BCA Football Classic Tickets Go On-Sale Monday, June 14th
#1 USC and Virginia Tech Square off at FedEx Field August 28th
June 11, 2004

WASHINGTON - Tickets to the 2004 Black Coaches Association Classic, presented by Marriott, featuring the defending national champion USC Trojans versus the Virginia Tech Hokies, will go on-sale to the general public at noon on Monday, June 14th. The BCA Classic, presented by Marriott will be held at FedEx Field, in Landover, MD on Saturday, August 28th, with a 7:45 pm kickoff.

Tickets will be available by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, all Washington, DC area Hecht's stores, or charge by phone at 202-397-SEAT (Washington, DC), 703-573-SEAT (Northern Virginia) or 410-547-SEAT (Baltimore).

This will be the second year in a row that the BCA Classic has been played at an NFL facility, following last year's game at Arrowhead Stadium. "There's no finer football venue than FedEx Field, and it will be a great showcase for the game," said Daniel M. Snyder, owner of the stadium and the Washington Redskins.

Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (Winchester, VA) manages the BCA Football Classic. "Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment is thrilled that USC and Virginia Tech are playing in the BCA Football Classic, presented by Marriott. We couldn't think of a better way to kickoff the 2004 college football season. These are two premier schools with national title hopes meeting in the very first game of the year. USC will have a preseason Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Matt Leinart. It's even more exciting that the game will be played in our nation's capital and at a fantastic NFL Stadium like Fed-Ex Field. I know Virginia Tech has a very large fan base in the D.C./Northern Virginia area and they will be very excited at the prospect of watching the Hokies in their own backyard," said David Gardiner, President of Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

The USC - Virginia Tech match-up is the eighth annual BCA Football Classic. Past BCA Classic participants include Ohio State, Michigan State, Texas, North Carolina State, BYU, Nebraska, and Kansas State. In last year's game, Kansas State defeated California 42-28 in Kansas City, Missouri.