UA announces date for spring football game


The University of Alabama has officially announced the date for its annual spring football game, better known as the “A-Day” game.

For the first time in eight years, “A-Day” will take place on Easter weekend. The last time the annual Crimson vs. White scrimmage was held on the same weekend as Easter was in April 2014.

The school’s first black scholarship athlete, Wilbur Jackson, and its first black college football player, John Mitchell, are both expected to be honored at the scrimmage.

Jackson played with the Crimson Tide under head coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant from 1971 to 1973 before being drafted ninth overall in the 1974 NFL Draft.

Mitchell also played under “Bear” Bryant in 1971 and 1972 and started in all 24 games of his college career at Alabama.

A kick off time has not yet been set, but Roll Tide Wire will let you know when a time is set.

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