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  • Grambling students approve athletics fee

    April 24, 2014 10:31 AM

    GRAMBLING - Grambling State University's athletic programs will get a boost in the fall after students approved an athletics fee that will generate an additional $1 million annually. After students voted against the athletics fee last year, The News-Star reports university officials launched an awareness campaign to show the need... more »
  • Grambling president stepping down

    April 4, 2014 10:54 AM

    GRAMBLING - After six years as president of Grambling State University, Frank Pogue announced Friday he planned to step down from the position at the end of June. "A lot has been accomplished, and a lot of good things are still happening at Grambling State University," Pogue said in... more »
  • Texas Southern takes out Grambling in SWAC, 79-54

    March 12, 2014 3:37 PM

    HOUSTON - Aaric Murray scored 18 points and blocked six shots as second-seeded Texas Southern won its seventh game in a row after beating No. 10 seed Grambling State 79-54 on Wednesday in a Southwestern Athletic Conference quarterfinal game. Murray, named the conference player and defensive player of the year,... more »
  • LSU improves to 3-0 with big win over Grambling St.

    February 16, 2014 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers improved to 3-0 with a perfect weekend, including Sunday's 6-0 win over Grambling State. Freshman pitcher Jared Poche, the former Lutcher Bulldog, fired a scoreless six innings with three strikeouts in his first collegiate start. Also getting his first start was second... more »
  • Fobbs' hiring at Grambling approved by UL board

    December 6, 2013 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Grambling State University's hiring of new football coach Broderick Fobbs has been approved by the University of Louisiana System governing board. Fobbs will receive a $195,000 annual salary. The board unanimously agreed Friday to his selection and praised the hiring, which university leaders hope can improve a... more »
  • Southern downs Grambling in Bayou Classic

    November 30, 2013 7:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - As much as Grambling could have used a morale-boosting triumph in the Bayou Classic, Dray Joseph and the Southern Jaguars were not going to let that happen. Joseph and Lee Dross connected for three touchdowns and Southern defeated Grambling 40-17 in the Bayou Classic on Saturday. The... more »
  • Grambling aims to upset Southern in Bayou Classic

    November 29, 2013 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Grambling State interim coach Dennis "Dirt" Winston praises his players for "making history" with their walkout last month in protest of the conditions under which they've been forced to train, travel and play this season. Now Winston and the Tigers aim for an upset of historical proportions... more »
  • Bayou Classic fans urged to travel safely

    November 24, 2013 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bayou Classic fans are reminded to drive safely when heading to and from Bayou Classic Events in New Orleans over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. "More people died on Louisiana roads over the five-day Thanksgiving break last year than during any other holiday," says Lt. Col. John... more »
  • Eddie Robinson, Jr. dies

    November 7, 2013 11:55 AM

    DALLAS - The son of former Grambling State football coach Eddie Robinson has died at the age of 70. Family members say Eddie Robinson Jr. died Wednesday night at a Dallas hospital after complications from a heart transplant. Robinson, Jr. played for his father at Grambling, and later worked for... more »
  • Jesse Jackson to visit GSU

    October 29, 2013 2:08 PM

    GRAMBLING- He's fought for civil rights and negotiated freedom for hostages, but can Jesse Jackson close the rift between students and the administration at Grambling State University? School leaders say that Jackson will come to the campus to help promote a period of healing. The school's been in the national... more »
  • Dr. William Broussard leading Southern to promising future Play Video

    October 23, 2013 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As seen by the recent events at Grambling State University(football players refusing to play a conference game because of hazardous conditions), leadership is as important as the teams that perform at the collegiate level. Southern University has Dr. William Broussard leading the Jaguars' athletics programs, and... more »
  • Jackson State: Grambling forfeit will be costly

    October 23, 2013 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jackson State says financial losses for the university and the city of Jackson, Miss., "could be in the millions" because of Grambling's decision to forfeit Saturday's football game after its players refused to play. Grambling's players staged a boycott because they said they had many issues... more »
  • Grambling football dispute draws attention to cuts

    October 22, 2013 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The leader of Grambling State University says a nearly weeklong boycott by the university's football team has drawn awareness to the campus's financial struggles and drummed up donation interest around the country. Grambling President Frank Pogue told his university system's board Tuesday that he's using the national attention... more »
  • Grambling players end boycott

    October 21, 2013 12:42 PM

    GRAMBLING - Grambling players say they are ending their boycott after speaking with former coach Doug Williams, who advised them to, "Go out there and play football." In a statement Monday, team representative Naquan Smith said players reached out to several people, including Williams, and their ex-coach put them... more »
  • Jackson St. says Grambling game cancelled

    October 18, 2013 5:12 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.... more »
  • Doug Williams out as Grambling head coach

    September 11, 2013 11:24 AM

    GRAMBLING, La. - Grambling State University running backs coach George Ragsdale has assumed head football coaching duties, effective immediately. Ragsdale becomes interim head coach as the Tigers head to the Missouri Classic in Kansas City with a 0-2 record. The G-Men finished the 2012 season with a record of... more »
  • 3rd suspect in killing of toddler arrested in La.

    July 28, 2013 7:24 PM

    BALTIMORE, MD - Baltimore police say they have arrested a third suspect in the murder of a 1-year-old baby after an investigation that led to Louisiana. Police say 22-year-old Rashid Mayo was arrested Saturday on the campus of Grambling University in Louisiana. Mayo was wanted for first-degree murder in the... more »
  • GSU establishes faculty, staff retiree association

    June 17, 2013 11:48 AM

    GRAMBLING - Grambling State University produces not only undergraduate and graduate students but also a large group of retirees. The News-Star reports GSU President Frank G. Pogue identified this ready-made pool of highly-qualified and skilled professionals and workers and recently established the Grambling State University Association for Retired Faculty and... more »
  • #2 LSU blanks Grambling 4-0

    April 17, 2013 8:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - #2 LSU didn't get off to a hot start, but the Tigers needed only four runs in a 4-0 shut-out win at home. The win is LSU's 24th straight against an in-state team and 31st straight in a mid-week game. The Tigers threw 10 pitchers, but... more »
  • 3 injured in shooting at Grambling State University

    April 16, 2013 7:24 AM

    GRAMBLING - A Grambling State University spokesman says three people have been shot during a fight on campus with one student being taken to the hospital with a leg wound. Will Sutton says two others who were shot went to the hospital some other way. He did not give the... more »
  • Grambling passes ordinance against saggy pants

    February 11, 2013 9:56 AM

    GRAMBLING - Saggy pants in the city of Grambling may become a costly fashion statement. The News-Star reports the Grambling City Council passed an ordinance last week making indecent exposure -- the showing of undergarments and underwear -- illegal. Failure to comply may result in fines of $150 to $500,... more »
  • Accreditation warning removed at Grambling State

    December 11, 2012 4:36 PM

    GRAMBLING - Grambling State University's accreditation warning has been lifted. The university announced Tuesday that it had received notification from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that the six-month warning issued in June had been removed. The warning required the school to address issues related to financial aid and... more »
  • Struggling rivals seek redemption in Bayou Classic

    November 23, 2012 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - With their hopes of a Southwestern Athletic Conference title gone for both Grambling and Southern, Saturday's nationally televised Bayou Classic in the Superdome gives both teams a chance to finish disappointing seasons in a big-game environment. The teams enter the game with the worst combined record in... more »
  • Grambling receives $205K gift

    September 3, 2012 3:12 PM

    GRAMBLING - Willis-Knighton Health Systems has donated $205,000 to Grambling State University. Grambling President Frank G. Pogue says the funds will be used to help attract high-level faculty for the university's health care programs. Willis-Knighton is the region's largest health care firm. Pogue says the total could grow to $325,000... more »
  • SWAC: Focus on Sandusky victims, not wins record

    July 24, 2012 10:23 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference now boasts college football's winningest coach, but says the focus should remain on the sex abuse victims and their families in the Penn State scandal. The league sent out a statement Monday after the NCAA vacated 111 of Joe Paterno's 409 wins... more »
  • Grambling's accreditation extended, with warning

    June 28, 2012 7:38 AM

    GRAMBLING - Grambling State University's accreditation has been extended by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, but the regional accrediting agency placed the school on warning for six months. Debra A. Johnson, Grambling's director of alumni and public relations, says the warning involved two issues. The first... more »
  • Grambling gears up for Port City Classic

    June 21, 2012 7:11 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The 2012 Port City Classic featuring the Grambling State University Tigers and the Alcorn State University Braves will be held Saturday, September 1, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. Kick-off for the game is set for 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale at all Shreveport Federal... more »
  • Poet Nikki Giovanni to speak at Grambling State

    March 13, 2012 6:57 AM

    GRAMBLING - Acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni will be the next Lyceum Series speaker at Grambling State University. Giovanni will speak Thursday at 6 p.m. at Grambling's T. H. Harris Auditorium. Giovanni has written some 30 books for adults and children, including volumes of poetry, illustrated children's books and... more »
  • Southern NROTC runs Bayou Classic ball to Superdome

    November 25, 2011 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Southern University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps took off on foot from the Baton Rouge campus this morning to deliver the Bayou Classic game ball to New Orleans. Southern takes on Grambling Saturday in the annual rivalry at the Superdome. Runners with... more »
  • Doug Williams ready for second stint at Grambling

    August 12, 2011 1:34 PM

    GRAMBLING, La. - If Doug Williams' second time around as head coach at Grambling State is as successful as his first stint, the Tigers should be in good shape. As the successor to Eddie Robinson, the former Tigers' All-America quarterback and Super Bowl Most Valuable Player helped his alma... more »
  • Doug Williams returning to coach Grambling

    February 21, 2011 2:18 PM

    Doug Williams is returning to Grambling State University. Williams is leaving his post as general manager for the United Football League's Virginia Destroyers, to coach at Grambling for a second time, that's according to UFL officials. Williams will now have a chance to coach his son D.J., who... more »
  • ACLU: GSU's e-mail policy violates Constitution

    September 23, 2010 6:09 AM

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says Grambling President Frank Pogue in July issued an e-mail to students, banning them from forwarding e-mails received via the university system that contain political solicitations. ACLU's executive director says students have the right to make political statements, including those in support of... more »
  • State opening search for Grambling State president

    February 10, 2010 8:39 AM

    A public forum at Grambling State University will formally open the search for the university's next president. The search committee will hear Thursday from faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members about what qualifications and priorities they want in the historically black university's next leader. Horace Judson resigned Oct. 31... more »
  • Southern cutting into lead 14-13

    November 28, 2009 2:35 PM

    After a slow start, Southern's offense has hit their stride. Corey Cushingberry leaped to grab a screen pass from Bryan Lee for a 37 yard gain. Gary Hollimon finished it off for the Jaguars second score of the day. It was a 7 play 70 yard 2:24 minute drive. Josh... more »
  • Jags score now trail 14-7.

    November 28, 2009 2:18 PM

    The Jaguar offense finally found paydirt. Bryant Lee hit Curry Allent over the middle for a 32 yard touchdown reception. It capped an 8 play 66 yard drive. The Jags now trail 14-7 with just under 9 minutes to go before half. more »
  • Jaguars trail 7-0

    November 28, 2009 1:58 PM

    Grambling's offense finally got in a rythym. Greg Dillon literally flipped into the end zone to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead. The following possession for the Jags looked promising as the Jags made their first, first down of the day. Bryant Lee found Warren Matthews for a 37... more »
  • Almost time

    November 28, 2009 12:05 PM

    It's almost here. The most talked about game all year on Southern's schedule is just moments away. Both teams are on the field warming up. Southern is wearing white jerseys and pants and their traditional blue helmets. Grambling is wearing black jerseys, helmets and pants. The Superdome has... more »
  • Southern set for 36th annual Bayou Classic

    November 23, 2009 5:30 PM

    Saturday is chance for bragging rights. Southern and Grambling will square off in the 36 th Annual State Farm Bayou Classic. The winner of the matchup does not head to the SWAC Championship game, making the clash between to the two arch rivals a year of bragging rights only. ... more »
  • Veteran administrator named Grambling's interim president

    November 16, 2009 3:46 PM

    Frank Pogue, a 36-year veteran administrator at public universities around the country, has been named interim president at Grambling State University. A committee of the University of Louisiana System's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to hire Pogue on Monday. Pogue most recently served as interim president at Chicago State University,... more »
  • Grambling State University president resigns

    October 21, 2009 2:39 PM

    Grambling State University President, Horace Judson, has decided to step down. Judson announced his resignation Wednesday afternoon, according to university officials. Judson says he is resigning because of family reasons. His five-year tenure as president will end Oct. 31. more »

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