Monday, September 26, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Central State University and Kentucky State University will continue their longstanding rivalry at the 33rd Circle City Classic, which kicks off at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 in Lucas Oil Stadium.
“It is truly an honor to be playing in one of the premier HBCU Football Classics. This will be our third year playing on this stage and we can’t wait for another opportunity to showcase our talent,” CSU head coach Cedric Pearl said. “We continue to show our appreciation to the Indiana Black Expo and the city of Indianapolis for allowing Central State to continue to be a part of this great event.”
Saturday will be the third straight year the Circle City Classic plays host to the CSU-KSU rivalry, which dates back to 1947. CSU currently owns a 35-20-1 advantage in the all-time series with the only tie coming in 1957. KSU has found recent success in the series, including last year’s 21-17 win. With CSU joining the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2013, the game also holds significant implications in the SIAC West Division standings. SIAC Commissioner Greg Moore considers it an honor for two SIAC schools to be afforded the opportunity to showcase their talents in a premier sporting event.