Texas Southern University Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars Face-Off In 2019 State Fair Showdown


Texas Southern University Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars Face Off In 2019 State Fair Showdown

The State Fair Showdown, an electrifying gridiron match between the Texas Southern University Tigers and Southern University Jaguars, is returning to the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Fair Park (3750 The Midway, Dallas, TX 75215), Saturday, October 19, 2019. The kickoff for the Southwestern Athletic Conference rivalry between the, Houston, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based teams will begin at 2:00 p.m., come for football and stay for the bands. 

At the end of regulation is the highly anticipated “5th Quarter,” TSU’s Ocean of Soul and SU’s Human Jukebox marching bands will take the field for a must-see Battle of the Bands. General admission tickets will include access to the State Fair of Texas and are available online for $28.00 at

A family affair for all ages, the State Fair Showdown celebrates the athletic, academic and pioneering achievements of historically black college and university (HBCU) students, graduates, and faculty. Ahead of Saturday’s game is the free State Fair Showdown College Fair, powered by Lone Star Sports and Cedar Valley College, Thursday, October 17, 2019, in the Cedar Valley College Gymnasium, (3030 N Dallas Ave, Lancaster, TX 75134).

Join us and kick-off the weekend Friday, September 14, 2019, with a pre-game Battle of the Bands at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse in Dallas and Overtime with Athletic Director Roman Banks, Friday, October 18, 2019, a Southern University Athletics Department fundraiser. 


“Committed to Our Mission of Bringing You The Absolute Best In Sports & Entertainment!”, We create a welcoming environment to highlight HBCUs and provide North Texas residents with a full HBCU experience. Our mission is to increase awareness of participating universities and make a positive impact on Dallas residents, businesses and attendees. Over the next few years, we plan to expand the State Fair Showdown by creating innovative partnerships with media outlets that share our values of continuous learning, commitment to the community and constant improvement. 

Visit LONESTAR-SPORTS.COM for more info!

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