Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic Possibly Leaving Columbus

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Willis said it has become more difficult to keep the game in Columbus since organizers have to compete against better stadiums with more amenities. Also, he said it has been a challenge to raise funds for the game's expenses.

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The Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic, a football rivalry held in Columbus for nearly eight decades, could soon leave the west Georgia city.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that organizers of the annual game say its future in Columbus is uncertain. This Saturday will mark the 78th year the game has been held at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium, making it the longest-running rivalry among historically black colleges and universities.

Classic Committee Chairman Howard Willis said other cities -- including Phenix City and Montgomery in Alabama -- have approached him about moving the game.

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