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For Immediate Release - June 1, 2020

LSU ADDS SOUTHERN AND GRAMBLING TO FUTURE FOOTBALL SCHEDULES


BATON ROUGE – LSU has added Southern and Grambling to its future football schedule marking the first time the Tigers will face the two historic in-state opponents, athletic director Scott Woodward announced on Monday.

LSU will host Southern on Sept. 10, 2022 in Tiger Stadium, while the Tigers will face Grambling on Sept. 9, 2023 in Tiger Stadium.

“This is an incredible opportunity to join our fan bases of these historic Louisiana institutions and championship programs,” Woodward said. “These dates will be days to celebrate not only football, but the state of Louisiana and all of our people. It’s time and we are all proud to be a part of it.”

Southern and Grambling are two of the nation’s most tradition-rich programs with numerous Black College Football National Championships and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) titles to its credit. Southern has claimed 11 Black College Football National Titles and 19 SWAC Championships, while Grambling has won 15 national titles and 26 conference championships.

“We are excited to announce our games against Southern and Grambling in the future,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said. “We have a great relationship with all universities in our state. It is important to LSU to have a great relationship with all of the universities in our state.”

Southern’s football history includes two College Football Hall of Fame Coaches in Marino Casem and Ace Mumford along with three members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame – Mel Blount, Aeneas Williams and Harold Carmichael. Overall, the Jaguars have sent over 70 players to the NFL.

Grambling’s rich history includes one of the most influential and winningest coaches in college football history in Eddie Robinson, who won 408 games in a career that spanned 56 years at the school. Grambling also boasts five members of the College Football Hall of Fame along with four inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Grambling has had over 120 players selected in the NFL and AFL Drafts, including the No. 1 overall pick in the 1963 AFL Draft in Buck Buchanan, who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Quarterback Doug Williams, who was MVP of Super Bowl XXII and was a first round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1978, is also among Grambling’s impressive list of alumni.

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35 Comments
If a better opportunity came knocking, I would not be surprised if we dropped (or moved to a later date) either the New Mexico or UAB game... If Jerry world said we will pay you millions to play TCU that weekend instead of you paying UAB millions to kick their heads in, we're gonna be playing TCU.
Reply28 days
nobody wants to see FCS teams. Schedule a Power 5 opponent.
Reply1 month
I love chocolate cupcakes.
Reply1 month
anyone else worried players from Southern or Grambling will get hurt? It's just a different level of athlete
Reply1 month
Someone text me when the bands are ready to text the field - I’ll show up then
Reply1 month
I'll DEFINITELY be at these games! They won't be competitive on the field, but everything else is gonna by HYPED! I'm flying in from Los Angeles for THAT weekend!
Reply1 month
Yea, stadium should be 1/4 full for those. Ahh the joy of college football.
Reply1 month
I could see this being very well attended, it will have plenty of buildup as the event to be at for all of the city, also literally will be history in the making.
1 month
Yeah you're totally wrong. These games will be significantly better attended than many other options to fill the same slot
1 month
I think it’s a bad idea. I don’t really like playing more than 1 or 2 non-power-5 conference schools per year as it is, and this game just won’t approach anything like real competition.
Reply1 month
Why should we play more P5 teams in the non-conference than everyone else? That seems like a dumb strategy...
1 month
Thet ganes will be wonderful, but OH MY LORD, the half-time shows by the bands will be EPIC! I'm ordering tickets for these games ASAP! It's well worth the drive form Georgia!
Reply1 month
terrible
Reply1 month
Neck will be played by both guaranteed
Reply1 month
Yay
Reply1 month
Finally!!!!
Reply1 month
Will be an intense game in br
Reply1 month
Well ok.
1 month
Game will be Sold OUT!
Reply1 month
LSU doesn't need Southern and Grambling to sell out Tiger Stadium. That being said I am glad LSU is doing this. Those programs need the mpney.
1 month
No problem playing Southern, just wish it wasn't in '22. The home slate already has UAB & New Mexico.
Reply1 month
Yeah, that's what bothers me. It looks lioe a Bama schedule.
1 month
Just hang 60 on both schools and cover the spread with southern? Problem solved
1 month
Sounds exciting.
Reply1 month
At least the money to play a cupcake will benefit in state programs
Reply1 month
A band might play Neck again in Tiger Stadium.
Reply1 month
CBS complains about the vulgarity
1 month
Chances the LSU/Southern matchup gets on CBS are....slim.
1 month
What a coincidence
Reply1 month
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