One of the most successful teams in NCAA history, Grambling State’s football program has fallen upon hard times.
Funding cuts have crippled the once-proud program, forcing the Tigers to practice and work out in decrepit facilities and travel across several states by bus to away games.
The school also lacked the funding to pay for protein and other nutritional products — the players reportedly had to bring their own Gatorade — a problem the people at Muscle Milk helped remedy this week. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the protein supplement company donated 384 cases of its product to the Grambling football team, enough to last the Tigers the remainder of the season.
College Spun estimates the donation — 4,608 bottles of Muscle Milk in all — cost roughly $18,400.
Grambling returned to practice Monday after boycotting Saturday’s game at Jackson State. This weekend’s game against Texas Southern is expected to go on as scheduled.
Check out the donation in the photo below.
Muscle Milk's donation to Grambling isn't small: Here's what 384 cases (4,608 bottles) looks like http://t.co/NQrSfmWTvl—
darren rovell (@darrenrovell) October 22, 2013