“North Dakota State in the FCS landscape is a premier program; they’ve had a rich tradition and a lot of success there,” Allen told Tennessean college sports writer Mike Organ. “For us, we’ve always said since coach (Eddie) George has taken over we want to be in a situation where we put our kids in front of the best. They’re hungry to play teams like North Dakota State, teams that have high-talented kids. So we’re excited about the opportunity.”
In addition to North Dakota State, TSU will face a string of HBCU opponents starting with Mississippi Valley State on Aug. 31, 2024, at Nissan Stadium in the 26th John A. Merritt Classic. Tennessee State will reportedly pay Mississippi Valley State $100,000 for that game.
The Tigers will also face Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the Southern Heritage Classic on Sept. 14 and then at Howard on Oct. 19.
The Celebration Bowl champion Florida A&M Rattlers have added a transfer from the College Football Playoff champions. Graduate transfer Jerome Nichols, a Michigan linebacker, announced his commitment to...