Home > HBCU Sports > Post Content

MEAC-SWAC Officially Announced; Panthers-Eagles To Play In Atlanta On ESPN2 (424 hits)

The matchup of the 14th MEAC-SWAC Challenge was officially announced here today as the Prairie View A&M Panthers will take on the North Carolina Central Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 2 at Georgia State Stadium.

Game time is TBA, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2.

The Wednesday press conference was moderated by ESPN's Jay Harris.

"It's huge for our program because it creates excitement for our players and gives them exposure," said PVAMU Head Football Coach Eric Dooley said. "More than that, it again gives Prairie View A&M University exposure on a national platform. It's a great venue for the game, I'm excited for this opportunity, and looking forward to coming back in September."

Dooley along with PVAMU Vice President / Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson were in attendance along with North Carolina Central head coach Granville Eastman, SWAC Interim Commissioner Edgar Gantt and MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas.

It's the second appearance for the Panthers in the game, who first played in the Challenge in 2011.

"We're really excited to be here for the official announcement of the MEAC-SWAC Challenge and to be able to open the HBCU College Football season in Atlanta," said John Grant, Executive Director of the MEAC-SWAC Challenge and the Celebration Bowl. "We could not think of a better place to make this happen. Now that we are opening the season with this game, and closing it with the Celebration Bowl here in Atlanta, we are truly excited to bring this to the citizens of this city."

The Panthers will open the 2018 season at Rice on August 25 in Houston.


#pvamufootball

http://pvpanthers.com/index.aspx
Posted By: Elynor Moss
Thursday, March 1st 2018 at 1:00AM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Selenite and Rose Quartz
Quitting Condoms? Here’s What To Prepare For
Wordnik Word of the Day for November 15, 2018
Random Photo Upload On Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 7:24AM
Don't Give Up!
Oprah Introduces Michelle Obama at Kickoff of ‘Becoming’ Arena Book Tour
Hot New Non Profit Career Opportunity: Development Specialist
Great Way to Stay in Shape: Zumba Fitness Incredible Slimdown DVD System
Forward This Sports Entry!
HBCU Sports Home
Sponsored Content Create an Ad
Follow Us!
Link To Us!
Do you have a website? Link to HBCU Connect!