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JSU will sue GSU over homecoming boycott

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A lawsuit is in the works against Grambling State for not showing up to the Jackson State homecoming game. University officials say they plan to file a lawsuit in the near future.

The Grambling players refused to board busses last week as part of a boycott over travel and practice facilities. 

Jackson State officials say their losses could be in the millions.

A steady flow of fans were lining up at the JSU ticket office for refunds Wednesday, some still sour after the homecoming game cancellation.

"It was a big game," said JSU fan James Dean. "Lots of people had their hopes, a lot of people wanted to come and have a good time and they were let down."

"We budgeted to collect or had x amount of dollars from this game that didn't happen and we just think we have a responsibility to our student athletes to the taxpayers of Mississippi to be aggressive about being made whole and we intend to do that," said JSU Executive Director of University Communications

After the ticket refund process is over, University officials say they hope to have a better idea of an exact dollar amount of their losses.

"We sold about 11 ,200 tickets the first day we processed 1,047 refunds that's less than ten percent, average that over 3 days and today looks smaller than that so you're still talking about less than 30%," said Stringfellow.

Stringfellow says the University still has not heard from SWAC officials after repeated calls. As for Grambling, players were back at practice this week, their boycott is over.

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