2014 Southern Heritage Classic
It's powerhouse versus powerhouse when Jackson State takes on Tennessee State, giving
fans plenty of reasons to get out and show their support as the Southern Heritage Classic gets underway once again this season.
Be there for all of the highlight-reel runs, eye-popping throws and spectacular catches that will have everyone jumping out
of their seats in no time as this great rivalry continues to roll from one amazing game to the next. The Southern Heritage
Classic has been a staple for both of these schools for a couple of decades at this point, giving you plenty of reasons to
put down the remote so you can head out and see what all of the buzz is about.
First getting rolling in 1994, the Southern
Heritage has been gaining a reputation for having some very dramatic and incredible moments from one game to the next. These
are two talented teams that play an exciting brand of football, providing plenty of incentive to head out to see a unique
battle between two teams that are very familiar with each other at this point. And once you're there, you'll be glad that
you're not still sitting at home, as this is a game that you have to experience with alongside of the rest of the fans if
you want to have any hope of understanding what it's truly all about.
Southern Heritage Classic Football Team
The rivalry between the Jackson State and Tennessee State goes back to 1990, giving fans some big-time thrills
over the years as these two programs continue to strengthen. The Jackson State Tigers football team has a rich history of
success, dating all the way back to 1911 and giving their fans some big-time thrills over the years. Some of their top achievements
include earning more than a dozen titles in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, a top-tier conference filled with talented
teams that know how to bring it on the gridiron. The Tennessee State Tigers are no slouches either, of course, as they have
sent many top-tier players on to the NFL and have a reputation for having some superstar-level talent on their roster at all
times, helping to make this a rivalry that tends to have fans in and out of their seat on the regular.
When your favorite team storms the gridiron for an electrifying matchup against a rival, you'll understand
the difference between seeing them on your fancy TV and seeing them from the stands. Once you've seen the game the way it
was meant to be seen, the TV experience suddenly feels like taking a look at the Grand Canyon on a postage stamp. Be there
for all of the electrifying catches, spectacular runs and big-time hits that have become standard operating procedure over
the years. As soon as you're there watching your favorite team trying to buckle down for one more clutch defensive stand,
you'll understand that it simply doesn't get any better than college football at this level.
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium at Jackson State and LP Field at Tennessee State are the two
venues that house the Southern Heritage Classic, giving you two great stadiums throughout the regular season for these two
programs. But this one is on a neutral site in Memphis, giving a chance for both teams to have their fan bases come into the
stands and help get the rivalry going in the stands long before kick-off. Though the teams played each other as far back as
1990, the Southern Heritage Classic came together in 1994, and it's been played in Memphis ever since. Tennessee State has
had the best of the series so far, but Jackson State has had some great victories as well, helping to make this an exciting
rivalry that is always a highlight of the calendar for fans from both sides.
Southern Heritage Classic Trivia
you know that the Southern Heritage Classic has brought in roughly one million viewers since its inception?
been a heavily attended rivalry matchup from the very beginning, and there been some unbelievable crowds over the years. The
top attendance happened in 1997, when 61,171 different fans poured into the stands to be a part of the excitement.
Southern Heritage Classic Fans
There has never been a better time to get out and show your support as it will
be the Tigers vs. Tigers in an epic battle of pride and gridiron glory. This is a riveting rivalry that has more than its
fair share of incredible moments from one year to the next, and college football is just one of those sports that you have
to see in person to truly appreciate. The Southern Heritage Classic is just one of those historic college football rivalries
that in many ways becomes the very essence of the college sports experience, and it won't be hard to see why college football
remains one of the top spectator sports in the world.