*The official schedule of events surrounding the 2nd annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ will take place on Thursday, August 30 through Sunday, September 2. The football game will feature Morehouse College vs. Howard University on Saturday, September 1 at RFK Stadium at 3:30 p.m.

“As illustrated by our schedule, we have a great lineup of events that not only includes an exciting rivalry on the field, but also a number of diverse entertainment and educational options,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Events DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “That is central to our mission of making this a destination event for fans of all ages and interests.”

All events, except for the football game, are free to the general public. Students, alumni, HBCU football fans and all other interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate in the various entertainment events, networking opportunities and educational experiences. Additions to the schedule will be announced as necessary. The JW Marriott Washington, DC is the headquarters hotel. It will serve as the hub for AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ activity during the weekend. In addition to hosting the HBCU Alumni Networking Mixer, the headquarters hotel will host the official Welcome Dinner for both teams and Happy Hours.

Tickets for the football game are priced $25 to $50 (plus applicable fees), and on sale at ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the Howard University Box Office located at Cramton Auditorium and the Morehouse College Bookstore. Through June 30, $25 tickets are available for $15 (plus applicable fees). Promotional rates for the JW Marriott Washington, DC hotel, and other participating Marriott properties, can be reserved at www.nationsfootballclassic.com or 800-266-9432 (use reference code: NFF).

 

2012 AT&T NATION’S FOOTBALL CLASSIC™ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, August 30

10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.            Presidential Symposium: A Focus on Excellence in STEM, Youth Voter Participation and Interpersonal Relationships

HowardUniversityCramton Auditorium andBlackburnCenter

Through panel discussions, this symposium explores educational and social issues facing the African-American community.

                                                Session 1: 10am-12:30pm; Session 2: 2-4pm; Session 3: 5-6:30pm

 

Friday, August 31

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              “The Game Before The Game”: Mordecai Wyatt Johnson – Benjamin E. Mays Student Debate

HowardUniversityCramton Auditorium

Witness the academic rivalry between Howard and Morehouse as they showcase each school’s tradition of developing great orators.

 

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.              AT&T Kickoff Rally –DowntownD.C. location

Join the fun at the official Kickoff Rally in the heart of the nation’s capital. There will be representatives from participating schools, city officials, music and much more.

 

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.            HBCU Alumni Mixer – JW Marriott

Alumni from all HBCUs gather for networking and fellowship.

 

Saturday, September 1

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.            Pepsi® Fan Festival – RFK Stadium Festival Grounds

Fan Festival featuring games, music and exhibit booths.

 

3:30 p.m.                                 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ – RFK Stadium

Morehouse College Maroon Tigers vs. Howard University Bison

 

Sunday, September 2

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Chapel Service –HowardUniversity Rankin Chapel at Cramton Auditorium

About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital.  Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes the historic Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, and the non-military functions of the DC Armory.  Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com.

About the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™
The AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ is a black college football game held annually at RFK Stadium inWashington,D.C. This year, the game featuresHowardUniversity againstMorehouseCollege. Organized by Events DC, the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ was created to celebrate the passion and tradition of the college football experience, recognize the history of service to others by the students, faculty and alumni of historically black colleges and universities, highlight the unity of African American culture, and honor the heritage and excellence of these proud institutions.

Tickets for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the Howard University Box Office at Cramton Auditorium and the Morehouse College Bookstore. Seats are priced from $25 to $50.

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Howard University website: www.howard.edu
Morehouse College website: www.morehouse.edu