FAMU, Tennessee St. prepare for Dome showdown

It’s that time of year again for the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic at the Georgia Dome.

Florida A&M and Tennessee State square off Saturday at 3 p.m. in a contest which highlights a weekend of parades, step shows, tailgating and good ‘ol reminscing. The scene at the Dome tomorrow will likely rival that of an Atlanta Falcons home game.

So with thousands coming north from Florida and south from Tennessee to the ATL for the game, there’s one burning question that remains – is this the year Tennessee State finally breaks the drought?

I’m sure Big Blue fans hope that’s the case, but signs seem to be pointing in another direction. The Tigers roll south with a 1-2 record while the Rattlers head north at 3-0. The Rattlers also feature the nation’s top punt returner in LeRoy Vann, the subject of a recent feature in the AJC.

And oh yeah, the Rattlers have won the last seven games in the matchup. Well, maybe this might not be the year after all ….

So, what do you think? Will FAMU win again or will TSU finally break through?

Let me know what you think.

Albany State, Clark Atlanta updates

The Rams look to remain unbeaten and the Panthers hope to bounce back from their first loss of the season when they host SIAC opponents Saturday. Find out the keys to each game by checking out the state HBCU roundup by clicking here.

Coming together in Durham, N.C.

Interesting story this week out of North Carolina as N.C. Central prepares to face Duke of the ACC. The schools are located less than five miles apart and will be playing in what has been dubbed the ‘Bull City Gridiron Classic’.

In a town where racial tensions were heightened three years ago during the now-debunked Duke lacrosse sexual assault case (the accuser was a student at N.C. Central), the focus is now on a “celebration of two programs headed in the right direction,” according to Duke coach David Cutcliffe. You can read the entire story by clicking here.

5 comments Add your comment

Barry

September 25th, 2009
1:01 pm

Hey Y’all:

Another MEAC win, baby. Florida A&M is going to “rock the house” against Tennessse State University. TSU is out of their league.

GO MEAC. Florida A&M, “KICK THAT BUTT” IN ATLANTA!!!

Mimi95

September 25th, 2009
1:39 pm

Let’s go RATTLERS!!!! Wish I was there, but you have our support out here in Cali!

John

September 25th, 2009
3:48 pm

Leo, Thanks for reporting of HBCU’s. Fans of HBCU’s appreciate it. Go Maroon Tigers of MOREHOUSE

True Rattler

September 26th, 2009
10:08 am

FAMU will cush TNST.

Now its time for the Sports Center Top #10 plays of the day starting @ #10 FAMU vs TSU in the Georgia Dome. I got 5 words for ya.
LOOK! AT! THAT! VANN! GOOOOOOOOOOO.!!
FAMU wins 45 to 10.

An Observation

September 26th, 2009
7:44 pm

What happened to the fans (of both colleges) during the second half on the game (BTW I didn’t see the 1st half because I was driving to Florida)? I am in Florida on vacation so I watched the game once I arrived here and I’ve never heard the GA Dome so quiet during a college football game. What happened?????

Leo – Keep up the good work reporting on HBCU football!!!!!

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