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  • Grambling-Jackson St. game cancelled (Grambling's disgruntled players refused to travel)

    10/18/2013 5:01:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 10/18/13
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Grambling canceled its football game against Jackson State after Grambling's disgruntled players refused to travel to Jackson for the game Saturday. **SNIP** Friday's apparent player boycott was the latest in three days of upheaval for Grambling's proud program -- which rose to prominence under coach Eddie Robinson. 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...
  • Grambling mayor arrested

    07/07/2009 1:02:32 PM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 1,046+ views
    The Ruston Daily Leader ^ | July 7, 2009 | Chris Butler
    Grambling Mayor Martha Andrus was arrested this morning and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Andrus turned herself in to Louisiana State Police Detectives at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center around 10 a.m. today. She was booked for two counts of unauthorized use of a moveable and two counts of malfeasance in office, Trooper First Class Mark Dennis, a spokesman for the Louisiana State Police, said in a statement. These charges stem from an investigation that began in January. The charges of unauthorized use of a moveable have to do with the misuse of city funds, Dennis said. Andrus...
  • Grambling State probes lab school’s noose lesson

    10/01/2007 5:42:45 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 11 replies · 177+ views
    2theadvocate.com ^ | 10/01/07 | AP
    GRAMBLING — The president of Grambling State University is investigating a case in which adults at the university-run elementary school put a noose around at least one child’s neck and chains around the necks of other students
  • Eddie Robinson, Legendary Football Coach at Grambling, Dies

    04/04/2007 9:07:17 AM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 929+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 4, 2007 | Chris Dufresne
    Eddie Robinson, the record-setting coach who turned Grambling State University into a nationally recognized power, ushered more than 200 players into the National Football League and largely realized his vision of transforming the Louisiana school into the Notre Dame of historically black colleges, has died. He was 88. Robinson, for decades the most recognizable black football coach in the country, died Tuesday at Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston, La., the Associated Press reported. He had Alzheimer's disease. Starting in 1941 at age 22, Robinson coached at Grambling for 57 years and had a career mark of 408-165-15 when he was...
  • Lesson plan: Clarett should not view Grambling as a shortcut to athletic riches

    09/19/2003 10:08:32 AM PDT · by ABG(anybody but Gore) · 9 replies · 189+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 9-17-03 | Roy S. Johnson
    <p>They would come from all spheres of success, gathering whenever the tie that binds them was -- or was in danger of -- being demeaned. They are corporate executives, artists, politicians, writers and moguls, and all attended one of the nation's nearly 100 public and private historically black colleges and universities. You've heard of some of them: Oprah Winfrey (Tennessee State) and Vernon Jordan (law degree from Howard), Branford Marsalis (Southern) and director Spike Lee (Morehouse), writer Alice Walker (Spelman) and poet Nikki Giovanni (Fisk).</p>