February 25, 2011

Grambling Sports Radio Network to Hold Pancake Breakfast

Grambling, LA —The Grambling Sports Radio Network will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 26th from 8:00-10:00 AM at Applebee’s in Ruston.

Tickets for the event are $5.00 and may be purchased in advance from any network member or at the door. Proceeds from the event will go to support activities for network students. For more information, please contact Santoria Black at 318-274-6199.

The Grambling Sports Radio Network is an interactive organization in which Grambling students of all majors are encouraged to use their interpersonal, critical, and communication skills in order to accomplish goals and objectives.

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February 22, 2011

GSU Woos Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams Back as Head Coach

GRAMBLING, LA, FEBRUARY 21, 2011—Grambling State University Athletic Director J. Lin Dawson today confirmed the return of NFL Hall of Famer Doug Williams as the University’s head football coach. Williams, who resigned today as general manager of the United Football League’s Virginia Destroyers, signed a four-year contract that starts March 1. He will greet the media on campus at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum.

“I think it is truly an honor to be able too go back to Grambling State University for a third time and to be the second coach to coach his son. The only other guy to do this was Coach Eddie Robinson,” says Williams.
Welcoming Williams back to campus, Dawson said, “One of Grambling’s favorite sons will return home to lead the next era of championship football. Doug Williams has been a champion at every level of competition. The stage is now set. The level of excitement here on campus is far-reaching!”

GSU President Frank G. Pogue considers the signing a major coup for the University. “Doug Williams’ phenomenal leadership skills as a collegiate athlete, in the National Football League and as a college football coach are a tremendous gift to our football program. We are absolutely delighted that he agreed to come back home.”

Williams was drafted out of Grambling by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 1978 NFL Draft. He led the Bucs to the playoffs for the first time—and repeated the feat twice in four years. In 1986, Williams joined the Washington Redskins. He led the team to its Super Bowl XXII win over the Denver Broncos, and earned the game’s MVP honors. Williams was the first black quarterback to play in a Super Bowl and is the only black quarterback to win the game. This past weekend, he was inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

Williams replaces former GSU head coach Rod Broadway, who recently resigned to take the head coaching position at North Carolina A & T. His son, D. J., also a quarterback, begins his freshman year at Grambling State in the fall.

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Debra Johnson


February 10, 2011

GSU to Kick-off 110 Years of Tradition, Service and Excellence

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University has a lot to celebrate but most importantly the University will be turning 110 years old this November. The theme for this monumental event is “110 Years of Tradition, Service, and Excellence.” Kicking-off the year-long celebration Friday morning there will be a breakfast in the Black and Gold room at 7:30 a.m. Attendees are asked to donate $1.10 at the door. Following the celebration the Marching Tigers will perform in front of the Favrot Student Union where Alma J. Brown Elementary students will release 110 black and gold balloons. All facets of the university will be represented during the early morning celebration. Wrapping things up Grambling is inviting the public to come out and enjoy the basketball competition between GSU and Prairie View A&M University in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center, admission is only $1.10. The university is hoping that this will be a sellout event. The women’s game will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the men’s game will begin at 8:00 p.m. ESPNU will broadcast the men’s game. There will be a banner contest, the oldest alumnus will be recognized and ARAMARK will have a special concession item for $1.10 during the game as well as half-time activities.

Friday events will be one of many that will take place throughout the year. Grambling State University is rich in history and tradition. The University is well-known all around the globe for its academics and sports. Grambling State University is proud of its legacy and plans to continue to produce legends for another 110 years.

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February 7, 2011

GSU Linebackers Coach Andre Robinson Lands Interim Head Coach Position

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue today announced that he has appointed GSU Linebackers Coach Andre Robinson as interim head football coach. Mr. Robinson, an alum and standout collegiate linebacker has been the University’s linebackers coach since 2004.

While a student athlete, Robinson became the first defensive player to be named as Grambling State’s Most Valuable Player. During his collegiate career, from 1977 to 1981, he helped lead the G-Men to three straight SWAC championships. Robinson was named the Bayou Classic’s Most Valuable Player in 1980 in the Tigers’ 43-6 victory over the Southern Jaguars. The following year, he was a consensus All-American selection by the Associated Press, Kodak, The Sporting News and the Sheridan Press and also was named the SWAC’s Defensive Player of the Year.

“Andre Robinson links the legacy of Eddie Robinson to the present football championship era. Andre was an accomplished player at Grambling who was recognized nationally,” says GSU Athletic Director Lin Dawson. During his 30-year coaching career, he has built on his success as a player by developing excellent athletes who were under his tutelage.”

The University is launching its search for a permanent head football coach. While announcing interim appointment, President Pogue noted that Grambling State University enjoys the finest reputation in athletics of any other HBCU and most other institutions in the country: “Our goal is to maintain this cherished reputation of being winners,” he said. “Andre Robinson’s willingness to assume the interim role will allow the University time to identify the strongest candidates.”

Robinson called it an honor and privilege to be asked to step in as the interim head coach. “We will stay our course and remain focused on our young men and keep them together and have a winning football team this season,” he said. “I’m ready and up for the task before me.”

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