AHSAA in need of football officials as season inches closer

AHSAA football will kick off the season in 16 days and one of the biggest concerns the AHSAA is facing, as we approach the season, is the lack of officials.

  High School football teams practice in shells for first time since last fall

City Council President wants XFL franchise in Birmingham

Former Alabama AD Bill Battle in hospital with coronavirus

The Bruno Event Team expecting decision about fan capacity in coming weeks

  Tuscaloosa business happy there will be a 2020 college football season

UAB Athletics Department wins 2019-20 Conference USA SAAC Cup

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Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

Harvey Updyke, Bama fan who poisoned trees in Toomer’s Corner, dies at 71

  Tuscaloosa-area football coach discusses COVID-19 precautions happening in practice

Ole Miss linebacker arrested for sexual battery

Drew Brees announces $5M donation to build healthcare centers in La.

  Greene & Sumter counties cancel fall sports for first 9 weeks

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

NFL players report to training camp July 28

  Sideline: How school districts are keeping players, fans safe during upcoming football season

High school football this year will be more than just X's and O's. The game within the game could be how schools plan to keep things clean for players and fans.

  Shelby County reacts to AHSAA news

High school athletes are anxious to get back on the field and play but school officials are tasked with making sure they can do it safely.

Students eligible to play sports even if they choose virtual learning option

Whether if you choose traditional learning or virtual learning for this upcoming school year, the AHSAA says as long as a student is enrolled in their school and following all the proper guidelines, they are eligible to play sports this fall.

  AHSAA releases Best Practices Guidelines for 2020 Fall Sports

  AHSAA to return to play with no delay

  UPDATE: Hoover announces new opponent for 2020 season

  AHSAA moving to contactless ticketing, Thompson HS already making the change

  Huffman basketball star Stanley Robinson dies at 32

  Magic City Classic moved to the Spring

  Young singers perform National Anthem at Regions Field

There may not be Barons baseball at Regions Field this season, but that hasn’t stopped the singing of the National Anthem.

  Magic City Classic alumni react to SWAC postponing fall sports

The conference has started the process of formalizing plans to conduct a competitive schedule for the fall sports during the 2021 spring semester.

SEC commits to honoring athletic scholarship for fall 2020

it is important for student-athletes and their families to know the financial support committed to them by their institutions will not be at risk because of health concerns presented by the current pandemic.

Drew Brees tweets his concerns about the upcoming season

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees took to social media Sunday, July 19, to voice his concerns about the upcoming season.

SWAC commissioner: reports on 2020 fall sports ‘100% inaccurate'

“The report that we will announce Monday that we are cancelling fall sports is 100% inaccurate,” said McClelland.

  Birmingham-Southern football to play season in spring

Birmingham-Southern Head Football Coach Tony Joe White wants to make one thing clear, football season is not cancelled, it’s just been moved to the spring.

  Hoover football holds virtual combine to help seniors in recruiting process

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on high school senior athletes and the recruiting process so Hoover High School decided to get creative to showcase it’s players to college coaches.

ESPN: Most highest-paid college coaches avoid salary cuts

ESPN surveyed the 65 Power Five conference schools along with 10 other prominent basketball programs.

  Local church feeds Clay-Chalkville football team to make sure no player goes home hungry

For the past seven weeks, Faith Community Fellowship church in Trussville has been feeding the Clay-Chalkville team after practice, providing food for those players who may not have a meal when they go home.

  Hewitt-Trussville boys cross country team starts free lawn service for those in need

When COVID-19 put everything on pause, the Hewitt-Trussville boys cross country team decided to put their legs to use outside of their running shoes.

All fall sports suspended at Birmingham-Southern

“The Southern Athletic Association’s Presidents’ Council has decided to suspend all conference athletic competition through the 2020 fall season.

2020 Birmingham Youth Football season canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Commissioners of the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board met at a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday and voted unanimously to not allow youth football in city-operated athletic facilities and parks.

Burrow Road sign stolen

The Burrow Road sign is gone already.

  Samford football waiting on decision from Power 5 Conferences regarding upcoming season

Samford Athletics Director Martin Newton says the Bulldogs football schedule all depends on what the SEC, ACC and other Power 5 conferences decide so for the Bulldogs, it's a waiting game.

  Are you ready for some flag football at The World Games 2022?

Hosted at Birmingham’s historic Legion Field, Flag Football @TWG2022 Presented by the NFL will feature eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams from around the world.

  Without Minor League Baseball, Regions Field becomes home to several youth baseball camps

Without Minor League Baseball, baseball camps are taking over at Regions Field. This week, Birmingham Southern is hosting it’s annual youth baseball camp.

  UAB Football expecting decision on season by end of July

We are 46 days away from the start of college football and every fan wants to know, will there be a season and if so, what kind? For UAB Football, they hope to have an answer by the end of July, first of August.

SEC postpones soccer, volleyball and cross country

The Southeastern Conference said the decision will provide additional time to prepare for the safe return of competition on an adjusted timeline.

  SEC Athletic Directors meet at the SEC Headquarters in Birmingham

The meeting and discussions follow announcements from the Big 10 and Pac 12 that they will only play in-conference games this fall.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey: ‘The direct reality is not good’

Sankey was on the Marty & McGee show on ESPN when he was asked about football, college athletics and the current status of the coronavirus pandemic.

Henry Ruggs III rated fastest rookie on Madden 21

Henry Ruggs III has been rated as the fasted rookie in Madden 21.

Univ. of Alabama AD says they will ‘adjust’ after Pac-12 decision

The matchup between Alabama and USC Sept. 5 to kick off the season will not happen.

  JSU Athletics to make decision about football season by early August

The college football season is up in the air for most conferences as they continue to monitor COVID-19, and Jacksonville State University says it wants to make a decision by early August.

  Miles College still plans to play after SIAC cancels fall sports

SIAC cites concerns over COVID-19 after cancelling fall sports at its 13 affiliated higher education partners.

LSU plans to distribute one mask to every student, faculty and staff member in time for fall semester

LSU tweeted Thursday, July 9 that there’s a plan in the works to distribute one face mask to every student, as well as every faculty and staff member in time for the fall semester.

  Former Tide & Tiger players weigh-in on SEC football season

After the Big Ten announced a conference-only schedule for fall sports Thursday afternoon, former Auburn defensive tackle Tommy Jackson believes that decision makes sense and expects other conferences to follow suit.

  AHSAA launches new program that would give schools a device to stream athletic events

With COVID-19 impacting high school athletics this fall, some schools could soon be installing a streaming device to broadcast games online.

SIAC suspends 2020 fall sports and championship events

SIAC institutions are committed to assessing the possibility of moving some fall sports, including football, into the spring semester.

  Jefferson County School District preps for “normal” football season

When it comes to the 2020 football season, the Jefferson County School District is moving forward with kickoff starting on August 20th.

  Legion FC preps for season opener with fans

Legion FC will open the season at home next Wednesday against Memphis 901 FC and will only allow 2,400 fans in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

  Event team talks preparations, predictions ahead of fall sports

Bruno Event Team said they’re planning as if all sporting events this fall are a “go.”

  AHSAA proposes rule changes for upcoming football season

We are about six weeks away from the kickoff of high school football and Tuesday, AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said football season will start on time, but to expect changes on the field and in the stands.

Alabama Offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian recovering from heart procedure

"Coach Sarkisian underwent a successful procedure this past Thursday (July 2) in Birmingham. He is back home in Tuscaloosa and is expected to make a full recovery.”

UA Athletics announces transition to mobile-only tickets

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UA Athletics has announced mobile-only ticketing and parking, enabling contactless entry into all venues, beginning with the 2020 football season.

Alabama basketball set to face Memphis for the next 3 seasons

The Crimson Tide and Memphis will meet in each of the next three seasons, starting with a charity exhibition at the FedEx Forum in Memphis on either Oct. 31 or Nov. 1.

UAB basketball to play Kentucky at Rupp Arena in December

UAB basketball is returning to Rupp Arena this winter - but with a high-profile coach.

Washington Redskins QB suggests ‘Red Tails’ as new team name

The name “Redskins” is seen by some as a racial slur against Native Americans, and a name that people have been pushing for the team to remove for decades.

Legion FC to open season this month against regional rival on ESPN 2

Fans will be required to wear masks, adhere to social distancing and must pass a temperature check and health screening before entering the stadium.

Alabama’s AD showing off pics from the renovated Bryant-Denny Stadium

Renovations include a new student plaza, new ADA seating, new elevators, new video boards, an expanded concourse, Champions Club, a new home locker room and more.

No 2020 season for the Birmingham Barons

Official word came down from Major League Baseball on Tuesday: there will be no Minor League season in 2020.

  Bo, Sir Charles share PSAs on wearing face coverings in public

Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley, Brittany Howard, Nick Saban, Alabama and Paul from St. Paul and the Broken Bones all took part in the videos.

CFL team releases former Alabama player over controversial anti-LGBTQ tweets

The Edmonton Eskimos released receiver/kick returner and former Alabama Crimson Tide standout Christion Jones in response to tweets Jones sent out Saturday.

  Collegiate national champion angler hails from Alabama

Preston Kendrick of Gardendale, AL teamed up with Bailey Fain to win the 2020 Collegiate BASS Fishing National Championship at Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL. Kendrick talks about winning the title, what he used as bait, his dreams and his love for fishing.

  Alabama football team video: “All Lives Can’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter”

Quarterback Mac Jones, linebacker Dylan Moses and more made statement about the value of unity on a team and within society.

  Wanted: Autistic and other special baseball players in central Alabama

The Alternative Baseball Organization wants to play ball in central Alabama and the league is looking for players and coaches. Founder Taylor Duncan talks about the special requirements they are looking for in athletes and what it means to be able to play out on the diamond.

  Birmingham Barons ‘wait’ for decision on 2020 season

Major League Baseball is slated for Opening Day at the end of July, but for the Birmingham Barons, Opening Day may not ever happen.

  FBI: Video evidence shows noose found in garage of Bubba Wallace had been there since Oct. 2019

“Although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week.”

  Jackson-Olin seniors feel pressure as they approach senior football season

When it comes to playing football this fall, senior football players at Jackson-Olin High School believe the pressure is on.

Troy, UAB add two more games in future series

The Trojans will host the Blazers Sept, 18, 2032, and travel to Birmingham Sept. 10, 2033.

Kylin Hill: ’Change the flag or I won’t be representing this state anymore’

Mississippi State senior plans to boycott 2020 season if the state's flag isn't changed. Hill led the SEC in rushing in 2019 with 1,350 yards.

C-USA bars postseason play in Miss. over state flag

C-USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod released a statement Monday morning announcing the conference’s policy.

LSU confirms at least 30 football players are in quarantine due to COVID-19

According to a report from Sport’s Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, at least 30 LSU football players are in quarantine because they tested positive for COVID-19 or were found to have had contact with those who tested positive.

  Games resume for Youth Baseball in the area

The Hoover Force 9U All-Star youth baseball team calls this week like Christmas, as they wrap up their first week of games since March.

‘Start Your Engines’: Astronaut to give command to Talladega drivers 250 miles above Earth

Astronaut Doug Hurley will serve as the Grand Marshal for the GEICO 500.

28 Clemson student-athletes, staff test positive for COVID-19

A total of 315 tests were administered in June.

  Talladega Superspeedway welcomes fans for Geico 500 on Sunday

We are less than 48 hours away from the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, the first major sporting event to welcome fans since COVID-19.

  Talladega Superspeedway sanitizes racetrack for fans ahead of Geico 500

Friday, a professional cleaning company sanitized and cleaned all areas of the Talladega Superspeedway as they welcome fans back for race weekend

SEC Commissioner: ‘It is past time for change to be made to the flag of... Mississippi'

Greg Sankey, Commissioner of the SEC, has now weighed in to the Mississippi flag controversy.