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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Wednesday was the Late National Signing Day for College Football. Alabama according to 247 signed the number one class again. This is the eighth time in the last nine years. Every signing class under Nick Saban with exception of 2018 and 2019 has won at least…

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Nix named ASWA’s 2018 Mr. Football

Pinson Valley High School senior quarterback Bo Nix was named the Alabama Sportswriters Association’s Mr. Football recipient for the 20128 season Tuesday at the annual ASWA Player of the Year Luncheon at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. AHSAA Corporate Partner Cadence Bank was the presenting sponsor, and the Alabama High School Athletic Directors…

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This day in history: Satchel Paige is nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Jackie Robinson led the way for African-Americans in professional baseball. Before he was signed to Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1946, Robinson and other African-Americans who aspired to play professional baseball would have only been allowed to do so in the Negro National League. Robinson broke the…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Coach Jack Rutledge was born May 24, 1938 and died Jan. 24, 2019. Coach Rutledge’s affiliation with the University of Alabama Football program started in the summer/fall of 1957. Rutledge played at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham. He played from 1954-56 on teams that went 27-1-2.…

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Starr-Sullivan Award announced

The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the creation of a new award to honor two legends from the State of Alabama. Named in honor of Bart Starr and Pat Sullivan, the Starr-Sullivan Achievement Award will recognize a former collegiate quarterback that exhibits exemplary character,…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Jeff Rutledge, former University of Alabama quarterback, turned 62 on Jan. 22. Jeff’s daddy, Paul, who was known as Jack played baseball at Alabama in the late 1940’s. His daddy was not the Alabama assistant coach. There was no relation. Jeff’s older brother, Gary, played at…

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One last bowl to go

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Football fans there’s still football left in Alabama for those of us having withdrawals. The 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl on Jan. 26 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile Alabama. This is the 70th annual game and will be nationally televised by NFL Network at 1:30pm CST. This year’s…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Alabama entered the game 14-0 and Clemson was 14-0 also. The winner would set a record by winning 15 games in a season. This is the fourth year in a row, the two played in the playoffs. Alabama lead 2-1 the last three games. This was…

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We have a Bowl’n winner

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The winner of the Greenville Standard’s Holiday Bowl Pool Contest was Debra Scruggs. Debra pulled off this feat picking 13 out 16 bowl game winners. The closest anyone came to her picks was 10 of 16. Out of 53 competitors, not including the publisher and myself, she…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Alabama’s record is 2-0 on Jan. 7. Both wins resulted in National Championships. Jan. 7, 2010, Alabama (13-0) played Texas (13-0) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. It was the place where Alabama’s tradition started on Jan. 1, 1926. Alabama was ranked Number One, Texas,…

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