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    40thBattleBandsBayou Classic Again Shows Attendance Increase

    The numbers are in and once again, the Bayou Classic, an annual celebration of HBCU traditions and pageantry during the Thanksgiving weekend in New Orleans saw an increase in attendance.

    This year’s numbers, marking the event’s 40th anniversary, reached 24,897 for Battle of the Bands and Greek Show, and 47,385 for the annual football rivalry between Southern Univ. and Grambling State Univ.

     

    Connecticut Wins Top Pick In 2014 WNBA Draft Lottery

    The Connecticut Sun won the 13th annual WNBA Draft lottery and earned the top pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, the league recently announced. Conducted by WNBA officials and a representative from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, the lottery was held Dec. 10 in Secaucus, N.J., in order to establish the order of selection for the first four picks of the 2014 WNBA Draft. It was also televised live on ESPN.

    The Tulsa Shock will have the second pick in the draft, followed by San Antonio Silver Stars. The New York Liberty pick fourth.

     

    Lady Yellow Jackets Roll To Fourth Straight

    The Georgia Tech Lady Yellow Jackets (6-2) rolled to their fourth straight victory, defeating Alabama A&M, 93-56, at McCamish Pavilion on Dec. 7.

    Freshman Kaela Davis led GT in both scoring and rebounding with 29 points and 14 boards, both season highs.

     

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