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Cotton Bowl Stadium to Host 2022 State Fair Classic Between Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M University

ALW ENTERTAINMENT and the Dallas Sports Commission announces the 2022 STATE FAIR CLASSIC KICK OFF PRESS CONFERENCE to welcome back to Dallas Grambling State University Tigers and Prairie View A&M Panthers.

Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M University will face off in this historical Southwestern Athletic Conference rivalry Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 6PM in the Dallas-Cotton Bowl Stadium.

It is a “New Era” for the STATE FAIR CLASSIC with both universities arriving with new head coaches.

The 2022 STATE FAIR CLASSIC is a first for Grambling State University with Head football Coach Hue Jackson at the helm of the G-Men. Coach Jackson has more than 30 years of coaching experience at both collegiate and professional NFL level.

Head football Coach Bubba Mcdowell is not a stranger to Prairie View A&M University or the STATE FAIR CLASSIC. Coach Mcdowell is in his 11th season as part of the Panther coaching staff to include 4 years as an assistant head coach at PVAMU and played professionally in the NFL.

The STATE FAIR CLASSIC is truly a FOOTBALL rivalry that features the “Halftime Showdown” between Grambling State University “World Famed” Band and Prairie View A&M University “Marching Storm” Band. This year, both Grambling State University Band Director Dr. Nikole Roebuck and Prairie View A&M University Band Director Dr. Timmey T. Zachery will be in attendance.

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