Saturday, August 12, 2017

Grambling State keeps '11 SWAC championship

GRAMBLING, Louisiana -- Grambling State’s 2011 Southwestern Athletic Conference football championship remains in place after all.

On Monday, the NCAA clarified the sanctions it nailed the school and athletic department with pertained to academic years 2012-13 through 2015-16, and did not include 2011-12 seasons. The governing body initially informed GSU July 28 that the football program would have to vacate the 2011 SWAC title amid several other compliance infractions, categorized as Level II the school self-reported through an internal investigation.

Grambling State athletic director Paul Bryant, who headed up the institution’s internal inquiry, said Wednesday that the misinterpretation of the sanctions was on the school’s part.

“Initially, when we did our review (of the penalties), we thought it was from 2009 to 2015, but the NCAA came back and said it was from 2012 to 2015,” Bryant said. “We don’t have to vacate (the 2011 SWAC championship) which is a blessing.


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