Lincoln to Host HBCU Gameday Classic

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA - The Lincoln University athletic department is pleased to announce a partnership with HBCU Gameday for a men's basketball tournament, beginning in the 2022-23 season. 

"I am extremely excited that Lincoln University will be hosting the HBCU Gameday Classic for the 2022-23 season," said Corey Lowery, Lincoln University's head men's basketball coach. "This is an excellent venue that will showcase the high-level play and talent within the HBCU community. Fans across the country will be able to witness the competitiveness of HBCUs along with a second-to-none game day environment. There is pride that exists amongst HBCUs that makes every game a rivalry. This will be an exciting event for the fans and players." 

The Classic will be held Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27 inside Manuel Rivero Gymnasium, and will feature Lincoln University, Cheyney University, the University of District of Columbia, and Bluefield State College. 

Sunday's slate includes the Battle of the Firsts as the host Lions will welcome Cheyney to Rivero.

"We are so excited to sponsor the HBCU Gameday Classic," said Tolly Carr, HBCU Gameday general manager. "Telling the story of HBCU basketball is such a vital part of what we do here at HBCU Gameday.  The opportunity to help create a moment where these four programs can come together to celebrate the game of basketball for a weekend is really special for us."

HBCU Gameday will stream the games on their platform and will have unprecedented access to the behind the scenes process of putting this tournament together.

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Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women in more than 35 undergraduate and graduate programs.