The Vulcan Bowl was a college football bowl game played at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The game was played on New Year's Day between 1941 and 1949 and again in 1952, between historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The game was one of the longer-lasting bowls for HBCUs established in the 1940s. The first game in the series was called the "Steel Bowl," and the bowl game served as an early era black college football national championship game by matching the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion against the best team from the other HBCU conferences.
|Annual||Date Played||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|1st||1 January 1941||Morris Brown||19||Wilberforce||3|
|2nd||1 January 1942||Langston||13||Morris Brown||0|
|3rd||1 January 1943||Texas College||13||Tuskegee||0|
|4th||1 January 1944||Tuskegee||12||Clark Atlanta||7|
|5th||1 January 1945||Tennessee State||12||Tuskegee||7|
|6th||1 January 1946||Tennessee State||33||Texas College||6|
|7th||1 January 1947||Tennessee State||32||Louisville Municipal College||0|
|8th||1 January 1948||Central State||27||Grambling||21|
|9th||1 January 1949||Kentucky State||23||North Carolina A&T||13|
|10th||1 January 1952||Bethune-Cookman||27||Texas College||13|
- Results Source: Vulcan Bowl, at the College Football Data Warehouse
- Roger B., Saylor (May 2000). "Black College Football" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. p. 6.
- "Vulcan Bowl Game Set". Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News (p. 11). November 7, 1941.
- John Rodgers (January 11, 1941). "Morris Brown Tops Wilberforce In Thrilling Steel Bowl Game". Durham Carolina Times (p. 5).