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Birmingham Scores NBA Game with BBVA Bank Shot

The city of Birmingham scored its first NBA preseason game in a dozen years with a big assist from a local corporate sponsor.

Talladega to Get $50M Transformation Upgrade

A $50 million redevelopment plan at Talladega Superspeedway dubbed “Transformation” is scheduled for completion by October 2019, just in time for the track’s fall NASCAR weekend.

Wanna Bet? Don’t Do It in Alabama

For decades, an unconfirmed statistic has floated around that Alabama has more illegal sports betting per capita than any other state in the nation.

Grand Prix Plus Motorcycle Mardi Gras

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Motorsports Park in Birmingham stay busy, with events scheduled for between 270 and 280 days a year.

From Ball Fields to Boardrooms

The business side of members of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

National Championship Measured by Data

This year’s college football national championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta had it all: two SEC teams playing near the heart of Dixie, a come-from-behind victory for Alabama and well over 2.5 terabytes of data generated by the fans.

Taking Care of the Tide

Hotel Capstone is the longtime, game-weekend home for the Alabama football team.

SidelinER Takes Center Stage

Pop-up medical tent for Crimson Tide football games is gaining nationwide attention.

Minor League Baseball’s Business Plan

Minor league baseball is a highly promoted, year-round entertainment enterprise — with loudly touted but minimal contributions from the Majors.

Luring Outdoor Enthusiasts

A new recruiting tool, the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program seeks out students who love fishing and hunting.

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Not Making the Grade

Big chunks of Alabama’s infrastructure rate the kind of report card you didn’t want to take home to your parents.

Movers & Shapers, September 2018

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour & Bullock Counties

Surviving and Thriving in Dog-Eat-Dog E-Commerce

Veterinary Internet ships vet supplies to 38 states and four continents, makes swift adaptations in IT, inventory and marketplaces, and stays a nip ahead of Amazon.

Decatur Students Get Hands on Lunar Rover

Students from areas including design drafting, machine tool and welding will work on the project through the end of the fall semester.

Roads and Politics

A permanent solution for dried up road funding includes a gasoline tax increase. But the spark of public support is essential.