ESPN To Record "Black College Live" Show On The Campus Of Virginia State University
Virginia State University is excited to announce that ESPN's Black College Live Show will film their next episode on the VSU campus on Friday, September 22. ESPN’s decision to choose VSU as a recording venue underscores the university's growing status as one of the premier HBCUs in the nation.
Black College Live is a weekly pregame series that captures the traditions, atmosphere, and environment surrounding college football at HBCUs. The show meshes experiences that encompass the atmosphere and pageantry around games, including the band, sorority/fraternity traditions, food, fashion, and, of course, football.
The show will be recorded on the back lawn of Foster Hall starting at 3 p.m. At that time, hosts Jay Walker and Tiffany Greene will preview Saturday’s VSU home football game while speaking with university President Dr. Makola M. Abdullah, student-athletes, coaches, and other campus leaders about the Greater that Happens Here. WATCH a preview of the show.
Because student engagement is a critical component of the broadcast, a pep rally will be held an hour before the taping to generate excitement for the show. The pep rally will have a DJ and include performances from the Trojan Explosion Marching Band, the Woo Woos, and the university’s various Greek organizations. Students will also serve as the backdrop for the show behind the hosts and are expected to show passion and enthusiasm.
"We are thrilled to welcome ESPN's Black College Live to our campus. This event provides an incredible opportunity for our students to engage with a national audience and proudly represent our university," said Peggy Davis, VSU Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. "Our student-athletes work hard on and off the field, and this collaboration provides a national platform for them to be recognized and celebrated."
Through this collaboration with one of the world's most prominent sports media outlets, the university aims to share its unique culture, traditions, and achievements with a broader audience. VSU is looking forward to showcasing the rich history and legacy associated with athletics and the Trojan community.