Best of Alabama NewsCenter 2020: Sports – Alabama NewsCenter


Go ahead and roll your eyes. You’re thinking “best of” and “2020” do not belong in the same headline. Despite a global pandemic, record hurricanes, economic collapse, fires, floods, civil unrest and even murder hornets, good things still happened in spite of – or even in response to – the calamities. So, as 2020 draws to an end, let’s look back on the “Good News from Home” stories readers clicked on the most on Alabama NewsCenter. The editor’s choice is a story that didn’t get the most clicks but we feel like is worth noticing.

You would think it would be all about football, but the top sports stories of the year on Alabama NewsCenter covered a wide world of sports.

Alabama filmmakers produce pigskin parodies with ‘SEC Shorts’

Josh Snead, left, and Robert Clay live and work in Birmingham. Together they create “SEC Shorts,” an online and televised video series that parodies fandom and follows the weekly ups and downs of college football. (SEC Shorts)

Bassmaster Classic reels in anglers, fans in Alabama
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Top anglers hope to hook a championship in Alabama at Bassmaster Classic from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

Alabama Power to present World Games 2022 opening ceremonies at new Protective Stadium
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New Birmingham stadium to host opening, closing ceremonies for the World Games 2022 from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

Limited fans to be allowed for GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway June 21

NASCAR has announced plans to allow a limited number of fans to attend the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. (Dennis Washington / Alabama NewsCenter)

Alabama governor, players, coaches react to death of legendary Auburn football coach Pat Dye

Former Auburn coach Pat Dye in Auburn on November 7, 2005.
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Editor’s choice: Air Force to honor Tuskegee Airmen with football uniforms
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