EVENT: John Merritt Classic Weekend – Sept 1-4, 2011

Tennessee State University (TSU) presents the John Merritt Classic Weekend, September 1-4, 2011. 

This weekend celebrates TSU’s most successful football coach, John Merritt. John Merritt coached TSU’s football team from 1963-1983. His coaching talents helped send 23 players to the NFL, six of which played in the Superbowl. Others went on to be coaches, athletic directors and coaching assistants. Merritt was so successful that he received a call from president Jimmy Carter when he won his 200th game. He was a great man on campus as well as in the community. Merritt helped bring attention to the state and the school during his successful coaching seasons. (source)

You can see why the school chooses to celebrate a legacy such as this.

Below is the schedule of events for the weekend. You can check the John Merritt Classic website for any changes. Hope to see you out celebrating your Labor Day weekend with the fine folks of TSU!

12:00 p.m.

John Merritt Classic Pep Rally
Location: Tennessee State University Campus
Admission: FREE 
7:30pm & 9:30 p.m.
JMC Old School Concert
staring R&B Legend Howard Hewett
Location: Jazz & Jokes
174 3rd Avenue North, Downtown Nashville
Admission: $30

8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
2nd Annual John Merritt Classic
“Back to the Bridge” Mixer

Location: Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge
Admission: $10
*This is a Rain or Shine Event!

Location: LP Field Parking Lot (East Side Lot A-B)
Parking lots will open up at 9am on Saturday morning

6:00 p.m.
Tennessee State University Tigers vs.
Southern University Jaguars
Location: LP Field

Game includes the
Battle of the Bands Halftime Show
9:30 p.m. – until
Creator of the line dance sensation “Wobble”
featuring Nashville’s BIGGEST “Wobble” Line EVER!
Location: Limelight Entertainment Complex
201 Woodland Street
(directly across from LP Field)

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