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GSU 1961 champs finally get rings

NAIA title-winning Tigers honored at homecoming
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Members of the 1961 Grambling State University men’s basketball team display a banner signifying the Tigers as the NAIA national champions during halftime ceremonies at the GSU homecoming game at Robinson Stadium this past weekend.

GRAMBLING — After waiting for half a century, Grambling State University’s 1961 men’s basketball team received championship-quality rings for being crowned National Athletic Intercollegiate Association champions this past weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, just before the G-Men took the field to battle Virginia University of Lynchburg at its homecoming football game, eight players from the 13-member team who posted an overall record of 32-4 were honored and presented with their rings during a ceremony on the Robinson Stadium field.

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