Bayou Classic

Bayou Classic


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2014 marks the 41st annual meeting of the rivals Grambling
State University and Southern University. The Bayou Classic is a football
game commemorating academic achievement, tradition, sportsmanship, marching
bands and friendly competition.

This long-standing intrastate rivalry between the Southern Jaguars and
Grambling State Tigers is one of the more popular events in all of sports.
It is one of the most distinguishable sporting events in the African
American community and best-known game and rivalry in Historically Black
College and University Football.

The Marine Corps is proud to partner with the Bayou Classic and excited to
participated in the week-long historic event.


Marines Participate in 41st Bayou Classic Marines Participate in 41st Bayou Classic
Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Command engaged college students, coaches, and the local community at the 2014 Bayou Classic, November 24-30.
Marines Participate in 41st Bayou Classic Marines Participate in 41st Bayou Classic
Lieutenant Col. Brian C. Proctor, Diversity Officer, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, speaks on the Marines participation at the 41st Bayou Classic, in New Orleans,...
Marines Participate in 41st Bayou Classic Marines Participate in 41st Bayou Classic
Marines participate in Game Day activities at the 41st Bayou Classic, in New Orleans, Nov. 29, 2014.
Coast Guard Participates in Bayou Classic Coast Guard Participates in Bayou Classic
The Coast Guard sponsored the Bayou Classic football game in New Orleans, Nov. 29, 2014. Coast Guard personnel attended a career expo, set up a static display outside...
Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving
Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Command help give back to the New Orleans community during the "Sheriff's Annual Thanksgiving Feast" Nov. 27, 2014.
Marines March in Parade Marines March in Parade
Marines march through the streets of downtown New Orleans during the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade Nov. 27, 2014. The relationship between the Bayou Classic...
Marine Drum Major and Landry Walker Band Interviews Marine Drum Major and Landry Walker Band Interviews
Master Gunnery Sergeant Kevin Buckles, Drum Major, United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, visits hometown schools, Nov. 24 and 26. Includes interviews with Master...
Marine Visits Hometown High Schools Marine Visits Hometown High Schools
Master Gunnery Sergeant Kevin Buckles, Drum Major, United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, visits hometown schools, Nov. 24 and 26.
Marine Visits Hometown Schools Marine Visits Hometown Schools
Master Gunnery Sergeant Kevin Buckles, Drum Major, United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, visits hometown schools, Nov. 26, 2014
Bayou Classic Press Conference Interview Bayou Classic Press Conference Interview
Interview with Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills. Marines participated in the Bayou Classic press conference held at the Mercedes Benz Super Dome, November 25, 2014.
Bayou Classic Press Conference Bayou Classic Press Conference
Marines participated in the Bayou Classic press conference held at the Mercedes Benz Super Dome, November 25, 2014.
Reserve Report -- 17 December 2013 Reserve Report -- 17 December 2013
The Reserve Report is a bi-weekly newscast highlighting subjects of interest to Reserve Marines and Marine Forces Reserve families around the country. This week...

Bayou Classic players recognized for leadership Bayou Classic players recognized for leadership
Brig. Gen. Craig C. Crenshaw presents Grambling's Jonathon Wallace, a native of Rayville, La., with a Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership award, Nov. 28. Wallace...
Bayou Classic players recognized for leadership Bayou Classic players recognized for leadership
Brig. Gen. Craig C. Crenshaw, a Southern University alumni, presents Southern's Zach Brown with a Marine Corps Excellence in Leadership award, Nov. 28. Brown, a...
Bayou Classic Mercedes-Benz ball run Bayou Classic Mercedes-Benz ball run
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and Army Reserve Officer Training Corps candidates run towards the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as an end point of the Bayou Classic...
Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving
Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Command participated in the "Sheriff's Annual Thanksgiving Feast" here, today. The event helps bring together the local community...
Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving
Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Command participated in the "Sheriff's Annual Thanksgiving Feast" here, today. The event helps bring together the local community...
Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving
Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Command participated in the "Sheriff's Annual Thanksgiving Feast" here, today. The event helps bring together the local community...
Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving
Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Command participated in the "Sheriff's Annual Thanksgiving Feast" here, today. The event helps bring together the local community...
Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving
Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Command participated in the "Sheriff's Annual Thanksgiving Feast" here, today. The event helps bring together the local community...
Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving
Sergeant Joe Randall, Reserve Support, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, participated in the "Sheriff's Annual Thanksgiving Feast" here, today. The event helps bring...
Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving Marines Help Give Back on Thanksgiving
Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Command participated in the "Sheriff's Annual Thanksgiving Feast" here, today. The event helps bring together the local community...
Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade
Members of the United States Marine Corps walk down Canal Street during the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade in New Orleans, November 27, 2014. The parade is one...
Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade
Sergeant Felicia Tanksley, a Recruiting Sub-Station New Orleans recruiter, greets members of the local community during the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade in New...

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Bayou Classic student-athletes honored with Marine...
The United States Marine Corps presented two student-athletes from both Bayou Classic rivals Southern University and Grambling State University with the “Marine...
Southern University trains with Marines; Coach calls football combat Southern University trains with Marines; Coach...
When the commanding general of Marine Forces Reserve Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills shook hands with Southern University coach Dawson Odum at the Bayou Classic press...
Marines Partner with Bayou Classic
Members of the U.S. Marines Corps will share experiences and accomplishments at the 40th Annual Bayou Classic here, Nov. 26–30, 2013.