University to honor Braves football team with “Celebration of Champions”

After repeating as Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions against Grambling State University and participating in the inaugural Air Force Reserves Celebration Bowl, it’s safe to say that the Alcorn State University Braves football team had another historic year. It’s only right that the University celebrate the team for their amazing effort on the football field.

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are asked to mark Saturday, March 5 on their calendars for the Celebration of Champions. The events will kickoff with the Campus Parade, which will start at Bowles Hall and end at the Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex. The team will be honored with the Celebration of Champions ceremony at Jack Spinks-Marino Cassem Stadium at 2 p.m. at gates 12-14 at the visitor’s side entrance. The Block Party, which will only be for Alcorn students, will be in the E. E. Simmons Gymnasium at 8 p.m. after the women’s and men’s basketball games against Texas Southern University.

Intercollegiate Athletics Director Derek Horne is looking forward to celebrating the football team’s success with the Alcorn community.

“We are excited to host the Celebration of Champions for our football team,” said Horne. “Winning championships is a family affair and we want our students, faculty, staff and alumni to have the opportunity to celebrate our back-to-back championships. This will be a day filled with engaging activities and I encourage everyone to come out, enjoy the festivities and support the Braves.”

Spectators will have the chance to take photos with the team and the championship trophy, win door prizes and much more.

For more information, call 601-877-6500.

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