Members of the Grambling State football team said the squad will return to practice this week and resume its season after boycotting its game with Jackson State on Saturday.
The players did not show up for practices last Wednesday and Thursday and decided not to play in Saturday's game because of what they said were poor facilities, the firing of popular coach Doug Williams and long bus rides to Kansas City and Indianapolis for games.
The team met with several former Grambling players as well as Baton Rouge businessman Jim Bernhard, all of whom advised the players to end their boycott, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Williams was fired last month, and George Ragsdale, who was named the interim coach, was reassigned last week. Now the Grambling interim coach is Dennis Winston, who was appointed to the position last week.
"As part of the athletic program at Grambling State University, the football team, took a stance on what we thought was right,'' the players said in a joint statement, according to the Times Picayune. "We did not quit on our university. There are many problems that exist and if no one says anything, nothing will come of our institution.''
Grambling is scheduled to play Texas Southern this Saturday at Grambling.