TUSKEGEE, AL — Alvin Jackson, director of athletics, recently released the 2010 Tuskegee University football schedule, which includes an 11-game slate for the Golden Tigers, defending Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions.
The Golden Tigers, 10-2 in 2009, will play in three neutral site classics, five home games and three other road contests. Homecoming 2010 will be celebrated on Nov. 6, when the Golden Tigers tangle with the Dragons of Lane College. Nine games make up the required SIAC conference slate. Two out-of-conference games are booked with Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) opponents, Texas Southern University and Alabama State University
Tuskegee opens the 2010 season at home against Benedict at Abbott Stadium in a conference matchup. On Sept. 11, the Golden Tigers will face in-state conference rival Stillman in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tuskegee will entertain Albany State at Abbott Stadium on Sept. 18. The Golden Tigers will fly to Los Angeles, Calif., for a showdown with Texas Southern University in the Angel City Classic at the 100,000-seat Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 25.
After returning from the West Coast, Tuskegee will host Miles College at Abbott Stadium on Oct. 2. The 75th Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic will be staged at McClung Stadium in Columbus, Ga., on Oct. 9. This is the longest-running HBCU rivalry and the 2010 game will be the 100th overall meeting between Tuskegee and Morehouse. Two road encounters against SIAC foes, Fort Valley State and Clark Atlanta, on Oct. 16 and Oct. 23, follow the Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic. The Golden Tigers will close out the month of October, hosting Kentucky State on Oct. 30.
SIAC conference opponent Lane will serve as the Homecoming guest for Tuskegee on Nov. 6. The regular season will end with the 87th Annual Turkey Day Classic against longtime in-state rival Alabama State at Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala. The Golden Tigers and the Hornets will meet for the 97th time.
Tuskegee will seek its fifth consecutive conference title, 29th overall SIAC crown, and its ninth HBCU National Championship. Under Coach Willie Slater's leadership, Tuskegee is 42-5 for the last four years. The Golden Tigers have won 63-of-71 games (63-8) in a streak that dates back to 2004 and will be gunning for their seventh consecutive 10-plus win season.