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Labor Day Classic “CommUniversity” Block Party Will Collect Items for Salvation Army

The Labor Day Classic football game between Alabama State University and Tuskegee University is just a few weeks away. The rivalry between the two schools is strong. This year students and fans will have the opportunity to compete off the field, in a way that will benefit the community. Food, games, and music will be at the block party, but…

Auburn, Coach Bruce Pearl Agree to New 5-year Contract

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl celebrates with his team after the Midwest Regional final game against Kentucky in the NCAA men’s College basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn won 77-71 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Auburn and basketball coach Bruce Pearl have agreed to a new five-year contract. The deal announced Friday runs through the 2023-24…

Alabama Fans React to National Championship

Most fans were shocked and surprise at the outcome of Monday nights championship game. The Clemson Tigers pulled away to a 44-16 victory in  convincing fashion to become the only undefeated champion in the history of the College Football Playoff era. Some fans say they expected a close game, but no one expected the game to be some one-sided. Here…

Wall Collapse Injures 5 Football Players at Pike County High School

Photo by Randy Fielding, via The Mountain Eagle Five high school football players from Oakman High School are recovering after a wall collapsed onto them at Pike County High School. According to Pike County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Mark Bazell, it happened in the visiting team’s locker room.  The wall is described as A 15 foot long, 6 foot high modesty wall….

Troy Makes Changes to Gameday Parking Areas, Upgrades to Football Stadium

Preparations are underway for the start of Troy University’s Trojan college football season, and there are some changes gameday attendees need to be prepared for. Updates to veterans memorial stadium will have trojan fans excited for gamedays, according to Deputy Athletic Director Brent Jones. “We’re so excited about the new north end zone facility here at Troy University,” Jones said….

AHSAA State Championship Football Games Going on as Planned

AHSAA high school football games sheduled to be played today at Bryant-Denny Stadium are still scheduled to be played.  The following is a state from the AHSAA. “The Super 7 football championship games at Bryant-Denny Stadium will be played as originally scheduled.  The AHSAA looked at every option available. However, staffing, volunteers, police and other public safety will be unavailable…

College Football Playoff Rankings: Auburn #2, Alabama Falls to #5

Clemson is No. 1, followed by Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin in the last College Football Playoff rankings before the semifinals are set by the selection committee on Sunday. Alabama fell from No. 1 to fifth after losing to Auburn, and Georgia was sixth. Miami slipped after taking its first loss of the season last week from No. 2 to seventh,…

Tennessee No Longer Pursuing Schiano

Tennessee is no longer pursuing Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano to be the school’s new head coach. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the school and Schiano were close to an agreement earlier Sunday, but the deal fell apart after widespread backlash that included a protest on campus and complaints on social media from…

Alabama now #1 in Playoff Rankings; Auburn #6

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson up to No. 2 and Miami and Oklahoma joining the top four for the first time. Wisconsin was fifth and Auburn was up to sixth in the rankings released Tuesday. The Crimson Tide had been second behind Georgia in the first two selection committee rankings, but…

Jay Jacobs Steps Down as Auburn Athletic Director

Longtime Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says he will step down by June 2018. Jacobs announced Friday in a letter to Auburn fans that he informed President Steven Leath of his decision earlier this week. He says he will leave earlier if Auburn hires a replacement. Jacobs, a former Auburn football walk-on, took over the athletic department at his alma…