The Morehouse College Maroon Tigers will kick off their 2012 football season on Labor Day weekend. A preseason poll of coaches in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has predicted that Morehouse will finish first in its East Division. The first three games of the 2012 season are against non-conference opponents. The remaining seven games will be tough conference matchups.
Morehouse will play Howard University in the AT&T Nations Football Classic on September 1 in Washington, DC. This is an annual game between two historically black college or university football teams. The game will be played in RFK Memorial Stadium, with kickoff at 3:30pm. The Maroon Tigers will also be away on September 8. They are scheduled to meet Edward Waters College in Waycross, Georgia. On September 15 Morehouse will travel to Cleveland, Ohio for a matchup against Winston Salem State University in the 2012 Cleveland Football Classic. The Rams will be a tough opponent. They finished their 2011 season with an impressive 13-1 record and were CIAA conference champions.
The Maroon Tigers first home game opponent will be conference rival Lane College on September 22. Morehouse defeated the Dragons in last years game 25-21, after a Tiger touchdown with about a minute left on the clock. Morehouse will take on Clark Atlanta University on September 29 at 7pm in the Panthers stadium. The 2011 game against Clark Atlanta was an easy win for Morehouse.
On October 6 Morehouse will travel to Columbus, Georgia for the 77th Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic. The Maroon Tigers will take on the Golden Tigers at 3pm in A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium. This matchup is the longest running rivalry among historically black colleges and universities. Plenty of Morehouse fans should be able to make the 1.5 hour trip south of campus. Morehouse is back at home on October 13 in a matchup against the Golden Rams from Albany State University. Always a tough conference opponent, Albany State beat Morehouse last year by a score of 25-15. Morehouse will play Benedict College on October 29 in Columbia, South Carolina.
October 27 is homecoming against Fort Valley State University. Kickoff will be at 2pm. Special homecoming weekend events will include an alumni golf tournament, parade, tailgating party, and a Morehouse College National Alumni Association brunch. The final game of the season will be Morehouse versus Kentucky State University at home at 2pm.
Morehouse Colleges B.T. Harvey Stadium, which seats 9,000 fans, is located at the intersection of Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. and Sells Ave. SE in Atlanta. Single game ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Homecoming game tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students.