Posted: Oct 18, 2013 5:12 PM
Updated: Oct 18, 2013 5:32 PM
JACKSON, Miss. - A Jackson State spokesman has announced that Saturday's game against Grambling has been cancelled.
JSU spokesman Wesley Peterson told The Associated Press Friday that Jackson State had been contacted by Grambling officials who informed them of the decision.
Disgruntled Grambling players had refused to travel to Mississippi. Grambling spokesman Will Sutton had said there would be "no forfeit" and that Grambling officials were trying to determine the next step.
Apparently, nothing could be worked out so that the game could be played.
Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Duer Sharp said the situation was "very disappointing."
Friday's apparent boycott was the latest in three days of upheaval for Grambling's proud program. Several media outlets have reported that players did not attend practice on Wednesday and Thursday because of issues with program and school leadership.
Grambling (0-7) has changed coaches twice in about two months. Doug Williams was fired two games into the season and replaced by George Ragsdale, who was reassigned Thursday and replaced by Dennis "Dirt" Winston.