With practice a little over a week away and gameday five weeks away, both JSU and Samford said they’ve learned a lot from watching the Power 5 play this fall, and they’re ready to begin the season, during a season, they never thought they’d ever play in.
Every football team across the nation has endured some type of disruption this season when it comes to COVID-19, and parents of the players said it’s been tough to see what they went through to get to the big stage.
After reports surfaced earlier this week about the national championship game possibly being pushed back a week due to COVID-19 concerns within the Ohio State program, Nick Saban confirmed Thursday there were discussions.
The new guidance released by state athletic officials also included a memo from the state’s top doctor and the state superintendent who both said it’s not safe to have to have large crowds cheering on players.
The decision to drop the name the team has had since 1915 came down on Sunday in the midst of social justice movements to stop sports teams from using Native American-themed elements for their mascots.
The piece of college football history is listed as: Black and white checkered size 7 3/8 hat shows heavy wear with feather in the band, red satin liner with “The Original Paul Bear Bryant” logo in the center and gold replica signature on the sweatband.