John A. Merritt classic held at Nissan Stadium

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Tennessee State University tradition took place Sunday evening.

The John A. Merritt classic was held at Nissan Stadium at 6 p.m. It’s been played since 1999 in celebration of “Big John” – who won four undisputed national championships for historically black universities and led the Tigers from 1963-1983.

The TSU Tigers played Alabama State and won 24-14.

According to the Tigers’ twitter page, 20,055 people were in attendance.

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