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Thousands Party in Streets after Alabama Win Despite Virus

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Thousands of excited football fans ignored pandemic precautions and partied in streets around the University of Alabama after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State for the national championship. City officials had urged people to watch the game at home and celebrate privately to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. But students and others…

Former Alabama Head Football Coach Ray Perkins Dies at 79

Alabama head coach Ray Perkins explains techniques to his quarterbacks on the first day of spring practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala., March 23, 1983. This is Perkins’ first year as the Crimson Tide’s head coach, replacing the late Paul “Bear” Bryant. With Perkins are Ernest Carroll (15) and Walter Lewis (10). (AP Photo) The University of Alabama has announced that former…

Iron Bowl Team Spirit Contest

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University of Alabama Cancels Spring Break, Extends Winter Break

The University of Alabama announced Wednesday morning that it will cancel Spring Break in 2021. University officials say it will continue in-person instruction and provide on-campus residence for the 2021 Spring Semester, but classes will start Wednesday, January 13, a week later than previously scheduled. Officials also say classes will be canceled on Monday, March 15 as a wellness/study day…

Another 481 COVID-19 Cases Found at University of Alabama

The University of Alabama reported Friday that an additional 481 students have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to more than 1,000 infections since students returned to campus. The University of Alabama System released the new numbers on its dashboard that reports case numbers for all three campuses. The university system said no students are hospitalized. The quick rise…

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…

UA President: “There is an Unacceptable Rise in Positive COVID Cases on Our Campus”

The president of the University of Alabama has issued a new statement on COVID-19 to everyone on campus. In a letter posted to the university’s Facebook page today, President Stuart Bell says there is an unacceptable rise in the number of cases on campus. He did not disclose the number of cases. Bell is imploring that students obey campus rules…

University of Alabama Prohibits Students Gathering

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – The University of Alabama has issued a temporary prohibition on student events, including off-campus parties and fraternity and sorority gatherings, as the school tries to clamp down on the spread of COVID-19. The university said it was issuing a 14-day moratorium on all in-person student events outside of classroom instruction. Social gatherings are prohibited both on…

Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium to Operate at 20% Capacity This Football Season

The University of Alabama has announced that Bryant-Denny Stadium will operate at roughly 20% capacity this football season due to coronavirus-related safety concerns. In addition, tailgating will not be allowed because of restrictions on social distancing and large gatherings. Alabama and the rest of the SEC will start football season on September 26, playing 10 conference games. GET ALABAMA’S COMPLETE…

Large College Crowds Raise Concerns of COVID-19 Pandemic Safety

Scenes of crowded entertainment districts in college towns are raising new questions about safety during the coronavirus pandemic and whether college football can be played this year. University of Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne tweeted a photo of a crowded area in Tuscaloosa on Sunday that said: “Who wants college sports this fall- Obviously not these people!!” Who wants college…