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Founder Fred Jones says Southern Heritage Classic more than just a game

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 03, 2022 4:50 AM CT | Published: February 02, 2022 9:12 PM CT

Jones said the formula to continue the event is intact despite Jackson State pulling out. Tennessee State calls JSU’s move an “insensitive and irresponsible act.”

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Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner is the Memphis Tigers football beat writer. He is originally from Indiana but arrived in Memphis after spending two years in Tulsa, covering Oklahoma State football and basketball. He covered high school sports in Columbus, Indiana for two years before getting his Master’s degree in Sports Journalism at IUPUI. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.


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