The matchup promises to be exciting as the Prairie View A&M Panthers are fresh off a SWAC Football Championship while Southern features new head coach, Stump Mitchell. Game ticket admits to game, State Fair of Louisiana, and a FREE concert after the game.
Shreveport, LA (Vocus) September 30, 2010
The Prairie View A&M Panthers and Southern University Jaguars return to the Port City for the first time since 2003 in the inaugural Shreveport Classic on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Independence Stadium.
Kickoff between these two Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Western Division powers is set for 4 p.m.. This year’s matchup promises to be an exciting one as the Prairie View A&M Panthers are fresh off a SWAC Football Championship while Southern features a new head coach in Stump Mitchell. This will mark the second-ever meeting in the city between both teams as they played in Shreveport during the 2003 campaign.
From 1989 to 2005, Southern dominated the series with 16 consecutive wins. However, the tide has turned in Prairie View’s favor as head coach Henry Frazier III has a two-game winning streak over the Jaguars and wins in three of the past four meetings.
The Classic will take place on the site of the annual State Fair of Louisiana and will provide tons of entertainment on and off the field. This also marks the first of two games in Shreveport for the Panthers as they’re slated to take on Jackson State in the 2011 edition of the Shreveport Classic.
Tickets can be purchased at the following venues:
3050 MLK Jr. Drive
Prairie View Ticket Office
Southern University • Baton Rouge Ticket Office
Independence Bowl Office
401 Market Street, Suite 120
Shreveport, LA 71101
Club Level: $52
General Admission: $25
Game ticket entitles you to enjoy the game, State Fair of Louisiana, and a FREE concert after the game.
Game day info is available at http://www.ShreveportClassic.com. Hotel and tourist information is available from the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, http://www.shreveport-bossier.org or by calling 888-45-VISIT.
Prairie View A&M Panthers and Southern University Jaguars fight it out in the 2010 Shreveport Classic. http://shreveportclassic.com
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