|Lincoln (MO) to play Grambling State at Arrowhead Stadium in 2013|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Lincoln (MO) University football team will play Grambling State University at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. on September 14, 2013. Betty Kemna, Lincoln's Director of Athletics has announced.
The game, which will be called the Kansas City Classic, was made possible when Truman State announced it was leaving the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The current football scheduling structure of the MIAA requires all conference teams to play an entirely league schedule. When Truman State, one of LU's scheduled opponents for the 2013 season, announced it was leaving the league, the MIAA made the decision to let teams fill the open date with an opponent of their choosing, allowing the Blue Tigers to schedule a contest against another HBCU.
"I think this is a great opportunity on several levels," said Mike Jones, the head coach of the Lincoln football team. "I think this will be a great tribute to Eddie Robinson. It's always nice when we can play other historically black institutions, and this will be a chance for our players to play in an NFL stadium."
The Kansas City Classic will be played at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. The game will mark the first game between the Blue Tigers and another HBCU program since Oct. 30, 2010, when Lincoln played at Langston (Okla.).
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