Alabama

Mercedes-Benz Stadium to Operate at Full Capacity for Alabama-Miami Game

Both Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games set for Labor Day weekend will expand to full capacity with all seats inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium available for sale, Peach Bowl, Inc. announced. The first full weekend of the 2021 college football season will feature a pair of marquee Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game matchups. (2) Alabama will face (25) Miami on Saturday, Sept. 4 (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC) and Louisville will face (18) Ole…

Alabama faces elimination after loss to Florida

HOOVER, Ala. – Alabama mounted a late comeback effort, but it was not enough as the Crimson Tide fell, 7-2, against 13th-ranked Florida on Thursday afternoon in the 2021 SEC Tournament at the Hoover Met. The loss moved UA to 31-23 overall on the season and 2-1 in the Tournament. The two teams went scoreless until the sixth when the Gators…

Alabama tops Tennessee after 9th-inning drama

HOOVER, Ala. – Alabama took down the higher-seeded team for a second straight day, this time claiming a 3-2 win over the No. 2 seed and fourth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers at the Hoover Met. The Crimson Tide came away with a 3-2 win in 11 innings to advance to the winner’s bracket on Thursday and improve to 31-22 on the season. Alabama…

Alabama dominates South Carolina in SEC Tournament Opener

HOOVER, Ala. – Alabama baseball used a six-run third inning to put the game out of reach early on the way to a 9-3 win over No. 24 South Carolina on Tuesday afternoon at the Hoover Met. The win advances the Crimson Tide to the double-elimination portion of the 2021 SEC Tournament and sets UA at 30-22 overall on the season….

AHSAA names Briggs new Executive Director

MONTGOMERY – Current Associate Executive Director Alvin Briggs has been selected to become the fifth Executive Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The unanimously approved the hiring of Briggs at a special Central Board meeting Monday morning and the announcement was made by current AHSAA Central Board of Control president Van Phillips Monday at a press conference held at…

Governor Ivey Signs Bill NOT Mandating Alabamians Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

On Monday, May 24, Governor Ivey signed House Bill 473. The bill is related to Opportunity Zones, and sponsored by Rep. Danny Garrett. Governor Ivey, also, signed Senate Bill 267 banning vaccine passports. The governor also issued the following comment in reference to the bill: “Since the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, both Dr. Harris and I have said that…

Ivey Signs Bill Allowing K-12 Schools To Teach Yoga

The Alabama ban on yoga in public schools is no more. Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday signed legislation to allow public schools to teach yoga. The legislation sponsored by Democratic Rep. Jeremy Gray, a former college athlete who did yoga as part of his training, says schools can opt to teach yoga if they choose. The new law comes 27…

Alabama Softball Earns No. 3 Seed, Qualifies for 22nd-Consecutive NCAA Tournament

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The 2021 NCAA Softball Tournament bracket was revealed Sunday evening, with the Alabama Crimson Tide earning its 22nd-straight postseason bid coming in as the No. 3 overall seed where they will be joined by Clemson, Troy and Alabama State this weekend at Rhoads Stadium for the Tuscaloosa Regional. NCAA Regional action at Rhoads Stadium begins Friday, May 21…

Alabama’s Hemphill hits 60th home run, ties program record

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama softball re-wrote the record book in a 5-1 win over Kentucky to advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals. Bailey Hemphill hit two home runs in the win, moving into a first-place tie with Kelly Kretschman (1998-2001) for the Alabama career record at 60. The two homers also tie the SEC Tournament single-game record, with Florida’s Nicole…