Grambling’s Interstate 20 football tour in 2019 will feature two stops at local universities.
Last week, news emerged Grambling would play at Louisiana Tech in 2019. This week, news came out about Grambling’s 2019 date at ULM.
ULM will open the season Aug. 31, 2019 against Grambling at Malone Stadium. ULM athletic director Brian Wickstrom announced the news Tuesday on Twitter. Grambling will play at Tech the following week on Sept. 7, 2019.
ULM holds a 3-0 series record over Grambling dating back to 2007. The two teams last played in 2013 when the Warhawks won 48-10.
“It just kind of makes sense to play those in close proximity to you. It give us an opportunity to generate revenue for our program,” Grambling interim athletic director Obadiah Simmons told The News-Star. “We’re in a position now where we’re trying to avoid a deficit as much as possible. We’re trying to minimize the current situation we’re in right now.”
Simmons wouldn’t give a specific game guarantee amount, only noting GSU will receive between $200,000 and $300,000. The Tigers will get $300,000 for the game at Tech.