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AHSAA partners with Falcons, NFL to make Girls Flag Football official

MONTGOMERY – In partnership with the Atlanta Falcons and NFL FLAG with support from Nike, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) announced Tuesday at its 13th Annual Principals’ and Athletic Directors’ Conference that girls flag football will be a sanctioned sport in 2021. The new sport will be available for member schools beginning in the fall. The AHSAA Central…

Pac-12 Football can resume on November 6th

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 CEO Group announced today that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons.  The football season may now commence for…

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…

Big Ten Announces Postponement of Football to the Spring

The Big Ten has joined the Pac-12, the Mountain West and the Mid-American Conference in postponing fall sports. Here is the official statement from the Big Ten on the postponement of Football to the Spring: The Big Ten Conference announced the postponement of the 2020-21 fall sports season, including all regular-season contests and Big Ten Championships and Tournaments, due to ongoing…

AHSAA Return to Play Plan is Approved, Fall Sports as Scheduled

Central Board Approves AHSAA Return to Play ‘Best Practices’ Affirming Plans to Start Fall Sports as Scheduled MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control approved the AHSAA’s Return to Play ‘Best Practices’ recommended guidelines Wednesday and reaffirmed plans to start fall sports on time, The action was taken Wednesday at its annual summer meeting in…

SWAC Postpones Fall sports to the Spring

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced the postponement of all scheduled fall contests along with SWAC championships due to continuing concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The fall sports impacted include men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. The conference has started the process of formalizing plans to conduct a competitive schedule for the fall…

Tuskegee will wait to play, SIAC Suspends sports through Fall

  ATLANTA, Ga. (July 9, 2020) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has made the very difficult decision to extend the suspension of all sporting and championship events through the Fall of 2020. This decision was primarily predicated on the overarching concern shared by all SIAC member institutions with regard to the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, students,…

Fall Allergies Sticking Around through Dry Weather

Spring is usually the season associated with seasonal allergies, but doctors say they can affect people whenever the seasons change, including the fall. People affected by fall allergies might think they have a cold at first. The symptoms are similar: runny or stuffy noses, watery or itchy eyes, and sore throats among other things. These symptoms, however, are caused by new…

North Alabama Teen Dies After Falling While Trying to Hang Tree Swing

Authorities say an Alabama girl died a day after she fell while trying to hang a swing in a tree. Blount County Sheriff’s Office Operations Commander Tim Kent told local news media 13-year-old Alexsis Payne fell Friday evening. Kent says when she fell, the swing rope was looped around her and tightened around her abdomen, injuring her. Kent says Payne’s…