October 20, 2017

Thursday Open Thread: HBCU Football Classics Week

Good Morning Obots!

Today’s featured classic: The Battle Of The Bay – Norfolk State University vs Hampton University

Tom Joyner flips the coin before the start of the game in 2008

This annual game between two schools in different portions of the Hampton Roads area—Hampton University on the “Peninsula” and Norfolk State University on the “Southside”. Unlike many HBCU classics, this game alternates between the two schools’ home fields.

Hampton University Drumline Block in 2008 vs NSU

Norfolk State University’s Drumline 2009