The Chicago Football Classic, which has hosted some of the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities over the last 20 years, will celebrate its anniversary with a strong matchup in 2017 as Grambling State University takes on Clark Atlanta University at Soldier Field on Saturday afternoon.
The game represents another chapter in the budding football classic, which has seen some of the top HBCU teams take part over the years.
Grambling State comes into the game with a 3-1 record, good for the top spot in the SWAC’s Western Division. The Tigers have won their last three games, including a 38-6 win over Mississippi Valley State last week.
Meanwhile, Clark Atlanta also has a 3-1 record, including a win over Lane College a week ago. The Panthers are currently in the second spot in the SIAC Eastern Division, and will be looking to take down Grambling State at Soldier Field on Saturday.
“The Chicago Football Classic is excited to announce this exciting game that everyone wants to see, and we are proud to bring it to Chicago,” Larry Huggins, Co-Founder of the Classic, said in a statement.
Clark Atlanta University played in last year’s game at Soldier Field, beating Central State University 20-13. Grambling State has not appeared in the game since 1999, when they defeated Alcorn State 41-25.
“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,” event Co-Founder Everett Rand said.
Published at 11:54 AM CDT on Sep 30, 2017 | Updated at 6:10 PM CDT on Sep 30, 2017