Freedom Classic Festival highlights rivalry between VUU and VSU

Freedom Classic Festival highlights rivalry between VUU and VSU
The Freedom Classic Festival will feature Virginia State University and Virginia Union University. (Source: Freedom Classic Festival Website)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - One of the nation’s strongest rivalries between historically black universities has reached it’s 25th year - The Freedom Classic Festival (FCF) between Virginia Union University (VUU) and Virginia State University (VSU).

The day will feature an intense college basketball doubleheader: VSU’s Trojan Explosion and VUU’s Ambassadors of Sound, halftime shows and a vendor fair on the concourse.

The FCF’s rivalry begins at 6 p.m. with the Virginia Union Lady Panthers and Virginia State Lady Trojans, and afterward, the men’s teams will go head to head at 8 p.m.

Activities that day will also include performances by VSU’s Trojan Explosion and VUU’s Ambassadors of Sound marching bands and choirs and vendor fair on the concourse.

The festival will return to VSU’s state-of-the-art Multi-Purpose Center on Jan. 18. The doors will open at 4 p.m.

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