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5th Quarter Classic is Back in Mobile!

Jun 26th, 2017

MOBILE, AL. – The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) and Promoter, Robert Buck, announced today that Mobile will again play host to the 5th Quarter Classic Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority.  This year’s college football game will feature the Tuskegee University Golden Tigers as they face-off against the Jackson State University(JSU) Tigerson October 14th, 2017, at historic Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. 

“Jackson State University alumni, fans and supporters are extremely excited that these two historic football programs are participating in what is becoming one of the premiere HBCU Classic Football games in the country,” said JSU Director of Athletics Wheeler Brown. “No matter when or where the JSU Tigers step foot onto the gridiron, our loyal fans will be there in full force to cheer their Tigers on to victory. We anticipate a great game, a great atmosphere, a great battle of the bands and a great opportunity to showcase these two outstanding institutions of higher learning to the greater-Mobile area. We also look forward to meeting the challenge that Tuskegee presents at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Oct. 14.”

“As the founder and President of 5th Quarter Classic, I am proud to present Jackson State University as the opponent set to take on Tuskegee University in 2017. This outstanding matchup will certainly deliver exciting football action and crowd moving marching band performances. Both institutions have phenomenal fans that travel to support their Tigers. The 5th Quarter Classic committee is preparing a host of events to make sure everyone enjoys Classic weekend in Mobile, Alabama. Visit us online at to purchase tickets, and join our Facebook fan page to get updates about events. Kick-off is scheduled for 6 PM at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Saturday with several events the week leading up to the game. Tickets for the game are on sale starting today at

“We are pleased to be a part of the 5th Quarter Classic for the second straight season, and to be matched against such an outstanding opponent in Jackson State,” said Tuskegee Head Football Coach Willie Slater. “Our fans enjoy our games in Mobile and we anticipate another great atmosphere. It will be a challenging out-of-conference game for us, but we are looking forward to the challenge".

Danny Corte, Executive Director of the Mobile Sports Authority added, “We’re pleased to once again be hosting the 5th Quarter Classic Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority this fall. After last years’ successful return to Mobile of a Classic-style game, we believe this year’s match-up of Tuskegee and Jackson State will add another exciting chapter to our series as we welcome the teams, officials, and fans to our beautiful area in October. With the investment made by both Mobile County and the City of Mobile, the Mobile Sports Authority has been able to generate an estimated $106 million to the Mobile area economy by hosting 150 events over the last 7 years. That investment makes events such as the 5th Quarter Classic possible.” 

With discussions continuing, Mobile Sports Authority and Promoter, Robert Buck, are working to finalize all the ancillary events surrounding the 5th Quarter Classic Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority. If interested in being a sponsor for any ancillary event(s), please contact Promoter, Robert Buck via email at

About MSA: The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) is a non-profit sports commission formed in 2008 by the Mobile County Commission. The main mission is to create a positive economic and public relations impact for Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the region through attracting, hosting, managing and supporting sporting events. MSA is the main point of contact for sports and sports-related activities for the Mobile County area. For more information on MSA, please visit or call 251.725.1794.