FAMU and Southern Clash In Atlanta Football Classic…

The 100 Black Men of Atlanta announced yesterday the new match-up and sponsorship extension for the 2011 Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, which will return to Atlanta for the 23rd year Sept. 24, 2011.

For the first time in Classic history, the Florida A&M University Rattlers will take on the Southern University Jaguars, in a gridiron battle ripe with pageantry and pride. The Bank of America will extend its title sponsorship of this iconic event hosted and produced by the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, which it has supported for so many years.

The Atlanta Football Classic has been played annually in Atlanta since 1989. It was first hosted at Grant Field, and since 1992, has been hosted at the Georgia Dome. Only four universities have participated in the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic: Florida A&M University, Southern University-Baton Rouge, South Carolina State and Tennessee State University.

Though FAMU and Southern have both played in the Atlanta Football Classic, the teams have never faced off against each other.

For more information, visit the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic’s website at http://www.atlantafootballclassic.com. Fans can also be a fan of the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic on Facebook and follow the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic on Twitter.

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