The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) released their 2013 football and basketball championship logos today. This comes after the conference, the first HBCU league to host two championships in professional venues in the same city, made the announcement that tournaments for both sports will be moving to Houston.
Reliant Stadium will host the football championship game from 2013-15, while the basketball tournament will be housed at the Toyota Center 2014-16. This year's Toyota SWAC Football Championship is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th, and the hoop tourney is slated for March 11-15, 2014.
“We are excited to reveal the new SWAC Football and Basketball Championship logos. As the SWAC continues to honor our heritage, we look forward to advancing and growing the conference,” said SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp in a press release. “These efforts have started by moving the championships to Houston and providing a visual that reflects our move and advancements.”
All 10 conference schools will participate in the Battle of the Bands at the SWAC Football Championship for the first time since 2000. The competition will begin immediately following the football championship game at Reliant Stadium and admission is included with purchase of a game ticket.