Sunday, September 18, 2016

Is the future football series between Grambling and JSU in jeopardy?

JACKSON, Mississippi -- Grambling's third straight road trip to Jackson State finally comes to an end with Saturday's tilt at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.

As punishment for a 2013 forfeit on Jackson State's homecoming, Grambling was forced to pay a $50,000 and play at Jackson State in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The assumption was the annual rivalry would return to Grambling in 2017, but that may not be the case. And the future in football between the two schools is very much uncertain.

"From my standpoint, we certainly would love to play Jackson in Grambling next year getting back to what would our normal series with them home-and-home," Grambling president Rick Gallot said Friday night via telephone in Jackson. "I will make it very clear from our standpoint we certainly want to get back in the sequence if possible. It would take their willingness to play us in Grambling for that to happen."


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