Russell Athletic HBCU Bowl kickoff

The Russell Athletic HCBU Bowl is underway in Montgomery.  The sporting event kicked off Monday night with a banquet at the Embassy Suites.  Some 90 players are in town representing historically black colleges and universities from the East and West.

This week, the seniors will learn more about their new teammates, coaches and work to impress the nearly 30 NFL Scouts.

WSFA 12 News anchor Valorie Lawson hosted the banquet along with Montgomery City Councilman David Burkett.  Super Bowl 22 MVP Doug Williams was the guest speaker.

The HCBU Bowl kicks off Saturday at Cramton Bowl at 2.  Tickets are still available.  If you can't make it to the game you can watch it on your computer.  WSFA 12 News is broadcasting it live on