Are You Ready for Some HBCU Football??

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: June 27, 2010

HARTLY, De. — The Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) has released its 2010 football broadcast schedule which includes 19 games, seven of which are Classic contests.

The broadcasts will be distributed nationally on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and on local terrestrial stations.

“We have put together a schedule that will cover all Historical Black College and Universities (HBCU) conferences and major Classics. We are excited and proud to give fans across the country a platform to enjoy the coverage of their favorite teams,” said HSRN CEO Omarr Bashir.

HSRN will kickoff their 2010 schedule on Saturday, August 28th with the “Furniture City” Classic in High Point, NC, matching the Rams of Winston Salem State and the Panthers of Virginia Union.

The highlight of the schedule is the “Super 7 Series” which includes Classic games from around the country. The series will open on Sept. 11 in Memphis, TN with the Southern Heritage Classic featuring Tennessee State and Jackson State.

The “Super 7 Series” will also feature:

— The New York Urban League Classic: Howard vs. Morgan St.

— The State Fair Classic from Dallas: Grambling vs. Prairie View.

— The Circle City Classic from Indianapolis: N.C. A&T vs. Tennessee State.

— The Magic City Classic from Birmingham: Alabama St. vs. Alabama A&M.

— The Florida Classic from Orlando: Bethune Cookman vs. Florida A&M.

— The Bayou Classic from New Orleans: Grambling vs. Southern.

HSRN will also feature match-ups with Div. I FCS Norfolk State meeting Div. I BCS Rutgers (Sept. 2); and N.C. Central at Georgia State in Atlanta, GA. on Oct 16.

Conference rival match-ups will include Fayetteville State vs. Elizabeth City State in the Down East Classic in Rocky Mount, NC, Morehouse vs. Tuskegee, Prairie View vs. Southern, Albany St.

vs. Ft. Valley St. and Morgan St. vs. S.C. State.

September 25 and November 13 will be double-header Saturdays on HSRN.

Founded in 2006, HSRN was created to provide a voice for the HBCU community. For over 100 years HBCU’s have participated in collegiate athletics with little to no media coverage.

Stars like Walter Payton, Althea Gibson, Doug Williams, Charles Oakley and Michael Strahan are just a few of the many superstars who were HBCU athletes.

There are approximately 7 million fans of HBCU sports who were media orphans in search of a home.

HSRN is the only satellite delivered national radio network dedicated to HBCU sports. Their goal is to fuse the greats of the past with the stars of today to showcase the significance of this unique and underserved sports community.