Tuesday was a time for Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Keith Gill to celebrate the recent accomplishments of the football teams in the conference. It was also time to welcome four new members, who Gill believes will increase the strength of the conference.
June 27 wasn’t the culmination of Bryant Vincent’s grinding journey through the coaching profession. The 46-year-old Kentucky native still has plenty of work left before he hangs his whistle up and kicks his feet up. June 27 was certainly different, though. It was the first day he woke up as a college football head coach. It was two days following Bill Clark’s stunning announcement that he was stepping down as UAB’s head coach to deal with back problems.
Andy Kennedy met with media members on Monday afternoon to catch up on what has been a news-filled time for the UAB men’s basketball team.
His coaching resume, at least his regular season coaching resume, begins when Eddie Robinson Jr. leads his Alabama State team into the 2022 season opener on Aug. 27 in Atlanta in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge against Howard University.
Former Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III said on Sunday that he was diagnosed with leukemia and will probably not play in his first NFL season with the Houston Texans.
The plan wasn’t for Georgia Tech to lose top running back Jahmyr Gibbs as a transfer to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference. Yet the Atlantic Coast Conference school has found its share of help from the SEC, too, in the form of seven transfers.
Bryan Harsin didn’t wait for any questions about the attempts to push him out as Auburn’s football coach last February. Instead, he took care of that by himself during his time at the podium on the final day of SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Grambling football coach Hue Jackson was asked about a specific player during the Southwestern Athletic Conference Media Day on Thursday. A smile lit up on his face when he heard the question about incoming freshman Ryan Peppins.
Simply listening to Jon Sumrall recall his first month as a college football head coach leaves you a little bit dizzy.
UAB men’s basketball head coach Andy Kennedy will receive a raise and contract extension after directing his team into the NCAA Tournament in his second season at the helm of the program.
Nick Saban, who, at least on the field and in the recruiting world, is probably as responsible as anyone in college football for the sport being top heavy at this moment, is concerned about competitive balance.
The Southeastern Conference is a step ahead the rest of college football when it comes to building super conferences. And the SEC will not resort to being reactionary when other conference attempt to strengthen their footprints.
Former Auburn University nine-time NCAA champion swimmer Maggie Bowen told FNC's "Fox & Friends" on Monday that she took issue with the nomination.
Heat and hospitality. How’s that for a quick summation of 10 days in July in Birmingham, Alabama with the world in town for the 11th edition of the World Games?
The minimum goal, at least for the Belgium Korfball team coming into the World Games in Birmingham, was to make the gold medal game. The Belgium did just that on Saturday with a down-to-the-wire 19-18 win Chinese Taipei. Now the hard part starts. Next up is the Netherlands.
Once again, Birmingham showed up to support lacrosse. Once again, Canada spoiled the party by securing the gold medal. This time, the Canadian women’s lacrosse team saved its best for last with a decisive fourth quarter in a 14-12 victory over the U.S. before more a noisy crowd of 2,000 at PNC Field on the UAB campus.
“Luckily nothing was in my mind,” said Williams, who was tracking down what became a perfectly placed throw by teammate Grant Lindsley. “I just saw the disc and it was go catch it. Luckily, in those moments, for me at least, it’s a simple game of catch.” Catch it he did, giving the U.S. a 13-11 World Games win over Australia in the Flying Disc gold medal game in front of an overflow crowd at John Carroll High’s football stadium. It touched off a wild celebration in the South end zone and created a memory that will last a lifetime.
The grand finale features scores of musical acts, with live performances by Closing Ceremony headliner and Alabama native Lionel Richie. Other performers on the lineup include Allison Sanders, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jamey Johnson, Martha Reeves, Pastor Mike Jr., Yung Bleu, Alabama, Bo Bice, Ruben Studdard, Taylor Hicks and Worth the Wait.
One step away from the podium is a positive step forward for the United States beach handball programs. Both men’s and women’s team advanced through pool play into the medal round. Each lost in Thursday’s semifinals, the men’s team dropping a shootout to Croatia, and each fell in the bronze medal game on Friday.
Friday, during an appearance on Birmingham's News Radio 105.5 WERC, Mayor Randall Woodfin told "Alabama Morning News" host JT Nysewander that his city deserved an "A-plus" grade.
The world’s flag football audition to include the sport in The Olympic Games finished with the United States having to share the gold. The United States mens’ team outlasted Italy, 46-36, to capture the gold medal on Thursday night. However, the U.S. fell short of taking home pair of gold medals as Mexico’s women’s team blitzed the Americans, 39-6, in the nightcap.
“My manager called me and said the UFC is not going to like that,” Anders said.
Smooth was not part of the process. Perhaps that made the celebration even sweeter after the United States softball team battled its way to a gritty 3-2 World Games Gold Medal victory over Japan on Wednesday night in front of a crowd of more than 8,000 at the Hoover Met. “You can’t write it any better than this,” said U.S. captain Haylie McCleney, a graduate of nearby Mortimer Jordan High.
Estonia's Eva-Maria Raudsepp had never seen a giraffe and understood American zoos often have them, so could she see one before leaving Birmingham?
The first professional tenant of the new Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville will be a MLS Next Pro team, which will be affiliated with the Nashville Soccer Club. The announcement came on Tuesday from the City of Huntsville and Nashville SC.
The first winner – the ones who left PNC with gold medals around their necks – was a marvelous Canada team, which blitzed the competition from its opening faceoff in Birmingham and culminated the experience by blitzing a strong United States team, 23-9, in the championship game.
Brady Ellison has competed in the World Games three times, including the past four days in Birmingham. Each time, he stood on the podium, silver medal hanging around his neck, listening to someone else’s national anthem. This time, he said, it came down to a pair of errant shots.