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HBCU Central

Join the WBLS family as we celebrate HBCU’s at the second annual HBCU New York Classic at Metlife Stadium September 16!

About the event:

Known as the world’s largest HBCU Homecoming, fans and alumni from the 107 HBCUs across the country are expected to attend the 2023 HBCU NY Classic.

Following an incredible first year with over 38,000 fans in attendance, the Toyota HBCU New York Classic returns to MetLife Stadium on September 16, 2023 for the second annual event.

Celebrating all the tradition and pageantry of the HBCU game day experience, the event culminates with an epic match-up between Albany State University and Morehouse College. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET and the game will be presented live on CNBC, Peacock, and the NBC Sports App.

Get your tickets at hbcunyclassic.com

hbcu Step show

It’s a Homecoming Celebration. We’re bringing ya’ll an EXCLUSIVE StepShow Event – full of performances – you won’t want to miss! NJIT Wellness & Event Center in Newark, NJ on Friday, September 15. Doors open at 6PM.




Captains & Majors is a documentary style podcast focused on the lead up to the HBCU New York Football Classic. HOT 97 followed Howard University and Morehouse College through their preseason preparations for the HBCU NY Football Classic, as well as the SHOWTIME Marching Band and the House Of Funk.

Learn all about the past, present, and future of HBCU Sports with HOT 97.