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ESPN2 to Air the Orange Blossom Classic, Showdown between Jackson State and Florida A&M

ESPN2 to Air the Orange Blossom Classic, Showdown between Jackson State and Florida A&M
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on May 28, 2021

EPSN2 is set to air the highly-anticipated showdown between two HBCU football powerhouses. The Orange Blossom Classic game featuring Jackson State and Florida A&M and is set to take place on Sept. 5 at 3 PM at Hard Rock Cafe Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

After nearly a two-year layoff due to the pandemic, this game will mark the return of FAMU football and its new beginning in the SWAC.

The Orange Blossom Classic will not be the only HBCU broadcasted on the network that day, either.



According to HBCU Gameday, Fort Valley State and Tuskegee of the SIAC are scheduled to meet up following that game in the first-ever Red Tails Classic. The game is owned and operated by ESPN like the MEAC-SWAC Challenge and the Celebration Bowl. The game will be played in the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, AL.

“The history of this outstanding HBCU institution is accented with the important role the Tuskegee Airmen played in World War II,” ESPN senior vice president of college sports programming Peter Derzis said earlier this year, “and serves as a great source of pride that we hope to highlight within this nationally televised event.”

We love to see HBCU sports get airtime on these major networks. Let's keep it coming!
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