GRAMBLING, La. – September 26, 2023 – The Grambling State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced the field inside of the legendary Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium will be named after GSU football legends James “Shack” Harris and Doug Williams during the Tigers’ homecoming game versus Alabama A&M on Oct. 14. The… Continue reading Grambling State to Name Field at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium in honor of James “Shack” Harris and Doug Williams on Homecoming
March 21, 2023 – GRAMBLING, La. – Grambling State University was saddened to learn of the passing of Willis Reed, a former Grambling State basketball star, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and College Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee. “The Grambling State University family is saddened by the loss of Willis Reed. He… Continue reading Former Grambling State Standout and Basketball Hall of Famer Willis Reed Passes Away
January 31, 1988 was a defining moment in sports history and in American culture. Today marks 35 years since Doug Williams became the first Black NFL quarterback to start in a Super Bowl. He led the Washington Redskins (now the Commanders) to win that game, setting several Super Bowl records, and was named Most Valuable… Continue reading Reflections on the 35th Anniversary of Doug Williams’ Culture-Shifting 1988 Super Bowl Victory
NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2022 – 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… Continue reading Grambling State University and Southern University to Play in NBA HBCU Classic 2023 on Feb. 18
Lyndon Rash’s journey at Grambling State University hasn’t exactly been smooth. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana native came to Grambling State as a freshman in 2017 from Madison Prep High School as one of the best wide receivers in the state. However, his path to stardom on the football field was met with setbacks ranging from… Continue reading Rash Ready for One More Push
Four years ago, Kailey Pena stepped foot on the Grambling State University campus as a freshman and etched her name into the athletic record books. As one of the most decorated student-athletes to come from Grambling State, Pena’s determination and hard work led her to being one of the best Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) women’s… Continue reading GSU’s Kailey Pena Gears Up for Next Chapter
“The Voice” of Grambling State Athletics to Moderate Facebook Live Q&A GRAMBLING, La – April 8, 2020 – Today, Grambling State University Athletics Director Dr. David Ponton announced a Town Hall-style Q&A meeting with Head Football Coach Broderick Fobbs to be hosted on the University’s Facebook Live with moderator Leon Thomas III on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. “With SWAC cancellation and the… Continue reading Coach Broderick Fobbs to Join Dr. David Ponton and Leon Thomas III for Virtual Town Hall on Athletics
World Famed Band to Sport Two Unique adidas Originals Designs at Honda Battle of the Bands January 23, 2020 – Today, Grambling State University unveiled two exclusive sneaker designs developed by athletic apparel partner, adidas Originals, for the students of the World Famed Tiger Marching Band. “We appreciate that our partners at adidas engage our… Continue reading adidas Presents Custom Footwear to Grambling State University’s Marching Band
HBCU Queens Go Head-to-Head Supporting Opposite Sides of 46-Year Rivalry GRAMBLING, La – November 26, 2019 – They will be on opposite sides of the Bayou Classic field for the annual competition, but Miss Southern A&M University, Alacia Brew, and Miss Grambling State University, Rickenzie Johnikin are friends whose bond extends beyond rivalry.
The 46th Annual Bayou Classic is just around the corner with all the traditional events and some new ways to make the season unforgettable! Check out the full event schedule below to get your tickets and make sure you haven’t left anything out of your plans.