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Despite Heavy Rains, Annual Aggie-Eagle Classic Kicks Off

Posted September 4, 1999

— It is a 72-year-old tradition that the rain could not stop. For the past six years, the football teams an alumni from North Carolina A & T and N.C. Central University have faced off in Raleigh. They will tell you, this matchup is much more than a football game; tailgating is a big part of the Aggie-Eagle weekend.

Along with the fabulous tailgating food, Aggie-Eagle fans also got a taste of what was left of Dennis -- a bitter dose of rain and wind.

Some tailgaters took cover in cars, others did the best they could in the elements.

For a game where tailgating is a big part of the tradition, some were to prepared to score in spite of Mother Nature. Many of those attending made their game-day plans last year -- and are already planning for next year.

Organizers say they are pleased with the turnout at the game and pre-game events, which included a golf tournament and step show.

For those keeping score, the A&T Aggies beat the N.C. Central Eagles 20-7.


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