Deion Sanders has had an unquestionable beneficial impact on the culture of HBCU athletics since his arrival at Jackson State in 2020. His charisma, energy, passion, and honesty have lit a spark in HBCU sports we have not seen in quite some time.
Not only that media outlets are taking notice and want to get in on the action. Last Sunday, Coach Prime appeared as a guest on the oldest and most successful TV broadcast show in history, 60 minutes. The following Friday, in wake of the Tiger's homecoming game against Campbell on Saturday, Good Morning America came to Jackson State University. The NFL Hall of Famer, Michael Strahan, who is an HBCU graduate rightfully did the interview.
And now, ahead of Saturday's game on October 29 against Southern University, ESPN's College Gameday will make its way to Jackson State University.
ESPN College Gameday
College Gameday is the hub of covering college football. And on Saturday, the "Gameday" crew will make their way to Jackson, Mississippi and cover a key matchup between Jackson State and Southern University. It will be the second time in the history of College Gameday that they travel to an HBCU. In 2008, College Gameday traveled to Tallahassee to cover Florida A&M against Hampton University.
The show will air on ESPN from 8 AM to 11 AM CT on Saturday.
Jackson State is ranked #9 in the FCS football rankings. They are overall 7-0 and 4-0 in conference play. Southern University is 5-2 and 3-1 in conference play. Southern is also riding a four-game win streak heading into Saturday's game against Jackson State.
Kickoff is scheduled at 1 PM CT on Saturday at the Mississippi Memorial Veteran Stadium.