Author: Ndumiso Shongwe


Remembering Willis Reed: Captain, leader, and legend

“A tree is known by its fruit: a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy reaps friendship and he who plants kindness gathers love,” – Saint Basil.  Willis Reed’s deeds speak for themselves. His contributions and influence transcended the basketball court. The legendary […]


New Head Coach Hue Jackson: G-Men on right track

Sophomore GSU quarterback Noah Bodden looks downfield field as he prepares to fire the lone offensive touchdown in the annual Spring Black and Gold Game at Eddie G. Robinson. The pass was a 53-yard scoring strike to senior receiver Lynden Rash. (Photo by T. Scott Boatright) New Grambling State University […]


Tigers gear up for Spring Football Game

The Grambling State football team will wrap up their first practices under new head coach Hue Jackson as the Tigers hold their annual Spring Football Game on Saturday. (The Gramblinite photo by REGGIE JACKSON) For four quarters on Saturday, friends will become foes, teammates will be opponents, and  it will […]


Coach Roberts leaves GSU’s soccer team, takes over Salukis

After a year leading the Grambling State University women’s soccer program, head coach Craig Roberts announced last week that he is leaving his position. Roberts, who took over the reins in the soccer program at GSU in March 2021 is taking over  the same position with Southern Illinois University women’s […]


Diamond Tigers overpowered at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — The Grambling State baseball lost 0-2 to the Arkansas Razorbacks in a two-game series played at the Baum-Walker Field on March 15 and 16. Game One (Arkansas 14, GSU 1)  The Tigers got off to a positive start when Shemar Page laced a two-out RBI single, scoring […]


The wait is over — Intramural Center and Natatorium reopen

Michael Ensley oversees students using the pool at GSU's new natatorium. (Photo by Glenn Lewis/University Communications) After being closed for seven years and two years respectively, the Dr. Charles D. Henry Natatorium and the GSU Intramural Center were reopened on Feb. 28. “We are glad to have gotten to this […]


Students brave cold to attend GSU High School Day

Grambling State University successfully hosted High School Day despite cold, harsh weather on Feb. 26  at the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Union.   Parents and high school seniors from near and far braved the cold and rain to attend the informative event.    The High School […]


Football offensive coordinator Art Briles resigns

In the latest twist of events for the Grambling State University football program, newly appointed offensive coordinator Art Briles resigned from his position four days after his appointment. Briles in a statement released on Feb. 28 expressed his gratitude to Grambling State University for the opportunity to join its staff. […]


Grambling holds retirement send off for David “Rusty” Ponton

Last Thursday Grambling State University bid farewell to Dr. David “Rusty” Ponton affectionately known as “Coach P” during a surprise party held in the Black and Gold Room. Ponton, who most recently was serving as Special Assistant to GSU President Rick Gallot, first came to Grambling in 1993 as assistant […]


Lady Tigers maul Alcorn Braves

LORMAN, Mississippi — The Grambling State University women’s basketball team got back to winning ways as they overcame a sluggish start to convincingly beat Alcorn State women’s basketball with a resounding 65-41 win in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Jan. 31 at the Davey L. Whitney complex. Trasity Totten […]