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Courtesy: Eric Bakke

MEAC/SWAC Challenge set to kick off

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 09/03/2017
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BATON ROUGE, La. –  The wait is finally over.  The 13th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. ET/1:30 CT at Ace W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. Sunday.

The game is slated to be nationally televised on ESPN2 and will showcase the South Carolina State Bulldogs of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) against the Southern Jaguars of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). 

The yearly event, which features teams from two prominent Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), has brought fans to Baton Rouge over Labor Day Weekend for the start of college football season. Offering “More Than Just a Game,” the weekend's events also included a high school career seminar and pep rally featuring South Carolina State's “Marching 101” and Southern's “Human Jukebox.”

On Saturday afternoon, senior defensive back Danny Johnson was honored with the ninth annual Walter Payton Achievement Award, given to those who excel on and off the field.  

Later in the afternoon, the pep rally took place at the site of the game--at Ace W. Mumford Stadium--to get fans ready for the game.  

The MEAC/SWAC Challenge is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. For more information about the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, or to join the event's following on Facebook and Twitter, visit the event's official website at www.meacswacchallenge.com.

Tickets to the MEAC/SWAC Challenge can be purchased through Ticketmaster online, by calling 800-745-3000 or by logging on to www.meacswacchallenge.com.