EDITOR’S NOTE: John Thomas Grant, Jr. was named government director of the Celebration Bowl, Atlanta’s latest faculty soccer postseason recreation owned and operated by ESPN Occasions, in August 2015. Having labored within the Atlanta marketplace for over three many years, Grant joins ESPN from 100 Black Males of Atlanta (100), the place he was the chief government officer.
This yr’s Cricket MEAC/SWAC Problem Kickoff was historic for HBCUs and HBCU soccer.
The dedication by ESPN to showcase the opening of faculty soccer in Week 0 with the North Carolina Central-Alcorn State recreation is on the core of ESPN’s storytelling mission.
It was an training to millions of viewers in regards to the worth and richness of HBCUs, their tradition, and their impression on the nation by means of training and sports activities.
We’re happy with the choice the corporate made to characteristic a key occasion that it has owned and operated for 16 years. The variety of tales informed throughout The Undefeated, ABC/Good Morning America, First Take, School Soccer Stay, School GameDay Constructed by The Home Depot, and inside the recreation itself on ESPN, exemplified the limitless vary of content material accessible to us.
The Cricket Celebration Bowl – the HBCU nationwide championship recreation performed in December on ABC – offers a becoming near the HBCU faculty soccer season.
You possibly can’t really perceive something till you expertise it.
I encourage everybody to get out to an HBCU recreation this season.
Attempt it, you’ll like it!
Spencer Jackson produced the video. Scott Clarke shot the pictures.
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