Spring practice, summer conditioning, and fall camp is over. Today it’s time to play.
All 10 SWAC teams will be in action this weekend, 9 of them on Saturday. Highlighting the schedule is the first conference matchup of the season, Texas Southern playing arch-rival Prairie View in the Labor Day Classic at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 pm (CT) and will be shown on tape delay at 9:30 pm (CT) on ESPNU.
Opening week action is so big in 2008, it takes two days to play. Sunday, defending SWAC Champ Jackson State plays Hampton in the 4th MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando, Fl. Kickoff is at 1 pm (CT) and will be shown live on ESPN2
This weekend’s games (all times central):
Saturday, August 30
Alabama State (5-6) at Florida A&M (3-8) 5 p.m.
Tallahassee, FL â€¢ Bragg Memorial Stadium
Alcorn State (2-8) vs. Southeastern Louisiana (3-8) 5 p.m.
Alcorn State, MS â€¢ Jack Spinks Stadium
Mississippi Valley State (3-8) vs. Texas College (3-7) 5 p.m.
Itta Bena, MS â€¢ Rice-Totten Stadium
Alabama A&M (8-3) vs. Tennessee State (5-6) 6 p.m.
Huntsville, AL â€¢ Louis Crews Stadium
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-7) vs. Arkansas-Monticello (4-7) 6 p.m.
Pine Bluff, AR â€¢ Golden Lion Stadium
Southern (8-3) at Houston (8-5) 6 p.m.
Houston, TX â€¢ Robertson Stadium
Texas Southern (0-11) vs. Prairie View A&M (7-3) 7 p.m.
Houston, TX â€¢ Reliant Stadium â€¢ ESPNU at 9:30 p.m.
Grambling State (8-4) at Nevada (6-6) 8 p.m.
Reno, NV â€¢ Mackay Stadium
Sunday, August 31
Jackson State (8-4) vs. Hampton (6-5) 1 p.m.
Orlando, FL â€¢ Citrus Bowl â€¢ Live on ESPN2