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Andrew James

Andrew James joined Alabama News Network as a general assignment reporter in June 2016. Before reporting for Alabama News Network, Andrew worked as an assignment editor at WCCB in his hometown, Charlotte, North Carolina. Andrew graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Communication Studies and minors in Journalism and Spanish. During college, he was…

Future Forecasters Come to Alabama News Network

1/3Future Forecasters Audition Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Future Forecasters Audition Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Future Forecasters Auditino Show Caption Hide Caption The next generation of meteorologists were here this morning getting ready for their debut this year! Our weather team was at the station holding auditions for our future forecasters. Every year we have kids from ages 7 through 12…

Coaches Getting a Lesson from the Legends

High School coaches aren’t usually sitting on the bench, but coaches from across the River Region took one for the team to learn more about the game from some of the best coaches in Alabama history. Former Alabama Coach Mike DuBose and former Troy coach Larry Blakeney had a sit-down meeting with coaches at the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s…

SEC Media Days: What Are Bama’s Keys to Winning Another National Championship?

The Alabama Crimson Tide is hoping for a consecutive national football championship in the 2016 season. But reaching that goal won’t be easy for head coach Nick Saban or his players. Alabama News Network’s sports analyst John Longshore has outlined his keys to winning another trophy. One obstacle will be playing Ole Miss on the road. It’s a team that…

Ben Lang

Ben Lang is the weekend meteorologist for Alabama News Network.  Ben was born in Seattle, Washington, where he lived until the age of 4.  From there, Ben moved with his family to Memphis, Tennessee, where he grew up. Ben is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he earned a degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Professional Broadcast Meteorology. …

Lebron Fulfills Promise; Brings Championship to Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James came home with the trophy he promised, and the championship Cleveland has coveted for 52 years. The NBA superstar, born and raised in nearby Akron, stepped off a plane Monday and hoisted the shiny Larry O’Brien Trophy as more than 10,000 fans celebrated the city’s first title since 1964. The Cavs overcame a 3-1 deficit…

Nike Will Continue to Partner with Sharapova Despite Ban

Nike says it “will continue to partner” with Maria Sharapova, despite her two-year suspension for failing a drug test. The sportswear giant said in a statement Wednesday: “We hope to see Maria back on court.” Sharapova was punished by a three-person Tennis Anti-Doping Program tribunal appointed by the International Tennis Federation, which concluded she took meldonium “for the purpose of…

Worst College Football Uniforms? Alabama?

Yes, according to one online survey.

The PickSixPreviews website reports the results of a survey of  High School Freshmen and sophomore FBS football recruits…selected because their answers would not be  influenced by their recruiting experiences. “Oregon had the overwhelming majority of votes for the best uniform—60 of 94 respondents voted for the Ducks (some players wrote in more than one team).  There was a greater variety of…

Family of UAB Back Shot in Florida Deciding on Organ Donation

Source: www.uabsports.com The family of a University of Alabama Birmingham running back who was fatally shot in Florida says he is still hooked to machines while his parents decide whether to allow the donation of his organs. Allen Mosley said Monday that his nephew, Gregory Bryant, was pronounced dead on Sunday morning but the family is still deciding whether to…

Huntingdon’s Lambeth named Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist

NORMAN, Okla. (huntingdonhawks.com) – Huntingdon junior Addison Lambeth was recently named a Division III semifinalist for the 2016 Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award. Finalists for Division III will be named at the Golf Coaches Association of America Division III National Awards Banquet on May 10. The winners will be announced June 2, with the honor presented by Jack Nicklaus…