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The Museum of Durham History’s upcoming exhibit More Than Just A Game: The NCCU vs. NC A&T Football Rivalry (Oct. 15 2021- March 2022) explores the passionate history between North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NC, and North Carolina A&T State University (A&T) in Greensboro, NC. The annual fall matchup on the gridiron between these two institutions and the impact their rivalry is one of the biggest in HBCU (Historically Black College and University) sports. This year marks the ninety second meeting between the two teams.

Only fifty miles apart from each other, NCCU and A&T recruit many of the same students and student athletes. In fact, many families have alumni from both schools. This close familiarity fuels competition and its emotional appeal. At the heart of the rivalry is the larger statement the game makes about which school is better and by extension which body of students, faculty, and administrators are better.

Indeed, the rivalry extends well beyond the sidelines of the football field itself– where coaches and players do everything they can to win– deep into the households and the hearts of alumni and fans of both schools.

The Museum of Durham History is dedicated to bringing you innovative exhibits that share a fresh perspective of history. Our exhibits are made possible with the support of community members like YOU.

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Above photo: Eagle players Albert Umstead, James Bryant, and Ernie Barnes (right). Courtesy of the Eric Montgomery Private Collection.