Jackson State and Tennessee State will be the featured matchup in the Southern Heritage Classic through 2024.

The organizers of the Memphis-based event made the announcement Saturday on Twitter after confirming Jackson State recently agreed to terms.


Tennessee State, which has played in every game since the event was created in 1990, renewed its contract with the Southern Heritage Classic back in December.

Jackson State has played in all but two of the scheduled contests. Tennessee State faced Mississippi Valley State in 1991, and later met Grambling State in 1993.

This year’s SHC is scheduled for Sept. 14 at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

Kenn Rashad
Founding Editor & Publisher of HBCU Sports and a graduate of Grambling State University.

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