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Bayou Classic committee releases statement

Published: Jun. 13, 2020 at 1:23 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2020 at 10:52 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - After the news of the 2020 Bayou Classic not being played in New Orleans surfaced, the Bayou Classic committed issued a statement.

The #BayouClassic committee sent out the following statement clarifying what Southern’s AD said about the 2020 Classic (and possibly the 2021 game) not being played in New Orleans

Posted by Jamarcus Fitzpatrick TV on Saturday, June 13, 2020

On June 12th, Southern University Athletic Director Roman Banks announced that the 2020 Bayou Classic would not be played in New Orleans.

Banks announced that information Friday during a Southern University System Board of Supervisors meeting.

Banks said the Bayou Classic will be played with a possibility of three potential locations.

The game could be played at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Mumford Stadium on Southern’s campus, or Tiger Stadium at LSU.

Banks speaks about the changes at the 2:27:00 mark in this video.

The Bayou Classic was last played in another city on November 26, 2005 in Houston, TX. Grambling prevailed in that game winning 50-35 over Southern.

The series currently sits at 23-23 dating back to 1974.

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