Despite Heavy Rains, Annual Aggie-Eagle Classic Kicks Off
Posted September 4, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH — 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.