Daytona Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Bethune-Cookman and Grambling State
University announced Friday their football programs will play each other
in a home-and-home series beginning in the 2014 season.
The programs released part of their future schedules that will include a
Grambling State trip to B-CU on Sept. 13, 2014, and a meeting in Grambling,
La., on Sept. 12, 2015.
The last time these teams met was in 2004 at the Proctor & Gamble Ohio
Classic, where Grambling edged out a 24-23 victory. From 1984-1988, the
programs met yearly.
Bethune-Cookman athletic director Lynn W. Thompson said in a release that
the goal of adding this series is to boost out-of-conference competition over
the next few years.
"We are elevating the non-conference portion of our schedule, and as we
complete the schedule for the next few years, it will be sprinkled with
opponents from BCS conferences as well as FCS power conferences in our attempt
to improve the out-of-conference experience for our student-athletes,"
The Sports Network