Jackson State To Pursue Litigation Against Grambling Over Forfeit
Jackson State in a message on the school website last night said it "plans to pursue litigation against Grambling State and others" over Grambling's forfeit of Saturday's homecoming football game. JSU argued that the forfeit could cost the school and the city of Jackson, Miss., "millions," as the event "routinely draws at least 20,000 fans." The school "replaced the game with a short scrimmage but is still refunding money for thousands of tickets" (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 10/23).
Meanwhile, Grambling President Frank Pogue announced a comprehensive review of the university in the wake of the football players' protest. The institutional review will aim to assess the school and make recommendations for improvement (Univ. of Louisiana System).