May 4, 2012

Grambling University to Hold Black and Gold Football Game on Saturday

GRAMBLING, LA – Well it’s that time of year again for colleges and university to prep their fans for the next season which by the way is right around the corner. Grambling State University is no different than the rest. This Saturday, May 5th at 6:00 p.m. Grambling State University football team will showcase their players and excite the fans with some team plays that will be implemented in the 2012 season.

Coach Doug Williams is back to show more of what the team is capable of doing in the season to come. The football program got off to a slow start last season but turned everything around by winning the Bayou Classic and ultimately the SWAC Championship.

“For the coaches the spring scrimmage is used strictly for evaluation of the players. It’s the only time to find out who we might be depending on next year and a chance for some of the younger players to mature,” says Grambling’s football coach Doug Williams.

At this year preseason scrimmage the athletic program will host several activities right before kick-off. Some of the activities to take place are: Season tickets will go on sale at 3:00 p.m. One new season ticket holder will have the opportunity to win Bayou Classic Tickets; starting at 4:00 p.m. Super One will host a tailgate party and True Care Dental is sponsoring “The Kids Zone.” Starting at 5:30 p.m. Little Caesars will be sponsoring a pizza eating contest. Free t-shirts will be given out to the first 150 people who go through the entrance gate and the first 500 fans will receive free ice cream sponsored by Blue Bell.

Athletic Director, Dr. Percy Caldwell states, “I am excited about attending my first GSU Black and Gold football game. I have observed several practices and the team looks very sharp even after the first five days. From a fan perspective, I will look to enjoy the excitement of the 2012 football season brewing like a fresh pot of coffee with the band, cheerleaders and students creating the spirit of football in the air. As an administrator I will be observing and evaluating what the fan based experience looks like with two questions in mind: a) What is good about fan experience? And b) what can we do to improve that experience to create great atmosphere for alumni, students, and friends of the university.

Most of all I will just get out and have fun meeting people and watching a good football team. So if you are in the area, come out and join us to a glimpse of the 2012 GSU Tiger football team.”

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