Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with today's GrouponLive deal for a ticket to the AT&T Nation's Football Classic, which pits the Howard University Bison against the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and may be picked up at will call between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the week of the game, or beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the game. Buyers who'd like to sit together must redeem their Groupons at the same time. Although student discounts are offered, this Groupon is still the better deal. Choose from the following ticket options:
- For $9, you get one red-section ticket (up to a $15 value before fees, a $19.55 value including fees). Seats will be located in section 216.
- For $23, you get one yellow-section ticket (up to a $40 value before fees, a $46 value including fees). Seats will be located in sections 312–313 or 337.
- For $28, you get one white-section ticket (up to a $50 value before fees, a $56.55 value including fees). Seats will be located in section M25, M27, M47, or M50.
The inaugural AT&T Nation's Football Classic rekindles the longtime rivalry between the Howard Bison and the Morehouse Maroon Tigers, lauding the achievements of historically black colleges along the way. The two teams cross conference lines for their first face-off in 14 years, showcasing precise pass interceptions and graceful post-touchdown arabesques. In addition to sporting a Howard diploma, new head coach Gary Harrell brings nine years of coaching know-how and two years of NFL experience to the Bison. Led by sophomore quarterback Randy Liggins, Jr.—who completed 47 of 104 pass attempts as a freshman—the team hopes to bounce back from a disappointing 2010 season with a brawny offense and a well-oiled pogo stick.
A slew of free, spirit-filled events accompanies the weekend's game, including a Friday-afternoon pep rally on Maryland Avenue and the Pepsi MAX Fan Festival, which begins in Lot 8 of the stadium's festival grounds on Saturday at 10 a.m. Fans can also celebrate RFK Stadium's 50th anniversary by throwing birthday cake at each other in the stands, or they can do the wave to bolster the Bison at The Game Before the Game, a student debate at Howard's Cramton Auditorium.