The game, featuring The San José State University Spartans and the Grambling State University Tigers, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, August 23, 2003, at San José State University's Spartan Stadium and will feature the world-renowned Grambling Tiger Marching Band in a special halftime performance.
The Literacy Classic marks the first NCAA football game of the year and will be nationally televised on ESPN2.
The Literacy Classic marks the first time Grambling has faced San José State in football.
Grambling, a school rich in football history, was coached by Eddie Robinson, college football's winningest coach with 408 victories in 55 seasons, and has produced National Football League Hall of Fame players Willie Davis of the Green Bay Packers, Buck Buchanon of the Kansas City Chiefs and Willie Brown of the Oakland Raiders.
Grambling Coach Doug Williams quarterbacked the Washington Redskins to a 42-10 victory of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII and was named the game's "Most Valuable Player."
Thousands of visitors will travel to the San José area to participate in the Literacy Week activities which kick-off on August 18, 2003, and include a series of events promoting literacy and diversity in education.
Literacy Week activities will feature a variety of events and special programs including team visits to Bay Area libraries and children's hospitals, readings with Bay Area youth, a Comedy Explosion, a gospel extravaganza, a multi-cultural tailgate party, a post-game concert and much more.
Tickets are available through your local Ticketmaster or at www.ticketmaster.com.
For additional information, please call (888) SAN-JOSE or visit www.literacyclassic.org.
HOLD THAT TIGER!