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Austin R. Vaughn | | November 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Turkey Day Classic

Welcome back, sports fans, to Throwback Thursday, a time to look upon our past with equal parts nostalgia, pride and a healthy dose of shame. For as casual style goes through awkward changes and redesigns so do football uniforms and logos.

This week, in honor of Thanksgiving, we take a look at the Turkey Day Classic:

The Turkey Day Classic was a rivalry game held annually on Thanksgiving Day from 1924 to 2012. The Classic pitted the Alabama State Hornets and the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in what was the oldest football classic matchup between historically black universities.

Despite Alabama State competing in the Football Championship Subdivision and Tuskegee competing in Division II, the games were always competitive and Tuskegee put together solid win streaks even in the later years. However, due to the start times of the FCS and DII Playoffs, Alabama State and Tuskegee had to discontinue the football classic in order to compete in the postseason.

But, the memory of the Turkey Day Classic stands as a reminder of the rich tradition of football on Thanksgiving Day.

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