Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Expands 2014 HBCU Football Coverage

Strikes a deal with Urban Sports & Entertainment Group (USEG)

HBCU broadcasting games on ASPiRE

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Starting with the Inaugural Classic, ASPiRE will be expanding its Historically Black College & University college sports coverage thanks to a new deal with Urban Sports & Entertainment Group (UurbanSportsgroup.net). The first game, Alabama State vs. Tennessee State, will air Saturday, Sept. 6 at 5:00 pm EDT.

RELATED: Check out the full schedule for the games below

The collaboration will broadcast a total of 11 live and encore HBCU football games, airing Saturday, September 6 through Saturday, November 15, announced ASPiRE and Urban Sports & Entertainment Group.

“We are proud to bring Historically Black College & University college football back to ASPiRE with an expanded schedule of highly anticipated, key matchups,” said Paul Butler, general manager at ASPiRE. “We’re excited to work with Urban Sports & Entertainment Group again and to welcome sports commentators Rashan Ali and Doug Stewart to the ASPiRE family.”

The football games to be broadcast on ASPiRE are as follows:

 

  • Game #1: Sept. 6, Alabama State vs. Tennessee State (Inaugural Classic), Montgomery, AL – 5:00 p.m. EDT (exclusive)
  • Game #2: Sept.  13, HBCU Playback Game of the Week – 1999 Gold Coast Classic: Grambling State vs. Winston-Salem – 6:00 p.m. EDT – Hosted by Rashan Ali and Doug Stewart
  • Game #3: Sept. 20, Winston-Salem vs. Tuskegee, Winston-Salem, NC – 6:00 p.m. EDT (exclusive)
  • Game #4: Sept. 27, HBCU Playback Game of the Week – 2007 CIAA Football Championship: Shaw University vs. Virginia Union –6:00 p.m. EDT – Hosted by Rashan Ali and Doug Stewart
  • Game #5 – Oct. 4, HBCU Playback Game of the Week – 2002 Tuskegee Morehouse Classic:  Tuskegee vs. Morehouse – 6:00 p.m. EDT – Hosted by Rashan Ali and Doug Stewart
  • Game #6 – Oct. 11, Tuskegee vs. Morehouse (Classic), Columbus, GA  – 5:00 p.m. EDT (exclusive)
  • Game #7 – Oct. 18, Winston-Salem vs. St. Augustine (Homecoming) – 1:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game #8 – Oct. 25, HBCU Playback Game of the Week – 1997 Carolina Classic: NC Central vs. Winston-Salem – 1:30 pm EDT – Hosted by Rashan Ali and Doug Stewart
  • Game #9 – Nov. 1, HBCU Playback Game of the Week – 1994 Hampton University  vs. Norfolk State – 1:30 EDT – Hosted by Rashan Ali and Doug Stewart
  • Game #10 – Nov. 8, Virginia Union vs. Virginia State – 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Game #11 – Nov. 15, CIAA Championship Game – 1:30 p.m. EST
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