Former Alabama State head coach Houston Markham, Jr. passes away

From SWAC.org: Courtesy Alabama State/SWAC Communications  MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Former Alabama State head coach Houston Markham, Jr. passed away Wednesday morning with loved ones by his side. Markham, the winningest head coach in Hornets’ football history, leaves behind a legacy unmatched at Alabama State. He coached at the institution from 1987 until 1997, leaving the school with 68 victories which still stands as the highest total among any coach in school history. His best season at the helm of the Hornets came in 1991 when the team finished 11-0-1, winning the…

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Grambling has four players named to Preseason All-SWAC Team

From Grambling Sports Information: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | The Grambling State University football team placed four members on the 2019 All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Preseason football team, the conference announced on Tuesday morning during SWAC Football Media Day held at the Westin Hotel. Defensive back Joseph McWilliams and defensive lineman Anfernee Mullins were selected to the All-SWAC Preseason First Team, while offensive lineman William Waddell and defensive back Danquarian Fields were named to the Second Team. In the 2019 Preseason Predicted Order of Finish, Grambling State garnered 74 points to claim the third spot.…

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Southern picked to repeat as SWAC West Champs

Courtesy AP: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southern University football received 90 first-place votes and was tabbed to repeat as Southwestern Athletic Conference western division champions as voted by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced Tuesday during football media day.  The Jaguars finished ahead of Prairie View A&M and in-state rival Grambling State in the Western Division vote. Alcorn State received 92 first-place votes and was selected to finish first in the East. Sophomore defensive end Jordan Lewis, who led the league in sacks as a true…

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Grambling to honor Doug Williams

From Grambling Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University, along with the department of athletics, will hold a special ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 12 to honor former GSU quarterback Doug Williams. Grambling State will hold a street naming ceremony in honor of Williams and will take place on the corner of Facilities and Stadium Drive in Grambling, La. Williams, who was a two-time recipient of the Black College Player of the Year Award, attended Grambling State and played for legendary head coach Eddie Robinson. He guided the Tigers to…

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Grambling to honor 1985 Football team at 2019 home opener

GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University Department of Athletics, in collaboration with the Eddie G. Robinson 100th Birthday Commemoration Committee, will honor the 1985 Football team during the Oct. 12 home opener against Alabama A&M with an 80s G-Men Throwback Game, sponsored by adidas. The 1985 season was special for many reasons, including Eddie Robinson’s winning his record-breaking 324th victory, which surpassed Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant for then-most wins by a college football head coach. In addition to the record-breaking moment, the 1985 team finished the season 9-3 overall, 6-1 in Southwestern Athletic…

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2019 SWAC Football Media Day taking place July 16

From SWAC Media Relations: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference will host its annual SWAC Football Media Day on Tuesday, July 16 at the Westin-Birmingham (2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North/ (205) 307-3600).  All ten SWAC head football coaches and two student-athletes from each team will be in attendance to address the media about the upcoming 2019 football season.  Media interested in covering the event are invited to complete the online credential application. One-on-one interviews with coaches and student-athletes will begin at 10:00 a.m. The upcoming season will officially kickoff on Saturday, August 31 with a full slate of…

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Gold comes from behind to defeat Black 49-44 in Grambling spring game

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University offense overcame a 19-point halftime deficit to complete the comeback with a 49-44 victory in the annual Black and Gold Spring Football Game on Friday afternoon at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. “Offensively it was good to see us move the football,” Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs said. “Our running backs had a great day and I thought we had some good quarterback play as well. The offensive line really helped put together multiple long scoring drives. On the defensive…

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Grambling puts season tickets on sale today

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Season ticket sales for the 2019 football season will be on sale Monday at the GSU Ticket Office, the Grambling State University Department of Athletics has announced. The Grambling State University Ticket Office is located in the front window of the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center and will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Ticket Office is opened 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Saturday’s (April 13) Black and Gold game. Fans are encouraged…

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Grambling State University football holds its pro day

From Grambling Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University held its annual football Pro Day at Eddie G. Robinson Memoria Stadium on Tuesday morning in front of scouts representing 15 teams from the National Football League. “I thought it was a good day,” Grambling State head football coach Broderick Fobbs said. “This was a tremendous opportunity for these young men and to get an opportunity to perform in front of these scouts is always good.” Fourteen former Grambling State student-athletes went through a two-hour workout in front of NFL scouts on Tuesday.…

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Grambling will hold its Pro Day on March 19

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University football team will hold its Pro Day on Tuesday, March 19, Tigers head coach Broderick Fobbs announced on Tuesday. Individual workouts are slated to get underway at 9 a.m. at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. Fans are invited to come watch field workouts. Individual workouts in the weight room are closed to the public. Grambling State has had several players sent to the NFL, including Chad Williams, who was selected by the Arizona Cardinals during the 2017 NFL Draft, while Chester Rogers earned a spot with…

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