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October 27, 2017

Alabama high school told to quit broadcasting pregame prayer

An Alabama high school this week was ordered by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to quit broadcasting a pregame prayer at football games. The FFRF sent a letter Monday to Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Martha Peek, notifyin...


September 25, 2017

Alabama school district bans student-led prayer at games

An Alabama school district has implemented a ban on student-led prayer at games after a parent complained following the football team's season opener. Lee County Schools received a letter in August from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The le...


July 11, 2017

Survey: 79% of Ala. HS coaches believe recruiting is ‘widespread’

The majority of high school coaches in Alabama believe that illegal recruiting across the state is "widespread," according to a recent survey from AL.com. [caption id="attachment_24339" align="alignright" width="287"] Photo: Joe Mabel[/caption] ...


February 17, 2017

Alabama bill would cap salaries for high school coaches

An Alabama lawmaker has proposed a bill that would cap high school coaching salaries, which have soared over the six-figure mark in recent years. Rep. Craig Ford's bill seeks to limit a coach's salary at no more than 75 percent of the principal's...


August 19, 2016

Ala. athletic association creates team to investigate transfers

Alabama's athletic association is combating illegal transfers by creating a team to vet and investigate cases at the state's high schools. Alabama High School Athletic Association Executive Director Steve Savarese told AL.com that the newly-develo...


football instant replay
June 9, 2016

Alabama experimenting with replay in high school football

Alabama has begun experimenting with instant replay in high school football, but don't expect it to become a part of the regular season anytime soon. [caption id="attachment_16017" align="alignright" width="281"] Alabama is experimenting with inst...


June 5, 2015

Alabama to begin allowing home-schooled students on teams

The Alabama athletic association says it will begin allowing home-schooled athletes to play on public school sports teams by the 2016-17 school year, according to reports. The Alabama legislature had been advancing a bill that would have mandated...


May 11, 2015

Alabama House passes ‘Tim Tebow Act’

The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow home-schooled students to play on sports teams at public schools in their districts. [caption id="attachment_12056" align="alignleft" width="174"] The "Tim Tebow Act" would al...