Sport: Some People Build the Roads

Grambling's football pioneer, Eddie Robinson, gets 300 wins

Before the cheerleaders could say '"Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute, hold that line!" the other team had usually scored. So in the 1940s, 300 victories ago, they renamed the place Grambling, and Eddie Robinson was already the football coach. He was the only coach then. The night watchman, Jesse Applewhite, helped.

Eddie appreciated the help since he also coached girls' and boys' basketball (high school and college) and baseball. Otherwise, he lined the field, directed the girls' drill team at halftime and drove the...

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