The Grambling State Tigers will not travel to play Jackson State this weekend as the state of the program continues to deteriorate. On Friday evening, Grambling State confirmed the team would not be traveling and would thus forfeit the game.
Grambling confirmed won't send team for game tomorrow— Ros Dumlao (@rosdumlao) October 18, 2013
JSU-Grambling game won't be made up. Grambling forfeits— Ros Dumlao (@rosdumlao) October 18, 2013
GSU players have taken a stance against the athletic department in recent weeks, and as the program continued to deal with serious financial issues, the student-athletes reportedly decided earlier in the week that they would not travel to play Jackson State on Saturday. Instead of flying to games on charter flights, the team has been taking a bus to save money and was denied a new rubber floor in its weight room after being promised one earlier in the year.