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Alabama A&M to face Tuskegee in Gulf Coast Challenge

For the third time in the four years of the event, the Bulldogs are featured in the Gulf Coast Challenge.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala — Ladd-Peebles Stadium is scheduled to host the Gulf Coast Challenge Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority on September 25, 2021. The fourth annual event showcases a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference battle between the Tuskegee Golden Tigers and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs. 

After the event was postponed in Fall 2020, the Savannah State University Tigers and the University of West Alabama Tigers squared off in the third game on March 13. West Alabama won the contest 36-28.

This match-up marks the third time Alabama A&M is featured in the high-profile game. This is the first time Tuskegee is participating.

The Gulf Coast Challenge was created to spotlight Historically Black Colleges & Universities. 

Alabama A&M ended an undefeated 2020-21 season with their first HCBU National Championship.

Now the program is focusing on what's next.

"We are really excited for this upcoming season," said Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks. "The schedule is loaded with competitive balance between new opponents and traditional rivalries that will be great fun for the Bulldog Faithful. With all the challenges from this past year, we are ready for some football at Louis Crews Stadium!"

That schedule will kickoff on September 4 as the Bulldogs host South Carolina State in the Louis Crews Classic.

FALL 2021 ALABAMA A&M FOOTBALL SCHEDULE                                 

  • September 4 - South Carolina State (Louis Crews Classic)
  • September 18 - at Bethune-Cookman
  • October 2 - at Grambling State
  • October 9 - Jackson State (Homecoming)
  • October 16 - Florida A&M
  • October 30 - at Alabama State
  • November 6 - Mississippi Valley State
  • November 13 - at Texas Southern
  • November 20 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  • December 4 - SWAC Championship

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