It looks like after spending 85 years in one place, one of the longest-running HBCU football rivalries may be headed for a new home.
Morehouse and Tuskegee are reportedly in talks to move their annual classic game from Columbus, GA to Birmingham, AL, according to News 3.
The game has been played in Columbus’ A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium since 1936, however the classic’s committee has released a statement that confirmed it is seeking a change.
“It’s our understanding that both Universities are in contract negotiations with a City in Alabama,” the statement from local chairperson Lisa Goodwin read in part. “At the appropriate time, they will announce a final decision.”
“If the move occurs, the Classic will forever hold a permanent place in the history of Columbus, Georgia,” the statement read. “The Alumni in this Region will continue to support our Historically Black Colleges and Universities and will continue to wave our banners high.”