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
Coach Broderick Fobbs, Head Coach Grambling State Tigers.
Grambling QB, Charles Wright celebrates after The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl
Grambling's Martez Carter (#4), North Carolina Central's Jaquell Tayor (#27). Martez took home Offensive MVP honors after an impressive all around game.
The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl 2016 Champions, Grambling State University's Tigers
Grambling's Tigers Celebrate their win with the coveted Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Trophy!
Jameel Jackson (right) earned his Defensive MVP trophy by coming up with a huge 4th quarter interception.
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