Howard Vs Morgan In New York Urban League 39th Annual Football Classic

WI Staff | 9/21/2010, 12:43 p.m.

New Stadium, New Teams, New Partnerships, Same Classic Tradition!

One football game, two marching bands and over three decades of football rivalries. Howard University and Morgan State University faceoff in the New York Urban League Classic at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in the 39th Annual NYUL Football Classic. All proceeds raised from the classic will benefit the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship Fund as well as the various educational programs of the New York Urban League.

The New York Urban League will be the first college football game played at the New Meadowlands, football's newest stage and site of the 2014 Super Bowl. To kick-off the special event, NYUL will host a pre-game VIP Party in the New Meadowlands Stadium's Coaches Club. The event will offer the ultimate, premium fan experience, for people who want the most unique seats in sports. The Coaches Club allows fans exclusive access field level views throughout the game.

The competition doesn't miss a beat at half time as the ultimate Battle of the Bands takes the field during the Halftime Show.

This game is possible due to the support of its sponsors; long time sponsors the Daily News, Yankees and PIX 11 and the newest partner Emmis Communications.

The Football Classic benefits the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship Fund and the educational programs of the New York Urban League. New York Urban League President and CEO Arva Rice is excited about this year's event and is encouraging all alums of HBCU's to support this premier classic.

"To date, over $20 million dollars in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students in pursuit of higher education and we look forward to continuing this tradition," noted Rice.

Be sure not to miss this year's New York Urban League Football Classic steeped in tradition, reunions, and football fun. Become a fan of the New York Urban League Football Classic on Facebook for game day promotions, ticket give-aways and up-to-the date information on celebrity appearances! Get your tickets to see Howard University vs. Morgan State at America's preeminent HBCU football game at any Ticketmaster outlet, at the NYUL box office, or online at www.ticketmaster.com

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About The New York Urban League: (www.nyul.org)

The New York Urban League (NYUL) has a rich history and long legacy of service to New Yorkers. The NYUL was founded in 1919 by an inter-racial group of concerned New Yorkers in response to the difficulties faced by African Americans migrating from the agricultural and rural south, to the industrial, urban centers of the north. Today, the mission of the New York Urban League (NYUL) is to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first class education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy.

Some of their signature programs include the Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner, the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Football Classic and the Champions of Diversity Breakfast. The New York Urban League, Inc. is one of the local affiliates of the National Urban League, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multi-ethnic, social service organization celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.