What is the future status of the Southern Heritage Classic?


BulldogM.Ed.23

Bulldog Fan/Supporter
Being a current resident of Memphis and having the opportunity to see the impact that this game has had locally, I am curious. I understood Deion's argument against it but I felt that things could have been worked out if all committed parties were willing. With that being said, will we now keep seeing JSU vs. TSU in the future? I remember and understanding that the contract would be played out for a year or two and then organizers will move on. Have they already replaced JSU or are negotiations going on?

I can't lie and will go ahead admit, I'd love to see Tennessee State vs. Alabama A&M in this game. I know I know, just wishful progressive thinking and wishing from a Bulldog Fan. Still, I know Fred Jones and them have something in the works if JSU falls through.
 

JayThomas

Well-Known Member
I can't lie and will go ahead admit, I'd love to see Tennessee State vs. Alabama A&M in this game. I know I know, just wishful progressive thinking and wishing from a Bulldog Fan. Still, I know Fred Jones and them have something in the works if JSU falls through.


Time will surely tell. I always felt like TSU and AAMU should have already had an existing series in place considering the schools are merely 2+ hours apart; this should have been an annual game folks could look forward to seeing. I blame TSU for that not happening more than anybody else and I'm a BIG BLUE TIGER FAN!!!!

AAMU v TSU in the SHC? IF Fred can make that happen, PLEASE MAKE THAT HAPPEN!!!!!!
 

tsugraytiger

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They should go ahead and extend the contract past 2024. Unless they plan to add Alcorn or SU ... it gets no better than UAPB. I mean UAPB is the closest school.

Grambling fan base is pretty inconsistent in the last couple of years, I would not bother adding them.
 

CEE DOG

Well-Known Member
They should go ahead and extend the contract past 2024. Unless they plan to add Alcorn or SU ... it gets no better than UAPB. I mean UAPB is the closest school.

Grambling fan base is pretty inconsistent in the last couple of years, I would not bother adding them.
Actually we have been Tennessee State biggest crowd in the John Merritt classic. I think us and Tennessee St would draw big numbers in Memphis. Only a 3.5 hour drive.
 
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