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50th ANNUAL BAYOU CLASSIC

NEW ORLEANS – The online media credential application process for the 50th Annual Bayou Classic, presented by Procter & Gamble, is now open.

The deadline for applying is Monday, October 23, 2023.

NEW ORLEANS – The highly anticipated 50th Annual Bayou Classic is upon us…and the Road Show is hitting Donaldsonville! In anticipation of the centennial year, organizers have developed the “Bayou Classic Road Show” to bring excitement across the State of Louisiana and several large Southern US cities over the next few months.

NEW ORLEANS – The highly anticipated 50th Annual Bayou Classic is upon us…and the Road Show is hitting Baton Rouge! In anticipation of the centennial year, organizers have developed the “Bayou Classic Road Show” to bring excitement across the State of Louisiana and several large Southern US cities over the next few months.

NEW ORLEANS – The highly anticipated 50th Annual Bayou Classic is upon us! In anticipation of the centennial year, organizers have developed the “Bayou Classic Road Show” to bring excitement across the State of Louisiana and several large Southern US cities over the next few months.

The Bayou Classic Road Show will kick off Alexandria, La. as part of the region’s “Meeting in the Middle” weekend series of events. Come and experience the true spirit of the Bayou Classic with live jazz and brass performances. The event is open to the public and promises a family-friendly atmosphere.

NEW ORLEANS – The hotel block for the 50th Annual Bayou Classic, Presented by Procter & Gamble, has opened. Hotels throughout the New Orleans area have developed special rates for guests visiting New Orleans for the Bayou Classic in November.

TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR THE 50th ANNUAL BAYOU CLASSIC,
PRESENTED BY PROCTER & GAMBLE, SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER IN NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS – Tickets for the 50th Annual Bayou Classic, Presented by Procter & Gamble, go on sale Friday, April 14, 2023 at 10 am CST. This year is the Golden Anniversary of the HBCU Classic.

The Bayou Classic, ranked as the #1 HBCU Classic in the nation, is the iconic collegiate gridiron matchup between Grambling State University and Southern University, which will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2023, in the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, La.

Bayou Classic fans may also purchase tickets for the ever-popular Battle of the Bands & Greek Show to be held on Friday, November 24, 2023, at the Caesars Superdome.

49th ANNUAL BAYOU CLASSIC

The Bayou Classic returns to New Orleans for its 49th year with its series of fan and family-friendly events throughout the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. Each year, this weekend of events brings together family, friends and alumni of Grambling State University and Southern University to see one of America’s greatest college sports rivalries and celebrate football, family and the traditions surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

WHAT:      
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.

WHEN:         
Monday, November 21, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHO:        
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                     

WHERE:       
Caesars Superdome
Complimentary parking available in Parking Garage 6
Entrance through Gate A ground level of the Caesars Superdome

Partnership expands Wells Fargo’s commitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

NEW ORLEANS -The Bayou Classic announced today that both Grambling University Foundation, Inc. and the Southern University System Foundation, Inc., have entered an agreement with Wells Fargo, a leading global financial services company, for it to serve as the “Official Banking Sponsor” of the Bayou Classic.

Global Aerospace Company Named Gold Sponsor of the Annual Bayou Classic

NEW ORLEANS -The Bayou Classic announced today that both Grambling University Foundation, Inc. and the Southern University System Foundation, Inc., have entered a corporate partnership agreement with Boeing as a Gold Sponsor of the 49th Annual Bayou Classic.

As the Gold Sponsor of the Bayou Classic, Boeing demonstrates its continued support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Members of the Full Circle Everest team to be in New Orleans for Bayou Classic

NEW ORLEANS – The Bayou Classic announced today that both Grambling University Foundation, Inc. and the Southern University System Foundation, Inc., will welcome members of The Full Circle Everest team to the 49th Annual Bayou Classic, presented by Procter & Gamble.

The Full Circle Everest, which began its journey into the Himalayas after months of training and trekking in May 2022, has become the first all-Black expedition to make it to the top of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world above sea level.

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Corporate sponsor pricing: $1,500 for 100 tickets 

If interested, contact NOCCI at (504) 888-7608 or by email at mlouis@nocci.com.

Telecommunications Company Named Silver Sponsor of the Annual Bayou ClassiC

NEW ORLEANS -The Bayou Classic announced today that both Grambling University Foundation, Inc. and the Southern University System Foundation, Inc., have renewed a corporate agreement with AT&T as a Silver Sponsor of the 49th Annual Bayou Classic. This will be AT&T’s second year as a sponsor of the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Classic.

NEW ORLEANS – The online media credential application process for the 49th Annual Bayou Classic, presented by Procter & Gamble, is now open.

The deadline for applying is Monday, October 24, 2022.

Procter & Gamble Official Presenting Sponsor of the Annual Bayou Classic

NEW ORLEANS – The Bayou Classic announced today that both Grambling University Foundation, Inc. and the Southern University System Foundation, Inc., have extended their corporate partnership agreement with the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) to continue as the Official Presenting Sponsor of the 49th Annual Bayou Classic. This is P&G’s 6th consecutive year sponsoring the Bayou Classic.

NEW ORLEANS – The hotel block for the 49th Annual Bayou Classic, Presented by Procter & Gamble, has opened. Hotels throughout the New Orleans area have developed special rates for guests visiting New Orleans for the Bayou Classic in November.

49th Annual Bayou Classic to be Presented on NBC and Peacock in 2022 Marking 32nd Year of NBC Sports & Bayou Classic Partnership

NEW ORLEANS – NBC Sports and the Bayou Classic have agreed to a three-year media rights extension through 2024, both parties announced today.

The new agreement — which kicks off this year with the 49th annual Bayou Classic as Southern and Grambling State renew their storied football rivalry on Saturday, Nov. 26 on NBC and Peacock — extends a historic partnership which began in 1991.

NEW ORLEANS – Tickets for the 49th Annual Bayou Classic, Presented by Procter & Gamble, go on sale Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Bayou Classic fans may also purchase tickets for the ever-popular Battle of the Bands & Greek Show to be held on Friday, November 25, 2022, at the Caesars Superdome.

48th ANNUAL BAYOU CLASSIC

NEW ORLEANS – The Bayou Classic returns to New Orleans for its 48th year with its series of fan and family-friendly events throughout the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. Each year, this weekend of events brings together family, friends and alumni of Southern University and Grambling State University to see one of America’s greatest college sports rivalries and celebrate football, family and the traditions surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

NEW ORLEANS – The online media credential application process for the 48th Annual Bayou Classic, presented by Procter & Gamble, is now open.

The deadline for applying is Monday, October 25, 2021.

Bayou Classic Announces Presenting Sponsors of Halftime Show | September 16, 2021

NEW ORLEANS –The Bayou Classic announced today that both Grambling University Foundation, Inc. and the Southern University System Foundation, Inc., have extended their corporate partnership agreement with The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. (UNITED) to become the Official Presenting Sponsor of the Annual Bayou Classic Halftime Show.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE 48th ANNUAL BAYOU CLASSIC, PRESENTED BY PROCTER & GAMBLE | JUNE 2, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – Tickets for the 48th Annual Bayou Classic, Presented by Procter & Gamble, go on sale today, Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

The Bayou Classic, ranked as the #1 HBCU Classic in the nation, is the iconic collegiate gridiron matchup between Grambling State University and Southern University, which will take place on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

Bayou Classic Announces Presenting Sponsor of Annual HBCU Event | May 27, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The Bayou Classic announced today that both Grambling University Foundation, Inc. and the Southern University System Foundation, Inc., have extended their corporate partnership agreement with the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) to become the Official Presenting Sponsor of the 48th Annual Bayou Classic.

The Bayou Classic, ranked as the #1 HBCU Classic in the nation, is the iconic collegiate gridiron matchup between Southern University and Grambling State University. The 48th Annual Bayou Classic, Presented by Procter & Gamble, will be played on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.