Thousands gather for Florida Classic at Camping World Stadium

ORLANDO, Fla. — Thousands of people have traveled to Orlando this weekend for the annual Florida Classic.


Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M will go head-to-head on the field at Camping World Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The football rivalry draws big crowds and a big boom to local businesses.

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For 45 years, the Florida A&M Rattlers and the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats have met on the field for the Florida Classic.

For the last 25 years, it has brought thousands of fans of both schools to Orlando.

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The Rattlers have dominated the series for the most part, but Bethune-Cookman is looking to turn that around.

Channel 9 sat down with BC-U athletic director and two-time NBA All-Star Reggie Theus to talk about the new future he’s trying to build for the Wildcats.

Watch: Jones, Evans high school marching bands prepare for the Florida Classic weekend

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