Bayou Classic – The Tie Breaker, Battle of the Bands, SWAC Championship

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{Dallas, TX – November 18th, 2014}

Being referred to fans of Grambling and Southern University as the Tie Breaker. 

As the Bayou Classic gets closer the hype continues to grow. The Thanksgiving weekend will bring families together not only to enjoy the holiday but to see the #BayouClassic at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA .  This weekend there is a lot at stake! Here are 5 Reasons why you should watch, support or attend the Bayou Classic.

1) 20 -20 – This game is now being called the Tie Breaker. Southern University and Grambling University are tied for the number of wins in the Bayou Classic .  Southern still claims the longest winning streak in the Bayou Classic, 8 games from 1993-2000.

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2) SWAC Western Division title – The title is on the line for the first time since 2003. The winner of this game will be facing Alcorn State on November 6th at the SWAC Championship in Houston, TX.  Southern is the defending SWAC champion.

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3) 7-1 to 7-1 – Both teams are going into the Bayou Classic with a record of 7-1 in the SWAC Conference.

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4) Battle of the Bands – The 5th Quarter  of HBCU football games is something you don’t leave your seat for. This is the time the bands take the to the field to show off  moves with their drum majors, dancers, and band. But this 5th Quarter match up between the Human Jukebox and The World Famed Marching band . These halftime shows below you have to watch.


5) New Orleans ,LA  – New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. The city of New Orleans needs the support from this game , but if you truly want to support Grambling State University and Southern University, the ticket purchase has got to be a part of your Thanksgiving weekend.

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Southern University is the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month for November 2014. Show your support for Southern University by donating  $18.80 in honor of the year SU was founded. [Click Here ]

Grambling University was the winner of the Allstate Quote and Vote Competition that the Tom Joyner Foundation has partnered with for the last several years. Show your support for Grambling by donating $19.01 in honor of the year GSU was founded. [ Click Here]

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Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.