UCLA adds first-ever games against HBCU opponents

UCLA scheduled its first-ever games against Historically Black College or University programs, adding contests against Alabama State and North Carolina Central to its future schedules.The Bruins are scheduled to host Alabama State on Sept. 10, 2022, and North Carolina Central on Sept. 16, 2023.The well-known bands of each team — The Mighty Marching Hornets of Alabama State and The Sound Machine Marching Band of North Carolina Central — are set to perform at the Rose Bowl.”Adding two HBCUs to our football schedule is special,” UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a news release. “It’s exciting to give our student-athletes and fans a new experience and to bring a little bit of the South to Southern California.”