Inaugural Bowl MVP Tarik Cohen Named HBCU Player of the Year

February 26, 2017 | No comments

The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl would like to congratulate North Carolina A&T RB Tarik Cohen on being recognized as inaugural Black College Football Player of the Year. Cohen rushed for 295 yards and 3 TD in the inaugural Celebration Bowl, leading his Aggies to a 41-34 win over Alcorn State and earning Offensive MVP […]


HBCU NFL Hall of Famers Recognized at Super Bowl LI

February 6, 2017 | No comments

The National Football League continued its HBCU initiative –  Strength of HBCUs, Impacting Pro Football Since 1948 –  this past Sunday at Super Bowl LI in Houston when all 29 Pro Football Hall of Famers from HBCUs were recognized before kickoff.. The initiative’s goal is to celebrate and honor the history and impact HBCUs and their players have […]


Celebration Bowl Trophy On Display Through July at College Football Hall of Fame

February 2, 2017 | No comments

  The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl trophy will be part of the College Football Hall of Fame’s “Breaking Barriers” exhibit throughout February and beyond into July in celebration of Black History Month. The full story can be read below: IRVING, Texas (Jan. 31, 2017) – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Football Hall […]


2016 AFR Celebration Bowl Reports Significant Total Live Audience Increase

December 21, 2016 | No comments

ATLANTA – The second annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, played on December 17, 2016 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta delivered a total live audience (TV + streaming) of 2,723,000 viewers, a 6% increase over the inaugural 2015 game. The SWAC champion and FCS #14 Grambling State Tigers (12-1) prevailed 10-9 in a defensive […]


PHOTOS: NC Central and Grambling State Receive Full Bowl Experience

December 19, 2016 | No comments

The Air Force Celebration Bowl takes pride in providing a complete bowl experience for our student-athletes. While in Atlanta the teams toured the Georgia Aquarium, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and College Football Hall of Fame. In addition, they were given a complete gift package courtesy of the bowl. View photo gallery