The 2018 Alabama football schedule was finalized Tuesday and includes seven games at Bryant-Denny Stadium plus a neutral-site game against Louisville and four Southeastern Conference road games.

The last time Jalen Hurts made an appearance in a meaningful football game he was crossing the end zone at the end of a 30-yard run to give Alabama the lead with 2:07 remaining in the national championship game. The quarterback's game-winning touchdown was to be the exclamation point on a stellar season that saw him tear apart Alabama's record book during his first season on campus.

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson had other plans.

Having one or two quality running backs for the upcoming season is a huge asset for any college football team. Alabama currently has six on its roster (three five-stars, two four-stars, and one three-star) that could likely start for any team in the nation. Today we highlight and provide more insight on Alabama's loaded backfield.

While all of the festivities and fun of Christmas have now passed, fans of both the Alabama and Washington football teams are hoping for a big late holiday gift on New Year's Eve in Atlanta.

That being a Chick Fil A Peach Bowl victory at the Georgia Dome which will send their team to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Jan. 9 in Tampa. And for the Crimson Tide that would mean the opportunity to play for the program's 17th national title, and second straight.

Few things are as thrilling as being in BDS on an Alabama game day. But let’s face it, a lot of us don’t get season tickets, and we’re super lucky if we score tickets to one or two Bama games all season long. And these days, many of us who are lucky enough to live and work in this wonderful Druid City host friends who love coming to visit on big game weekends – whether they have tickets or not. Sure, you can host your own home tailgating party (or crash someone else’s, preferably on or around The Quad) – but what if you want to get out and watch the game? 

There are a lot of great places to watch Alabama games in Tuscaloosa and have a great experience among like-minded fans. With football season in full swing now (can we get a “Roll Tide”?!), I thought this might be the perfect time to put together this handy dandy list, so we all can have plans in place. 

Happy first home Bama game week, everyone! Get out and enjoy everything our area has to offer. These are just a few of them – if you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Enjoy your week, T-Town. And ROLL TIDE!

The University of Alabama has established a new tailgating area for home football games – one that it says will combine “all of the fun of game day with an atmosphere conducive for families.”

Most University of Alabama football fans have been no doubt incessantly monitoring spring practice updates for Nick Saban's Crimson Tide team on a daily basis, already with visions of a national championship repeat in their respective heads.  

But for Saban and his coaching staff, spring practice is about filling in the pieces of the puzzle that will of course be a brand new Alabama team in 2016.  

The University of Alabama's Crimson Tide football team will be honored with a parade and program on Saturday, Jan. 23, and visitors will notice something new around the Nick Saban statue on the Walk of Champions. On Wednesday, Jan. 19, very quietly, "2015" was added to the list of Saban's national championships, reflecting the Tide's most recent title.

And the best news of all for Bama fans: It does appear that there's plenty of room left for additional inscriptions in the years to come.

Roll Tide!

Photo: Chandra Clark

Congratulations to the 11-12 Huntington Cowboys, who finished the season going undefeated. The team won the championship for the fourth consecutive season.

And a huge congrats as well to the 11-12 PARA American All-Stars, who played in Bryant-Denny Stadium as part of the Harry Lee All-Star Classic. The team was composed of players from the Huntington Cowboys, the Rock Quarry Jaguars and the Skyland Falcons.

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