Football

Birmingham brings Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic to city this Fall

By approving a three year deal with the opportunity to extend the contract, Parker says he expects the Morehouse-Tuskegee game as well as the Magic City Classic to be played at Legion field for years and years to come.

Auburn A-Day game will be at 40% capacity Saturday

Alabama’s National Championship team to be honored after A-Day game

One year later: SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey reflects on pandemic shutdown

Les Miles’ attorney issues statement; calls administrative leave ‘disturbing and unfair’

  Magic City Classic tickets go on sale next week

  Birmingham-Southern to kickoff spring season on Saturday

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  National Signing Day across the area

SWAC announces band policy for Spring 2021 football season, no bands for the Classic

Buses taking players to Senior Bowl practice involved in minor accident

REPORT: LSU set to interview Vikings DB coach Daronte Jones for DC job

  Workouts begins as JSU Gamecocks prep for spring football season

Jeremy Pruitt fired as Tennessee head football coach, acting head coach named

Coastal Carolina, Louisiana named co-champions after Sun Belt championship canceled

The Sun Belt Conference championship football game has been canceled due to COVID-19, Sun Belt officials announced Thursday.

UPSET: LSU shocks No. 6 Florida, 37-34

The LSU Tigers traveled to Gainesville, Fla. to take on The No. 6 Gators in “The Swamp” on Saturday, Dec. 12, and left with the upset win.

  Major Jarod Bryant: Hero on the gridiron and in the air

Jarod Bryant is a local high school football hero, but also an American Hero as a pilot in the United States Marine Corp/ U.S. Navy. A former Mr. Football in the state of Alabama, then onto the Naval Academy and into the air as a military pilot defending the United States. This is his story.

Alabama remains atop the College Football Playoff rankings

Alabama remains unbeaten going into Saturday’s game at LSU.

Alabama tops the College Football Playoff rankings

  Coach Malzahn: Some players will be out again Saturday because of COVID-related issues

Ole Miss vs Texas A&M postponed due to COVID outbreak

SEC to allow scheduling flexibility for remainder of 2020 football season

Troy and No. 15 Coastal Carolina football game postponed

THE INVESTIGATORS: Incident report details what led officers to encounter with Koy Moore

  Alabama at LSU game postponed because of COVID-19

Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday several players had tested positive for COVID-19.

UAB at UTEP game moving ahead a day because of COVID-19 cases

There will be no fans allowed inside Grande Communications Stadium with only coaches, student-athletes, support staff, officials, medical personnel and media permitted to attend the game.

3 BRPD officers placed on leave following incident with LSU WR Koy Moore

LSU freshman wide receiver Koy Moore posted on social media Sunday, Nov. 8, that he was “violated” by police officers Saturday night. An investigation into the incident is now underway.

Alabama, LSU prepare despite game being in jeopardy

It’s one of the biggest college football games of the year and it’s now potentially in jeopardy.

USA Today: Alabama new No. 1 in Amway Coaches Poll

The Tide had a bye week Saturday as former No. 1 Clemson lost in double-overtime to Notre Dame 47-40.

Ole Miss freshman ‘has regained movement’ after receiving severe injury at practice

Ole Miss freshman Damarcus Thomas has “regained movement in all of his extremities” after receiving a severe injury during practice.

Swinney: Lawrence out for next week’s contest vs. Notre Dame

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence will not play against Notre Dame next week, according to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney.

908th Airlift Wing unveils ‘The ASU Plane’

The 908th held a nose art unveiling ceremony at Maxwell Air Force Base Thursday. The wing named the aircraft after ASU, and now has the school’s letters and Hornet logo on the nose.

Birmingham Bowl to kick off 2021 New Years Day games

January 1st, 2021 will a full day of football - and the fun begins in Birmingham.

Florida Gators football hopes to return to practice Monday after COVID-19 outbreak

The Gators reported 25 players tested positive since last Tuesday, four more than the the previous 21 reported (including three walk-ons) by Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin last Wednesday - 31 players have tested positive this month.

What are the rules if Coach Nick Saban is in quarantine Saturday?

According to the rules Coach Saban will not be allowed to talk to the team by phone or any virtual devices after 90 minutes before scheduled kickoff.

  'I hate to hear that’: Coach Dabo Swinney wishes Coach Nick Saban well

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney wished Coach Nick Saban the best after finding out Saban tested positive for COVID-19.

New Orleans Saints in talks to move home games to Tiger Stadium

"LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games"

Vanderbilt, Missouri game postponed because of COVID-19

The game is tentatively rescheduled for December 12 in Columbia.

  Mask up for Game Day with the UAB Blazers

Director of Athletics, Mark Ingram shares how to properly wear your mask to enjoy game day at UAB.

Troy, South Alabama football game postponed because of COVID-19

Troy and South Alabama have agreed to postpone their scheduled football game that was set for Saturday because of COVID-19.

Auburn football team will wear helmet stickers to honor Coach Pat Dye

Auburn will wear helmet stickers with Dye’s initials, the words “Sixty Minutes,” and a circle of 60 orange and blue segments that each represent one minute on a clock.

  UAB football leaves for Miami

The Blazers and Hurricanes are meeting on the gridiron for the first time.

  ‘You’re talking about 2 tough weeks as far as positives goes’: Coach Gus Malzahn on COVID-19 and getting players back to practice

Auburn’s 2020 football season was supposed to kick off Saturday, September 5. That didn’t happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but head coach Gus Malzahn said the Tigers' scrimmage Saturday was “really good.”

  JSU completes fall football schedule; home game policy announced

Jacksonville State University announced their fall football schedule on Thursday.

All About Fans: LSU shows off new helmet tech to help protect players from COVID-19

LSU, in partnership with a Louisiana sports technology startup, has developed new helmet cooling technologies to make customizable air circulation devices for athletic helmets with the goal of helping to protect the players from coronavirus.

  Crews get Legion Field ready for return to football

Staff painted logos on the field Wednesday for the September 3 start of college football at The Old Gray Lady.

JSU to play FSU in October

The Gamecocks will travel to Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee for an Oct. 3 matchup.

Auburn announces 20 percent capacity for Jordan-Hare Stadium; ticket plan

Auburn announces 20 percent capacity for Jordan-Hare Stadium; ticket plan

  AU Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn talks COVID-19 testing

Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn held a news conference in Auburn Monday where he said players have been tested 863 times.

  Magic City Classic rescheduled for mid-April

Alabama State and Alabama A&M will meet at Legion Field for their annual rivalry game on April 17.

  ‘It bothers them to think we might not have a season’: JSU and Troy coaches on COVID-19 and football

Grass, whose Gamecocks practiced Monday, said it’s been difficult to navigate football right now because it changes daily.

The two new SEC Football non-divisional opponents announced

All of the games this year will be division only because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  UAB, JSU football begin fall practice

Fall camp is officially here for UAB and Jacksonville State. On Wednesday, the Blazers and Gamecocks hit the field for the first time since spring practice, which was cut short due to COVID-19.

Inside the new football locker rooms at Alabama, and yes, they’re nice

Alabama Football tweeted an inside look at the new locker rooms at UA Wednesday.

Ole Miss linebacker arrested for sexual battery

Police arrested the player on a warrant for sexual battery.

  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.

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.

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.

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’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.

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.

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.

UF President Fuchs releases statement addressing racism on campus, ‘Gator Bait’ cheer not allowed

The popular “Gator Bait” cheer at sporting events will no longer be allowed, which Fuchs says has racist imagery associated with it, historically.

Alabama will meet Ohio State in future home-and-homes

The first game will take place in Columbus on Sept. 18, 2027, with the Buckeyes coming to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 9, 2028. It is the first home-and-home meeting between OSU and Alabama.

SEC Football Media Days to be held virtually

The SEC is in planning with the SEC Network to provide wall-to-wall coverage of the virtual event.

  Legendary Auburn coach Pat Dye dies

Dye had recently been hospitalized with kidney issues and had tested positive for COVID-19.

Never too early to plan: Alabama will play Arizona in 2032, 2033

The first game between Alabama and Arizona will take place in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 4, 2032, with the Crimson Tide returning the trip to Tucson on Sept. 3, 2033.

UAB will play LSU, Georgia in the future

The Blazers play the reigning national champion LSU Tigers on Nov. 19, 2022, in Death Valley, and will face Georgia on Sept. 23, 2023 in Athens.

  College football vs COVID-19: Troy University head football coach weighs in

There's a lot of speculation surrounding college football playing a season in 2020 while the country and the world is dealing with COVID-19. We talked with Troy University head football coach Chip Lindsey about expectations for action on the gridiron in the midst of a pandemic.

  SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey ‘optimistic’ football will have a full season

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey held a teleconference Wednesday morning with reporters after announcing the SEC canceled all spring sport championships.

  Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt visits Birmingham

The former Alabama Crimson Tide defensive coordinator and Hoover high school assistant coach was the guest speaker at the 77 Kids Foundation luncheon Thursday afternoon at the Hoover Met.

Henry Ruggs III going for history at NFL Combine

Henry Ruggs III is fast, but is he the fastest? That’s what he wants to prove at the NFL Combine this week.

  ’l’ll be ready to go March 9’: Tua will get clearance, says he’s ready for April Pro Day

Speaking at the NFL combine Tuesday, Tagovailoa said the thing that has gotten him this far in his recovery and in football is his family.

Scott Cochran leaving Bama for the Dawgs

Cochran has been at Alabama since coach Nick Saban arrived in 2007.

SEC Media Days announced

The Southeastern Conference announced Thursday its annual football media days will take place July 13-16, returning to the College Football Hall of Fame, which also hosted the event in 2018.

REPORT: Charlie Strong headed to UA as analyst

Strong was a head coach at Louisville, Texas and South Florida.

Fewer seats at Bryant-Denny for Golden Flake A-Day Game this April

The 2020 Alabama Golden Flake A-Day Game will be played on April 18 and is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kick.

  Daytona 500 vs. Ole Miss football for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is on the pole for the 62nd annual Daytona 500. He earned the top starting spot with a speed of over 194.5 miles per hour.

Auburn football adds 3 on National Signing Day

The three who signed Tuesday join the 23 who signed in December during the early period.

Alabama’s top 3 recruiting 2020 recruiting class

The 25 high school players come from eight states – Alabama (9), California (2), Florida (3), Georgia (5), Louisiana (1), Maryland (1), Ohio (1) and Texas (3).

AU back entering NCAA’s transfer portal

Some huge news on The Plains in Auburn