Courtesy of Tuskegee Athletics,


TUSKEGEE, Ala. – The Tuskegee University football program will be back in action this fall for an eleven-game schedule which was announced by director of athletics and head coach Willie Slater on Friday.

The Golden Tigers will play five of their eleven football games at “The Shed” on the TU campus.

Tuskegee will kick off their 2021 campaign on Sunday, Sept. 5th against SIAC eastern division foe Fort Valley State University in a non-conference match-up in the inaugural Red Tails Classic being played at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. The game will be played in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen, the legendary Black military aviators who served in World War II.

The Golden Tigers continue their non-conference slate at home on Sept. 11th as they welcome Gulf South Conference foe the University of West Alabama. TU remains at home on Sept. 18 to take on Edward Waters University.

TU travels to Mobile, Ala. the next week on Sept. 25th for the Gulf Coast Challenge as they face SWAC member Alabama A&M University. Tuskegee returns home to the friendly confines of The Shed on October 2nd to take on Clark Atlanta University in an SIAC match-up.

The Golden Tigers head up the road to Birmingham, Ala. on Oct. 9th as they continue their longtime rivalry against the Maroon Tigers in the Morehouse – Tuskegee Football Classic being played at Legion Field.

The next week Tuskegee travels to Ohio on Oct. 16th as they do battle against Central State University in their first SIAC western division game of the season in Wilberforce, Ohio.

TU returns home for its annual homecoming game on Oct. 23rd when it welcomes Lane College. The Golden Tigers remain at home to close out the season on Oct. 30th when they host Kentucky State University for Senior Day.

The Golden Tigers head up the road for a game against defending SIAC champion Miles College on Nov. 6th in Birmingham, Ala.

Tuskegee closes out their season when they return to play on Thursday, Nov. 25th as they renew their rivalry against Alabama State University in the annual Turkey Day Classic in Montgomery, Ala.

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