MONTGOMERY – Alabama State University and Tuskegee University have renewed their football rivalry in a four-year contract announced today by both universities.

The Hornets and Tigers will face each other on Sept. 2, 2017, in the season opener for both teams. The teams last played in the opening of ASU Stadium before a sellout crowd on Nov. 22, 2012, in the 89th Turkey Day Classic.

“I am pleased to announce the renewal of our football rivalry with Tuskegee,” Alabama State University President Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd said. “This contest dates back to 1924 and has provided wonderful opportunities for fans on both sides to enjoy a longstanding tradition of spirited competition, as well as the reunions of families and friends. We look forward to welcoming the Tigers back to The ASU Stadium in 2017.”

The two teams will also play on Sept. 1, 2018, Sept. 7, 2019, and Sept. 5, 2020, with all games played at The ASU Stadium.

“It’s outstanding to renew one of the greatest and most storied rivalries in all of college football,” Alabama State Interim Athletic Director Melvin Hines said. “Fans and supporters of both universities have wanted this series to continue, and both institutions worked diligently to make this happen. We’re pleased to have Tuskegee back on the schedule and look forward to exciting contests in the future.”

Courtesy: ASU Athletics


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