Broadway, Spady ready for MEAC/SWAC

These aren’t quite fightin’ words, but make no mistake – the coaches who’ll be dueling in the 10th installment of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney are ready.

Both schools -- North Carolina A&T State, coached by Rod Broadway, and Alabama A&M, coached by James Spady, are making their debuts in the annual HBCU game -- to be played Sunday, Aug. 31 (11:45 am ET, on ESPN). Broadway and Spady have already started rallying their respective fan bases, all but guaranteeing a healthy showdown to get the 2013-2014 football season started.

» Spady’s message: Watch

» Broadway’s message: Watch