by Angela Davis|@jerseygirlsport |@ladyadavis

When college football fans talk about college football, they usually speak of the big names with the big television reach. The reality is Black college football has a prestigious and celebrated legacy in college football worthy of respect. While it’s often placed separate from ‘mainstream’ college football, the truth is, were it not for this honored legacy, many of these ‘big schools’ would never be where they are.

On December 17th, the Celebration Bowl will kick-off the college bowl season and bring together the best of the best in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and the Mideastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Famed Grambling State University will try and retain their championship against North Carolina A&T University who is coming in undefeated this season. This match-up is especially interesting in that A&T’s head coach  Rod Broadway was a former coach at Grambling State University.

If you don’t know anything about black college football, there are three things that are definite: the competition will be fierce, the trash-talking will be constant and the bands will deliver like never before.

Grambling State University and North Carolina A&T will meet at the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on December 17th at 12PM eastern.

I guarantee you it’s going to be a good time.