Bayou Classic and NBC Sports announce three-year media rights extension

From NBC Sports: NBC Sports and the Bayou Classic have agreed to a three-year media rights extension through 2024, both parties announced today.  The new agreement — which kicks off this year with the 49thannual Bayou Classic as Southern and Grambling State renew their storied football rivalry on Saturday, Nov. 26 on NBC and Peacock — extends a historic partnership which began in 1991.  NBC Sports’ presentation of the Bayou Classic will continue to showcase the Battle of the Bands, the celebrated tradition between the Southern and Grambling State marching bands, during…

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Late field goal lifts Grambling to victory in Bayou Classic

From Grambling State University Athletic Communications: Urban’s Field Goal Lifts GSU Past SU Garrett Urban booted five field goals, none bigger than his last, as the Grambling State University football team snapped a three-game losing streak to its rival on Saturday afternoon with a 29-26 victory over Southern in the 48th Annual Bayou Classic at the Caesars Superdome. Urban, Grambling State’s Most Valuable Player, notched the game-winning field goal with two seconds remaining as the Tigers (4-7 overall, 3-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) capped a 3 minute, 48 second drive to close out…

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Southern defeats Grambling 38-28 in Bayou Classic

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Two long pass plays in the third quarter proved to be the difference as the Grambling State University football team nearly rallied from an 18-point deficit as the Tigers saw its season come to an end with a 38-28 loss to rival Southern during the 45th Annual Bayou Classic in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. With the victory, Southern earns the SWAC West Division Championship and will meet Alcorn State on Saturday in the 2018 SWAC Football Championship Game…

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