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Annual Bayou Jamb canceled for 2013

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Based on new NCAA rules and regulations, Bayou Jamb, the high school football event held since 2006 at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has been canceled for 2013. 

The new regulations contain some areas difficult to interpret in relation to high school events being held on college campuses.

Ron Hogan, Sr. Vice President and Regional Chief Financial Officer for St. Francis Medical Center, said, "St. Francis Medical Center understands and completely supports the decision made by ULM based on their interpretation of these new rules.

LHSAA called Bayou Jamb the largest one-day high school football event in the State in 2011 & 2012. We will miss having the Bayou Jamb event this year, and hope there's a chance we can bring it back in 2014. We look forward to working with the University on future endeavors such as Bayou Jamb."

Bayou Jamb may return in 2014 if the event is approved to be held at ULM by the NCAA.

St. Francis Medical Center wishes to thank ULM for the use of their facilities for Bayou Jamb since 2006, as well as the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady for their support of Bayou Jamb. We also extend our gratitude to the participating schools, coaches, players, business sponsors and football fans throughout the community for supporting Bayou Jamb.

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