Jackson State releases statement on Southern Heritage Classic

The Southern Heritage Classic, as we have largely known it, will exist for at least one more season.

Jackson State releases a statement regarding the 2022 Southern Heritage Classic:

Last week, confidential legal correspondence between Jackson State University and Summitt Management Corporation was leaked, which did not reflect the ongoing communication between the parties. We understand how football fans plan to attend games months in advance, and it was never our intent to abruptly cancel participation during the 2022 season.

The 2022 Southern Heritage Classic game between JSU and Tennessee State University will be played as originally planned. We are pleased with this conclusion and look forward to bringing the SWAC Championship JSU Tigers back to Memphis in September for one final battle on the gridiron.

Earlier this month, Jackson State abruptly announced they would be pulling out of their annual clash with Tennessee State. The Southern Heritage Clcassic has been played since 1990. The Tigers of Jackson State have appeared in the game 28 times.

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