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UNA announces ticket assurance plan for football season amid pandemic

May 4, 2020

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama is offering flexible payment options and a ticket assurance plan in the event any home football game is not played during the 2020 season.The plan and options are being made if the COVID-19 pandemic forces any cancellations, UNA officials said.“As a University and an athletic department, we have…

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UNA announces ticket assurance plan for football season amid pandemic

May 4, 2020

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama is offering flexible payment options and a ticket assurance plan in the event any home football game is not played during the 2020 season.The plan and options are being made if the COVID-19 pandemic forces any cancellations, UNA officials said.“As a University and an athletic department, we have…

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UNA basketball signs 4

April 22, 2020

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama men’s basketball 2020-21 signing class is completed, and includes two transfers and true freshmen as the Lions prepare for their third season as an NCAA Division I program.Junior college transfers Jonathan Breeland and Isaac Chat and freshmen Detalian ‘Dee’ Brown and Will Soucie have signed, according to the…

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UNA Homecoming set for Oct. 31 at Braly Stadium

April 6, 2020

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama will celebrate Homecoming 2020 fromOct. 29-31 with a them of “Spirit of the Pride,” the university announced Monday.The event culminates with the football game against Gardner-Webb University at 3 p.m. on Oct. 31 at BralyStadium, officials said.“The theme was voted on by the UNA Homecoming committee and suits…

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Pete Rose to speak at UNA on Aug. 13

February 27, 2020

FLORENCE – Baseball legend Pete Rose is coming to Florence on Aug. 13 at the University of North Alabama’s 2020 Lion Pride Dinner and Auction, UNA officials said. Rose, who is Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader, is the featured speaker at the event, which starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center.…

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Sanford, Page to become newest UNA trustees

February 24, 2020

Nancy Sanford and Jim Page have been confirmed as the newest members of the University of North Alabama Board of Trustees, according to UNA officials. Their terms begin Oct. 1. Sanford is the retired executive director of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library and a 1978 UNA graduate. She replaces Libby Jordan, who is superintendent of Florence…

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UNA football has 15 signees

February 6, 2020

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama addedtwo signees on National Signing Day this week, bringing the Lions with 15 for the signing period, according to UNA officials. North Alabama added defensive end Terrell Townsend and cornerback Giancarlo Magarejo on Wednesday. The full signing class includes the following, according to the list provided by UNA:…

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Florence’s Beckwith to play football, basketball at UT

February 5, 2020

FLORENCE – Florence High School senior Dee Beckwith officially announced he is signing with the University of Tennessee today. The star athlete will play football and basketball at Tennessee. His announcement came during a ceremony at the high school, as part of National Signing Day.

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UNA hires receivers coach

January 29, 2020

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has hired Tyler Rice as the football team’s wide receivers coach, UNA Head Coach Chris Willis said today. Rice spent three seasons as UT Martin’s wide receivers coach and previously served as the offensive quality control coach, according to a UNA release. UT Martin averaged 222.2 receiving yards…

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Beniquez Brown makes final roster for XFL’s Roughnecks

January 28, 2020

Former Florence High School Falcon football standout Beniquez Brown has made the final roster of the new XFL professional football league’s Houston Roughnecks. The 6-0, 229-pound Brown is among linebackers on the roster, according to the team’s website. His jersey number is listed as 42. Houston’s opening game is Feb. 8 at home against the…

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Tide, Tigers favored in bowl games

December 9, 2019

Alabama and Auburn have a few things in common this bowl season: both kick off at noon in a New Year’s Day game in Florida and both are favored against their Big 10 opponent. The 9-3 Auburn Tigers are 8-point favorites against 10-2 Minnesota in their Outback Bowl match-up in Tampa, according to the latest…

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