2021 Bayou Classic: Relive The Action!

This year, the highly anticipated Bayou Classic will be taking place on Saturday, November 27th at 2pm ET. The annual event features a rivalry between two of the most well-known historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the country, Grambling State University and Southern University. This year marks the 47th anniversary of this historic matchup which has been held since 1974.

The Bayou Classic is one of the most important events for both universities and their respective cities, as it serves to showcase the talent and achievements of their students in an exciting atmosphere. It also serves as a celebration of African American heritage and culture in Louisiana. The tradition also includes an intense halftime show that features six of New Orleans’ best high school marching bands performing at Champions Square from 11:15am to noon that same day.

The all-time series is tied with each team claiming 24 victories since its inception. This year, Southern is currently in secod place in the SWAC West while Grambling holds fifth place. With this in mind, fans can expect an intense competition that will surely bring out everyone’s competitive spirit.

Make sure to tune in to NBC or Peacock on November 27th at 2pm ET to watch this thrilling rivalry match up!

Start Time of the Bayou Classic Game

The Bayou Classic, the annual rivalry game between Southern and Grambling, will start at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Saturday, November 27th. The game will be broadcast live on NBC and Peacock. Both teams have an all-time series record of 24 wins each since the series began in 1974, making this year’s match-up a highly anticipated event for college football fans acros the country. Don’t miss out on the action!

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What Time is the Bayou Classic Taking Place in New Orleans?

The Bayou Classic in New Orleans will take place from 11:15am to noon on Saturday, November 26 at Champions Square. This inaugural event will feature six of New Orleans’ top high school marching bands – St. Augustine High School, McDonogh #35 Senior High School, John F. Kennedy Senior High School, O. Perry Walker College and Career Preparatory High School, Warren Easton Senior High School and Edna Karr High School – for a fun and exciting celebration of music and culture.

Will Bayou Classic Be Televised?

Yes, the Bayou Classic will be televised. The three-year media rights extension signed by NBC Sports and the Bayou Classic ensures that the annual football game between Grambling State University and Southern University will continue to be broadcast trough 2024. The partnership also provides students at both universities with training in journalism, production, and other aspects of broadcasting. Fans can tune in to NBC or streaming services such as Hulu Live TV and fuboTV to watch the Bayou Classic.

What Time Is The Bayou Classic Game on Saturday?

The Bayou Classic game beween Grambling and Southern will take place tomorrow, Saturday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. ET at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

What Channel Is The Bayou Bowl Broadcast On?

The Bayou Classic, an annual college football game between two historically black universities, Grambling State and Southern University, can be seen on NBC Sports starting in 2021 and through the 2024 season. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports’ various platforms, including NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and select regional sports networks.

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What Channel Is The Bayou Classic Coming On On DirecTV?

The Bayou Classic will be broadcasted on NBCSN (channel 220) on DirecTV. The broadcast team includes Chris Lewis (play-by-play), Anthony Herron (analyst), and Lewis Johnson (sideline). You can also watch the game live stream the game on NBC Sports app or the NBCSports website.

Beginning of the Bayou Classic Parade

The Bayou Classic Parade starts at the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and North Peters Street. The parade then proceeds down North Peters Street onto Decatur Street, before turning right onto Canal Street. It then turns left onto Saint Charles Avenue, right onto Poydras Street, and finally right onto Loyola Avenue.

Distance of the Bayou Classic Parade

The Bayou Classic parade is a three mile long event that starts off of Elysian Fields and ends at the Caesars Superdome. Over the years, it has become an important part of New Orleans culture, with fans looking forward to seeing the parade every year. The parade offers a unique experience for all onlookers as it passes through downtown New Orleans, covering a total of three miles.


The 2021 Bayou Classic will take place on Saturday, November 27th. The game, which pits Southern University against Grambling State University in a rivalry that dates back to 1974, will be broadcast live on NBC and Peacock at 2pm Eastern Time. The event will be preceded by the inaugural Bayou Classic High School Band Spectacular, featuring six of New Orleans’ top marching bands. With 24 wins each since the series began, this year’s game promises to be an exciting one. No matter which team comes out on top, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience for all involved.

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William Armstrong

William Armstrong is a senior editor with H-O-M-E.org, where he writes on a wide variety of topics. He has also worked as a radio reporter and holds a degree from Moody College of Communication. William was born in Denton, TX and currently resides in Austin.