Jackson State Celebrates Homecoming Despite Grambling Boycott

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Grambling's decision not to travel to Jackson State for Saturday's football game did not stop the homecoming festivities on the Mississippi campus.

The music was blaring, the barbecue roasting and it looked like a typical JSU homecoming on Saturday morning with a performance by the school's popular marching band, the Sonic Boom of the South.

Disgruntled Grambling players refused to travel from Louisiana because of issues with leaders of the athletic department and the university.

Grambling spokesman Will Sutton said Saturday that players were given the weekend off and are scheduled to practice Monday. He says university officials are meeting this weekend, and are in touch with some football players, in an effort to try and reach a resolution to the unusual situation.

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