Building the Legion Brand

Published on June 10, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. by Hudson Nuckolls. The phrase “professional soccer in Birmingham” would normally be part of a discussion about football (the European version) being played in Birmingham, England. The…

Falling into Football Season

Published on November 9, 2017, at 5:06 p.m. by Hyland Stockton. With Thanksgiving around the corner, people have a lot to look forward to, and I’m not just talking about the food. Fall is now…

Tackling Free Speech in Football

Published on November 1, 2017, at 5:02 p.m. by Rachel Tomchin. In a country full of disagreement, “64% of Americans watch NFL football.” While there are many enjoyable pastimes, NFL football has continued to be a…

Get Ready, Get Set, Stop?

Published on September 26, 2016, at 4:21 p.m. by Mary Catherine Molay. Opening week for the National Football League (NFL) brings in a lot of attention; however, this year, much of the media attention was…

Touchdown, Academics!

Published on March 2, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. by Mackenzie Ross. As football fans, alumni and students stepped off the plane at the Phoenix airport before the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship. A large…

Slam Dunking with Millennials

Posted: February 18, 2015, 2:35 p.m. by Ethan Wiggins. Every public relations professional knows that social media is one of the best strategies to reach your target audience. Social media sites can be used to…

Watt’s Hot for Tailgating

Posted: January 12, 2015, 6:48 p.m. by Stefanie Dunlap In public relations, finding the most cohesive and beneficial partnerships can help launch a campaign even further and reach a larger audience. When searching for a…

Michael Sam: First a Football Player

Posted: February 12, 2014, 2:40 p.m. by Shannon Auvil. On Feb. 9, 2014, University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam revealed that he is gay via a breaking article in The New York Times. Sam…

Marshawn Lynch vs. NFL and the Media

Posted At: January 22, 2014 1:53 p.m. by Shannon Auvil Marshawn Lynch, star running back of the Seattle Seahawks, might be a little more talkative next season. Lynch avoided the media during the entire 2013…

Don’t Kick the Kicker When He’s Down

Posted At: December 13, 2013 11:00 a.m.
by Brian C. Hoff. Sure, being passionate about sports is fun and appropriate at times, but when it turns into singling out an individual and wishing him harm, there is an ethical line that has been crossed. For a state like Alabama that has been riddled with a history of hate, what kind of good can come from a fan’s harmful words?

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