These numbers are a nearly 400-person improvement over the attendance figures from last year’s event.
Although many HBCU students and student-athletes have come from the New York/New Jersey area, it is no small feat that schools can draw a respectable crowd in a state with no HBCUs.
3. TNT invests in HBCU exposure
Actor Michael B. Jordan and Turner Broadcasting have been great partners in providing HBCUs a platform to not only showcase their talent but to educate viewers on the institutions.
The game broadcast included tidbits on the history of the rivalries in the respective matchups, highlighting famous alumni from each school and speaking with athletic directors and the MVP of each game.
In addition to the game, a community such as Newark, with a majority Black population, benefits from events throughout the week that generate revenue for the city.
Tennessee State Basketball legend Dick “Skull” Barnett has been selected as one of 14 finalists for induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. https://twitter.com/tsutigersmbb/status/1760027281525711074?s=12&t=NPFjWlxAzW3wZ9iBa1Vfzw Barnett played at...