Talladega College is Looking Into Bringing Back Its Football Team... After 80 Years!
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Posted By: Kennedy Williams on May 12, 2021 |
It's been 80 years since Talladega College canceled its football program, but the school announced Monday that it is considering bringing it back.
Though most of us have never seen football at Talladega, the team was pretty good back in the day. In fact, Talladega was named Black College Football National Champions in 1920 and 1921, just 20 years before the program was terminated during World War II.
Talladega College President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins explained that the school is still working on determining whether or not bring back the team would be feasible.
“The year 2021 marks the 100-year anniversary of our historic back-to-back championship win,” Hawkins said in the news release.
“Given the success of our academic and athletic programs; the recent growth and transformation of the college; and the myriad benefits of having a football program, now may be the time to revive our team. This could be great for the college, the community, and central Alabama. However, our decision will be based upon the findings of a formal feasibility study.”
Talladega College athletics director Kevin Herod: “The possibility of adding football would only enhance our athletic program and bring new opportunities to the campus, the community, and the overall collegiate experience for our students.”
Would you like to see football return to Talladega College? Let us know in the comments.
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