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Dates set for HBCU football kick off, national championship

Jackson State freshman quarterback Shedeur Sanders. (Photo credit: Rashad Milligan for rolling out) The key dates for the 2022 HBCU football season have been announced by ESPN, the network that owns and operates both events. On Aug. 27, Alabama State face sHoward University in the 2022 Crick MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kick-Off game on “Week 0” a term created to acknowledge how it will be the only Division I college football game played the week before the rest of the country starts play. The kick off classic is hosted at Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta, home to Georgia State University. In ...

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2022 Cricket MEACSWAC Challenge Kickoff and Celebration Bowl and Date Announcement

The 2022 Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kick-Off game will again open the college football season in “Week 0,” on Saturday, Augus...

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ESPN and The Walt Disney Company Announce the Launch of Andscape, Rebranded and Reimagined Expansion of The Undefeated

Black-Focused Media Platform Andscape to Tell Stories by and for the Black Community Across Multiple Platforms February 28, 2022 ...

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ESPN Events Reaches New Six-Year Agreement for Cricket Celebration Bowl to Continue at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions to meet annually thru 2026 Jackson State faces Sout...

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SC State Wins 2021 Cricket Celebration Bowl

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 31, JACKSON STATE 10 ATLANTA, Ga.  (Dec. 18) – In stunning turn of events in the 2021 Cricket Celebration ...

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Cricket Celebration Bowl to Continue at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Through 2026

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions to meet annually thru 2026 Jackson State faces Sout...

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Pre-Event Press Conference Recording Now Available

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Jackson State University Punches Ticket to ESPN Events’ Cricket Celebration Bowl for the First Time in School History

  Champions of MEAC and SWAC to play Saturday, Dec. 18 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; will air live on ABC at noon ET T...

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Executive Voice: John T. Grant – ESPN Continues Its Commitment To HBCUs At Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge

Revisit College GameDay Built by The Home Depot’s Week 0 Atlanta visit and mark your calendars for more HBCU football action...

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