Stadium to host NYUL Classic on Nov. 17
Yankee Stadium will once again play host to a classic college football matchup, as Hampton University and Morgan State University will meet in the New York Urban League Football Classic on November 17, 2012, at the home of the Yankees. The two-year agreement calls for the two schools to play at Yankee Stadium again in 2013 as well.
Proceeds of the game allow the New York Urban League to deliver services in education and scholarships. Whitney M. Young, Jr. who the scholarship was named after; won an impressive reputation as a nationalblack activist who helped bridge the gap between white political and business leaders and poor blacks and militants.
The original Yankee Stadium was host to the annual New York Urban League football game from 1968-73 and '76-87. Morgan State played 11 times in the contest, going 1-10 as they faced off against Grambling and head coach Eddie Robinson each time. For Hampton, it will mark their first football game at Yankee Stadium (original or current).