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Two Teams from Alabama to Open College Football Season in 2021 Montgomery Kickoff

Jacksonville State and UAB will open the college football season at the 2021 Montgomery Kickoff, to be played on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. The game will be televised on ESPN and kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. CT. “We are pleased to open the 2021 college football season with the Montgomery Kickoff,” Johnny Williams,…

George Wallace, Jr. Speaks about UAB Removing His Father’s Name from Building

FILE – George Wallace, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth (AP Photo/Jamie Martin, File) George Wallace, Jr. has issued a statement regarding UAB’s decision to remove his father’s name from a building on its campus in Birmingham. The decision was made by the UA System Board of Trustees. The trustees unanimously approved a resolution saying that four-term Gov. George Wallace rose…

Gov. George Wallace’s Name Removed Off UAB Building Due to 1960s Support of Racial Segregation

FILE – In this June 11, 1963 file photo, Gov. George Wallace blocks the entrance to the University of Alabama as he turned back a federal officer attempting to enroll two black students at the university campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  (AP Photo/File) The University of Alabama at Birmingham has removed the name of four-term governor and presidential candidate George C….

University of Alabama System Reports 566 Cases in Last Six Days

The University of Alabama System says there have been 566 positive cases of COVID-19 since August 19. This number includes cases for students, faculty and staff. 531 of those cases are at the University of Alabama, while there are 6 at UAB and 8 at UAH. Earlier today, the University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa announced an executive…

Funds Will Soon Provide COVID-19 Tests for Alabama College Students

Test tube with blood sample for COVID-19 test. Positive test. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – As many as 265,000 students entering Alabama colleges this fall will be tested for the coronavirus. The testing announced Monday is meant to help prevent the disease from spreading on two- and four-year campuses. It’s being funded with $30 million in federal pandemic relief funding, Under…

Troy and UAB football to renew series in 2028, 2029

TROY, Ala. – Troy and UAB will renew its football rivalry with a two-game series in 2028 and 2029, both schools announced Friday. The Trojans and Blazers met every year from 2009 until 2014 before UAB disbanded its program for two years. “This a great series for both our football program and our fans,” Director of Athletics Brent Jones said. “We…

How to Safely Grocery Shop During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Everyday tasks that were deemed as simple are now turning into a hassle all because of the coronavirus pandemic. While grocery shopping we now have to take certain precautions that we never had to think of before. Mirjam-Colette Kempf, Ph.D., MPH, an infectious diseases expert and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, gave a few tips…

UAB Offers Online COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is offering an online COVID-19 symptom tracker. It is part of a statewide initiative to help track symptoms statewide, especially in rural parts of the state. UAB says by tracking symptoms, it will be able to see how many people in a local area may be infected. Click here to use the UAB symptom…

UAB to Test Possible COVID-19 Vaccine

More than a dozen companies in the U.S. are working on possible COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. One of them is turning to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for assistance. UAB has been selected to perform pre-clinical testing of a possible vaccine called ADCOVID, developed by Altimmune Inc. 6 UAB labs will collaborate with Altimmune Inc. to test the immune…

Pat Sullivan, former Auburn Heisman winner, has died

Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. — According to reports from 247sports.com, former Auburn Heisman winning quarterback Pat Sullivan has passed away at the age of 69. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and fought a long and difficult battle as a result of his treatments. Sullivan played for Auburn from 1968 – 1971 and won the school’s first Heisman trophy…