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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Grambling football open Spring Practice Thursday

From Grambling State University Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | It has been nearly three months since the last time the Grambling State University football team was on the field, but the Tigers will begin preparation for the 2019 season with the first of 15 spring practices on Thursday at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.  Grambling State will practice eight times in March, starting with the first one on Thursday. The Tigers will wrap up the spring schedule with seven practices in April. Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs announced the team…

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SWAC re-emerging as destination for top student-athletes

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- With storied traditions, rich legacies, and some of the biggest names to ever play the game it’s safe to say that the football history of Southwestern Athletic Conference is truly remarkable and unmatched at the FCS level. Eddie Robinson, Walter Payton, Jerry Rice, Doug Williams, Deacon Jones, Robert Brazille, Steve McNair, Aeneas Williams, and Michael Strahan are just a few of the legendary names of the game that also just so happened to attend SWAC member institutions. For decades the SWAC has produced some of…

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Grambling hires Mark Orlando as Offensive Coordinator

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University head football coach Broderick Fobbs announced on Friday that Mark Orlando will join the coaching staff as the new offensive coordinator/running backs coach, taking over for Lee Fobbs, who recently retired. “We are extremely excited to have Mark on our coaching staff,” Fobbs said. “He is a veteran coach, who brings a lot of experience to our program. His track record of success guiding offenses speaks for itself from his time at Bethune-Cookman to his last three years at Alabama…

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North Carolina A&T defeats Alcorn State 24-22 to win Celebration Bowl

From meacsports.com: BOX SCORE ATLANTA, Ga. –  North Carolina A&T State quarterback Lamar Raynard passed for 292 yards and two scores to lift the Aggies to a 24-22 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl win over Alcorn State of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Saturday before a crowd of 31,672 at Mercedes Benz Stadium and a national ABC television audience.  The Aggie win gave the MEAC a 3-1 advantage in the bowl season-opener which annually pits the MEAC champion against the winner of the SWAC. The victory also gave NC A&T back-to-back wins in the event and its third triumph in three appearances in the…

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Alcorn State defeats Southern 37-28 to claim SWAC crown

From swac.org: LORMAN, MS. – In a thrilling back-and-forth affair, Alcorn State rallied late and controlled the fourth quarter to outlast Southern 37-28 to claim their third SWAC Football Championship in the past five seasons and 16th conference title overall on Saturday at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium. The Braves (9-3) advance to the Celebration Bowl as Alcorn State will represent the SWAC in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl against MEAC representative North Carolina A&T, who also won their conference.  The historic match up will take place on Saturday, Dec.…

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