Local Colleges

Tuskegee to Play in Inaugural Red Tails Classic to Honor Tuskegee Airmen

ESPN has announced the creation of the Red Tails Classic, a football event to honor the Tuskegee Airmen who fought in World War II. The game will showcase Historically Black Colleges and Universities and be played in Montgomery. The game will be played at Cramton Bowl and will feature Tuskegee playing Fort Valley State. The game will be Sunday, September…

Faulkner Eagles Soar to Top Seed in SSAC Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament

With only four regular season games left, the seeds are set for the 2021 SSAC Men’s Basketball Championship, presented by Newk’s Eatery. Faulkner (Ala.) claimed the East Division Championship, while Stillman (Ala.) locked down the West Division Crown. The tournament runs Feb. 24-27 at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl, with all tickets being sold online beginning Friday, Feb. 19 and…

Alabama State Volleyball will not play 2021 Spring season

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | The Alabama State volleyball team has decided to opt out of the 2021 spring season due to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. Increased numbers around the country played a major factor in the student-athletes choosing to focus on training. Although all precautions were taken to ensure their health and safety, the student-athletes decided they would opt…

ASU to Play Miles College in 2021 Labor Day Classic

Alabama State University added Miles to the 2021 football schedule and will face the Golden Bears in the annual Labor Day Classic. Kick is set for Labor Day weekend, September 4. “We are excited to welcome Miles back to ASU Stadium,” Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jennifer Lynne Williams said. “Fans of both universities have enjoyed the in-state rivalry in the…

Troy Football Game with Coastal Carolina Postponed

Troy’s football game scheduled for tomorrow against No. 15 Coastal Carolina at Veterans Memorial Stadium has been postponed due to a combination of positive COVID-19 tests and injuries to a specific position group within the Troy football program. Troy, Coastal Carolina and the Sun Belt Conference are working together on a date to reschedule the game, which will be announced…

Division I Basketball is set to begin on November 25th

The Division I Council approved moving the first contest date in Division I men’s and women’s basketball to Nov. 25 for the 2020-21 season. No exhibition games or closed scrimmages will be allowed before that date. Moving the start date back from Nov. 10 is intended to have contests begin when at least three-quarters of Division I schools will have…

SWAC Announces new Divisional Realignment Layout

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced today divisional realignment with the additions of Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman beginning with the 2021-22 academic year. The SWAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors along with the leagues’ Athletic Directors and Senior Woman Administrators voted unanimously in favor of the realignment taking into consideration shortest distance of travel among league membership, student-athlete welfare,…

SWAC Announces Spring Football Schedule; Magic City Classic April 17

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has unveiled its spring football schedule for all 10 schools. Football was moved from fall to spring because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Alabama State University will face Alabama A&M in the Magic City Classic in Birmingham on April 17. The schedule includes one non-conference open date for each team and conference games each week beginning…

Two-Thirds of Mid-South Football,including Faulkner, postpones to the Spring

After months of conversations about a path forward, Faulkner University received some clarity regarding its football season Tuesday. The Mid-South Conference announced its football decisions for the 2020-21 season Tuesday afternoon, noting the Florida-centric Sun Division intends to play in the fall. The Appalachian and Bluegrass divisions will each move all competitions to the spring semester, coinciding with the NAIA…