att_nfc_desdc_temp2_520x250This weekend, hold on to your seats as rival schools Howard University and Hampton University battle it out on the football field each clawing for the title of the Real HU. This college rivalry dates back decades and the winner of the game crushed the ego of the competition and secures bragging rights for an entire year! Last year, the Hampton Pirates brought the title back to their Home By the Sea. Will they go for a repeat this year?

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.

On September 17th at 3:30, enjoy the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. Howard and Hampton University share a commitment to higher education, a record of successful alumni, and top spots among historically black college and university rankings, but one thing they are not willing to share is being the #realHU.

The Nation’s Football Classic is more than a football game. Beginning on September 15, enjoy the festivities:

Technoir Innovator’s Classic 9/15, 7pm

Drawing from the very same spirit of healthy rivalry that is at the heart of AT&T Nation’s Football Classic, Technoir’s Innovators Classic has one aim – the unabashed celebration of Black brilliance. Join the live pitch competition featuring top black startup organizations. Enjoy food from Ivy City Smokehouse, open bar hour, and performances from DJ Mane Squeeze, DJ Spicoli, and DJ Jerome Baker III. Partners include Events DC, Shark Tank, Microsoft, UNCF, DC Chamber of Commerce, TipHub, Digital DC, ColorTech, and more! Get more information or your tickets here

Diversity in Sports Forum 9/16 8am


Howard vs. Hampton Student Debate 9/16 1pm

Do not miss the opportunity to see student leaders from both Howard University and Hampton University go head to head. This event is free, and will take place on campus at Howard University in Cramton Auditorium.

Pepsi Block Party 9/17 11am

This year, the first ever #TailgateBattle commences! Showcase your tailgating skills in the designated tailgate lot (Lot 8) during the Pepsi Block Party. Three judges will circle the lot in search for the most creative and unique tailgate to receive the title of the 2016 Tailgate Champion! To increase your chances of being noticed, be sure to utilize your social media and use hashtag #TailgateBattle

GAMETIME 9/17 3:30pm

Join the fun at RFK Stadium. Do not miss kickoff! Purchase tickets here today.

To be in the center of the action, be sure to make your hotel accommodations at the official hotel for the weekend, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

Don’t be stuck in the nosebleed section, purchase your tickets to join in on the fun here today. The AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® is much more than a game – the Classic weekend includes an array of elements unique to the black college experience.For more information visit