ASU vs Tuskegee Rivalry Renewed


Alabama State University and Tuskegee University have renewed their football rivalry in a four-year contract announced Wednesday by both universities.

The Hornets and Tigers will face each other on Sept. 2, 2017, in the season opener for both teams. The teams last played in the opening of ASU Stadium before a sellout crowd on Nov. 22, 2012, in the 89th Turkey Day Classic.

“I am pleased to announce the renewal of our football rivalry with Tuskegee,” Alabama State University President Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd said. “This contest dates back to 1924 and has provided wonderful opportunities for fans on both sides to enjoy a longstanding tradition of spirited competition, as well as the reunions of families and friends. We look forward to welcoming the Tigers back to The ASU Stadium in 2017.”

The two teams will also play on Sept. 1, 2018, Sept. 7, 2019, and Sept. 5, 2020, with all games played at The ASU Stadium.

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