The Southern Heritage Classic enters a new era, as Jackson State, who has competed in 29 of the 32 played games , ( the contests in 2018 and 2020 were cancelled by lighting and COVID-19, respectively) has exited stage right and The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will be pitted opposite Tennessee State, at least for the next two years.
“The Classic has a strong legacy and this year, we’re writing a new chapter and making new memories. It’s always a good time when Tennessee State comes to town and I’m glad that Arkansas-Pine Bluff decided to join the festivities. We invite everyone to attend and enjoy all the events that make Classic Weekend one of the best in the city. Get ready for some great football!”SHC founder Fred Jones
The 34th Southern Heritage Classic will take place Saturday, February 9, 2023 at the Simmons Bank Liberty Bank Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 6 PM CST. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 3 at ticketmaster.com