D.J. Williams named National Player of the Week
Freshman quarterback honored by Heritage Sports Radio Network
Grambling Athletic Media Relations
11/16/2011 5:18:00 PM
Grambling State University freshman quarterback D.J. Williams has been named the Heritage Sports Radio Network's Div. I FCS National Player of the Week following his efforts in last weekend's 29-25 win over Texas Southern.
Williams completed 14-of-19 passes for 253 yards and touchdowns of five, eight and 34 yards with the last being the game winner coming with 1:45 remaining in the contest to help the Tigers pull off the come-from-behind win.
He garnered 1,073 votes, easily outpacing quarterback David Blackwell of Bethune Cookman (739 votes), quarterback Casey Therriault of Jackson State (353) and quarterback Chris Walley of Norfolk State (14).
GSU lands in the Sheridan Top 10 Poll
Five game winning streak leads Tigers to 10th on the Sheridan Poll
GSU Sports Information
11/14/2011 5:24:00 PM
Grambling State University has landed in the top 10. The G-Men are ranked 10th on the Sheridan Broadcasting Network Top 10 poll.
The Tigers are coming off a thrilling 29 - 25 win over Texas Southern this weekend and riding a 5-game winning streak. Grambling is tied for first in the western division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference with Prairie View.
Grambling will take on archrival Southern University on Saturday, November 26th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the 38th Annual State Farm Bayou Classic.
Lady Tigers Roar in Season Opener
GSU takes 91-31 home win over Paul Quinn College
Grambling Athletic Media Relations
11/11/2011 10:33:00 PM
Grambling State Media Relations
GRAMBLING, La. â€” The Grambling State Lady Tigers opened the 2011-12 season in strong fashion as they roared to a 91-31 win over Paul Quinn College Friday at the Frederick Hobdy Assembly Center.
Playing against a Paul Quinn squad with only five players on the trip to GSU, Grambling took over early, building a 53-12 lead at halftime. Paul Quinn only had four players on the court in the final 2:14 after one of the visiting Lady Tigers fouled out.
GSU Coach Donnita Rogers used her entire bench, with all 12 Lady Tigers balancing out scoring duties.
Freshman guard Dayla Threatt led GSU with 12 points while senior forward Jasher Blocker, freshman center Bria Venson and senior Markisha Patterson added 10 each for the Lady Tigers.
Cierra Ceazer, a freshman guard, added nine points for GSU while freshman point guard Savannah Carter and senior point guard Bre'Anna Johnson added eight each for the Lady Tigers.
GSU will next play at Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Grambling Band to be Featured on ESPNU: The Battle
Courtesy: SWAC.org View Photo The Battle Presented by AT&T - an inside look at the HBCU (Historically Black College and University) Marching Bands - will return for its second season with five 30-minute shows over five straight weeks, every Thursday from Nov. 10 to Dec. 8, on ESPNU. This year the series will focus on the training, discipline, heart, soul and sweat of the Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band.
"You can't talk about Grambling State University football, without talking about the Grambling State Band" said the school's head football coach Doug Williams, featured in the Nov. 10 debut.
The Battle reflects a glimpse into the rivalry and tradition that dates back decades and defines HBCU bands, like the GSU Tiger Marching Band. Established in 1926, with 17-members, the band is now 250 marching strong with a resume that includes halftime performance at Super Bowl I and IX, a parade appearance in the nation's bicentennial celebration in 1976 and the inauguration of President George W. Bush in 2001, a place in the NCAA Hall of Fame and several national iconic commercials.
The band trains rigorously day-in and day-out for football games and band rivalries that date back decades as part of the HBCU tradition. The five-part series takes viewers from the very first steps at training camp to the final march at the Bayou Classic , an annual gridiron clash between Grambling State and Southern, as the students strive to meet the expectations that come with their band's namesake.
"A large majority of HBCU football fans take as much pride in the marching band halftime performance as the other four quarters of play that surround it," said ESPNU vice president Rosalyn Durant. "As the home for college sports we take pride in providing the content that our sports fans crave and 'The Battle' is a continuation of that commitment."
This year's HBCU journey is directed and produced by five time NAACP Image Award winner Roger Bobb, president of Bobbcat Films. Bobb was formerly the executive vice president of Tyler Perry Studios and producer of House Of Payne, Meet The Browns and 11 Tyler Perry films.
"It was an honor and a privilege to work with ESPNU on this project which gives an honest and fascinating look at what it takes to be a student and a band member at an HBCU" said Bobb. Shante Paige is the executive producer of this season.