Delta Classic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Delta Classic
The Delta Classic 4 Literacy
Stadium War Memorial Stadium
Location Little Rock, Arkansas

Also known as the Delta Classic, The Delta Classic 4 Literacy is a college football game held between historically black colleges. It is held annually in Little Rock, Arkansas.

History[edit]

Fitz Hill created the event, then known as the Literacy Classic while serving as head football coach at San Jose State University. After becoming president of Arkansas Baptist College, Hill restarted the event in Little Rock as The Delta Classic 4 Literacy, with the intent of raising awareness regarding illiteracy in the Delta region.[1] Proceeds from the game go to the Arkansas Literacy Council.[2] The first game in the Arkansas version of the Delta Classic was played between Grambling State University and the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in October, 2006, with UAPB gaining the victory en route to winning the Southwestern Athletic Conference Western Division title that season.[2] In the second Delta Classic held on October 13, 2007 Grambling State defeated UAPB 30-24.[3] UAPB currently has a 2-4 record in the Delta Classic, with both victories coming against Grambling State in 2006 and 2009.

Game results[edit]

Date Winner Opponent Score Notes Ref
October 14, 2006 UAPB Grambling St. 33–28
October 13, 2007 Grambling St. UAPB 30–24
November 8, 2008 Grambling St. UAPB 28–7
November 11, 2009 UAPB Grambling St. 49–42
October 30, 2010 Grambling St. UAPB 35–25
September 3, 2011 Langston UAPB 19-12
September 1, 2012 UAPB Langston 17-14 [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Delta Classic 4 Literacy".  www.todaysthv.com. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "About Delta Classic 4 Literacy." m.deltaclassic4literacy.org. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "2007 Delta Classic." www.sports.espn.go.com.
  4. ^ "Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions." ESPN College Football. www.espn.com. Retrieved July 26, 2013.

External links[edit]