UNA TO PLAY BYU IN 2020

FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama football program has signed a contract to play Brigham Young University (BYU) on November 21, 2020 in Provo, Utah.

It will be UNA’s first game against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent since 1997 when the Lions, then NCAA Division II members, stunned Louisiana-Lafayette 48-42 in four […]

THIRTY-FOUR PLAYERS NOMINATED FOR HARLON HILL TROPHY

FLORENCE — A total of 34 student-athletes from across the nation have been nominated for the 2017 Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II College Football Player of the Year. The list of candidates was announced Monday morning by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee. The list includes players from each of the four […]

Second round of Alabama High School Football playoffs are here; this week we focus on Brook’s Lions

The second round of Alabama high school football playoffs are here. This week will seperate the true playoff contenders from the rest. This week the Shoals Insider highlights the Brooks Lions. Brooks (8-2) will face a Etowah (10-1).

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FRIDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES

 

Tharptown High School AHSAA: Boys 1A Varsity Football: Region 8 7 Vina High School AHSAA: Boys 1A Varsity Football: Region 8 14 Hatton High School AHSAA: Boys 2A Varsity Football: Region 8 20 Mars Hill Bible School AHSAA: Boys 2A Varsity Football: Region 8 48 […]

MUSCLE SHOALS GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM WINS COLBERT COUNTY TOURNAMENT

L-R Alexia Hovater, Kaylee Buchanan, Harley Carter McCormick, and Caroline Bishop. Back Row, L-R Coach Maggie Finley, Jmyia Lipscomb, Lindsey Walker, Sara Puckett, Gracie Beth ButlerKailey Armstrong, Emma Cobb, Kayleigh Wright, Jessica Godsey, and Jaiden Armstrong.

MUSCLE SHOALS–You have to give credit where credit is due and the Muscle Shoals Varsity Girls Volleyball Team

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SOCCER LIONS GET THIRD STRAIGHT WIN

FLORENCE, Ala. — Shelby Wall scored in the 12th minute and the University of North Alabama women’s soccer team rolled on to a 4-1 Gulf South Conference win over Union at the UNA Soccer Complex.

With the win, UNA improved to 3-1 overall and is 2-0 in Gulf South Conference play. Union falls to […]

WILLIS PLEASED WITH RUNNING TEST RESULTS

FLORENCE, Ala. — University of North Alabama Head Football Coach Chris Willis said he was pleased with what he saw on Tuesday from his more than 100 student-athletes that took part in the team’s running test prior to the start of fall practice.

“Overall I was pretty pleased and thought we looked good,” Willis […]

UNA FOOTBALL TO FACE NORTH DAKOTA STATE IN 2018

FLORENCE, Ala. — Two of the most prominent programs in the history of the NCAA football playoffs will meet in 2018 as the University of North Alabama will travel to Fargo, N.D. to face five-time Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) National Champion North Dakota State at the Fargo Dome.

The Lions and Bison will meet […]

UNA GOLFERS COMPETE IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The University of North Alabama men’s golf team begins its quest for an NCAA Division II National Championship on Monday as the Lions compete in a 20-team field at the Reunion Resort. The 20 teams will compete for three days, with the top eight teams advancing to match play on Thursday. […]

LIONS FALL 5-2 TO WEST ALABAMA IN GSC TOURNAMENT

CLEVELAND, Miss. — The University of North Alabama dropped a 5-2 decision to West Alabama in the third round of pool play at the 2017 Gulf South Conference Baseball Tournament, leaving the Lions one win shy of playing in Tuesday’s championship game.

Both North Alabama and West Alabama finished 2-1 in pool play but […]

LIONS EIGHTH AT NCAA GOLF REGIONAL

FORD CITY, Ala. – The University of North Alabama fired an opening round 296 and stands eighth at the 2017 NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional at the Robert Trent Jones at the Shoals Fighting Joe Course.

Competing in a regional field that includes the top nine ranked teams in Division II and 15 […]

LIONS GET 3-2 GSC TOURNAMENT WIN OVER CHOCTAWS

CLEVELAND, Miss. — Lane Wallace threw eight scoreless innings and North Alabama held off a ninth inning rally by Mississippi College to down the Choctaws 3-2 in the second round of pool play at the Gulf South Conference Baseball Tournament.

UNA, now 34-18 overall, improved to 2-0 in pool play but will have to […]

How Does Alabama’s Loss to Clemson Impact Saban’s Legacy?

 

By Cliff Peterson-Senior Staff Writer

Despite how good Deshaun Watson is as a quarterback and how equally good Dabo Swinney is as a head coach, it is probably a fair assessment to say that most people outside of Death Valley thought that Alabama would repeat as National Champions and complete the first 15-0 […]

BRETT BORDEN RETURNS TO UNA AS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

FLORENCE — Former University of North Alabama student-athlete and assistant coach Brett Borden is returning to UNA after accepting the position of defensive coordinator under new head coach Chris Willis.

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Public invited to meet Harlon Hill trophy winner Justin Dvorak on Friday

FLORENCE. –The public is invited to meet 2016 Harlon Hill Trophy winner Justin Dvorak of the Colorado School of Mines at the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor’s Center in McFarland Park on Friday, January 6 at 9:30 a.m. The event is free and open to everyone.

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FORTY TWO PLAYERS NOMINATED FOR 2016 HARLON HILL TROPHY

FLORENCE – Ala. — A total of 42 student-athletes from across the nation have been nominated for the 2016 Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II College Football Player of the Year. The list of candidates was announced Monday morning by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee.

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UNA’S DARVELL HARRIS SIGNS NFL CONTRACT WITH SEAHAWKS

Darvell Harris

FLORENCE — University of North Alabama senior cornerback Darvell Harris of Chicago, Ill., has signed a free-agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

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UNA men’s basketball adds Damion Ottman from Troy University

UNA’s new addition Damion Ottman

FLORENCE – University of North Alabama head men’s basketball coach Bobby Champagne has announced the addition of Damion Ottman to the program. After playing last season as a redshirt freshman at NCAA Division I Troy, the forward/poster player will have three years of eligibility at UNA.

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Long run, defense and ‘an awesome time’ at Auburn’s A-Day

Kamryn Pettway Auburn football during A-Day on Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Auburn, Ala. Photo by Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics

 

By Charles Goldberg AuburnTigers.com

AUBURN, Ala. ― The quarterbacks said they wished they could have played A-Day without the protection that came with the no-contact orange jerseys they were told to wear.

 

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Crimson Tide Football Begins Final Week of Spring Practice

04-12-16 MFB Spring Practice #13 offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman (75) Photo by Robert Sutton

 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team practiced in full pads for two hours Tuesday afternoon on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields. It was the Crimson Tide’s 13th practice of spring drills with one more workout scheduled for […]