Update: Grambling State University has issued the following statement on the cancellation of their next two football games:
The Grambling State University athletics department has suspended all football activities immediately due to positive tests that were identified through COVID-19 screenings.
Grambling's next two Southwestern Athletic Conference contests against Alabama A&M (March 27) and Texas Southern (April 3) have been canceled.
Wednesday's original story follows.
According to multiple reports, Grambling football will miss the next two games of its spring season due to COVID-19 protocols.
The cancellation of Saturday's game against Alabama A&M has been confirmed by the Bulldog program.
Alabama A&M Home Football Game vs. Grambling Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Protocols https://t.co/QnyrSYLOJT— Ala. A&M Athletics (@AAMUBulldogs) March 25, 2021
Grambling's next scheduled game at Texas Southern is reportedly canceled as well according to Kenn Rashad of HBCU Sports.
Multiple sources have confirmed that Grambling's next two games against Alabama A&M and Texas Southern will be canceled (not postponed) due to positive COVID-19 cases within the football program.— Kenn Rashad (@KennRashad) March 25, 2021
These games are canceled and will not be made up, making Grambling's next and final game of the season the Bayou Classic against Southern. The game is set to be played on April 17 at Independence Stadium in Shreveport.