Inspirational stories to prepare you for the AHSAA volleyball championships on Oct. 27-29

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Homewood Coach Andie Freedman talks to her volleyball team before the Sub-Regional tournament. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Two teams. One journey. Discover the impact girls’ volleyball has on local teens in Alabama. Buy your tickets now for the AHSAA Volleyball Championships October 27-29 at the Birmingham Crossplex. 

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Birmingham set to host March Madness tournaments in 2023 + 25 at upgraded Legacy Arena. See renderings of the $123 million renovation

We can’t wait to watch some basketball in the brand new Legacy Arena. Rendering via The BJCC

Basketball fans rejoice! March Madness will return to Birmingham’s newly renovated Legacy Arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex for two events in 2023 and 2025. Here’s what we know.

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Making weekend plans? Here are 6 Birmingham clay shooting ranges you’ll love

2020 has been full of uncertainty, and you’re probably looking for some major stress relief. Today, we’re not talking yoga or spa days…we’re talking clay shooting. If you’re looking for a way to spend your Saturday, you’ll love these 6 Birmingham clay shooting ranges—all less than two hours away.

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UAB football players wearing names of Children’s Harbor kids’ names on their backs

The mother of Jackson “Jack Jack” who passed away. Photo courtesy of Children’s Harbor

I challenge all the college football people like Paul Finbaum, Reece Davis or Kirk Herbstreit to come up with a more meaningful and special college football homecoming tradition than the one between UAB and Children’s Harbor.

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For Buddy Anderson, Alabama’s winningest high school football coach, it has always been more than a game

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Vestavia Hills High School Coach Buddy Anderson. (Photo courtesy of AHSAA)

When I was interviewing people for this story about Vestavia Hills Head Football Coach Buddy Anderson, the winningest football coach in Alabama High School history, I noticed something. Not one person mentioned the score of a game or the wins that added up to that record. Not a word.

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We asked Paul Finebaum what football fans can expect for the 2020 season—here’s what he said

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Paul Finebaum and Nick Saban chatting about football. Photo via Paul Finebaum

Football fans across the Southeast and the US have known Paul Finebaum for years as the go-to guy on SEC football. We reached out to him in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he runs a talk show for ESPN, to find out what to expect for the 2020 football season. Here’s what he said.

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Blazers vs. Bears: UAB football kicks off season September 3

UAB Blazers running onto the field in 2019. Photo via UAB Atheltics

Ready, set, HIKE! Be prepared to watch the UAB football team go against Central Arkansas at Legion Field this Thursday, September 3 at 7PM. The game will air on ESPN3 and we’re crossing our fingers for as many touchdowns as times you’ve heard the word “unprecedented” in the last six months.

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The Birmingham Bombshells, a new pro women’s football team, is coming to town Fall 2021

Lupe Rose with a WFLA player. Photo via WFLA Women’s Football League Association

Have you heard about the Women’s Football League Association yet? They’re the first-ever professional full-tackle women’s football league in the country, and by 2021 we can expect to see them here in the Magic City, in the form of The Birmingham Bombshells. I spoke with Birmingham Bombshells’ part-owner Peggy Bonfield to get the inside scoop. 

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Will college football happen this year? Here’s the latest

Plans may not be set in stone yet, but we can be sure fall 2020 won’t look like this. Photo via University of Alabama Athletics on Facebook

Like many Birmingham residents, the end of summer signals one thing for me: college football is almost back. 2020 has brought uncertainty in every aspect, and even football isn’t immune. We rounded up the latest info on what conferences and teams are planning for as of now. Check it out!

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