GRAMBLING — Grambling State University gets a week off to return to a “startup” mode for the 2011 season.
The Tigers (1-4, 1-3) will be idle Saturday before resuming its schedule on Oct. 15 with a home game against Concordia College.
Grambling suffered its fourth straight loss last weekend with a 31-23 finale against Prairie View A&M in a Southwestern Athletic Conference Western Division showdown at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas.
1. How much did it mean to be one of the guest instructors at the recent Fred Dean ‘Hall of Fame Pro Day’ in Ruston?: It was a great time to be with a great group of guys and to be able to give something back to the youth in our area. It’s important to help our younger people and give them the right guidance and this camp definitely did that. It was very enjoyable.
Old conference foes will meet inside the Thomas Assembly Center as Louisiana Tech hosts the University of Texas-Arlington as part of the 2015 Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational with tipoff set for 6:30 p.m.
The multi-team event also features three other teams — Grambling State, Ohio State and Memphis — whom the Bulldogs will also play in the non-conference.
Tech (1-0) and UTA (1-0) were travel partners as recently as the 2012-13 season in the Western Athletic Conference. They were also both league mates in the Southland Conference from 1972-86.