Magic City Classic

SWAC Announces Spring Football Schedule; Magic City Classic April 17

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has unveiled its spring football schedule for all 10 schools. Football was moved from fall to spring because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Alabama State University will face Alabama A&M in the Magic City Classic in Birmingham on April 17. The schedule includes one non-conference open date for each team and conference games each week beginning…

ASU: Magic City Classic attendance record-setting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (bamastatesports.com) – The 75th annual McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca Cola between Alabama State and Alabama A&M on Saturday at Legion Field lived up to the billing as there was a record-setting crowd for the game that was estimated at 70,000 plus fans. The figure did not include all those who were tailgating outside and around…

Alabama A&M edges Alabama State 42-41 in OT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Jonathan Dorsey hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Nick Carden kicked in the extra point to lift Alabama A&M to a 42-41 win over Alabama State on Saturday. Tied at 35 late in the fourth quarter, Alabama A&M (3-5, 3-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) missed a 33-yard field goal when Alabama State’s Roderick Henderson…

Hornets trip in Magic City Classic on OT extra point

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (bamastatesports.com) – Stings of unanswered scoring runs, fiery comebacks, and plenty of dramatic moments in a see saw second half characterized the 75th annual McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca Cola between Alabama State and Alabama A&M on Saturday at Legion Field. It was such a tight game that it needed overtime as the Hornets fell in…

Magic City Classic pre-game hype & hoopla begins

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (bamastatesports.com) – The ever-increasing magnitude of the McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca Cola between Alabama State and Alabama A&M as something more than just a football game was on full display Wednesday morning at the Coca Cola Headquarters in Birmingham. The 75th annual edition’s week-long festivities got underway under sponsor-enriched decorum from McDonald’s and Coca Cola…

Guidance for Magic City Classic fans

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (bamastatesports.com)– With the 75th annual Magic City Classic upon us next Saturday for a 3 p.m. kickoff, fans will have to be in the know on what they can’t bring to the game. To help insure public safety and improve stadium access, Legion Field has adopted a clear bag policy similar to what ASU Stadium has enacted. Officials…

Magic City Classic tickets now on sale

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (bamastatesports.com)  – Football season is less than three weeks away and that means the annual showdown between Alabama State and Alabama A&M at the Magic City Classic is not that far away either. Tickets for the 75th edition of the MCC are on sale now and can be purchased either on line at themagiccity.com or at the ASU…