Aggies, Eagles Enter Into 10-Year Football Agreement

The North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central football series will continue over the next 10 seasons.

Starting this fall, the agreement calls for both schools to play each year until 2030. The Aggies and the Eagles have been playing each other since 1924 with the Aggies leading the all-time series 52-34-5.

During both teams’ recent run in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), the game routinely had championship and postseason implications and was played in front of sellout crowds.

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The Aggies announcement of their intentions to leave the MEAC for the Big South starting this fall had left the rivalry’s future in doubt.

“I know there have been some concerns about whether this great tradition of North Carolina A&T meeting North Carolina Central on the gridiron would continue with our move to a new conference this fall,” said N.C. A&T Director of Athletics Earl Hilton. “I am glad to say that tradition is going nowhere. Our fans look forward to this game each year. Aggies have a lot of friends and family who are Eagles and Eagles have a lot of friends and family who are Aggies. It is truly a family feud.”

The home team will alternate each year, starting with the 2021 game in Greensboro.

“I want to thank our colleagues at NC A&T State University for partnering with us on this agreement,” said NCCU Director of Athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree. “This game is one of the highlights of every football season for our student-athletes, alumni and fans, so we are excited to be able to guarantee that we will meet our in-state rival on the gridiron for the next 10 years.”

Future N.C. A&T vs. NCCU Football Games
Date (Host Institution)
Sept. 25, 2021 (NC A&T)
Sept. 3, 2022 (NCCU)
Sept. 9, 2023 (NC A&T)
Sept. 21, 2024 (NCCU)
Sept. 20, 2025 (NC A&T)
Sept. 12, 2026 (NCCU)
Sept. 4, 2027 (NC A&T)
Sept. 2, 2028 (NCCU)
Sept. 1, 2029 (NC A&T)
Aug. 31, 2030 (NCCU)

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