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By Knight-Ridder News Service | September 28, 1990
GRAMBLING, La. -- Grambling sits right next to Ruston, La., and about an hour east of Shreveport. It's where Eddie Robinson has been coaching football since before Pearl Harbor.Should his Division 1-AA Tigers beat Prairie View A&M tomorrow, the victory would be the 362nd of his storied career, dwarfing even Paul "Bear" Bryant's Division 1-A record 323.
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By Gary Lambrecht Sun Staff Writer | September 18, 1994
And to think this used to be a storied rivalry.By the time Morgan State and Grambling State ended their 16-year football association in 1983, the series had long developed into little more than an annual Grambling rout.Last night, the teams resumed play after an 11-year hiatus, and it was obvious in the opening minutes that the gap between the two programs has grown to Grand Canyon-like proportions.Grambling, led by legendary coach Eddie Robinson and an overwhelming supply of weapons, abused the Bears early and often en route to an 87-12 rout before 23,289 at Memorial Stadium.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2013
Sept. 25, 1990: With eight straight hits to start the game, the New York Yankees tie a major league record en route to a 15-3 win over the visiting Orioles. They batter right-hander Anthony Telford, who starts the game, manager Frank Robinson says, because "his wife was coming up here and we wanted to keep her happy. " Sept. 26, 1971: The Orioles defeat Cleveland, 5-0, as right-hander Jim Palmer becomes the fourth pitcher in six days to win 20 games for the playoff-bound Birds.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Sun Staff Writer | September 17, 1994
He is entering the twilight of a decent football career, and Morgan State senior wide receiver Bernard Barnes says that the losing streaks have worn on him.But the thought of another game day -- especially a date with Grambling State and its legendary coach, Eddie Robinson -- wipes the frown off Barnes' face."
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By PHIL JACKMAN | September 15, 1994
Reading Time: Two Minutes.Quick, somebody check out the calculator attached to the scoreboard out at Memorial Stadium. Grambling comes to town Saturday to play Morgan State in the Pepsi Challenge and its quarterback, Kendrick Nord, threw for a cool 485 yards (and seven TDs) in his team's opening 62-56 victory over favored Alcorn State. Two of his targets combined for 13 catches, 300 yards and six scores.Legendary Grambling coach Eddie Robinson says, "I'm excited about playing Morgan State, because we've had a great series and there have been a lot of great players in this game.
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By JOHN STEADMAN | September 19, 1994
It didn't have to be 87-12. Grambling's annihilation of Morgan State Saturday night was almost inhumane. And that's regretful. Half that score would have more than sufficed and made everyone realize that Grambling and its icon leader, Eddie Robinson, are indeed an awesome combination.The old coach and his young Tigers devoured Morgan on an occasion when they were playing in s Memorial Stadium. It's the highest total any college or pro team has ever put on the scoreboard there, or even Municipal Stadium, which was on the same location and dates back to 1923.
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By From Sun news services | November 30, 2008
Greg Dillon accounted for 287 yards and two touchdowns, and Grambling State clinched a spot in the Southwestern Athletic Conference title game with a 29-14 victory over Southern in the Bayou Classic yesterday in New Orleans. Dillon was 9-for-13 for 151 yards with a score. He also rushed for 136 yards and a score for Grambling (10-2, 7-0). His performance helped second-year coach Rod Broadway win his first Bayou Classic and his second SWAC West Division title. If Southern (6-5, 5-2) had won, it would have forced a three-way tie among Grambling, Southern and Prairie View atop the SWAC West Division.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 30, 1997
NEW ORLEANS -- It wasn't much of a game. In the end, Eddie Robinson's final game -- game No. 588 -- was an accurate synopsis of everything that had changed, everything that had gone wrong, everything that allowed the competition to close the gap, finally catch up and pass him by.Southern 30, Grambling 7.This was the final stop on Robinson's farewell tour. He had watched his share of coaches come and go, the Bear Bryants, the Bud Wilkinsons. Some left on their own, some left kicking and screaming.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer | September 16, 1994
Grambling, La. -- It has been one of those long, sticky summer nights in the South where the heat has been unrelenting, the humidity punishing. Eddie Robinson has walked the half-mile uphill from the stadium to the locker room, his Grambling team outlasting rival Alcorn State in a shootout.Robinson, 75, has on green knit pants rolled up at the bottom. His oxford shoes are covered with dust and the long-sleeved white shirt is drenched. Beads of sweat pour down his round face ending in one huge drop at his chin.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
Chase Cormier graduated last spring from Milford Mill with a legacy of championships and individual honors, but not a single Division I scholarship. But despite his surprising lack of college of options, the 6-foot, 170-pound point guard said he never worried about eventually landing an offer. “I knew it was a matter of time,” Cormier said. “As soon as I made my announcement to go to prep school, I started getting phone calls from coaches.” Cormier's thoughts about recruiting were proven correct earlier this month when the Grambling State coaches scouted him at his Fishburne (Va.)
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2011
The 1968 football game between Baltimore's Morgan State and what was then Louisiana's Grambling College was a good one - a nail-biter that went down to the wire. But the history and sociology of the event are what truly matter. And hats off to CBS Sports for committing the resources to telling that story with so much sensitivity and cultural context in a documentary, "1st & Goal in the Bronx: Grambling vs. Morgan State, 1968," premiering 7 p.m. Wednesday on the CBS Sports Network.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2011
The 1968 football game between Baltimore's Morgan State and what was then Louisiana's Grambling College was a good one — a nail-biter that went down to the wire. But the history and sociology of the event are what truly matter. And hats off to CBS Sports for committing the resources to telling that story with so much sensitivity and cultural context in a documentary, "1st & Goal in the Bronx: Grambling vs. Morgan State, 1968," premiering 7 p.m. Wednesday on the CBS Sports Network.
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By From Sun News Services | October 21, 2010
Three men with local ties will be inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2011 class. Former Morgan State coach Earl Banks and offensive tackle Roosevelt Brown will join Art Shell, who was an offensive tackle at UMES when it was Maryland State College, in the hall's second class, it was announced Thursday. Banks spent 14 years as Morgan's coach, amassing an .839 win-loss percentage. He was Morgan's athletic director from 1970 to 1983 and died in 1993. Brown, a Black All-American in 1951 and 1952, was a member of the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
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By From Sun news services | November 30, 2008
Greg Dillon accounted for 287 yards and two touchdowns, and Grambling State clinched a spot in the Southwestern Athletic Conference title game with a 29-14 victory over Southern in the Bayou Classic yesterday in New Orleans. Dillon was 9-for-13 for 151 yards with a score. He also rushed for 136 yards and a score for Grambling (10-2, 7-0). His performance helped second-year coach Rod Broadway win his first Bayou Classic and his second SWAC West Division title. If Southern (6-5, 5-2) had won, it would have forced a three-way tie among Grambling, Southern and Prairie View atop the SWAC West Division.
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November 23, 2007
Presenting the Black Friday version of sports media notes while wondering whether America ever would have heard of turkducken if not for John Madden: As the NFL and the nation's cable giants go at each other over access to the NFL Network, it's hard to know whom to cheer for. The league that seems to always get its way and exudes a certain arrogance while doing so? Or the corporations that have had a monopoly on running television into your home and raising your rates after you're hooked?
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2004
Grambling State University has a favor to ask the Loyola College men's basketball team. "Erase us from the record book," said Albert Dennis III, Grambling's athletic director. Grambling, a small, historically black college in Louisiana, holds the all-time NCAA Division I mark of 33 consecutive basketball losses. Beleaguered Loyola (0-18) has dropped 31 straight entering tonight's game against Marist College (N.Y.) at Reitz Arena. "I know what they [Loyola] are going through," said Dennis, recalling Grambling's funk.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN REPORTER | April 5, 2007
Before Eddie Robinson's Grambling State football team met Morgan State for the first time, in 1968, the Bears had their own legacy under Eddie Hurt and Earl Banks. Morgan had already fielded 13 undefeated teams. Three of the program's players ended up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Bears' leaner years began after their 9-7 win over the Tigers before 60,000 fans at Yankee Stadium - the only time they beat Robinson in 16 attempts.
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By Chris Dufresne and Chris Dufresne,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 5, 2007
Eddie Robinson, the record-setting football coach who turned Grambling State into a nationally recognized power, ushered 210 players into the NFL and largely realized his vision of transforming the Louisiana school into the Notre Dame of historically black colleges, has died at 88. Robinson died Tuesday night at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, the university announced. The cause of death was not specified, but he had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Starting in 1941 at age 22, Robinson coached at Grambling for 57 years and had a mark of 408-165-15 when he was forced to retire in 1997.
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By DAVID STEELE | April 5, 2007
On a day on which he fielded endless phone calls about the passing of Eddie Robinson, Doug Williams called himself "fortunate" to be recognized so widely as one of the spokesmen for the legacy of his former college coach. "I wish I could sit here and tell you in one or two sentences who Eddie Robinson was," Williams, the one-time Grambling State quarterback and Robinson's successor there as head coach, said yesterday, "because he was whatever he had to be. He'd do whatever he had to do in order to help a kid get what he needed."
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