BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (SWAC Press Release) -- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has issued an official statement based on any possible penalty regarding Grambling State University's forfeit to Jackson State University.
At this time, the conference has not issued a fine and in light of the Grambling State situation, the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is working with University administration to resolve and ensure that the appropriate actions are made.
Any decision moving forward will be consistent and in accordance with the conference bylaws.
"The ramifications of this unprecedented situation is covered in our bylaws and constitution. Therefore, there should not
be any confusion as it relates to how a boycotted game will be classified," said SWAC commissioner Duer Sharp.
"The Grambling State situation affects the entire conference. We would like to commend Jackson State University
President Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers and athletics director Dr. Vivian L. Fuller for creating a homecoming experience for their
students, fans and alumni," added Sharp.
About the Southwestern Athletic Conference
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), established in 1920, is a college athletic conference headquartered in
Birmingham, Ala., which is comprised of historically black universities in the Southern United States. It participates in the
NCAA's Division I for its 18 sports and the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
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