Rise to the moment of truth Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: FOOTBALL

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Former NFL quarterback, Heisman finalist Ryan Leaf speaks about opioid addiction and mental health at VitAL summit

Former NFL quarterback and 1997 Heisman Trophy finalist Ryan Leaf spoke at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook on Thursday about his struggle with opioid addiction. 

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B.B. Comer is one win away from winning its first football region title since 1995

Adam Fossett has done big things with the B.B. Comer program since taking over in 2018.

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Does Tua Tagovailoa's injury help raise the need for concussion safety, awareness and education?

Former NFL receiver Kevin Drake talks about his personal experience with concussions, as well as concussion research and education.

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Taking a look at this week's key high school football games

Forecast of stormy weather has moved most of the Alabama high school football games up to Thursday night. We take a look at some of the top games this week.

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Close games and rivalry wins highlight this week in high school football

The high school football season heated up this week with the start of region play. We take a look at some of this week’s highlights.

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Beginning of region play is the story in high school football this week

Week three of high school football is the full-scale kickoff of region play around the state.

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Auburn veteran center Nick Brahms retiring from football

Veteran center Nick Brahms, one of the most experienced players on the Auburn football roster and entering his sixth season on the Plains, has retired from football.

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High school football highlights from the first full week of action

High school football got in full swing on Friday night. Each week we’ll take a quick look around the state at what happened under the Friday night lights.

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Looking ahead to the second week of high school football in Alabama

High school football teams gear up another week of early season games. Some teams opened last week while others delayed their season opener to this week. Each week, we’ll take a quick look at notable games.

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Beer in the bleachers – Tuscaloosa City Council approves alcohol sales at Bryant-Denny

The Tuscaloosa City Council approved a concession application to sell alcohol inside football games at the University of Alabama (UA) Tuesday.

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Tyler Johnston III and Tyrrell Pigrome take unlikely journey from prep rivals to college teammates

They are linked together from a long ago, memorable December evening at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Now, you can add extended college football journeys concluding at the same spot, which happens to be about 800 miles northeast of Birmingham, to that link.

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Chris Stewart keeping the seat warm for Eli Gold in the Alabama football radio booth

Chris Stewart, the Voice of Alabama football for at least the 2022 season opener, wants to make one thing clear. “This is filling in for him, this is not replacing him,” Stewart said of longtime Voice of Alabama football Eli Gold. “While I’m sick that there is a need for a fill in, I’m extremely honored that they’ve chosen me to do it.”

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Troy football opens first camp under first year head coach Jon Sumrall

Jon Sumrall’s first fall camp practice as the Troy football head coach included the start of yet another quarterback tussle for junior Gunnar Watson.

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Kane Wommack building higher expectations for South Alabama football

Memorable moments are certainly part of South Alabama’s relatively brief college football tenure.

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Former Alabama WR John Metchie III diagnosed with leukemia

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.  

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Nick Saban calls for competitive balance in college football

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.

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UFC veteran, former Tide linebacker Eryk Anders misses out on World Games appearance

“My manager called me and said the UFC is not going to like that,” Anders said.

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'Nowhere to go but up': A unique 40th reunion at W.S. Neal High School

When Hugh Fountain was announced as the new head football coach for W.S. Neal High in East Brewton, it carried significance that went beyond sports. It reunited two men who had been friends since kindergarten. Because Fountain and Principal Todd Williamson are both alumni of the W.S. Neal class of ’82.

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Vincent to guide Blazers as interim head football coach

Official word came Monday that Bryant Vincent will serve as UAB’s interim head football coach during the 2022 season.

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Like old times: Stallions, Stars face off in USFL championship game

The Birmingham Stallions claimed a 31-17 victory Saturday over the New Orleans Breakers to send the team to the inaugural United States Football League Championship Game Sunday. When the Birmingham will play the Philadelphia Stars.

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Four Stallions earn All-USFL honors at five positions

The home-team Birmingham Stallions, Southern Division champions, had four players selected - but Victor Bolden Jr. was selected twice, as a wide receiver and kick returner. The others recognized were offensive guard Cameron Hunt, linebacker DeMarquis Gates, and placekicker Brandon Aubrey.

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USFL players vote to unionize, partner with United Steelworkers

Players from the United States Football League (USFL) have voted to unionize in coordination with the United Football Players Association (UFPA) and elected to partner with the United Steelworkers (USW).

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Alabama native built Super Bowl champion

When the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl on Sunday, Sean McVay was the coach; wide receiver Cooper Kupp was the MVP of the game,...

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Alabama looks to continue dominance over Georgia in CFP Championship Game

There isn’t much left to say. It’s time to play. The College Football Playoff national championship game is set for 7 p.m. CT Monday...

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40,000 fans expected for Birmingham Bowl at Protective Stadium

Football fans from the Lonestar State are in Alabama this week for the Birmingham Bowl. Auburn will take on Houston Tuesday at Protective...

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UAB officially accepted into the AAC

By Erica Thomas, managing editor The American Athletic Conference announced it officially accepted six new schools, including UAB,...