Hello Jaguar Nation:
I hope everyone had a great and safe Thanksgiving holiday.
Now we focus on the 40th Bayou Classic - Southern University vs. Grambling State University - set to kickoff at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. There are other events tonight, including the annual "Battle of Bands" at 6 in the Superdome.
You can keep up with the rest of the events leading up to game time by going to www.mybayouclassic.com.
While I know many of you will be attending the SWAC Championship game pitting us against Jackson State University next week in Houston, I hope that you will be able to attend the Bayou Classic because the game provides a meaningful financial support for both, us and Grambling.
Don't forget our pre-centennial Christmas concert, "A Yuletide Gift of the Spirit," on Thursday evening, Dec. 5. Arrive early to take part in the 6:30 Christmas tree lighting. I want to send a big "thank you" to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and its pastor, the Rev. Fred Jeff Smith for purchasing this year's Christmas tree.
The concert follows the tree lighting at 7, featuring the SU Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir along with the Everrett Parker Community Choir.
The concert is free and open to the public.