Cecil Hurt writes the Alabama-Western Carolina game set for Sept. 1 is being considered for the Lincoln Financial telecast. You can readthe column here. Hurt makes a very good point, the only attractive games for Lincoln Financial in Week One are the Florida-Western Kentucky game and the Alabama-Western Carolina game.
With the always festive opening date, and the added chaos of Nick Saban’s debut, the ratings would be good for any broadcast of Alabama’s debut.
The Charlotte Observer profiles former Alabama basketball player Jermareo Davidson. The story goes over his last year of turmoil, and how basketball has helped him. “Basketball helped me get through it and it still does today,” said Davidson, who was taken in the second round by Golden State in June’s NBA draft and then traded to the Bobcats. “I’ve gotten through it by talking to God and having a lot of people around me to support me.”