Alabama State University has named Eddie Robinson Jr. as the 30th head football coach of the ASU Hornets in a Friday morning news conference.

Robinson, a New Orleans native, walked on at ASU and became a star linebacker on the ASU 1991 championship team. He earned All-SWAC honors and was named the SWAC Defensive Player of the Year twice, in 1990 and 1991, and was named a two-time Sheridan Broadcasting Network All-American. He also earned national Defensive Player of the Year honors after the 1991 HBCU National Championship.

The NFL is headed to west Alabama to scout college football players at the inaugural HBCU Pigskin Showdown in Marion.

The HBCU Pigskin Showdown is a post season all-star football game — that will showcase some of the best draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Co-founder Chris Williams says 84 HBCU players are set to hit the grid iron.

“Of the 32 NFL teams I mean we gotten 27 of the teams that have committed to send scouts to the game. Some teams are sending two scouts to the game,” said Williams.

Turkey Day Classic Schedule of Events

Nov 24, 2021

Turkey Day Classic 


ASU has planned a fun-filled schedule of events for the 97th annual Turkey Day Classic. This year’s celebration will include everything from the annual Alumni Brunch to our exciting TDC Concert, to the annual TDC Parade in downtown Montgomery before the classic showdown between the ASU Hornets and the Tuskegee University Tigers. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

  You don't want to miss a single minute of the action, so make your plans now to join us!

Browse all of ASU's exciting TDC events below:


  A popular Montgomery restaurant has reopened following a ceiling collapse that forced its closure in August.

5 Points Deli & Grill, located in the Cloverdale area, announced it would be reopening Monday, hosting a grand reopening on Friday. The restaurant took to Facebook to make the announcement thanking patrons for their support and asking them to come out and continue supporting the business.

Get ready for a spectacular astronomical event later this week. The longest partial lunar eclipse this century will occur Thursday night into early Friday morning, and it will be visible in its entirety in Alabama.

While technically not a total lunar eclipse, it’s not far from it. More than 97% of the moon will be in Earth’s dark umbral shadow at maximum eclipse.

  Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will ask lawmakers to delay a requirement to hold back third graders who don’t meet reading benchmarks but said the state must strengthen efforts to boost math and reading scores.

The Republican governor said Wednesday that she is recommending a one-year delay of the promotion policy scheduled to take effect at the end of this school year.

Pfizer Inc. said Friday that its experimental antiviral pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% in high-risk adults, as the drugmaker joins the race to bring the first easy-to-use medication against the coronavirus to the U.S. market.

October 23 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The American Medical Association found that Alabama physicians have reduced the number of opioid prescriptions by 38% since 2011, with the number of opioid prescriptions in Alabama dropping for 7 consecutive years.

New memorial honors Alabama educators lost to COVID-19

Oct 18, 2021

The state has surpassed 15,000 COVID-19 deaths, and some of those lost include educators, which is why the Alabama Association of School Boards held a memorial dedication on Sunday.

“Many of those lost were dedicated teachers, bus drivers, principals, coaches, lunchroom staff and school board members,” AASB President and Baldwin County Board of Education Member Shannon Cauley said.

2nd annual tribute to Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney

Oct 13, 2021

  October 22, 2021, is the two-year anniversary of the heartbreaking, tragic news that the body of 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney was discovered. She was taken ten days earlier on October 12, 2019.

The search ended at the Santek Waste Services landfill near Gardendale. Kamille’s small body was left in a dumpster.

Her precious life, her beautiful face captivated all of us. Everyone felt her family’s pain.