RALEIGH, NC – Celebrating 125 years of historically black college and or university football, BOXTOROW will kick off the 2017 HBCU football season with its first ever BOXTOROW with Donal Ware HBCU Football Podcast. Shaw University is scheduled to air Thursday, July 6. The podcasts will air on the official Website of the national sports talk show FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW, boxtorow.com.
Known as the voice of HBCU Sports, Ware will preview all 50 HBCU football programs in an 8-10 minute daily podcast, leading up to the kickoff of the HBCU football season, when Florida A&M and Texas Southern meet on August 26. The podcasts started on Monday, June 19.
This season will mark 125 years since Livingstone College and Biddle College (now Johnson C. Smith) met in the first football game between HBCUs, December 27, 1892 in Salisbury, NC. Biddle prevailed in that game 5-0.
In the coming weeks as part of BOXTOROW's #HBCU125, BOXTOROW will rank the 125 most influential HBCU football players and coaches of all-time. BOXTOROW will also host its 3rd annual Countdown to Kickoff on Saturday, July 22 from 12-2 p.m. ET at Jimmy V's, located at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in downtown Raleigh, NC. The countdown will consist of a live radio show hosted by Ware and guests of the show will be head football coaches of HBCUs.
The Bears will kick off its 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2, against the University of New Haven at Durham Count Memorial Stadium located on 750 Stadium Drive, Durham, NC 27704. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
BOXTOROW is a media company with a national reach. The BOXTOROW name derived from the national sports talk show FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW which currently airs on radio stations all across the country as well as on Satellite Radio on SiriusXM. FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW began airing on August 20, 2005 on just five radio stations. While the show gives listeners a personal and intimate perspective through interviews with some of the top sports, entertainment and sometimes political figures of the day, and through talking about some of the hot button topics of the day, at the heart of BOXTOROW is its coverage of HBCU sports.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw football and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.