Magic City Classic

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Magic City Classic
Teams
First meeting October 31, 1924
Alabama State 30 , Alabama A&M 0
Latest meeting October 29, 2016
Alabama State 41, Alabama A&M 42
Next meeting October 28, 2017
Trophy Magic City Classic Trophy
Statistics
Meetings total 80
All-time series Alabama A&M leads, 40–37–3
Magic City Classic is located in Alabama
Alabama State University
Alabama State University
Alabama A&M University
Alabama A&M University
Birmingham
Birmingham
Locations in Alabama

The Magic City Classic is an annual American football "classic" which features Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University, the two largest historically black universities in the state. It is played at Legion Field in Birmingham (nicknamed the "Magic City"). The classic has become the highest attended Division I Football Champion Subdivision (FCS) (formerly Division I-AA) game in the nation and carries a $24.3 million economic impact. The stadium attendance averages over 60,000 annually.[1]l[2]

The first game between the two schools was played in 1924. It has been an uninterrupted, annual tradition since 1945 and has been played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama since 1946.

The classic is noted for being the largest HBCU and predominately African-American event in the nation attracting nearly 200,000 participants.[3] The Alabama A&M Bulldogs lead the series with a record of 40-37-3 all-time (as of 2016).

Other activities[edit]

Many festivities are held in conjunction with the game which includes a pep rally, comedy show, scholarship breakfast, concert/festival, soirees, tailgating, block parties, alumni gatherings, 2-hour parade, and a popular "Battle of the Bands" between ASU's Mighty Marching Hornets and AAMU's Maroon and White Marching Band. Festivities begin the week of Saturday's game.

In recent years, the classic has attracted numerous African-American celebrities, public figures, and elected officials to Birmingham.

History[edit]

Alabama A&M victories are shaded ██ maroon. Alabama State victories shaded in ██ gold.

Year Alabama A&M Alabama State Series Leader Series (ASU-AAMU-Tie)
1924 Alabama A&M 0 Alabama State 30 ASU 1–0–0
1925 Alabama A&M 0 Alabama State 7 ASU 2–0–0
1929 Alabama A&M 0 Alabama State 32 ASU 3–0–0
1931 Alabama A&M 0 Alabama State 56 ASU 4–0–0
1932 Alabama A&M 0 Alabama State 18 ASU 5–0–0
1940 Alabama A&M 6 Alabama State 24 ASU 6–0–0
1941 Alabama A&M 13 Alabama State 21 ASU 7–0–0
1942 Alabama A&M 20 Alabama State 6 ASU 7–1–0
1945 Alabama A&M 7 Alabama State 20 ASU 8–1–0
1946 Alabama A&M 14 Alabama State 15 ASU 9–1–0
1947 Alabama A&M 6 Alabama State 12 ASU 10–1–0
1948 Alabama A&M 14 Alabama State 8 ASU 10–2–0
1949 Alabama A&M 13 Alabama State 13 ASU 10–2–1
1950 Alabama A&M 12 Alabama State 16 ASU 11–2–1
1951 Alabama A&M 27 Alabama State 6 ASU 11–3–1
1952 Alabama A&M 38 Alabama State 13 ASU 11–4–1
1953 Alabama A&M 13 Alabama State 7 ASU 11–5–1
1954 Alabama A&M 7 Alabama State 23 ASU 12–5–1
1955 Alabama A&M 13 Alabama State 6 ASU 12–6–1
1956 Alabama A&M 0 Alabama State 0 ASU 12–6–2
1957 Alabama A&M 7 Alabama State 13 ASU 13–6–2
1958 Alabama A&M 8 Alabama State 20 ASU 14–6–2
1959 Alabama A&M 0 Alabama State 22 ASU 15–6–2
1960 Alabama A&M 22 Alabama State 20 ASU 15–7–2
1961 Alabama A&M 32 Alabama State 12 ASU 15–8–2
1962 Alabama A&M 54 Alabama State 6 ASU 15–9–2
1963 Alabama A&M 32 Alabama State 14 ASU 15–10–2
1964 Alabama A&M 30 Alabama State 0 ASU 15–11–2
1965 Alabama A&M 34 Alabama State 0 ASU 15–12–2
1966 Alabama A&M 36 Alabama State 19 ASU 15–13–2
1967 Alabama A&M 7 Alabama State 13 ASU 16–13–2
1968 Alabama A&M 21 Alabama State 27 ASU 17–13–2
1969 Alabama A&M 6 Alabama State 26 ASU 18–13–2
1970 Alabama A&M 26 Alabama State 18 ASU 18–14–2
1971 Alabama A&M 6 Alabama State 12 ASU 19–14–2
1972 Alabama A&M 8 Alabama State 7 ASU 19–15–2
1973 Alabama A&M 10 Alabama State 7 ASU 19–16–2
1974 Alabama A&M 14 Alabama State 7 ASU 19–17–2
1975 Alabama A&M 29 Alabama State 22 ASU 19–18–2
1976 Alabama A&M 17 Alabama State 15 - 19–19–2
1977 Alabama A&M 7 Alabama State 14 ASU 20–19–2
1978 Alabama A&M 22 Alabama State 7 - 20–20–2
1979 Alabama A&M 14 Alabama State 17 ASU 21–20–2
1980 Alabama A&M 17 Alabama State 20 ASU 22–20–2
1981 Alabama A&M 13 Alabama State 3 ASU 22–21–2
1982 Alabama A&M 13 Alabama State 13 ASU 22–21–3
1983 Alabama A&M 27 Alabama State 14 - 22–22–3
1984 Alabama A&M 28 Alabama State 12 AAMU 22–23–3
1985 Alabama A&M 7 Alabama State 6 AAMU 22–24–3
1986 Alabama A&M 20 Alabama State 10 AAMU 22–25–3
1987 Alabama A&M 14 Alabama State 17 AAMU 23–25–3
1988 Alabama A&M 0 Alabama State 7 AAMU 24–25–3
1989 Alabama A&M 17 Alabama State 10 AAMU 24–26–3
1990 Alabama A&M 20 Alabama State 24 AAMU 25–26–3
1991 Alabama A&M 13 Alabama State 59 - 26–26–3
1992 Alabama A&M 11 Alabama State 14 ASU 27–26–3
1993 Alabama A&M 0 Alabama State 7 ASU 28–26–3
1994 Alabama A&M 0 Alabama State 26 ASU 29–26–3
1995 Alabama A&M 20 Alabama State 37 ASU 30–26–3
1996 Alabama A&M 20 Alabama State 3 ASU 30–27–3
1997 Alabama A&M 13 Alabama State 20 ASU 31–27-3
1998 Alabama A&M 28 Alabama State 34 ASU 32–27–3
1999 Alabama A&M 15 Alabama State 10 ASU 32–28–3
2000 Alabama A&M 34 Alabama State 27 ASU 32–29–3
2001 Alabama A&M 0 Alabama State 35 ASU 32–30–3
2002 Alabama A&M 23 Alabama State 20 ASU 32–31–3
2003 Alabama A&M 20 Alabama State 17 - 32–32–3
2004 Alabama A&M 20 Alabama State 24 ASU 33–32–3
2005 Alabama A&M 31 Alabama State 28 - 33–33–3
2006 Alabama A&M 21 Alabama State 13 AAMU 33–34–3
2007 Alabama A&M 13 Alabama State 9 AAMU 33–35–3
2008 Alabama A&M 17 Alabama State 16 AAMU 33–36–3
2009 Alabama A&M 21 Alabama State 7 AAMU 33–37–3
2010 Alabama A&M 10 Alabama State 31 AAMU 34–37–3
2011 Alabama A&M 20 Alabama State 19 AAMU 34–38–3
2012 Alabama A&M 13 Alabama State 31 AAMU 35–38–3
2013 Alabama A&M 7 Alabama State 31 AAMU 36–38–3
2014 Alabama A&M 37 Alabama State 36 AAMU 36–39–3
2015 Alabama A&M 20 Alabama State 35 AAMU 37–39–3
2016 Alabama A&M 42 Alabama State 41 AAMU 37–40–3
† Alabama State would later forfeit the 2001 game as part of an NCAA penalty for violations committed.[4]

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