Harris makes surprise visit at Howard University football game

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Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday made a surprise visit to Audi Field, where she led the coin toss between Howard University and Hampton University for the inaugural ‘Truth and Service Classic’ football game.

The big picture: Harris is the first graduate of a historically Black college or university (HBCU) to enter the White House, Axios' Russell Contreras reports.

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  • The 96th matchup between Howard and Hampton marks the first-ever college football game to be played at Audi Field, home of MLS team D.C. United.

  • Second gentleman Doug Emhoff also made a visit to the Washington Nationals game on Saturday afternoon, delivering a strike with his ceremonial first pitch.

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Vice President Kamala Harris flips a coin ahead of the Howard University and Hampton University football game at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris departs with Wayne A.I. Frederick, president of Howard University, after flipping a coin ahead of the game. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris waves at the coin toss. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Harris with Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick and second gentleman Doug Emhoff. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

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