Black college baseball tourney comes to Houston

January 19, 2012 4:08:35 PM PST
The Urban Invitational baseball tournament of teams from historically black colleges and universities is moving to Houston.

A statement Wednesday from Major League Baseball says the sixth annual round-robin tournament will unfold at the Houston Astros MLB Urban Youth Academy at Sylvester Turner Park on Friday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 19. The games Saturday, Feb. 18, will be played at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, and will air live on MLB Network and

Participating in this year's tourney will be Alabama State, Grambling State, Southern University, Prairie View A&M, Texas Southern and California-Irvine.

Last year's tournament was played in Compton, California.