Jackson State will not play a homecoming game this season. The JFP received this press release from JSU:
"Jackson State University has been informed by Grambling State University officials that the Grambling football team will not participate in Saturday’s game at JSU.
Instead, the JSU Tigers will play a “Blue and White” scrimmage game at 2 p.m. at the Mississippi Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. Following the game, the Sonic Boom of the South marching band will play for an extended performance. At 4 p.m., Lyfe Jennings, Terrell C. Moses and Larry Johnson will perform a free concert at the stadium. The 4 p.m. concert is open to the public.
All other Jackson State Homecoming activities will continue as scheduled. The Homecoming Parade will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in downtown Jackson.
Jackson State is currently working out a process to refund Homecoming game tickets. Once those details are worked out, the information will be posted at http://www.jsums.edu.
"This is an unfortunate situation for JSU fans, but it is beyond our control," said JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers. "I want to encourage the JSU community, including students, alumni and supporters, to participate in the other activities scheduled as part of our Homecoming celebration."
For background on how Grambling State got into this situation, read this excellent Sports Illustrated piece.