Media Credentials for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic – Application process now open! Deadline is Monday, March 29

February 22, 2021
NEW ORLEANS — The online media credential application process for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic is now open. The application is available in the News section of or by clicking HERE. If link does not work, please visit
Media credential requests will be reviewed by the Bayou Classic media team, including the Sports Information Directors from both Southern University & Grambling State University. Applying for credentials does not constitute approval of requested credentials. Approved credentials will be emailed to media in advance of this year’s Bayou Classic.
The deadline for applying is Monday, March 29, 2021.
The 47th Annual Bayou Classic game will be played on Saturday, April 17 at Independance Stadium in Shreveport, La.
Please note due to COVID restrictions, the number of media credentials for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic in April 2021 are highly limited due to attendance restrictions. All media who receive approved credentials will need to provide official documentation of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of picking up credentials on game day – Saturday, April 16, 2021. Those without official documentation of a negative COVID test will be denied entry.
Also, this application process does not pertain to the 48th Annual Bayou Classic to be played in November 2021. A separate credential form and process will be developed for that game and its ancillary events at a later date.
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Jeffrey Ory
(504) 458-5866 (for phone or text)

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