The 2024 Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic returned to Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for a third consecutive year this past Saturday on February 3rd.

This year’s exciting slate included the first ever SWAC conference matchup at the Legacy Classic between Grambling State University and Jackson State University, and one of the oldest rivalries in sports, Hampton University versus Howard University.

Grambling State took down Jackson State 70-62 in the opening game. While Hampton completed an 11-point comeback in the final minutes to defeat Howard 63-61.

The Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic is a one-day double-header featuring four of the top HBCU teams in the country with day-of programming highlighting HBCU lifestyle and culture via HBCU influencers, Battle of the Bands competition, and Step Shows throughout.

The annual event was created by director, actor, and entrepreneur Michael B. Jordan in partnership with WME Sports, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), and Horizon Sports & Experiences (HS&E).

His commitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and being a force for positive change in his hometown of Newark, NJ. came to life with the Legacy Classic.

This multi-faceted experience includes a basketball double-header, startup pitch competition, college fair, sports & entertainment summit, basketball court refurbishment and a range of cultural elements highlighting additional aspects of HBCU life and culture, with a portion of event proceeds benefiting HBCUs.​

For more highlights on the 2024 Legacy Classic, visit their website here.