Nike Yardrunners focuses on HBCU trail blazing alumni

The Nike Yardrunners program was birthed in 2020, the brain child of Nike HBCU alumni with the goal of celebrating “the rich heritage, history, and contributions of HBCUs and their alumni on global sport and culture.” The initial iteration put the spotlight on HBCU business owners and entrepreneurs, while the second focused on the oft over acheiving and chronically under-represented HBCU student-athlete. With this latest information of Yardrunners, zeroes in on “HBCU alumni who are forging a legacy that will inspire future generations.” Introducing the 2022 Yardrunners Class Brianna Baker (@_brie.b),…

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SWAC Hoops: Grambling gets road win over Texas Southern, 85-72

Courtesy of Curtis Ford, Grambling State Athletics 85  GSU 72 TSU Team 1 2 F GSU 41  44  85 TSU 34  38  72 HOUSTON, Texas | The Grambling State University men’s basketball team got back on the winning track on Wednesday evening, earning an 85-72 victory over Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) opponent Texas Southern at HP&E Arena. Cameron Christon paced the Tigers, leading all scorers with a season-25 points on 10-of-16 shooting, to go along with nine rebounds and one assist.  Virshon Cotton scored his most points as a Tiger, finishing with 18…

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Grambling falls to Liberty, 75-56

Courtesy of Brian Howard, Grambling State Athletics 56 Grambling 6-5,0-0 SWAC 75  Liberty 8-4,0-0 ASUN Team 1 2 F Grambling 32  24  56 Liberty 33  42  75 LYNCHBURG, Va. | Three Grambling State University men’s basketball players reached double figures in scoring on Monday as the Tigers could not overcome a poor shooting second half in a 75-56 loss to Liberty at Liberty Arena. The Tigers, who led by as many as 12 points late in the first half, trailed 33-32 at the break, but could not overcome 34.6 percent shooting from the…

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Grambling to celebrate National Giving Day Tuesday

Courtesy of Brian Howard, Grambling State Athletics GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University Department of Athletics will celebrate National Giving Day on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. In honor of the National Day of Giving, Grambling State Athletics encourages fans, supporters and alumni to donate to our student-athlete wellness campaign. Contributions will go toward the following: Contributions can be made directly to the athletic department at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/agp/ (https://secure.qgiv.com/for/agp/) #GivingTuesday #ThisIsTheG FOLLOW GRAMBLING STATE ATHLETICS  For complete coverage of Grambling State athletics, please follow the Tigers on social media at @GSU_Tigers (Twitter), /GramblingStateTigers1901…

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SWAC Football: Southern’s defense seals win for Jaguars in 49th Bayou Classic

Image via Michael Ofendahl 17 GSU 34  SOU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F GSU 7 3 7 0 17 SOU 0 14 0 20 34 Southern’s opportunistic defense was the deciding factor, scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Jaguars defeated the Tigers of Grambling 34-17 in the 49th Bayou Classic. Courtesy of Brian Howard, Grambling State Athletics The Grambling State University football team dominated the first half, but turnovers led to 20 Southern points as the Jaguars pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 34-17…

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FAMU gets by Grambling 20-16 in Willie Simmons’ 50th win

Courtesy of FAMU Athletics 20  FAMU 16 GRAM Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F FAMU 0 3 14 3 20 GRAM 0 10 0 6 16 | The Rattlers traveled to Grambling, Louisiana, and will leave winners, but they did not make it easy for themselves as they finished with 14 penalties for 171 yards in the 20-16 win. “Another close one; start calling us the cardiac kids, I guess,” said Head Coach Willie Simmons. “For the second week in a row, we found a way. The defense stood up for the second…

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Grambling and Southern to play in NBA HBCU Classic on 18 February 2023

Courtesy of Brian Howard, Senior Associate AD for Athletic Communications, Grambling State Athletics The Grambling State University and Southern University men’s basketball programs have been selected to play in the NBA HBCU Classic 2023, the NBA announced today. The Southwestern Athletic Conference matchup will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. ET/2 p.m. MT at the University of Utah’s Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City as part of NBA All-Star 2023. The second NBA HBCU Classic will be simulcast on TNT, ESPN2 and NBA TV.  NBA…

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Grambling’s matchup with Alabama A&M ends six-game road trip

Courtesy of Brian Howard, Senior Associate AD for Athletic Communications, Grambling State University The Grambling State University football team has been “Road Warriors” through the first five games of the 2022 season and the Tigers will conclude the season-opening six-game road swing on Saturday with a trip to Alabama A&M. Kickoff in Huntsville, Ala. for the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game is scheduled for 1 p.m. from Louis Crews Stadium. Grambling State (1-4 overall, 0-2 SWAC) is coming off a 34-14 loss last weekend in the State Fair Classic to Prairie…

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Grambling bowling to open season with Rattler Invitational

Courtesy of Brian Howard, Grambling State Athletic Communications : It’s been a busy offseason for the Grambling State University women’s bowling program with the addition of head coach Allamont Bates and now the Lady Tigers are on the verge of opening the 2022-2023 season. Grambling State opens the season this weekend at the Rattler Invitational in Pensacola, Fla. Grambling State will compete in eight tournaments this season, beginning with the season opener this weekend (Oct. 7-9) at the Rattler Invitational in Pensacola, Fla. The Lady Tigers have two more tournaments prior to the end…

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Grambling Volleyball defeats PV 3-0

Courtesy of Brian Howard, Senior Associate AD for Athletic Communications 0 PVAM 3  GSU Team 1 2 3 F PVAM 23 16 16 (0) GSU 25 25 25 (3) GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University volleyball team returned to Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play on Sunday afternoon and rolled past Prairie View A&M, 3-0, at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling State, which has yet to drop a set in conference play, took the opening set, 25-23. The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 14-3 advantage in the second,…

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