One of the biggest weeks of the year is upon us as it is Game Week for the 73rd State Farm Magic City Classic which pits Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) rivals Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University.
The full week of action begins Monday, Oct. 20 with the SWAC Weekly Coaches Teleconference. For Alabama State University Head Coach Reggie Barlow it is just the beginning as he will also host the Reggie Barlow Radio Show at Downtown Baumhower’s Monday evening from 6-7 p.m. The show can be heard live on WVAS FM and returns to the Baumhower’s location after a week in which the show originated at the WVAS Radio Studio. All ASU fans are invited to Baumhower’s to be part of the live audience.
Tuesday the Hornets will hit the practice field for a 7 p.m. night practice session which will lead into a busy Wednesday. The Press Conference for the Classic will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. ASU players joining Coach Barlow at the press conference will be Malcolm Cyrus, Kourtney Berry and Ed Mosley.
Thursday the Hornets will hold their regular scheduled practice beginning at 11 a.m. Friday will have the Hornets loading the bus for Birmingham where they will meet for the Regions Bank Team Luncheon scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Following the luncheon ASU will make their way to their team hotel to change into their practice gear and head to Legions Field for their Friday afternoon walk through.
Saturday is game day and the parade will begin the action at 8 a.m. followed by the Coors Light Pregame Tailgate Party at 10 a.m. The kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPN3 and will be shown on a tape-delay basis later that day on ESPNU. The game can also be heard live on HornetVision and the HSRN Radio Network. Links for the audio broadcast can be located on Game Day Central before kickoff Saturday.
Check bamastatesports.com for a daily update on the Hornets’ football team leading up to Saturday’s action.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 23
11:30 AM Kickoff Luncheon – Invitation only
7:30 PM Pep Rally – Regions Field Club Lounge
Cash bar, light hor d’oeuvvres, a band and DJ, along with appearances by the cheerleaders
and mascots. Price to increase at the gate.
Friday, October 24
7:00 AM Magic City Classic Scholarship Breakfast – The Harbert Center
11:30 AM Regions Bank Team Luncheon – Invitation only
Saturday, October 25
8:00 AM McDonald’s Magic City Classic Parade – Downtown Birmingham
9:00 AM Shuttles begin – Perimeter will close
10:00 AM Coors Light Pre-Game Tailgate Party
• Come get your gameday party started at the Coors Light Pre-Game Tailgate Party
2:30 PM 73rd Annual State Farm Magic City Classic – Legion Field Will your Alma Mater earn the
bragging rights this year? Come show your support as they battle it out on the gridiron.
HALFTIME Celebrity Ambassador & Hip-Hop Legends Bell Biv DeVoe, along with a performance on behalf of the Alabama A&M Marching Maroon and White Band and ASU Mighty
POST-GAME Celebrity Ambassadors Bell Biv DeVoe to perform at the post-game concert.