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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, was created to provide an interactive experience for fans of Grambling State University and Southern University.

The Web site introduces new sections that provide fans with exclusive game information and an opportunity to participate in The Bayou Classic directly, including:
"My Team"        
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.
Fans 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.
This 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 families.
"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 US."
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 GSU Foundation.
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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.


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