UAPB Football to Compete in the Southern Heritage Classic for 2023-24

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s football team will head to Memphis Tennessee for the next two Southern Heritage Classics after Jackson State pulled out of the annual match-up.

This marks a new era for the annual HBCU Classic, as TSU and JSU had previously been the only two participating since its 1990 inaugural game. The announcement that JSU would pull out of the Classic was made earlier this season, when JSU Head Coach Deion Sanders thought it wasn’t worth the school’s time financially.

The Golden Lions will face Tennessee State September 9, 2023 and September 14, 2024 in Memphis Tennessee at Simmons Bank’s Liberty Bowl Stadium. Game times will be announced at a later date.