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Britney Wynn /October 10, 2023

FRISCO, TX, (Oct. 10, 2023) – The Texas Legends have announced the Thrivent HBCU Classic on Nov. 4th at Paul Quinn College, featuring a preseason game against the Austin Spurs.  The matchup makes history as the first G League game played at an HBCU.

The Classic is a double-header tipping off at 1:30pm with Paul Quinn women’s basketball hosting Texas Wesleyan followed by the Legends and Spurs at 4pm. 

“We are thrilled to host our first Thrivent HBCU Classic at Paul Quinn,” said Legends President Malcolm Farmer.  “Our partnership with Paul Quinn and Thrivent continues to grow and strengthen and this is an exciting next step.”

Farmer continued, “The event is multi-purpose. We’re looking forward to getting our fans a preview of the season while showcasing Paul Quinn’s top-notch facilities, campus, and staff.  We get to draw attention to the talent in HBCUs, especially here locally, promote these teams on our stage, and introduce our fans to PQC and ways they can get involved in the Quinnite Nation.” 

“This is an event we’ve been planning and looking forward to for a few years,” said Liz Mikel, a Thrivent manager of engagement in Texas. “Thrivent and the Legends collectively share a desire to empower the next generation of leaders, and we’re making this happen both through team sports and financial education. The Thrivent HBCU Classic is another example of our collaborative commitment to lifting up the young people in our communities and making a meaningful impact.”

Tickets can be purchased at the door and availability will be limited.  Both games will also be streamed live on the Urban Edge Networks app. 

The Legends open the 2023-24 season at home, hosting the Oklahoma City Blue Nov. 10th and 11th at 7:30pm.  For tickets or information call 214-469-0822 or visit

About Texas Legends

The Texas Legends ( are the NBA G League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks.  Founded in 2009, the team plays at the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas.   The Legends are one of 31 teams in the NBA’s official minor league, which prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory.  The team provides fans in North Texas with an opportunity to experience elite, professional basketball in an affordable and family-friendly environment.

About Thrivent

Thrivent is a diversified financial services organization that helps people achieve financial clarity, enabling lives full of meaning and gratitude. Thrivent and its subsidiary and affiliate companies serve more than 2.3 million clients, offering advice, insurance, investments, banking and generosity products and programs over the phone, online as well as through financial advisors and independent agents nationwide. Thrivent is a Fortune 500 company with $162 billion in assets under management/advisement (as of 12/31/22). Thrivent carries ratings from independent rating agencies which demonstrate the strength and stability of the organization, including an A++ rating from AM Best; an Aa2 rating from Moody’s Investors Service; and an AA+ rating from S&P Global Ratings. Ratings are based on Thrivent’s financial strength and claims-paying ability, but do not apply to investment product performance. For information on these ratings, visit the rating agency's website. For more information about Thrivent, visit or find us on Facebook and Twitter.