A new series for the Tigers

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: January 31, 2011

MONROE, La. — In a press conference held last Friday in the city, officials announced the two-year agreement in which Grambling State and ULM would once again meet on the gridiron. “Both games will be played at ULM’s Malone Stadium in 2011 and 2013. Our fans are excited to keep the rivalry going. We anticipate record numbers that will eclipse the 30,000 plus crowd that attended in 2007,” stated J Lin Dawson, Director of Athletics at Grambling State University. The two teams first played each other in 2007 when the Warhawks defeated the Tigers, 28-14, and set a record crowd of 30,101 in ULM’s Malone Stadium. They will now host the Tigers Sept. 10, 2011, and Sept. 7, 2013, in Malone Stadium. “Playing sister institutions within the University of Louisiana System make sense”, Dawson added. “As athletic administrators, we must look for creative ways in which we can grow our revenue and contain cost.” “This is a good deal for both universities.”

“As the visiting team, Grambling will make just over $300,000 for each game with very few expenses. We are also grateful for the assistance of Mayor Mayo and the role that the City of Monroe will play in the games.”