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Nicholson vital to ‘Classic’ success

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Photo by GLENN LEWIS The late Eddie Robinson (left) and Collie J. Nicholson helped make Saturday’s “Bayou Classic” in New Orleans a nationally-known event with their coaching and promotional expertise at Grambling State University. Robinson won 408 games during a legendary 57-year career with the Tigers and Nicholson served as the school’s sports information director for more than 30 years.

GRAMBLING — To much of the world he was known as “The Man with the Golden Pen.”
People around Grambling State University knew him as “Nic.”

Collie J. Nicholson, the man some credit with making Grambling a household name and starting the highly anticipated “Bayou Classic” that will be held Saturday in New Orleans, recently had an alumni chapter named after him.

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