Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Team: Southern Jaguars

Head Coach: Dawson Odums

Team Mascot: Lacumba

Year Opened: 1928

Capacity: 28500

City / State: Baton Rouge / Louisiana

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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Bayou Classic

Rival Team: Grambling State Tigers

The Bayou Classic between Grambling State and Southern is played each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in New Orleans. The game is one of the biggest games in the SWAC and is a must-see for any Grambling State or Southern fan. The series between these two historically black universities dates back to 1932, and the Tigers hold a 22-21 lead in the all-time series. The football game isn’t the only event at the Bayou Classic as the Battle of the Bands between Grambling’s World Famed Tiger Marching Band and Southern’s Human Jukebox is arguably the bigger draw. Don’t miss the Bayou Classic as it’s one of Southern’s biggest events of the year.

Boombox Classic

Rival Team: Jackson State Tigers

The BoomBox Classic is an annual rivalry game played between the Jackson State Tigers and the Southern Jaguars. The two SWAC rivals first met in 1929, but the rivalry didn’t kick off until 1958. It’s not just the action on the field that is a must-see when Jackson State and Southern square off the battle of the band between the schools is just as big and is where the rivalry gets its name. If you’re attending the BoomBox Classic, make sure to stick around for the 5th Quarter band performances after the game.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Team: Southern Jaguars

Head Coach: Dawson Odums

Team Mascot: Lacumba

Year Opened: 1928

Capacity: 28500

City / State: Baton Rouge / Louisiana

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