Morehouse and Howard Playing Historic Annual Football Game

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Drummers from Howard University's Marching Band. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Drummers from Howard University’s Marching Band. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — The football teams of two historically black colleges are facing off in an annual game in Washington.

The Howard University Bison play the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers on Saturday at RFK Stadium.

This is the third time the two schools have faced each other since the tradition of an annual contest resumed in 2011 after a 14-year break. Howard has won both of the last two games.

The first time the schools played was in 1923, and the games were annual in the late 1950s and 1960s. They were annual again for a time during the 1980s and 1990s.

Both schools were founded in 1867. The all-male Morehouse is in Atlanta and has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 2,000. Howard’s campus is in northwest Washington.

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