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National Football League Named Title Sponsor of 2019 HBCU Battle of the Brains (146 hits)

"The commitment of the NFL illustrates its shared belief in the product of our HBCU institutions." ---Gregory Gibson, Jr. Founder & Executive Director, HBCU Battle of the Brains.

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The third annual Historic Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Battle of the Brains is set to take place Thursday, March 7, 2019 through Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Austin, TX, during South by Southwest (SXSW) and this year's title sponsor is a game changer.

"It is with great excitement that we announce that the National Football League (NFL) is the title sponsor for this year's event," says Gregory Gibson, Jr., Founder and executive Director, HBCU Battle of the Brains.


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Florida A&M University students competing in the 2018 HBCU Battle of the Brains. FAMU took first place in last year's event.

With a hashtag of #ChangingtheGame, this year's HBCU Battle of the Brains will once again pit teams of the best and brightest STEM and Business students from HBCUs across the country against each other as they compete for more than $50,000 in scholarship money. Each team will have 24 hours to develop a solution to a presented business challenge, and pitch live in front of a SXSW audience. They will be judged on analysis, business/technology solution, presentation, and Q&A, with crowd participation constituting one of the final votes.

"The NFL is honored and excited to return as a sponsor of the HBCU Battle of the Brains event," said David Jurenka, NFL Senior Vice President of Digital Media. "We saw firsthand last year how this event shines a light on the incredibly gifted young minds that will undoubtedly have an impact on the future of various industries, including ours. The creativity and enthusiasm surrounding this event is truly inspiring, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to engage and interact with these students."

More than 15 NFL executives and staff across its league and media offices will be on hand during the four-day event, providing guidance and support for participants in a variety of roles including featured speakers, team mentors and competition judges.

Hosted by HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC, the competition is designed to support the HBCU mission of promoting the talented business and STEM students within the African American community while highlighting the benefits of SXSW, as well as the technology industry, in an engaging and dynamic way.

"Showcasing the immensely talented students that populate our nation's HBCUs has been a central focus of the HBCU Battle of the Brains," says Gibson. "The commitment of the NFL illustrates its shared belief in the product of our HBCU institutions."

For more information, visit https://hbcubattleofthebrains.com/. Follow us on Twitter: @hbcubotbrains and Instagram: @hbcubotbrains. #HBCUBOTBrains

About HBCU Battle of the Brains
The HBCU Battle of the Brains brings together the best and brightest college and graduate school students representing Historically Black Colleges & Universities from around the country. The mission of the HBCU Battle of the Brains is to promote the talented business and STEM students within the African American community while highlighting the benefits of SXSW, as well as the technology industry, in an engaging and dynamic way.

Media Contacts:

Alexis Davis, HBCU Battle of the Brains
communications@hbcubattleofthebrains.com

Brenna Webb, NFL
Brenna.Webb@nfl.com

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Wednesday, February 20th 2019 at 6:25PM
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