SWAC Commissioner meeting with member Presidents on fate of fall sports

Though the MEAC, CIAA, and the SIAC have all announced their plans to cancel fall sports, the fate of SWAC sports has yet to be decided. The commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference is meeting with the presidents of the member schools discuss whether the sports seasons will go forth as planned. From Grambling State University:  SWAC Council of Presidents to Meet With Commissioner Monday, July 20 Grambling State University has not released any decisions concerning our Fall 2020 sports schedule. The SWAC Council of Presidents have a scheduled meeting with our SWAC…

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Southern and Grambling added to future LSU schedules

Courtesy LSU Athletics: BATON ROUGE – LSU has added Southern and Grambling State to its future football schedule marking the first time the Tigers will face the two historic in-state opponents, athletic director Scott Woodward officially announced. LSU will host Southern on Sept. 10, 2022 in Tiger Stadium, while the Tigers will face Grambling on Sept. 9, 2023 in Tiger Stadium.  “This is an incredible opportunity to join our fan bases of these historic Louisiana institutions and championship programs,” Woodward said. “These dates will be days to celebrate not only…

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Grambling signs 25 on National Signing Day

From Grambling Media Relations: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State Tigers football team solidified its recruiting class for national signing day with a total of 25 student-athletes. 18 of those athletes signed on Wednesday which is the official date of NSD 2020. Future Tigers athletes can be found below: 7 Mid-Year Signees That Enrolled in January DL Zion Cage: Navarro CC Transfer/ 6’7, 260lbs DL Jalon Sheffield: South Alabama Transfer from Tallahassee FL/ 6’2, 255lbs SAF Lawrence Asiedu: Fort Scott CC Transfer from Austin TX/ All-KJCCC Honorable Mention Defensive Back/ 5’11, 195lbs SAF Hurshie Williams:…

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Southern wins Bayou Classic with 30-28 come-from-behind win

From swac.org: NEW ORLEANS, La.- The Southern Jaguars punched their ticket to the 2019 Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship Game with an impressive 30-28 comeback win over the Grambling State Tigers at the Bayou Classic.  Southern will now get set to face the Alcorn State Braves on Saturday, December 7 at 3 pm at Spinks-Casem Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU with the winner qualifying for the 2019 Celebration Bowl in Atlanta.  About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences…

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Grambling vs Prairie View game preview

From SWAC.org: Story Links Prairie View A&M Game Notes | Grambling State Game Notes DALLAS, Texas, – Prairie View A&M will face Grambling State in the State Fair Classic on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl.  Prairie View A&M came up short in a 45-41 road loss to defending SWAC champion Alcorn State this past weekend. PVAMU outgained Alcorn in total offense 508-405. Jalen Morton accounted for 366 total yards of offense (321 passing) and four touchdown passes as he completed 23-of-35 passes. Dawonya Tucker shined with 128 rushing yards and…

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‘Buddy Bowl’ ends in defeat for Grambling

By: Candice Dixson, Sports Information Staff  Story Links RUSTON, La. l J’Mar Smith threw for 220 yards, including one touchdown, as Louisiana Tech’s football team delivered a 20-14 victory over Grambling State on Saturday afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium.  “I thought we did some good things, but we got to play better,” said Grambling State Head Coach Broderick Fobbs.  “We have to finish. We had an opportunity, several opportunities, but we didn’t take advantage of them today.” Saturday afternoon’s game paid homage to Orville Kince (O.K. “Buddy”) Davis, a native of Ruston who…

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Grambling and Louisiana Tech to meet in “Buddy Bowl”

From gsutigers.com: By: Deja Harrison, Sports Information Staff Story Links GRAMBLING, La I The Grambling State University football team is set to take on I-20 neighbors, Louisiana Tech in the ‘Buddy Bowl’ at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is set for 2 p.m.  Grambling State will broadcast the game on the Grambling State Sports Radio Network. The Tigers’ broadcast crew of Santoria Black, Ossie Clark, Leon Thomas and Nick Harrison will call all of the action. The game can be heard in Ruston (La.) (KPCH 99.3 FM – the Peach) and…

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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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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 wide receiver and his brother amongst three shot in New Orleans

Tragedy touched the Grambling State Football program this week. Red-shirt senior wide receiver Darrell Clark and his younger brother Keyon, was amongst three people shot out a New Orleans gym. Clark and the other ,as of yet, unidentified victim were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Unfortunately Clark’s younger brother, Keyon was not as fortunate and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Grambling State has issued the following press release:  Fobbs Issues Statement on Clark Shooting GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University head football coach Broderick Fobbs issued…

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