Credential Application Live for the 2017 MEAC/SWAC Challenge

Game Will Feature South Carolina State University at Southern University on Sept. 3 in Baton Rouge

Media members interested in attending the 2017 MEAC/SWAC Challenge can apply for credentials through Sports Systems here.

The deadline to submit your credential application is Thursday, August 7. Media members planning to attend this event can purchase travel packages through Anthony Travel  or by calling 1-888-632-6951.

The 2017 MEAC/SWAC Challenge will feature the MEAC’s South Carolina State University against the SWAC’s Southern University. The game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 CT Sunday, Sept. 3, at Ace W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., and will be televised live on ESPN2.

All media attending the MEAC/SWAC Challenge can pick up credentials on Thursday, August 31 from 1 p.m. to

5 p.m. CT, Friday, September 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT and Saturday, September 2 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT.

If passes are not able to be picked up prior to Sept. 3, passes will be available on game day at the Mumford Press box elevator located on the West Side of the Stadium at 11 a.m.

If you have been approved for a parking pass, it will be available for pick up along with your credential at the Fieldhouse in the A.W. Mumford Stadium on the dates prior to game day.

Media planning to cover any of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge events, including the Kickoff Luncheon, must be escorted by a member of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge PR staff. Please notify Christopher Jones if you intend to cover the event as a news story. Requests for the ancillary events must be submitted via email no later than Friday, August 25.

Questions concerning credentials should be directed to Christopher Jones, Associate Athletic Director, Media Relations at Southern University.

Individual tickets for the game range from $16 to $42 each (plus tax and fees) and are available through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.


ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 31 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football
AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Frisco Bowl (Frisco, Texas); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); St. Petersburg Bowl (Florida); Texas Bowl (Houston); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)

Collegiate Basketball

AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s  Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (TBD); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); PK80 (Portland, Ore.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan); State Farm Champions Classic (Chicago) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)

For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.

MEAC/SWAC Challenge Media Contact:  Christopher Jones at 225-771-3495 or [email protected]

ESPN Media Contact: Anna Negron at 860-766-2233 or [email protected].

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