FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2022
The kick-off press conference for the 49th Annual Bayou Classic,
presented by Procter & Gamble, featuring the historic rivalry between
The kick-off press conference for the 49th Annual Bayou Classic, presented by Procter & Gamble, featuring the historic rivalry between the Tigers of Grambling State University and the Jaguars of Southern University. The Bayou Classic is revered as the “Granddaddy” of HBCU college matchups.
Governmental leaders, tourism leaders, Bayou Classic organizers and representative from both Grambling State University and Southern University will make and provide updates on this year’s 49th Annual Bayou Classic scheduled for November 25-26.
The Bayou Classic is the annual extravaganza bringing the fans and alumni of Grambling State University and Southern University to New Orleans each November for a celebration of football, family and the traditions surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Lt. Governor of the State of Louisiana – Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser
Mayor of the City of New Orleans – Mayor LaToya Cantrell
Representatives of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus & New Orleans City Council
Representatives from the State of Louisiana and The City of New Orleans tourism industry
President of Grambling State University – President Richard J. “Rick” Gallot, Jr.
President/Chancellor of Southern University and A&M College System – President-Chancellor Dennis J. Shields
Grambling Head Football Coach Hu Jackson Southern University Head Football Coach Eric Dooley
Directors of Athletics, Assistant Coaches and Players from GSU and SU
Sponsors of the 49th Annual Bayou Classic
Other invited guests
Complimentary parking is available in Parking Garage 6
Entrance through Gate A ground level of the Caesars Superdome
Bayou Classic is the historic gridiron rivalry between Grambling State University and Southern University, encompassing a weekend series of entertaining and socially enriching events from November 25-30 in New Orleans, LA. The framed Classic embodies a family-friendly atmosphere and fosters an economic impact of $50 million to the greater city of New Orleans. With record-breaking attendance in 2015 since the Classic returned to New Orleans following Katrina in 2006 after a one-year hiatus in Houston, the Battle of the Bands & Greek show boosted its attendance numbers to 29,652 and 62,907 for the 42nd Annual Bayou Classic game. The 44th Annual Bayou Classic in 2017, pushed the Bayou Classic to the top spot as the #1 HBCU classic, and the most attended football game in the FCS division. Last year, the 46th annual Bayou classic held the #1 HBCU Classic Title for the third year, with a game attendance of 68,341 fans.
Jeffrey D. Ory, ABC, APR
(504) 458-5866 (for phone or text)