BATON ROUGE, La. - Governor John Bel Edwards and lawmakers took a moment to honor the Grambling State University football team Wednesday (4/19/17) during the University of Louisiana System Day at the state house.
They were named the 2017 HBCU champions. The tigers marching band played on the capitol steps in celebration.
Grambling President Rick Gallot says the ceremony honors the public university system, as a whole.
"For every one dollar the state invests in these nine u-l schools... There's an eight-dollar return. So, it's clear there's a financial advantage to the state to invest in higher education," says President Gallot.
Grambling has won 14 black college national championships, tied for second most won in the country.