Alabama leaders react to College Football National Championship

January 10, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The University of Alabama college football team on Monday won yet another national championship when the team defeated the University of Georgia in overtime 26 to 23 in Atlanta.  This is the fifth national championship that Coach Nick Saban has won at the University of Alabama in the last nine years.  Many Alabama political leaders congratulated the team for once again achieving excellence in the sport.

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Opinion | Alabama the state could learn a thing or two from Alabama the football team

January 9, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama won another college football title on Monday night.

We can quibble over how many total titles the Crimson Tide has won over the years, but I think we can all agree that it’s a lot. Auburn has been no slouch, either, especially lately.

And those facts have always bothered me.

How is it possible, in this state where we do so much wrong, that we can’t draw from the lessons of the one thing we do so right?

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Trump to attend National Championship Game

January 4, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Multiple media outlets reported that President Donald Trump will be in Atlanta Monday night for the College Football National Championship Game.

Trump is reportedly set to attend the game with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, First Lady Melania Trump and Nick Ayers, a Georgia native who is Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff. The game will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium under stepped-up security. Perdue is a former governor of Georgia.

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Alabama beats Clemson, advances to National Championship

January 3, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the University of Alabama football team won its playoff game, advancing to the National Championship Game.

This is the third year in a row that Alabama has faced the Clemson Tigers in the playoffs. Alabama defeated Clemson in the National Championship Game in 2015. In 2016, Clemson defeated Alabama in the National Championship Game. Both of those were close games. This year, Alabama dominated Clemson physically on both the offensive and defensive lines cruising to a 24 and six victory.

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Auburn Athletics may be about to fire Bruce Pearl

November 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 8, 2017, Auburn University fired assistant men’s basketball coach, Auburn/NBA basketball legend, Chuck Person.

Person was indicted by a federal criminal grand jury Tuesday on six counts fraud, bribery, and conspiracy.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation claims that a financial manager paid $91,500 worth of bribes to Person to refer clients to financial advisor Marty Blazer.  Former NBA referee, Rashan Michel, was allegedly the go-between between Blazer a shoe company and Person and the other coaches.  Person allegedly then gave $18,500 to the parents of two un-named Auburn players.  According to the FBI, Adidas, Auburn’s sponsoring shoe and apparel company, is named as being involved in this scandal.  Blazer is cooperating with federal authorities.

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Rich Wingo will seek re-election in House District 62

July 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 6, 2017 state Representative Rich Wingo (R from Tuscaloosa) announced that he will seek a new term for the House District 62 seat that he has held since 2014.

Rep. Wingo said in a statement, “During my first term in the Alabama House, I have let my bedrock conservative values and deep faith guide my actions in Montgomery. And while my Republican colleagues and I have made important progress over the past four years in reforming the way our state government operates, the job is not yet finished, and I am determined to see it completed on my watch.”
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Thanksgiving Day brings little to be thankful for in State government

November 24, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

For those who honestly care about the future of our State, there are few bright spots this Thanksgiving. Even as we engage in polite conversation over turkey and dressing or pecan pie, the subject will naturally turn to the state of the State.

While, “Who will replace Senator Jeff Sessions and the political dominos to follow” is a fun parlor game, it’s the nagging reality that Governor Robert Bentley used the tools of government to destroy political enemies, carry on an affair and deceive the public, that is the “Sword of Damocles” hanging over our State.
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Bronner Offers Ideas on How to Move Alabama Forward

February 3, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Recently, the Alabama Political Reporter sat down with Dr. David Bronner, the long-serving head of RSA. “One of the stories I like to tell was an old Birmingham News story that asked, ‘What if we treated Alabama’s football team like we do everything else,’” recalled Bronner. “First of all, Coach Saban wouldn’t be there. Second of all, you would have no practice facility. Third of all, you’d have old equipment. Fourth of all, there’s no way with all that we’d be number one.”
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UAB Football is Back

June 2, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, December 2, University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) announced that the football was getting the axe along with the women’s rifle and bowling teams.

University President Ray Watts said in a statement at the time, “More than a year ago, UAB began the largest, most comprehensive strategic planning process in the University’s history. Designed to identify areas of excellence and set priorities for investment and growth, this strategic review has empowered leaders across campus to think critically about how to best invest resources and position UAB as a premier and sustainable institution for the future.”
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UAB Making Waves Both in Basketball Tournament and in Montgomery

March 20, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, March 19 UAB Athletics made national headlines with its men’s basketball team’s shocking closing seconds victory 60 to 59 over highly ranked Iowa State in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament.  

UAB athletics super fan and State Representative Jack Williams (R from Vestavia) submitted a bill in the Alabama legislature demanding that the Board of Trustees maintain a football program at the University of Alabama campus in Birmingham for as long as they maintain one in their flagship Tuscaloosa campus.
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