Showdown to mark College Football Classic’s 20th Anniversary


    Grambling State vs.

    Clark Atlanta

    September 30, 2017,

    3:30 p.m.

    Soldier Field

    It’s a special year for the Chicago Football Classic. The annual clash between Historically Black College and Universities turns 20 years old this year and excitement is building for an important milestone in the event’s proud history.

    This year, the Chicago Football Classic features a “not to be missed” game between Grambling State University Tigers and the Clark Atlanta University Panthers, Saturday, September 30th at 3:30 PM at Soldier Field.

    “The Chicago Football Classic is proud to announce this exciting game that everyone wants to see, and we are proud to bring it to Chicago, says Larry Huggins, Co-Founder of the Chicago Football Classic.

    This year’s Classic will be a destination event showcasing not only our series of events including the President’s Reception, Golf Tournament, Pep Rally, HBCU College Fair and Empowerment Summit, Battle of the Bands and of course, the highly-anticipated game, but some exciting surprises as well. Plans are underway to make this the “must attend” Classic of all time.

    RICH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL last year won the Battle of the High School Bands for the third consecutive year.

    “This signature event demonstrates the commitment that the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District have towards the Chicago Football Classic, and the experience that is provided to the families of Chicago”, says Tim Rand Co-Founder of the Chicago Football Classic.

    The Chicago Football Classic is excited to have the opportunity to host this game between the Grambling State University Tigers and the Clark Atlanta University Panthers. The tradition and the rivalry that these teams bring, highlights two strong (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) HBCUs for students and their families to see here in Chicago.

    “We remain committed to bring not only a spirited game to Chicago, but give our youth an educational experience, promoting the importance of getting a good education and furthering their academic aspirations,” says Co-Founder Everett Rand. For more information, visit or by calling or 773-874-8000, x4025 or 773-734-1600.


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