SWAC CHAMPIONSHIP-CENTRIC EVENTS
The Southwestern Athletic Conference is set to return to Houston, Texas at NRG Stadium for the 2017 SWAC Football Championship. The winner of the East and West Divisions will meet for the final installment of the championship series also known as Final Judgment Day Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3:30 p.m. CT. Last season, Grambling State dethroned the back-to-back champions Alcorn State.
There will be special events around the football championship weekend starting with its annual SWAC Hall of Fame reception Thursday, Nov. 30. On gameday, the annual SWAC Battle of the Bands, featuring performances from the respective division winners, culminates with Judgment Day at halftime. Traci Steele and Big Tigger will once again serve as the official hosts.
Tickets range from $15 - $55 (plus applicable TM fees) and increase of $5 the day of game.
The champion will earn the conference title and a chance to play in the annual Celebration Bowl Saturday, Dec. 16 in Atlanta, Ga. on ABC at 11 a.m.
Founded in 1920, the Southwestern Athletic Conference - made up of historically black colleges and universities - and its members are committed to the philosophy of maintaining intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the overall educational program. The conference believes in and subscribes to the fundamental principles of amateurism, institutional control, sound academic standards, financial aid, recruiting, and ethical conduct that govern intercollegiate athletics, and the enforcement of rules and regulations as adopted by the NCAA. Sponsoring 18 sports, the SWAC ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of alumni playing with professional sports teams- particularly in football.
Thursday, November 30
- SWAC Hall of Fame Reception at the Westin Galleria 6:00 p.m. (Invitation Only)
Friday, December 1
- SWAC Football Championship Press Conference at NRG Stadium 10 a.m. (Media Members Only) *
Saturday, December 2
- 2017 Toyota SWAC Football Championship at NRG Stadium 3:30 p.m (Gates will open at 1:30 p.m.)
- 2017 Halftime Battle of the Bands