Saturday is a big day in Washington D.C., as it is the revival of one of college football's most storied rivalries. Howard and Morehouse, two bitter HBCU rivals who have not met in 14 years, will rekindle their rivalry at RFK Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the inaugural AT&T Nation Football Classic.
It's a rivalry that dates all the way back to 1923, but it has not taken place since 1997 because of problems with corporate sponsorship. This time, Events D.C. the agency that owns RFK Stadium, rebooted the rivalry. AT&T emerged as a sponsor, and the game was back on.
The two schools are at different places in their football world. Howard has been struggling as an FCS club, having come off a 1-10 season and a blowout loss to Eastern Michigan last week. Morehouse is an emerging Division II club who recently sent a player -- Ravens offensive lineman Ramon Harewood -- to the NFL. But of course, the big events also center around some of the other things going on, including the halftime battle between the two bands.