The “HBCU flavor, totally different vibe,” Germany Lamont once said. Morgan State’s play-by-play announcer distinguished other colleges and universities compared to HBCUs.
His thoughts inspired me to think about the history, culture, and pride of HBCUs like no other, and the world continues to take notice.
The Football Game Didn’t Disappoint
This year’s Aggie-Eagle Classic game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies and North Carolina Central (NCCU) Eagles is the 100th installment and has been rebranded as the 2022 Duke’s Mayo Classic. Read also : Bair Mail: To Tyler Allgeier, Troy Andersen, Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder and rolling (mostly) with two QBs.
The HBCU game atmosphere was on full display from the teams, marching bands, dancers, students, and alums cheering at the 100th game.
They played the 2022 Duke Mayo Classic at Bank of America Stadium in front of 35,798 fans. The venue was a perfect venue for such a historic event.
North Carolina Central defeated North Carolina A&T 28 – 13 in a contest where NCCU quarterback Davius Richard was the difference maker.
He accounted for all four Eagle crashes.
Richard finished the game completing 20-of-32 passes and passing two touchdowns while rushing for 54 yards and two touchdowns.
Host City Charlotte Celebrates an Historic Milestone
The city of Charlotte, NC organized and hosted a number of HBCU-flavored events to celebrate this historic milestone. The festivities kicked off with the “Mad Miles HBCU Pride Run”, which included a race featuring current students, alumni, NCCU’s amazing cheerleaders, and countless supporters. To see also : Ex-Washington cheerleader says NFL is “using us and our anonymity to protect” the league by not releasing report. In addition to HBCUs and health & well-being, the energy at this event was contagious, coming home pep rally.
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles was present, and in one of the highlights of this event, she strongly urged the charged group of participants to “have a good time.” As a woman of color and the mayor of a major city in the United States, Lyles eagerly embraced the classic Aggie-Eagle memorabilia alongside HBCU culture in general.
Cornell Jones, founder of the “Mad Miles Run Club” and Winston Salem State Alum, expressed great joy in sponsoring and running such an event. “Today we knew it was going to be something special, celebrating HBCUs, celebrating the Aggie-Eagle classic. It’s just amazing the future cheerleaders from Central North Carolina, and the future people doing representing their HBCUs I am happy as a Winston-Salem State alum.” Jones said he just wanted to kick off this 100-year milestone in style.
Growing Awareness Through Unification
In my discussions in and around the various events, a consistent theme emerged with participants and the people of Charlotte: Unity. On the same subject : Raffle fundraiser brings in 100 grand. The expression of agreement was also a consistent message that they were eager to learn more about HBCU culture and flavor.
Many of the weekend’s events were coordinated by the Charlotte Sports Foundation, the game’s host organization. During an interview with Miller Yoho, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Charlotte Sports Foundation, similar sentiments of unity and insight emerged.
Yoho, Caucasian, attended predominantly white institutions and commented that HBCU bands are “better” than PWIs. However, he was serious then recognizing how Charlotte Sports Foundation is putting words into action.
“The opportunity to host a classic HBCU like this and find out it’s the 100th year; we’ve been planning deep and trying to get it right. We’re not looking to emulate on what happens on campus or try to do it ourselves. we just want to elevate this and bring it to a bigger crowd. The city of Charlotte, the Carolina Panthers, their stadium, and everyone who was part of the canvas available to these two universities to get the attention they deserved,” said Yoho.
The Charlotte Sports Foundation also made a $100,000 donation to the 100 Black Men of Charlotte organization that will benefit the greater Charlotte-America community to cap off a great weekend.
In addition, it was announced that the Aggie-Eagle Classic game will be returning to the city of Charlotte in 2027.
All in all, both universities should walk away feeling proud of such a great weekend and community turnout while thanking the City of Charlotte for being an incredible host.
Has Duke ever won a football national championship?
Duke does not officially claim any national championships. The 1936 team was retroactively named National Champions by Berryman (QRPS), a mathematical rating system devised by Clyde P. Berryman in 1990. The NCAA recognizes the Berryman title in its official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision records.
How many NCAA tournaments has Duke won? Duke has won five national championships, most recently in 2015. The 2014-15 season was one to remember for Duke fans as coach Mike Krzyzewski won his 1,000th career game, and the team featured three NBA players the future in Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook.
When was the last time Duke football was ranked?
Since 1962, Duke has only appeared in the polls in 1971, 1989, 1994, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The only time Duke has ever been ranked by the BCS was 2013; he was ranked #24 in the final BCS standings that year.
Does Duke’s mayo have to be refrigerated?
Should Duke’s be refrigerated after opening? Yes. To protect great taste and wholesome ingredients, it is recommended to refrigerate Duke’s mayonnaise after opening.