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ALW ENTERTAINMENT and the Dallas Sports Commission announces the 2022 STATE FAIR CLASSIC KICK OFF PRESS CONFERENCE to welcome back to Dallas Grambling State University Tigers and Prairie View A&M Panthers.

Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M University will face off in this historical Southwestern Athletic Conference rivalry Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 6PM in the Dallas-Cotton Bowl Stadium.

It is a “New Era” for the STATE FAIR CLASSIC with both universities arriving with new head coaches.

The 2022 STATE FAIR CLASSIC is a first for Grambling State University with Head football Coach Hue Jackson at the helm of the G-Men. Coach Jackson has more than 30 years of coaching experience at both collegiate and professional NFL level.

Head football Coach Bubba Mcdowell is not a stranger to Prairie View A&M University or the STATE FAIR CLASSIC. Coach Mcdowell is in his 11th season as part of the Panther coaching staff to include 4 years as an assistant head coach at PVAMU and played professionally in the NFL.

The STATE FAIR CLASSIC is truly a FOOTBALL rivalry that features the “Halftime Showdown” between Grambling State University “World Famed” Band and Prairie View A&M University “Marching Storm” Band. This year, both Grambling State University Band Director Dr. Nikole Roebuck and Prairie View A&M University Band Director Dr. Timmey T. Zachery will be in attendance.

When and Where

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 11:00 A.M.

Dallas Cotton Bowl Media Center (Located inside State Fair of Texas) 3750 The Midway, Dallas, Texas 75215.

Other Information

A 2022 STATE FAIR CLASSIC ticket purchase by fans includes admission to the State Fair of Texas and the incredible Pre-Game Concert featuring National Recording Artist Ashanti on the Chevy Main Stage @ 4 P.M. gates open to the game at 5 P.M.  STATE FAIR CLASSIC tickets can be purchased at both universities, Ticketmaster outlets, William Chicken and all other usual outlets.

For media credentials logon to the Grambling State University football website to get an application.