Establishing itself as the first bowl game of the season, The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl is a postseason football game owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. It is a championship-style game between the MEAC and SWAC champions and is televised on ABC. ESPN Events collaborates with 100 Black Men of Atlanta to organize the game’s ancillary events which include a youth symposium, robotics showcase, gospel night, fan experience and more. North Carolina A&T defeated Alcorn State 41-34 in the inaugural game last year in front of over 35,000 fans and over 14.8 million viewers who watched on ABC.

A full photo recap of the game can be found here along with additional photos captured of the 100 Black Men Of Atlanta ancillary events.

Photo credit: Phil Ellsworth, ESPN Images

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Coach Broderick Fobbs, Head Coach Grambling State Tigers.

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Grambling QB, Charles Wright celebrates after The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl


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Grambling's Martez Carter (#4), North Carolina Central's Jaquell Tayor (#27). Martez took home Offensive MVP honors after an impressive all around game.

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The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl 2016 Champions, Grambling State University's Tigers


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Grambling's Tigers Celebrate their win with the coveted Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Trophy!

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Jameel Jackson (right) earned his Defensive MVP trophy by coming up with a huge 4th quarter interception.




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