NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State will host the 2015 John Merritt Classic Press Conference on Friday, July 24 at Nissan Stadium. The press conference will begin at 11 a.m. in the stadium’s Press Room (Lower Level).
The 17th Annual John Merritt Classic football game on Sept. 6 will see the Tigers face the Hornets of Alabama State for the 13th time in the programs all-time series history. The game will be a rematch of last season when TSU fell to ASU, 27-21, on the road.
Head coaches Rod Reed and Brian Jenkins will join the director of athletics from both schools to address the media and speak on the upcoming contest. The honoree for the annual event will also be announced.
Nashville favorite and long time WSMV sports newscaster, Rudy Kalis, is set to MC the event.
In last season’s John Merritt Classic, the Tigers defeated Edward Waters College, 58-6, to improve to 11-5 all-time in JMC games.
The press conference will be streamed live on the OVCDigitalNetwork.