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College Gameday Is Headed to Jackson St. and the Hate Ensues

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Deion Sanders’ presence at Jackson St. has revived HBCU football and ushered in a new era for the once-dominant and legendary programs in Black College football.

Not only has he signed top recruits, but he’s also brought more attention and dollars to the institution and the program.

Last Sunday Deion was featured on “60 Minutes” and this past weekend a sold-out stadium watched the Tigers celebrate homecoming with a 22-12 victory over Campbell. Playing in front of almost 52,000 fans, which included celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross, Jackson St. remained undefeated. That led to one of the most significant announcements in program history.

The arrival of ESPN’s College Gameday in Jackson, Mississippi next Saturday.

On Saturday, October 29th, College Gameday will broadcast live from Jackson, MS before the Tigers’ game against Southern.

It’s the show’s first time in the city and its first appearance at an FCS school since visiting South Dakota State in 2019.

The 7-0 Tigers will take on a 5-2 Southern squad in what should be an exciting SWAC matchup.

Yet the show hasn’t even arrived in the city and the hate and ignorance are already spreading.

When College Gameday announced it would head to Jackson, many took to Twitter to put their ignorance on display.

One user photoshopped the Gameday Crew desk on a cracked asphalt street.

“No one wants this,” wrote another user.

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