Menu

Pitt legend Bobby Grier, who knocked down racial walls at Sugar Bowl, dies at 91


Pitt athletics lost a giant the morning of June 30, when Bobby Grier died at 91. The first Black player to compete in a Sugar Bowl, one of college football’s most prestigious postseason games, Grier defied racism in one of its American strongholds, served as a captain in the US Air Force and cemented his place as an icon in University of Pittsburgh history. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Related:

Jon Scheyer claims all seven Duke transfer portal departures were 'tampered' with in-season
Few college basketball teams experienced as much roster turnover as Duke this offseason. The Blue Devils returned just two players from their 2023-24 roster after...

NIL & relaxed transfer rules have changed recruiting at 'the most stress-free Peach Jam in history'
"The most stress-free Peach Jam in history," the coach later added, at which point we got into a conversation about how various changes to the...

Big Ten, SEC Unlikely To Add Florida State if ACC Survives
Florida State likely will not have a spot in the Big Ten or SEC if it’s successful in leaving the ACC and the ACC stays...

ACC to use Apple’s iPads on football sidelines and in coaching booths for video playback this fall
The ACC will collaborate with Apple to bring iPad technology to the sidelines and coaching booths this season. In an announcement Monday, the ACC said...

Pitt legend Bobby Grier, who knocked down racial walls at Sugar Bowl, dies at 91


© 2005-2024 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.