Fourteen times before, the Grambling State Tigers were named national champions. Now make it fifteen. By virtue of its 10-9 victory over North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl on Saturday, Grambling was named 2016 HBCU national champions in the final BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls of 2016. “This was extremely huge for us,” said
boxtorow.com ATLANTA – On Monday the Grambling Tigers most likely will be crowned HBCU national champions. That’s because of their 10-9 victory over North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl before a crowd of 31,096 at the Georgia Dome. A defensive battle throughout and with the Tigers leading 10-3 late in the fourth quarter, Eagles
by Donal Ware Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick returner/defensive back wishes he were playing in the Celebration Bowl on Saturday, the game that pits the SWAC champion against the MEAC champion. “I do wish that,” said Smith who was selected in the fourth round from North Carolina Central by the Buccaneers in this year’s NFL Draft.
boxtorow.com BOXTOROW National Game of the Week North Carolina Central (9-2) vs. Grambling (10-1) When North Carolina Central and Grambling meet Saturday in the 2nd Celebration Bowl – pitting the MEAC and SWAC champions – at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, the HBCU national championship will be on the line. While there is no true
by Donal Ware The Grambling State football team is on top of the world. GSU won its 25th SWAC championship on Saturday in come-from-behind fashion, defeating at the time two-time defending champion Alcorn State 27-20. The Tigers will face off against North Carolina Central in Atlanta on December 17 in a game that will ultimately
boxtorow.com BOXTOROW National Game of the Week No. 7/NR Alcorn State (5-5) vs. No. 1/1Grambling State (9-1) When Alcorn State and Grambling State meet in the SWAC championship game on Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston, it will me the second year in a row the two teams will meet for the SWAC title. Not
by Donal Ware “I don’t believe what I just saw!” Those were the now very famous words exclaimed by Jack Buck in describing an injured Kirk Gibson’s dramatic Game 1 World Series walkoff homerun for the Dodgers against the A’s in 1988. After witnessing what I saw at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium in Durham on Saturday, I