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Thursday, September 15th, 2022
INAUGURAL TOYOTA HBCU NEW YORK FOOTBALL CLASSIC FEATURING HOWARD AND MOREHOUSE THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 AT 3 P.M. ET ON PEACOCK & CNBC
Toyota HBCU New York Football Classic presented by Walmart Takes Place from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey
NY Football Classic Kicks off NBC Sports’ Slate of Three Games Highlighting HBCU Institutions this Season; All Three Games Stream Live on Peacock
NBCU Academy – a Journalism Training and Development Program – to Offer HBCU Students Professional Development Opportunities and Hands-on Media Experience
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 15, 2022 – Howard University and Morehouse College faceoff in the inaugural HBCU New York Football Classic presented by Walmart this Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock and CNBC, kicking off NBC Sports’ 2022 HBCU college football programming roster.
Howard and Morehouse, two of the country’s most prestigious HBCU’s, will meet in this weekend’s momentous debut game from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Kyle Draper will call Saturday’s game alongside analyst and former NFL fullback Michael Robinson (analyst). NBC Sports’ Corey Robinson, a former Notre Dame wide receiver, will serve as the in-game reporter.
During Saturday’s game, NBC Sports will showcase the celebrated tradition and pageantry of the HBCU gameday experience including the spectacular drum line performances and battle of the bands between Morehouse’s ‘House of Funk’ and Howard’s ‘Showtime’ marching bands
This season, NBC Sports will present three college football games highlighting HBCU universities: the Bayou Classic, the Toyota HBCU New York Football Classic, and the HBCU Pigskin Showdown.
On Saturday, Nov. 26, NBC Sports will present the 49th annual Bayou Classic as Southern and Grambling renew their storied football rivalry at 2 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. NBC Sports and the Bayou Classic recently announced a three-year media rights extension, extending a historic partnership which began in 1991.
NBC Sports will also present the HBCU Pigskin Showdown, a college football all-star game for student-athletes from HBCU institutions, on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. ET on Peacock and CNBC. Taking place at Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala., located just southwest of Selma, Ala., the HBCU Pigskin Showdown provides a platform for student-athletes to showcase their talent to a national audience and perform in front of NFL scouts.
NBC Sports’ 2022 HBCU college football programming roster:
|HBCU New York Football Classic||Sun., Sept. 17||3 p.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Bayou Classic||Sat., Nov. 26||2 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|HBCU Pigskin Showdown||Sat., Dec. 17||1 p.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
Through NBCU Academy – a journalism training and development program designed to prepare college students and young professionals for careers in the news and media technology industry — NBC Sports will present select students from HBCU institutions with professional development programming, including the opportunity to cover HBCU events for NBCSports.com.
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