Former Auburn University basketball player and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has announced he will be starting a vocational school initiative to train plumbers, electricians and car mechanics. Continue reading “Auburn & NBA basketball legend, Charles Barkley partners with vocational school”
Hopefully you’ve all seen some incredible Olympic performances this past weekend. The Opening ceremony was really exciting. Watching these premier American athletes compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics made me wonder about Alabama Olympians. Continue reading “Alabama Olympians: one Birmingham gold medalist and many other premier athletes”
It’s that time of year again, February 7, National Signing Day. All over the country young high school football stars are being paid lots of attention by eager recruiters from large programs and smaller ones. Meet a few of our local athletes. Perhaps they will go on to be household names someday! Continue reading “Birmingham area high school football recruits make decisions, commitments”
In front of a filled to capacity room of supporters at Good People Brewing Company, Birmingham Legion Football Club (FC) announced Jay Heaps – former Major League Soccer (MLS) player and former head coach for the New England Revolution – as president and general manager of its professional United Soccer League (USL) team.
The UAB Blazer Football program had their their best season in program history in 2017. UAB finished the regular season with an overall record of 8-4 and a mark of 6-2 in C-USA. Continue reading “After best season in program history, UAB Blazer Football announces 2018 schedule”
Barca. Tottenham Hotspurs. Seattle Sounders. ManU. New York Cosmos.
Getting the right name for a soccer team is really important. It sets the tone for the entire club and fan base.
The long anticipated naming of Birmingham’s United Soccer League (USL) professional team is over. The official brand of OUR new team is….
This past Monday, University of Alabama ROTC Cadet and Birmingham area native Ben Klein was not expecting to attend the National Championship game in Atlanta. In fact, he planned to cheer for the Tide with some friends at home in Tuscaloosa.
The Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is celebrating the University of Alabama’s 17th National Championship with a 26% discount on their upcoming “We are the Champions” concert dedicated to inspirational sports music.
Full disclosure: I’m a Georgia fan, the only one on Bham Now’s staff. I felt certain at half-time that my Georgia Bulldogs would claim this championship title. They looked great, and were taking early command.
But then the Tide turned to it’s future: true freshman quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, and made magic happen. Last night’s match-up cements Bama’s place in sports history as the undeniable, greatest football dynasty ever. And Alabama has an exciting Hawaiian import.
There are still some tickets available! The College Football National Championship game is tonight at 8:00 pm. The Crimson Tide will meet the Georgia Bulldogs, in an all SEC national championship in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.
By now you must know that we have a new super-hero; Birmingham’s own Da’Ron Payne.
According to a post by Mayor Randall Woodfin, the following video was scheduled to appear on ESPN during the Birmingham Bowl today.
Nothing is more heartwarming than seeing a 325 -pound defensive linemen slowly bend down to sit at a table next to a little boy who is a patient at Children’s of Alabama and start drawing and decorating a paper Christmas tree.