Charlotte and North Carolina Central University will shine bright in 2021 college football season kickoff

By CLTure News

July 20, 2021

North Carolina will take center stage for the launch of the 2021 college football season. ESPN’s College GameDay will travel to Charlotte on Saturday, September 4 for the highly anticipated matchup between Georgia and Clemson broadcasting live from Romare Bearden Park. Prior to arriving in Charlotte, the nationally televised pregame show will air from the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kickoff in Atlanta featuring Durham HBCU, North Carolina Central University against Alcorn State on Saturday, August 28.

In addition, marching bands from both North Carolina Central University (The Sound Machine) and Alcorn State (Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite) will be showcased during GameDay’s pregame show in Atlanta. The three-hour show will celebrate the tradition, legacy and values of HBCUs while previewing the upcoming college football season according to the ESPN press release.

“We all missed the traditions of college football and the festive atmosphere of Saturdays last season, so we are particularly excited to welcome fans back for College GameDay’s 35th season, starting with the first two road shows in Atlanta and Charlotte,” said Drew Gallagher, ESPN coordinating producer.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim Rose will also host First Take live from Center Parc Stadium on Friday, August 27 in Atlanta, welcoming a full lineup of special guests.

North Carolina Central University will take on Alcorn State in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kickoff on August 28 at 7 p.m. on ESPN. The Georgia Bulldogs will take on the Clemson Tigers on September 4 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN live from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

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