Grambling State Tigers

The Grambling State Tigers represent Grambling State University in NCAA intercollegiate athletics. Grambling's sports teams participate in Division I (I-FCS for football) as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

Grambling State Tigers
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UniversityGrambling State University
ConferenceSWAC
NCAADivision I (FCS)
Athletic directorPaul Bryant
LocationGrambling, Louisiana
Football stadiumEddie Robinson Stadium
Basketball arenaHobdy Assembly Center
Baseball stadiumRalph Waldo Emerson Jones Park and Wilbert Ellis Field
Softball stadiumGSU Softball Complex
Soccer stadiumGSU Soccer Complex
Other arenasMemorial Gymnasium
MascotTiger
NicknameTigers
ColorsBlack and Gold[1]
         
Websitewww.gsutigers.com

Traditions

Grambling State's colors are black and gold, with red as a tertiary color symbolizing the blood of people of African descent. The school's mascot is the Tiger. Grambling State's male athletes are traditionally referred to as "G-Men".[2]

Sports sponsored

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Bowling
Cross country Cross country
Football Soccer
Track and field Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

Baseball

Men's basketball

The Grambling State Tigers won the NAIA National championship tournament in 1961, beating Georgetown College (Ky.). The victory made Grambling State the first and only college basketball program in the state to win a national basketball championship. In the following years, the Tigers made it to the NAIA Final Four, and placed 3rd in 1963, and 1966, defeating Fort Hays State (Kan.) and Norfolk State (Va.) respectively. The Tigers appeared in the NAIA National Tournament eight times from 1959 to 1971, with a total NAIA National Tournament record of 19–7. Former NBA star Charles Hardnett played for the National Championship Tiger team. The team has never played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. In 2013, the Tigers went 0-28, with only one single-digit loss (an 8-point loss to Alabama A&M in the SWAC Tournament). Grambling State's most popular and highest attended basketball rivalries are against the Southern Jaguars and Prairie View A&M Panthers.

Football

Grambling State plays its arch rival Southern University in the annual Bayou Classic, which is hosted at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana over Thanksgiving weekend and broadcast nationally on NBCSN.

GSU also plays in the annual State Fair Classic against the Prairie View A&M Panthers at the Cotton Bowl, in Fair Park, in Dallas, Texas.

Former football coach Eddie Robinson previously held the NCAA record for most career wins as a head coach at a NCAA division I school.[3]

During Robinson’s 55-year coaching career, the university gained a national reputation because of the large number of athletes who joined the professional ranks in football.

After Robinson’s retirement in 1997, former GSU standout and NFL Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams took over the reins of the university's football program.

Grambling has won fourteen black college national championships, tied for second most in the country (Robinson's teams won nine of those championships).

The 1981 TV movie Grambling's White Tiger set in 1962, tells the true story of Jim Gregory, the first white Quarterback at Grambling.

In October 2013, citing health hazards within the Grambling State athletic facilities and team mismanagement in a letter to the administration, the Grambling State football team refused to play their October 19 game against Jackson St., forfeiting the match up, resulting in a loss.[4] The NCAA would later go on to announce the ruling on the game was officially declared a no contest.[5] The Tigers would return for their very next game a week later against Texas Southern.[6]

Pro Football Hall of Fame members

See also

The sports teams at GSU are headed in the right direction now. Most excelling with great improvements. It's a great day to be a Tiger!

References

  1. ^ Grambling State University Style Guide (PDF). November 6, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Grambling State Athletics - G-Men Season Comes to an End in Heartbreaking Loss". Gsutigers.com. March 14, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Penn State penalties: $60 million fine, 4-year bowl ban The Chicago Tribune. July 23, 2012
  4. ^ "The inside story of what caused Grambling football players to revolt". Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  5. ^ Sean Isabella, USA TODAY Sports (October 30, 2013). "NCAA decides Grambling-Jackson State game is a 'no contest'". Usatoday.com. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Grambling State returns to field with loss". Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013.

External links

1977 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 1977 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Eddie Robinson in his 35th year and finished the season with a record of ten wins and one loss (10–1, 6–0 SWAC), as SWAC champions, black college football national champions and with a victory over Temple in the Mirage Bowl. The Tigers offense scored 462 points while the defense allowed 175 points.

1994 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 1994 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during the 1994 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Eddie Robinson in his 52nd year and finished the season with a record of nine wins and three losses (9–3, 6–1 SWAC). The Tigers offense scored 479 points while the defense allowed only 262 points. This was the final winning season during Eddie Robinson's tenure as head coach at Grambling.

1998 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 1998 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during the 1998 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Doug Williams in his first year and finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6, 4–4 SWAC). The Tigers offense scored 287 points while the defense allowed only 318 points.

2000 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 2000 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during the 2000 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Doug Williams in his third year and finished the season with a record of ten wins and two losses (10–2, 9–1 SWAC), as SWAC champions and as Black College Football National Champions. The Tigers offense scored 300 points while the defense allowed only 207 points.

2011 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 2011 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Doug Williams in the first season of his second tenure as head coach and seventh overall after coaching the Tigers from 1998–2003. They played their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium. They are a member of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The Tigers finished the season 8–4, 6–3 in SWAC play to win the West Division and defeated Alabama A&M for the SWAC Championship 16–15 to become SWAC Champions.

2012 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 2012 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Doug Williams in the second season of his second tenure as head coach and eighth overall after coaching the Tigers from 1998 to 2003. They played their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium. They were a member of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and finished the season with an overall record of one win and ten losses (1–10, 0–9 SWAC).

2014 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 2014 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Broderick Fobbs in the first season of his tenure as head coach. They competed as a member of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and played their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana. They finished the season 7–5, 7–2 in SWAC play to finish in second place in the West Division.

2015 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 2015 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers were led by second-year head coach Broderick Fobbs. They competed as a member of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and played their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana. They finished the season 9–3, 9–0 in SWAC play to be champions of the West Division. They represented the West Division in the SWAC Championship Game where they lost to Alcorn State.

2016 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 2016 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers were led by third year head coach Broderick Fobbs. They competed as members of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and played their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana. They finished the season 12–1, 9–0 in SWAC play to be champions of the West Division. They represented the West Division in the SWAC Championship Game where they defeated Alcorn State. The Tigers also defeated MEAC champion North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl, earning their fifteenth black college football national championship.

2017 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 2017 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers were led by fourth-year head coach Broderick Fobbs and played their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana as members of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The Tigers finished the season 11–2, 7–0 in SWAC play to win the West Division. They defeated Alcorn State in the SWAC Championship Game, receiving the conference's bid to the Celebration Bowl where they lost to North Carolina A&T.

2018–19 Grambling State Tigers men's basketball team

The 2018–19 Grambling State Tigers men's basketball team represents Grambling State University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers, led by second-year head coach Donte Jackson, play their home games at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center in Grambling, Louisiana as members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Aaron James (basketball)

Aaron James (born October 5, 1952) is a retired American professional basketball player. He spent his entire five-year NBA career with the New Orleans Jazz.

James, a 6'8" small forward, averaged 10.8 points and 4.1 rebounds over 356 career games from 1974 to 1979 with the Jazz, who drafted him out of Grambling State University with the 10th pick of the second round of the 1974 NBA draft. He was the team's first ever selection.He was also selected by the Utah Stars in the third round of the 1974 ABA Draft.

Dennis Winston

Dennis "Dirt" Winston (born October 25, 1955) is a former professional American football linebacker in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New Orleans Saints. He played college football at the University of Arkansas. He substituted for the injured Jack Ham in Super Bowl XIV as starting left outside linebacker. On October 17, 2013, Winston was named interim head coach for the Grambling State Tigers football team.

Doug Williams (quarterback)

Douglas Lee Williams (born August 9, 1955) is a former American football quarterback and former head coach of the Grambling State Tigers football team. Williams is known for his remarkable performance with the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos. Williams, who was named the Super Bowl MVP, passed for a Super Bowl record 340 yards and four touchdowns, with one interception. He was the first African-American starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Williams also became the first player in Super Bowl history to pass for four touchdowns in a half, and the only quarterback to throw for four touchdowns in a single quarter. Williams is now a team executive for the Redskins, being hired for that role in 2014.

Eddie Robinson Stadium

Eddie Robinson Stadium is a 19,600-seat multi-purpose stadium in Grambling, Louisiana. It opened in 1983 and is home to the Grambling State Tigers football team and Grambling High School Kittens football team. The stadium is named in honor of famous Grambling State University head football coach, Eddie Robinson. It replaced Grambling Stadium. The stadium is oftentimes affectionately referred to as "The Hole" due to the topography of the stadium area.

In 2017, approximately $2 million worth of stadium upgrades were completed. Included in the upgrades were installing new artificial turf, a new larger scoreboard, additional parking and additional tailgating areas.

Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center

The Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center is a 7,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Grambling, Louisiana. It is home to the Grambling State University Tigers basketball team, along with Memorial Gymnasium. The arena also hosts concerts and events. It is named after former Tiger head basketball coach, Fred Hobdy.

The arena opened in 2007 and was first used as the location of funeral services for former Grambling State football coach, Eddie Robinson.

Grambling State Tigers baseball

The Grambling State Tigers baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, U.S. The team is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. The team plays its home games at Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones Park and Wilbert Ellis Field in Grambling, Louisiana. The Tigers are coached by James Cooper.

Grambling State Tigers football

The Grambling State Tigers are the college football team representing the Grambling State University. The Tigers play in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

The prominence of Grambling football is longstanding. The Tigers, under Hall of Fame coach Eddie Robinson (who guided them to 408 victories in 55 seasons from 1941 to 1942 and 1945 to 1997), were built as a small-school powerhouse with more than 200 players who played professional football.

On September 24, 1976, Grambling State and Morgan State became the first collegiate football teams from the United States to play a game in the continent of Asia. GSU defeated Morgan State 42-16 in Tokyo, Japan. In fall 1977, the GSU Tigers were invited back to Tokyo where they defeated Temple University 35-32 in the inaugural Mirage Bowl game.Among its accomplishments include: 15 Black college football national championships (tied for second most in HBCU history) and 26 Conference Championships (1 Midwest Conference & 25 SWAC). The Tigers have won the most SWAC Championships to date.

Grambling State Tigers men's basketball

The Grambling State Tigers men's basketball team represents Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana. The school's team currently competes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. They currently play their home games at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

During their time as a member of the NAIA, they were national champions in 1961. The 2012–13 team became the eighth NCAA Division I team to finish a season winless.

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