More than 1,300 fans took a break from the heat and enjoyed the cool air inside the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center as the festivities began at 1 p.m.
“This was an outstanding turn out,” Grambling State Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Trayvean Scott, said. “Just seeing all these fans and knowing they are here to support the G is all we can ask for. We are excited for this upcoming year and I know big things are ahead.”
The day began with the women’s soccer team holding a scrimmage at 9 a.m. at the GSU Soccer Complex, followed by the football team having their first scrimmage of the fall camp at 10 a.m. inside Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.
Fans made their way from the heat to the AC at noon as the Fan Day events started with a pep rally at 1 p.m. as The World Famed Tiger Marching Band performed, and received a check from Cricket Wireless for $23,00 in scholarships.
After the Orchesis performed, the Grambling State cross country, women’s soccer, volleyball and football teams were introduced, along with their respective coaches.
Grambling State head football coach Hue Jackson also announced the winner of the hashtag challenge as the program will use #ThisIsTheGShow throughout the 2022 season.
Fans had the opportunity to meet the teams and coaches and had their posters signed by the student-athletes.
Fan Day concluded with fans having the opportunity to meet the players and coaches, along with getting their schedule poster signed by the student-athletes.
The Grambling State women’s soccer team opens its season on Friday in Shreveport, La., against LSU-Shreveport. Meanwhile, the Lady Tiger volleyball program has its first fall scrimmage on Oct. 22 against Henderson State.
GSU’s football team will continue its fall slate of practices, before the season opener on Sept. 3 at Arkansas State.