The family atmosphere extends beyond the players and coaches. I always enjoy going to the Bayou Classic. October 5, 2020 at 10:25 AM CDT - Updated October 5 at 9:16 PM, Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19, will probably miss Iron Bowl, Former LSU football player, Baton Rouge restaurateur Ruffin Rodrigue dies, Lake Charles native Josh Gray traded to Oklahoma City. “We have the Shreveport game coming up in April. More details regarding the Bayou Classic will be released at a future date. A huge thank you to Mayor Perkins, the City of Shreveport, and the Shreveport-Bossier Sport Commission, who are working in collaboration with our Bayou Classic partners to temporarily host the largest black college football game showcasing HBCU talent and achievement. “For Grambling State and Southern fans, not having the Bayou Classic is like not having Thanksgiving,” GSU Athletic Director David “Rusty” Ponton said. “My team is depressed,” President of New Orleans Convention Company Inc. (NOCCI) Dottie Belletto said. (KSLA) - When the decision was made by the SWAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors to postpone fall sports, it also postponed the 47th Annual Bayou Classic until the spring. ”As we strive together to stay safe and healthy during this time of uncertainty, we are looking forward to enjoying the return of our sports programs next Spring and to welcoming back our loyal fans to support our teams and student-athletes. For your event’s refund or credit eligibility visit your account or learn more about options for canceled, rescheduled and postponed events. Instead, the showdown has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 17 and moved to Shreveport at Independence Stadium for a one-off. Head coaches of both football programs, Broderick Fobbs at his alma mater Grambling and Dawson Odums at Southern — as well as those who came before them like legendary G-Men coach Eddie Robinson and Jags coach Charlie Bates — consider the Bayou Classic a family reunion. We look forward to a successful game and an exciting interim venue in north Louisiana," said SU System President Ray L. Belton. Bayou Classic Weekend. This was the best bayou classic I’ve attended. “While we won’t be able to do so at the Superdome, we are thankful to Mayor Perkins, the City of Shreveport, the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, Caddo Parish Commission, and other local sponsors for extending the opportunity to continue this time-honored tradition in their city.". The family reunion atmosphere humming through the New Orleans streets and the in-person and social media smack talk pre- and post-game between Grambling State and Southern fans will be missed this Thanksgiving. Until next year. SHREVEPORT, La. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. All the line s to the concession stands moved quickly. SHREVEPORT, La. All rights reserved. The sights, the sounds , the food, fantastic!!!! Me and my family had a wonderful time. It’s the right move from the eyes of everyone involved. ! The Bayou Classic has grown and become more important for so many people. More details regarding the Bayou Classic will be released at a future date. “You have Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and then you have the Classic. Edwards pulling Louisiana back into ‘Revised Phase 2’, Boyce man killed in crash involving Boyce police officer, Employee arrested after shooting at Jackson Street restaurant, IRS announces more parishes eligible for tax relief for victims of Hurricanes Delta and Laura, How Phase II impacts Cenla restaurants, gyms, State Rep. Mike Johnson discusses Phase 2 return, Public Inspection File - digicomm@kalb.com - (318) 483-4211. This year's Bayou Classic game was probably one of he most exciting games in recent times. Great seats...great people...great food...great performances by both bands and an EXCELLENT GAME!! All the pageantry of the dancing dolls and the bands was phenomenal and of course the game did not disappoint (except maybe if you are for Grambling). Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Pas de Bayou Classic à la Nouvelle-Orléans pour 2020, peut-être 2021. “Southern and Grambling both have a rich history that is woven through families across this state. Finding our seats was easy. “The Bayou Classic is a … The Bayou Classic is now scheduled for April 17, according to the SWAC’s spring football schedule. Hopefully I can get the same ones for next year. Both athletic departments have already seen a fervor of excitement, with tickets being sold and a host of hotels reporting sell-outs five months in advance. More details regarding the Bayou Classic will be released at a future date. There was something that was a highlight for each of us from the Step Show, to the Battle of the Bands, and an amazing game. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. We hope and pray that this virus takes a serious turn for the better and we’re allowed to play the Bayou Classic in April.”. The 47th Annual Bayou Classic will be played on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. Always a great time and this year's Bayou Classic weekend was no exception. On Monday, Oct. 5, Bayou Classic organizers joined school leadership from both Grambling State University and Southern University, Mayor Adrian D. Perkins of Shreveport, and Shreveport-Bossier’s Sports Commission to announce that the 47th Annual Bayou Classic would be temporarily moved to Shreveport. “I’ve been involved in a bunch of (Bayou Classics) as a player, as a coach but also as a fan, a little boy. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. The game was scheduled to be played in November of 2020. Fans from across the nation journey to witness the electrifying football game between Grambling and Southern, while eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated halftime show featuring two of the greatest marching bands in the nation. (Source: WAFB) By Spencer Chrisman | October 5, 2020 at 10:25 AM CDT - Updated October 5 at 9:16 PM. Rescheduled 47th Annual Bayou Classic to be played in Shreveport in April, Bayou Classic to be temporarily moved to Shreveport for rescheduled 2020 matchup, RPSO seeks public’s assistance identifying burglary suspect, Gov. Updated: 12:53 PM CDT August 17, 2020 NEW ORLEANS — The Bayou Classic has a new date. I was on the edge down to the last second. The 48th Annual Bayou Classic is scheduled to be held in New Orleans in November of 2021 as traditionally done each year. The Bayou Classic has proven to be a steadfast beacon of legacy and tradition that extends beyond the HBCU community. We are proud to be a part of ensuring the continuity of this game that spans decades,” said Mayor Perkins. Can't wait to be there again next year to see Southern University pull out another win!!! ", ”We always look forward to playing Southern in the Bayou Classic each year," said Grambling State University President Richard Gallot. ", Along with the leadership at both universities, we are excited to bring the Bayou Classic to Shreveport in April," said Dottie Belletto, President and CEO of NOCCI (New Orleans Convention Company, Inc.), the event management firm for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic. “Sibling rivalries are always the most brutal because you see that person all the time and whoever comes out on top, they get to talk about it. The Bayou Classic will be played Saturday, April 17 at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. Although it hasn’t always been known as the beloved moniker it now carries – the game got the name in 1974 – the rivalry game between in-state sister schools Grambling State and Southern has been the longest running Historical Black College and University football showcase, being played 71 times since 1932. The Bayou Classic is the annual legendary football game between Grambling State University and Southern University. Le directeur sportif de l’Université du Sud a déclaré que la Classique Bayou ne sera pas à la Nouvelle-Orléans en 2020, et peut-être pas en 2021.Roman Banks n’a pas donné de raisons précises pour la décision. But we’ll make the change and get back to it in 2021,” Belletto said. The 48th Annual Bayou Classic is scheduled to be held in New Orleans in November of 2021 as traditionally done each year. Le Bayou Classic est le match annuel de football universitaire entre les Grambling State University Tigers et les Southern University Jaguars, qui s’est tenu pour la première fois sous ce nom en 1974 au Tulane Stadium de la Nouvelle-Orléans, bien que la série elle-même ait réellement commencé en 1932. “This is what you would call a sibling rivalry,” said Fobbs, who’s been around the Bayou Classic for several as a son of a coach, a Grambling player and now the Tigers head coach. I love attending the annual bayou classic. And it’s an indicator that people are just looking forward to it. The sights, the sounds , the food, fantastic!!! The bands were spectacular as always and the atmosphere in general was electric!!! The Bayou Classic is still on in 2020, but it may not be business as usual this year– or possibly next— due to COVID-19. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. These cookies do not store any personal information.