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Gridiron flashback: Steve DePriest hasn't let lack of hands stop his officiating

This feature story appeared on Page 1 of The Birmingham (Alabama) News on Dec. 3, 1999.

2A title game signals victory for referee without hands… 626 more words


Lost Leagues: WFL

The World Football League, or WFL was created in 1973 and set out with the purpose to bring American football to a worldwide audience. The league was started by Gary Davidson, a man who helped previously helped start the… 721 more words

Lost Leagues

Birmingham City Council considering bid for renovations at Legion Field

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The fate of Legion Field is a big question facing the city of Birmingham since the stadium’s primary patron, the UAB Football team, has been dismantled. 526 more words


Birmingham officials meet to discuss future of Legion Field

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Now that UAB no longer has a football team, the city of Birmingham is devising a plan for Legion Field’s future. Members of the city’s parks and recreation board and the Birmingham City Council met Monday to discuss the fate of the stadium. 119 more words


Birmingham city councilor: Time to make hard decisions about Legion Field

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Now that the UAB football program is gone, one less team will use Birmingham’s Legion Field.

According to Birmingham City Councilor, Kim Rafferty, the only events that still use the stadium are the Magic City Classic, the Birmingham Bowl, and a few high school playoff games. 240 more words


The UAB Football Will Be Shut Down, The Fight Is Not Over

The news was made official today.  UAB President Ray Watts has announced via many sources that the UAB football program will close up shop.  Of course, with the football program closing down, it also means other programs like the marching band, cheerleaders, other men sports, and other women sports, will also face the chopping block.   387 more words

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"Woodlawn" filming at Legion Field

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Legion Field has played host to many football games that are remembered by fans across the country. Numerous Iron Bowls, an SEC Championship Game, you name it; however, it’s another game that’s being taken to the silver screen. 179 more words