Circle City Classic

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Circle City Classic
Circle City Classic
Stadium Lucas Oil Stadium
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Previous stadiums RCA Dome
Operated 1984–present
2017 matchup
Kentucky State vs. Central State (34–21)
2018 matchup
Bethune–Cookman vs. Howard (September 22, 2018)

The Circle City Classic is an annual American football game featuring two historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs) that play in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event was established in 1984 and has been played every year except for 1994 and 1995. The game was held from 1984 to 2007 in the RCA Dome, and was moved to the new Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2008 game. In addition to the weekend's primary attraction, there is also a parade and concert related to the Classic.


Game results[edit]

Year Winning Team Losing Team
1984 Mississippi Valley State 48 Grambling State 36
1985 Mississippi Valley State 28 Tennessee State 13
1986 Central State 41 Florida A&M 3
1987 Central State 31 Tennessee State 28
1988* Florida A&M 10* Jackson State 10*
1989 Jackson State 27 Bethune–Cookman 7
1990 Grambling State 27 Alabama A&M 20
1991 Alcorn State 46 Howard 27
1992 Central State 34 Alabama State 13
1993 South Carolina State 34 Jackson State 33
1996 Florida A&M 59 Hampton 58
1997 North Carolina A&T 49 Tennessee State 37
1998 Howard 32 Bethune–Cookman 25
1999 Southern 21 Hampton 6
2000 Grambling State 12 Florida A&M 10
2001 Tennessee State 45 Howard 0
2002 Alabama A&M 27 Southern 11
2003 Florida A&M 28 Jackson State 14
2004 South Carolina State 30 Tennessee State 13
2005 North Carolina A&T 16 Tennessee State 3
2006 Central State 42 Hampton 3
2007 Winston-Salem State 27 Florida A&M 23
2008 Tuskegee 34 Alabama A&M 24
2009 Alabama A&M 35 Tuskegee 15
2010 Tennessee State 37 North Carolina A&T 27
2011 Albany State 57 Kentucky State 31
2012 North Carolina Central 40 South Carolina State 10
2013 Alcorn State 48 Grambling State 0
2014 Kentucky State 31 Central State 24
2015 Kentucky State 21 Central State 17
2016 Kentucky State 17 Central State 14
2017 Kentucky State 34 Central State 22

* Denotes a tie

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