On September 6th, Arrowhead Stadium will once again host the Missouri Classic. This year, the game will feature the Langston University Lions against the Lincoln University Blue Tigers.
Councilman John Sharp and Councilman Jermaine Reed both played a pivotal role in bringing the Missouri Classic back to Kansas City for the second consecutive year.
This will be the 14th straight year the Chiefs have hosted a college football game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Langston University, the game's visiting team, finished the 2013 campaign with a 6-4 record and a No. 21 overall ranking, missing out on the NAIA playoffs by one spot. Chiefs Hall of Fame RB Mike Garrett, who spent five years in a Chiefs uniform from 1966-70 and is a member of the club's Super Bowl IV-winning team, is currently the Athletic Director at Langston University.
Lincoln University, serving as the game's home team, is a member of the NCAA's Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). Blue Tigers Head Coach Mike Jones earned a Super Bowl ring with the St. Louis Rams in the club's 23-16 victory against the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV, in which Jones is most known for tackling Tennessee receiver Kevin Dyson just short of the goal line on the final play of the game.
The first college game ever hosted at Arrowhead was in October of 1972 featuring Grambling State and Mississippi Valley State. The Chiefs strive to make Arrowhead Stadium a destination for fans of all ages and football players of all skill levels, including pro, college and high school.
For more information, please contact Langston University Sports Information Director Daniel Garrett at (405) 466-3262 or Lincoln University Assistant A.D. for Media Relations Dan Carr at (573) 681-5343. More information is also available at www.themissouriclassic.com, by calling (214) 943-2893 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.