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Release Date: Friday, July 13, 2012 5:06 PM
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2012) – Events DC announced today that the official schedule of events surrounding the 2nd annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ will be held Thursday, August 30 through Sunday, September 2. The football game features 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 are free to the general public (except for the football game). 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.

Tickets for the football game are priced $25 to $50 (plus applicable fees), and on sale at, 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).

The JW Marriott Washington, DC is the headquarters hotel and 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. Promotional rates for this hotel, and other participating Marriott properties, can be reserved at or 800-266-9432 (use reference code: NFF).


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
Howard University Cramton Auditorium and Blackburn Center
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
Howard University Cramton 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 – Downtown D.C. location
Join the fun at the official Kickoff Rally in the heart of the nation’s capital. Reps from participating schools, city officials, music and much more.

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

HBCU Alumni Networking 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 – Howard University 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

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 in Washington, D.C. This year, the game features Howard University against Morehouse College. 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 outlets, the Howard University Box Office at Cramton Auditorium and the Morehouse College Bookstore. Seats are priced $25 to $50.

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Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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