Delta Classic

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Delta Classic
The Delta Classic 4 Literacy
Stadium War Memorial Stadium
Location Little Rock, Arkansas
Operated 2006-2012

Also known as the Delta Classic, The Delta Classic 4 Literacy was a college football game held between historically black colleges. It was held annually in Little Rock, Arkansas from 2006 to 2012.[1][2]


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.[3] Proceeds from the game go to the Arkansas Literacy Council.[3] 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.[3] In the second Delta Classic held on October 13, 2007 Grambling State defeated UAPB 30-24.[4]

The Delta Classic 4 Literacy was discontinued in 2012 with the last game in the series being a 17-14 victory by UAPB over Langston University.[1] UAPB ended with a 3-4 record in the Delta Classic, including two victories against Grambling State in 2006 and 2009.[2][5]

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 [2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Murrell, I.C. "Little Rock Lions: Alcorn State extended weekend includes fundraiser.", July 1, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions schedule (2002 - 2017)." Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "About Delta Classic 4 Literacy." Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "2007 Delta Classic."
  5. ^ "Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions Schedule - 2006." Retrieved February 5, 2017.

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