Where is Grambling State?

Tonight I shot the Georgia-Grambling State game for the AP. Where exactly is Grambling State? I’ve never heard of it before.

You can read about the game here.

Here are two of the photos I put on the wire.

4 thoughts on “Where is Grambling State?

  1. Grambling State University is a public, coeducational university, which is among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. Located in Grambling, Louisiana, US, Grambling State was founded in 1901.

    The school became Grambling College in 1946 named after a sawmill owner, P.G. Grambling, who donated a parcel of land for the school to be constructed. Grambling gained university status in 1974.

    The university has distinction of being one of the top U.S. producers of African American graduates, to being the home of legendary football coach Eddie Robinson and its internationally renowned Tiger Marching Band.

    Grambling State University emerged from the desire of African-American farmers in rural north Louisiana who wanted to educate other African Americans in the northern and western parts of the state. In 1896, the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association was formed to organize and operate a school.

    After opening a small school west of what is now the town of Grambling, the Association requested assistance from Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Charles P. Adams, sent to aid the group in organizing an industrial school, became its founder and first president.

    Under Adams’ leadership, the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School opened on November 1, 1901. Four years later, the school moved to its present location and was renamed the North Louisiana Agricultural and Industrial School. By 1928, the school was able to offer two-year professional certificates and diplomas after becoming a state junior college. The school was renamed Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute.

    In 1936, the program was reorganized to emphasize rural education. It became known as “The Louisiana Plan” or “A Venture in Rural Teacher Education.” Professional teaching certificates were awarded when a third year was added in 1936, and the first baccalaureate degree was awarded in 1944 in elementary education.

    The institution’s name was changed to Grambling College in 1946 in honor of a white sawmill owner, P.G. Grambling, who donated a parcel of land for the school. Thereafter, the college prepared secondary teachers and added curricula in sciences, liberal arts and business. With these programs in effect, the school was transformed from a single purpose institution of teacher education into a multipurpose college. During the 1950s, the college obtained full membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

    In 1974, the addition of graduate programs in early childhood and elementary education gave the school a new status and a new name – Grambling State University.

    From 1977 to 2000, the university moved and prospered. Several new academic programs were incorporated and new facilities were added to the 384-acre campus, including a business and computer science building, school of nursing, student services building, stadium, stadium support facility and an intramural sports center.

    Grambling’s sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

    Grambling State plays its arch rival Southern University in the annual “Bayou Classic,” which is hosted in New Orleans over Thanksgiving weekend at the Louisiana Superdome. Broadcast nationally on network television, this bowl game is acknowledged as the largest African American event in America.

    Former football coach Eddie Robinson held the NCAA record for most career wins as a head coach at the time of his retirement in 1997.

    During Robinson’s stellar 57-year coaching career, the University gained a national reputation as being “the cradle of the pros” because of the large number of student-athletes who joined the professional ranks in football, basketball and baseball.

    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. He led the team to national and regional championships.

    Currently, the Grambling State University Department of Athletics sponsors Men’s Intercollegiate football, along with men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, track & field, softball, golf, soccer, tennis, bowling and volleyball.

    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 “Tigers,” and its slogan is “Where everybody is Somebody.”

    Notable alumni

    * Erykah Badu, singer and actress
    * Willie Brown, Hall of Fame cornerback
    * Buck Buchanan, Hall of Fame defensive tackle
    * Ronnie Coleman, IFBB Pro 8-time Mr. Olympia
    * Willie Davis, Hall of Fame Green Bay Packers defensive end
    * E-40, rapper
    * Jason Hatcher, NFL football player for the Dallas Cowboys
    * Randy Hymes, NFL football player for the Minnesota Vikings
    * Charlie Joiner, Hall of Fame wide receiver
    * Judi Ann Mason, noted playwright, and screenwriter for award-winning network television sitcom “Good Times”
    * Antwahn Nance, NBA basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers
    * Elfrid Payton, all-star and award-winning Canadian Football League player
    * Kalvin Pearson, NFL football player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    * Leslie Randle, Miss Black Louisiana 2005-2006
    * Willis Reed, NBA Hall of Famer – played for the New York Knicks from 1964 to 1974
    * Matthew Reed, football quarterback in the WFL and CFL
    * Doug Williams, named MVP after winning Super Bowl as quarterback with the Washington Redskins

    Gramblnig is located in Norht Central Louisiana

  2. Grambling State University is a public, coeducational university, which is among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. Located in Grambling, Louisiana, US, Grambling State was founded in 1901.

    The school became Grambling College in 1946 named after a sawmill owner, P.G. Grambling, who donated a parcel of land for the school to be constructed. Grambling gained university status in 1974.

    The university has distinction of being one of the top U.S. producers of African American graduates, to being the home of legendary football coach Eddie Robinson and its internationally renowned Tiger Marching Band.

    Grambling State University emerged from the desire of African-American farmers in rural north Louisiana who wanted to educate other African Americans in the northern and western parts of the state. In 1896, the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association was formed to organize and operate a school.

    After opening a small school west of what is now the town of Grambling, the Association requested assistance from Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Charles P. Adams, sent to aid the group in organizing an industrial school, became its founder and first president.

    Under Adams’ leadership, the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School opened on November 1, 1901. Four years later, the school moved to its present location and was renamed the North Louisiana Agricultural and Industrial School. By 1928, the school was able to offer two-year professional certificates and diplomas after becoming a state junior college. The school was renamed Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute.

    In 1936, the program was reorganized to emphasize rural education. It became known as “The Louisiana Plan” or “A Venture in Rural Teacher Education.” Professional teaching certificates were awarded when a third year was added in 1936, and the first baccalaureate degree was awarded in 1944 in elementary education.

    The institution’s name was changed to Grambling College in 1946 in honor of a white sawmill owner, P.G. Grambling, who donated a parcel of land for the school. Thereafter, the college prepared secondary teachers and added curricula in sciences, liberal arts and business. With these programs in effect, the school was transformed from a single purpose institution of teacher education into a multipurpose college. During the 1950s, the college obtained full membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

    In 1974, the addition of graduate programs in early childhood and elementary education gave the school a new status and a new name – Grambling State University.

    From 1977 to 2000, the university moved and prospered. Several new academic programs were incorporated and new facilities were added to the 384-acre campus, including a business and computer science building, school of nursing, student services building, stadium, stadium support facility and an intramural sports center.

    Grambling’s sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

    Grambling State plays its arch rival Southern University in the annual “Bayou Classic,” which is hosted in New Orleans over Thanksgiving weekend at the Louisiana Superdome. Broadcast nationally on network television, this bowl game is acknowledged as the largest African American event in America.

    Former football coach Eddie Robinson held the NCAA record for most career wins as a head coach at the time of his retirement in 1997.

    During Robinson’s stellar 57-year coaching career, the University gained a national reputation as being “the cradle of the pros” because of the large number of student-athletes who joined the professional ranks in football, basketball and baseball.

    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. He led the team to national and regional championships.

    Currently, the Grambling State University Department of Athletics sponsors Men’s Intercollegiate football, along with men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, track & field, softball, golf, soccer, tennis, bowling and volleyball.

    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 “Tigers,” and its slogan is “Where everybody is Somebody.”

    Notable alumni

    * Erykah Badu, singer and actress
    * Willie Brown, Hall of Fame cornerback
    * Buck Buchanan, Hall of Fame defensive tackle
    * Ronnie Coleman, IFBB Pro 8-time Mr. Olympia
    * Willie Davis, Hall of Fame Green Bay Packers defensive end
    * E-40, rapper
    * Jason Hatcher, NFL football player for the Dallas Cowboys
    * Randy Hymes, NFL football player for the Minnesota Vikings
    * Charlie Joiner, Hall of Fame wide receiver
    * Judi Ann Mason, noted playwright, and screenwriter for award-winning network television sitcom “Good Times”
    * Antwahn Nance, NBA basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers
    * Elfrid Payton, all-star and award-winning Canadian Football League player
    * Kalvin Pearson, NFL football player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    * Leslie Randle, Miss Black Louisiana 2005-2006
    * Willis Reed, NBA Hall of Famer – played for the New York Knicks from 1964 to 1974
    * Matthew Reed, football quarterback in the WFL and CFL
    * Doug Williams, named MVP after winning Super Bowl as quarterback with the Washington Redskins

    Gramblnig is located in North Central Louisiana

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