North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central are rivals in just about everything. The state’s biggest HBCUs, the two schools have fierce competition 24/7, 365 in anything from football to Swag Surf.
A&T and NCCU will compete again on the football field on Nov. 18 in Greensboro, but before that takes place there will be an off-the-field competition that is arguably much more important than any athletic competition, including a MEAC title that could hang in the balance.
The two schools will participate in a “giving challenge” to raise money from Nov. 1 through Nov. 18. NCCU will use its funds for athletic scholarships, the school’s general scholarship fund and the Sound Machine.
— NCCU Athletics (@NCCUAthletics) November 2, 2017
The schools are encouraging their alumni family and friends to give any amount possible, as each $100 raised is worth one point. Through noon, Nov. 2, A&T led 33-13.
Daily Aggie/Eagle Giving Challenge Update https://t.co/PLjaP16B18
— N.C. A&T Athletics (@NCATAGGIES) November 1, 2017
Norfolk State and Virginia State participated in a similar challenge prior to their rivalry game at this year’s Labor Day Classic in Norfolk.
NCCU, the three-time defending MEAC champion, is set to kickoff against A&T at 1 p.m.