SU Athletics Director: Bayou Classic 2020 won’t be played in NOLA

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) The 2020 Bayou Classic won’t be played in New Orleans this year, that’s according to Southern University Athletics Director Roman Banks.

Banks revealed that information Friday during a Southern University System Board of Supervisors meeting.

Banks said there will be a Bayou Classic this year and it could be played at Independence Stadium in Shreveport.

Banks said two other locations could be a Mumford Stadium on Southern’s campus or Tiger Stadium at LSU.

Banks speaks about the changes at the 2:27:00 mark in this video.

Organizers of the Bayou Classic released a statement calling what Banks said premature.

There has been no decision about the Bayou Classic and any such statements about where the Bayou Classic might be played are premature. The Southwestern Athletics Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors have a late June meeting where matters related to Fall sports will be discussed.

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