, SCSU was ranked second behind Grambling in the final Black College poll.
So, what are your thoughts on the big matchup to open the 2009 season? And if for some reason you don’t think that Grambling and SCSU are the best Black College football teams, let me hear your choice and why it (or they) should be on top.
Let the debate begin ….