EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The 2023 Toyota Historically Black Colleges and Universities New York Classic was held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Saturday.
The football game was between Morehouse College and Albany State in Georgia and marks the start of HBCU Homecoming Week, bringing the event to the Tri-State Area.
Thousands packed MetLife Stadium to watch the game, but fans, students and alumni from dozens of HBCUs who tailgated beforehand told CBS New York it’s all about coming together as a family.
“Just to meet the alumni from Historically Black Colleges, just to have conversations and our opinion on what’s happening in the Black community,” Long Island resident George Grigg said.
From the halftime show with Big Daddy Kane and the Battle of the Bands to music in the parking lot, there was lots to do from enjoying food to taking part in different activities.
For the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity’s Beta Psi Sigma chapter, the day was about raising scholarship money for Black students.