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This was posted two or three weeks ago

Where?  We got an interim president about 3 weeks ago.

Sports Forum / Grambling State University Names Mens Basketball Coach
« on: July 29, 2014, 09:44:01 PM » can confirm that Shawn Walker will be named the next head men's basketball coach at Grambling State University. The Roper, NC native coached for 12 years at his alma mater Division II Elizabeth City State University Vikings where he complied a 196-172 record. During the 2013-2014 season ECSU finished with an overall record of 14-13, 9-7 in the CIAA. Walker replaces Joseph Price who was fired after posting a 5-52 record in two years.


Grambling State University Mourns the Passing of Honorary Alumnus Whitney Houston

GRAMBLING, LA (February 13, 2012) – It seems as though it was only yesterday when Whitney Houston graced Grambling State University’s commencement stage in the summer of 1988 to receive one of the university’s highest honors, the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. The Grambling State University Family, like others across the world, was saddened to hear the news of a fallen alumnus. Our sincerest sympathy is extended to the Houston family.

Ms. Houston was the most awarded female artist of all time, according to the Guinness World Records. She received 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. She held the all-time record for the most American Music Awards of any single artist and shared the record with Michael Jackson for the most AMAs ever won in a single year with 8 wins in 1994. In November 2010, Billboard released its “Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years” list and ranked Houston at number three who not only went on to earn eight No. 1 singles on the R&B Hip-Hop Songs chart, but also landed five No. 1s on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Although she released relatively few albums, she was ranked as the fourth best-selling female artist in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 55 million certified albums sold in the US alone. Ms. Houston was the first artist to be given a BET Lifetime Achievement Award.

Grambling State University President, Dr. Frank Pogue states, “Whitney Houston was the most naturally gifted singer I have ever heard. The fact that she was selected to receive an Honorary Doctorate, the most prestigious degree a university can confer, is a clear indication that Grambling has always recognized excellence. The fact that she willingly accepted the award confirms her respect for the academic quality for which Grambling is widely known. Her contributions in music will live forever.”

“The life of an entertainer is difficult and very demanding”, says Dr. Larry J. Pannell, GSU Acting Head of the Department of Music and Director of the GSU Tiger Marching Band. “The rigorous pressure of trying to stay on top makes it tougher. As a whole, when you look at her life, Whitney serves as an inspiration to all musicians who are striving to be the best that they can be by emulating her. It’s a sad day for the world and for the world of music. The music will live on and her spirit will live on through her music,” Pannell said.

“I was really saddened to hear of the loss of Whitney Houston,” states University Photographer Glenn Lewis. “She was a great singer and entertainer. Her 1987 Bayou Classic concert was simply superb. Seems like it was not that long ago (summer of 1988) when she walked across the T.H. Harris Auditorium stage and President Joseph Johnson awarded her the honorary doctorate,” Lewis commented.

Ms. Whitney Houston’s passing is a great loss to the world of music, her fans, family and the Grambling State University family. Her voice is forever etched in our memories.

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On the Sidelines and In The Stands / Re: Dr. Julian White fired by FAMU
« on: November 24, 2011, 08:43:40 PM »
Look for a bigger move from famu prez.  It is has to be done. 

On the Sidelines and In The Stands / Re: " The Battle " on ESPN U
« on: November 24, 2011, 08:37:50 PM »
showed more episodes

The Drum / Re: Meet Coach Rod Broadway
« on: July 14, 2011, 12:50:56 AM »

Rod Broadway was most recently the 9th head football coach at Division I-AA/FCS Grambling State University.

Grambling hasn't had 9 coaches in school history Sir!  :shrug:.......................... :tiptoe:

Yes we have.

The Drum / Re: Meet Coach Rod Broadway
« on: July 14, 2011, 12:45:59 AM »

Why do you folks at Grambling hate Broadway so much?   :shrug:   ???    You have hated him since the day he was hired at GSU.  The man rebuilt your football program.

??? Don't quite agree with that statement. :no:  1998 & 2006 were the only losing seasons after Coach Rob left and they won the conference in 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2005. He may have done some painting but he didn't rebuild nothing IMHO.
Thank you for your common sense statement.  

The Drum / Re: Meet Coach Rod Broadway
« on: July 09, 2011, 10:46:52 AM »

Sports Forum / Re: Has the MEAC benefited from playoffs?
« on: August 05, 2010, 01:46:33 AM »
Can anyone from the meac quantify the financial success of the pimpoffs....errr I mean playoffs???

Sports Forum / Re: Has the MEAC benefited from playoffs?
« on: August 04, 2010, 07:16:48 PM »
Better, how many playoff games has the MEAC won against non-HBCU competition in the history of the playoffs (beating another HBCU does not impress)? I am just curious if anyone knows...

how many non-hbcu playoff wins doesn't measure whether the playoffs improve conference play or not.  what's the logic behind that measurement?  even if we hadn't won "any" non-hbcu playoff games, it still doesn't measure whether conference play has improved or not.

but i'd put it this way.  until the swac pulled out of the playoffs, they pretty much had their way against meac competition.  and years before that, they actually dominated the meac in football.

now, fast forward to today.  since 2003, the meac has won more games against swac competition than we've loss.  its not a coincidence that the swac stopped participating in the playoffs in 1998.  it took about 5 years (from '98 to '03) for the meac to grow from being an inferior football conference to the swac, to drawing even with the swac.  and since 2003, the meac surpassed the swac, winning the majority of overall head to head competition between the conferences until this very day.

now, either the swac went backwards after leaving the playoffs, or the meac went forward, or both.  one conference withdrew from the playoffs, the other conference didn't.  and the conference that didn't, use to be inferior to the conference that did, but the conference that didn't is now superior to the conference that did.  is that just a coincidence?  i don't think so.

did the pursuit of competing at the fcs "national" playoff level make one conference better than the conference that pursued competing at the level of it's best conference team?  yep, i think so...

You fell for the banana in the tailpipe trick. 

Please help me out.
How many meac schools have participated in the fcs playoffs?

Can someone provide the breakdown of each meac school and the number of times each has participated?

How many FCS ooc/non SWAC/non playoffs  games has the meac won since the playoffs have started? 

The Drum / Grambling Marching Band Highlights
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