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The Iron Bowl

The cultural importance of College football in the South is embodied in the Iron Bowl, the annual meeting of Auburn University and the University of Alabama. The rivalry stretches back [more]

December 13, 2019

Johnny Mack Brown

Dothan native Johnny Mack Brown gained fame in two very different arenas: college football and Hollywood Westerns. A gifted athlete, he first achieved notoriety as an All-American running back for [more]

December 12, 2019

University of Alabama Women’s Gymnastics

In 1982, the NCAA introduced women’s gymnastics as a championship sport.  Since then only six universities have claimed the overall Division I championship. The Alabama Crimson Tide gymnastics team, coached [more]

November 27, 2019

Industrial Baseball Leagues

Industrial league baseball, a form of semi-professional baseball, was an integral part of many Alabama communities during much of the twentieth century. In Alabama the strongest of these leagues was [more]

November 6, 2019

Alabama Gang

The Alabama Gang was a tremendous force in NASCAR in the 1970’s and 80’s, winning multiple awards, races, and championships. In 1959, stock car driver Bobby Allison was travelling through [more]

October 10, 2019

Nell Jackson

Tuskegee Institute graduate Nell Jackson was the first black head coach for a U.S. Olympic track and field team. She served as the head coach of the women’s team at [more]

August 12, 2019

Alabama Goal Line Stand

The infamous Goal Line Stand is one of the most celebrated moments in Alabama sports history.  The Alabama Crimson Tide was leading in the 1979 Sugar Bowl by a single [more]

December 31, 2018

Hank Aaron

Born Henry Louis Aaron on February 5, 1934, in Mobile, baseball icon Hank Aaron first honed his baseball skills while growing up in Alabama. He is best known for breaking [more]

December 31, 2018

Alabama Universities’ Heisman Winners

The Heisman Memorial Trophy is the oldest, most prestigious award in college football and state teams have produced five winners.  Two Auburn quarterbacks have won the Heisman – Pat Sullivan [more]

November 27, 2018

Jesse Owens

Olympian Jesse Owens dominated the 1936 Olympics with four track and field gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, and the 4 x 100-meter relay. [more]

September 11, 2018