Grambling's players staged the boycott because of many issues with university leaders, including the school's rundown facilities, long bus trips to road games and personnel decisions.
Grambling president Frank Pogue said Monday night that the national attention would help publicize the funding plight for historically black colleges and universities.
Portugal, Sweden in Cup playoffs
Soccer • Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal must beat Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden in a playoff to advance to the World Cup in Brazil. The two teams were drawn to face each other in a two-leg series.
France will play Ukraine, and Greece was paired with Romania. Iceland will host the first leg against Croatia, which fired its coach last week.
The four winners will complete Europe's 13 entries in the World Cup.
Isinbayeva will remain ambassador
Olympics • Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva will remain an ambassador for the Youth Olympics. Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality last August at the world championships. The next day, Isinbayeva said her comments in English may have been misunderstood.
Former IOC President Jacques Rogge said last month Isinbayeva's role could be reconsidered. But IOC spokesman Andrew Mitchell said Monday that Isinbayeva had clarified "that she is against any discrimination."
From wire reports