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2023 Southern Heritage Classic

University of Arkansas at UAPB


Tennessee State University


“Dear Mother” has been selected to play in this historic 34th SHC football game against Tennessee State University. Kickoff is scheduled for 6pm Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Simmons Bank/Liberty Stadium, Memphis TN. The Memphis Chapter is currently selling tickets. You can purchase tickets at https://tinyurl.come/MEMALUMSHCIX.

Several events are planned for your enjoyment: a memorable Meet and Greet, a Greek stroll off, and the most “turnt up” Tailgate Party known to man. Also, the University is in the planning stages of finalizing two signature events. More information about those events is forthcoming. Oh, and wait there’s more! The SHC concert will feature the legendary Ms. Gladys Knight, on September 7, 2023 at the Orpheum Theatre Memphis TN.

The SHC is one of the largest classic spotlighting HBCU football. When you purchase a ticket, you are giving back to “Dear Mother” directly and indirectly. When you purchase tickets, you are helping to further the University’s brand, advance student recruitment

and help to offset some of the Athletic Department’s expenditures for the school year 2023-2024. In return, you will be able to fellowship with friends and supporters of the baddest HBCU (UAPB) in the land. You will also be able to witness the baddest band in the land (M4), the baddest cheerleading squad, and the baddest football team in the SWAC.

Last year the SHC for 2022 drew an attendance of approximately 52,000 fans. The tailgate section houses 500 spots. Those spots sold out in 51 minutes. All the suites have sold out for this year’s game. So please make plans to attend. If for some reason you are unable to attend, consider purchasing tickets and donating them to a student. We are encouraging social groups, high school students and alumni chapters to charter buses and come in for the game.