Whenever I’m asked what separates an HBCU from the typical collegiate gridiron experience, I always respond with two words… The atmosphere.

Be it the local vendors lined along the stadium selling everything from BBQ ribs to Shea Butter or the echo of the school band playing their way through campus on the dewy morn before a noon kickoff, the HBCU football experience is markedly unique from anything else we see in amateur athletics.