If you’re a baseball fan, you know that the HBCU World Series between Southern University and North Carolina A&T State was cancelled due to rain and threatening weather. BCSG 360 worked with stakeholders to reschedule the game. We’re here to tell you a little more about this event. Here’s some of what you can expect at this year’s tournament. And don’t worry, no tickets are required to attend.
State Fair Diamond Classic
The State Fair Diamond Classic is one of several connected events in the Black College Sports Network (BCSG360) bcsg360 360 sports video-on-demand service. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Black College Sports Foundation, which promotes higher education and historical black colleges. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit college admissions and prep programs as well as scholarships. These funds will go to both participating institutions.
Frisco, Texas will host two HBCU baseball events this spring. The State Fair Diamond Classic and the Lone Star Diamond Classic will be played March 26-28 at Dr. Pepper Ballpark, the Frisco RoughRiders’ home field. The State Fair Diamond Classic will feature Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Southern University while the Lone Star Diamond Classic will feature Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M.
As a member of the BCSG360 community, you can support these programs and help these historically black colleges in the United States. The BCSG 360 program is dedicated to educating students about the importance of historically black colleges and universities. As part of its mission, the organization plans to donate one dollar for every person who attends the Magic City Diamond Classic game between Alabama A&M and Alabama State on April 28. A letter to Stillman College’s alumni last week requested $275,000 by the end of April to fund the school’s athletic department.
Lone Star Diamond Classic
On Wednesday, February 3 at 10 a.m., BCSG 360 will host its virtual press conference on the Lone Star Diamond Classic. The event will feature two HBCU baseball teams that will showcase their heritage and talent. The game will take place at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. The tournament is free to the public, and it will include the following games:
Music City Diamond Classic
The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has announced that they are hosting the Music City Diamond Classic on April 17 and 18. The event will feature top HBCU teams and will feature two games – a Saturday game between the Lane College Dragons and Tuskegee University and a Sunday doubleheader. Tickets are available for both games, and there is even a weekend pass that includes all three games. Tickets are on sale now, so get them while they’re still available.
A highlight of the event is a free admission street festival that begins after the game. On First Avenue South, you’ll find food vendors, live music, and vendors of all sorts. AAMU’s coach, Mitch Hill, said the two teams would benefit from the exposure they will receive in the talent-rich Birmingham area. Ticket sales are expected to be up by 40 percent from last year, as was the case in the first edition of the Magic City Diamond Classic.
The Grambling Tigers will play the Prairie View Panthers in the 2021 Lone Star Diamond Classic. The Frisco RoughRiders will also host the State Fair Diamond Classic. Both tournaments will feature University of Arkansas Pine Bluff vs. Southern University. The Grambling Tigers will take on Prairie View A&M in the 2021 Lone Star Diamond Classic. During the virtual press conference this week, the coaches discussed their upcoming trips to the Lone Star Diamond Classic and the State Fair Diamond Classic.
The Chattanooga Lookouts are a Minor League Baseball team based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They are the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and play in the Southern League. The Lookouts play home games in AT&T Field, which seats 6,340. In addition to regular games, the Lookouts host several fun events throughout the season, such as a fun-themed night and post-game fireworks.
The team is currently in its second season in the Southern League, and is playing in the M-Braves division. Since 1932, the Lookouts have been a Double-A affiliate of major league ballclubs. In 1909, the Andrews Paper Box Company purchased the team and renamed it the “Lookouts” after a fan contest. The team’s first home stadium was Andrews Field, located in the 1100 block of East 3rd Street. In 2015, the Lookouts’ affiliation with the Washington Senators, the organization’s major league club, has been restored.
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The HBCU World Series presented by the Hank Aaron Sports Academy was canceled by its promoter BCSG 360. Norfolk State University, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champ, bowed out. The event would have pitted them against SWAC champ Southern University. It would have been held the weekend in between conference championships and NCAA tournaments. However, it will happen in 2022. The event will be back.
HBCU World Series to be played at Chicago White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
This year’s HBCU World Series will be the first of its kind. The event is sponsored by the Black College Nines, an organization that aims to honor the legacy of historically black colleges. The competition will feature the top teams from the BCN “large school” poll. The winning team will be crowned the national champion of black college baseball. If you’re looking forward to seeing this great event in person, don’t miss the opportunity!
The HBCU World Series will be held at the new Chicago White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. The first series featured eight HBCU baseball programs. This year’s event will feature six, with two teams excluded due to COVID-19 protocol and administration restrictions. The remaining four teams are from NAIA and NCAA Division II schools, and two are HBCU baseball programs. The teams from both of these organizations play double-elimination games, and the winners of each division will face off in a one-game playoff.
Guests with game tickets can take advantage of the Social Tap Room, located outside Section 157. This area includes full bar options, a large television, and food. Xfinity Wifi is available to all fans in Guaranteed Rate Field. Connecting to the website at xfinitywifi.com/WhiteSox will give you access to it. The Wintrust Scout Seat area is located off Section 3 1/2 and is open to HBCU World Series ticket holders. Fans can enter through Gate 3 1/2 or from the Main (100) level. However, no food or drink may leave this area.
Fans can also visit the New Era Cap Corner for a chance to buy baseball caps of all colors and sizes. The Sculpture of Harold Baines, a former catcher, is located behind Section 105. Nearby is the Minnie Minoso Sculpture and Carlton Fisk. There are also Sculptures of Harold Baines, Frank Thomas and Nellie Fox.
Chattanooga Lookouts and BCSG 360 will host Scenic City Diamond Classic
The baseball season is just around the corner, and the Chattanooga Lookouts and British Columbia Sports Group 360 are proud to present the Scenic City Diamond Classic. The game will honor the contributions of black baseball players. This year, the Classic will feature Kentucky State University and Morehouse College. The event will be family-friendly and honor the contributions of HBCUs, including Jackie Robinson.
The event will feature performances by some of the area’s most beloved baseball players, including Wayne Graham, Don Erickson, Ernie Oravetz, Vern Morgan, Bert Hamric, Hal Griggs, Roy Hawes, and Eddie Phillips. Guests and fans are welcome to bring food and drink to the event and enjoy live music. The event is free to attend, but advance tickets are recommended.
The Lookouts are the AA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The Lookouts have been in the Scenic City since 1885 and provide family-friendly entertainment at over 70 games each season. The Lookouts’ home stadium, AT&T Field, is located downtown Chattanooga. Ticket prices start at just $3 and group rates are available.
In May 2018, the Lookouts sold out AT&T Field for their Star Wars night. The lookouts won 6-2 to even up their series against the Tennessee Smokies. The team is led by Julie Edwards, the producer and host of 3 Plus You on WRCB-TV. The Lookouts will play the Birmingham Barons 12 times during the season.
Nashville Sounds Baseball Club and BCSG 360 will host Music City Diamond Classic
The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has announced the Music City Diamond Classic, a two-day event featuring HBCU baseball. The tournament will feature Lane College vs. Tuskegee University, and the first game will be at 3:00 p.m. The second game is at 1:00 p.m. A Weekend Pass, which includes admission to all three games, costs $17.
In 2008, the Sounds hosted a Minor League Baseball tournament for underprivileged youth, but they thought a loss would be a nice write-off. Grand Canyon won its regional and the team celebrated with champagne. However, the Grand Canyon administration later decided that the team would not be allowed to compete in Nashville because it was not affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In turn, the NAIA invited David Lipscomb to fill in the game and make the Sounds pocket eight grand.
The inaugural event is a great opportunity for youth to experience a game in a new setting, with an atmosphere that is truly unique. The Nashville Sounds are first in the American League and their partners invested their last year’s profits into expanding Greer Stadium’s seating capacity to thirteen thousand. As a result, fans have already surpassed the $2 million investment and are likely to break the all-time minor league attendance record.
The Music City Diamond Classic is a family affair. You can visit the Nashville Sounds’ Official Store in 19 Junior Gilliam Way, or visit a nearby stadium. For an affordable concert, check out the Nashville Symphony in September, celebrating their 75th anniversary. Ticket prices start at $31 and go up to $235. There are even tickets available for the Nashville Predators’ upcoming single game.
State Fair Diamond Classic
The State Fair Diamond Classic Kickoff is a part of a larger series of events that celebrate black colleges and historical institutions. The event also promotes higher education through the BCSG360 360 sports foundation. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to college admissions and prep programs as well as scholarships. The proceeds will benefit both the participating institutions and the Foundation. If you want to learn more about this event and what it has in store for you, read on!
The Foundation raises funds through ticket sales to benefit historically black colleges and universities. The event also features a virtual panel discussion and two historic HBCUs. The goal is to raise $275,000 for Stillman College. The team will face Grambling State on March 27. The Classic will be capped at 25 to 30 percent of capacity. Attendees will need to wear a mask to enter the event.
The Frisco RoughRiders and BCSG 360 will host a virtual press conference on Wednesday, February 3rd at 10 a.m. The tournament will feature two games featuring historically Black colleges and universities. Arkansas-Pine Bluff will play Southern University, while Grambling State will play Prairie View A&M. The tournament will take place March 26-28 at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Lone Star Diamond Classic
In addition to the State Fair Diamond Classic, BCSG 360 has also organized the Lone Star DIamond Classic. This event brings together two HBCU baseball teams for one day of competitive baseball. This tournament features the baseball talent and the rich baseball heritage of HBCUs. The tournament will take place at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. Here are some highlights from the Lone Star Diamond Classic.