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Bayou Classic launches new Web site - Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Bayou Classic team unveiled a new Web site on August 2, 2012 in
anticipation of this year's series of events starting Thursday, November
22, 2012. In addition to the full listing of events for the 2012 Bayou
Classic, the new Web site provides fans the ability to connect with
their favorite team on personalized pages that put the school’s brands
front and center.
The new Web site, accessed at www.mybayouclassic.com, was created to provide an interactive experience for fans of Grambling State University and Southern University.
Web site introduces new sections that provide fans with exclusive game
information and an opportunity to participate in The Bayou Classic
The "My Team" link
provides direct access to both school's information - including
up-to-the-minute stats and schedules. Fans are linked straight to their
school of choice to interact directly with either the Tigers or Jaguars.
of Grambling and Southern now have the opportunity to directly upload
their personal photos from the game and other Bayou Classic events on
the Web site. This new section provides fans the opportunity to share
their Bayou Classic moments with everyone on the Web site.
new special section is the single place for all information regarding
the Bayou Classic for alumni of the two universities. Special
announcements, events, and promotions will be announced in this section
for alumni of the two schools to participate.
The new Web site
is another step by the Bayou Classic team and the two schools to make
the event more fan and family friendly. The new Web site is in addition
to the recent announcement that tickets for the Bayou Classic were
reduced this year to make the game more affordable for those with
"Fan and family friendly – that is the goal in
everything we have done and continue to do for the Bayou Classic," said
Dottie Belletto, president of New Orleans Convention Company,
Incorporated, the management firm of The 39th Annual Bayou Classic. "The
new Web site is one more way we are making this happen for Southern,
Grambling, and all Historically Black Colleges and Universities across
The Bayou Classic features one of America's greatest
college sports rivalries, bringing the fans and alumni of Southern
University and Grambling State University to New Orleans for a
celebration of football, family, and the traditions and pageantry
surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Last year, the
two schools split $1.32 million in proceeds from the series of Bayou
Classic events. These proceeds provide support to the campuses’ athletic
programs and fund scholarships through the SU System Foundation and the
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NOTE: While State Farm
remains a committed sponsor of The Bayou Classic, they are no longer the
title sponsor of the week-long series of events. Therefore, the
official name of the program is now The Bayou Classic as noted in the
new information and logo presented for 2012.