By David Sher
Nick Saban has had a profound impact on the University of Alabama and our State.
The hiring of Coach Saban will likely go down as one of the best hiring decisions in college sports’ history. Continue reading Even Nick Saban can’t fix this Alabama problem
Today’s guest columnist is Adam Stermer.
I moved to Alabama in High School.
I was immediately struck by the natural beauty of the state, and having spent most of my short lifetime relocating often, I was excited and nervous to begin learning about my new home.
Meeting people and making new friends was a reality I was familiar with, but it’s never easy. While there were expected differences from places I’d lived in the past, one experience stands out. Continue reading My life doesn’t revolve around Alabama and Auburn football
Today’s guest columnist is Bill Ivey.
For all the right reasons, University of Alabama basketball is currently a hot topic.
Coach Nate Oats has it figured out: He recruits at a high level, he understands how to create a structured atmosphere that allows for creativity, and he knows that he can win big at Alabama.
It seems that Coach Oats is building a foundation that could lead to a national championship. Continue reading The story behind the greatest Bama basketball team ever
Today’s guest columnist is Terry Barr.
Last week my wife and I ordered some Thai food from one of our neighborhood go-to cafes. We aren’t eating in restaurants until we all get a better handle and some perspective on this pandemic. Continue reading South Carolinian aches for trip back to Birmingham
A good friend of mine was lamenting that his daughter was getting ready to graduate from the University of Alabama, but was moving to Dallas to begin her career and would probably never come home. Continue reading Time for Birmingham to take advantage of Nick Saban
Watching UA win another national championship game was exhilarating!
But there’s been something I’ve always wondered.
Many of you young folks may not remember, but Birmingham used to be called ‘The Football Capital of the South.” Continue reading Did Bear Bryant block Birmingham’s aspirations?
No, this is not a typo.
Instead of Jeffrey Bayer, you may have expected, to read “Nick Saban edged out by Dabo Swinney.”
If you live in Birmingham and don’t know Nick Saban or Dabo Swinney, which seems implausible– Saban is the head football coach at Alabama and is a college football legend. Continue reading Nick Saban edged out by Jeffrey Bayer
It never would have crossed my mind.
But when a friend suggested that UAB change its name, my first reaction was ‘what a great idea, why didn’t I think of that?”
I’ve thought about it ever since. The more I think about it the more I like it. Continue reading Is it time for UAB to change its name?
A good friend came rushing up to me as I entered the Harbert Center for a meeting. He said, “I just found out something I bet you don’t know— “The University of Alabama doesn’t exist.”
Now I’ve heard some farfetched things in my life, but few topped this one.
But before all you anti University of Alabama folks from UAB and UAH get too excited, he explained that you don’t exist either.
Continue reading The University of Alabama does not exist
Writing about John Archibald might be the riskiest and dumbest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but this piece is not really about Archibald.
I’m also going to write about UAB football, but this piece is not about UAB either.
As the title indicates, it’s about a double standard.
On September 30, 2012, Birmingham became the second largest city in America without a daily newspaper. The decision to cut back daily delivery of The Birmingham News was made by Advance Communications–its parent company, headquartered in New York. Continue reading John Archibald—a double standard