1901    Grambling State University opened as the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School…founded by the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association in 1896. Charles P. Adams was the first president…1924    MAGIC CITY CLASSIC The first football game between Alabama A&M and Alabama State became an annual tradition in post-war 1945 at Legion Field in Birmingham…1928    FIRST BLACK COLLEGE HOMECOMING GAME was played between Howard University and Virginia Union University…1978    FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS won the first NCAA Div. 1-AA Football Championship with a 35-28 victory over UMass…The Rattlers had a 12-1 SIAC conference record led by head coach Rudy Hubbard