BIRMINGHAM, AL — While colleges and universities are trying to navigate the changes presented almost daily amid the COVID-19 pandemic, college sports have taken a hit, and have been tweaked numerous times to adhere to new safety guidelines. The SEC this week released its new 2020 football schedule, along with Conference USA.
As well, the Magic City Classic announced its new date, proving that this coming school year will be a strange one, especially when it comes to sports.
Also in the news, a Hoover doctor and his co-conspirators in a pill mill scheme were sentenced by a federal judge this week, ending a nearly 2-year ordeal involving illegal activity with Care Complete Medical Clinic.
Here are those and other stories that made headlines on Patch this past week:
Police believe they have found the body of Marilane Carter, a Kansas wife and mother who was reported missing August 1 when she left her Overland Park, Kansas, home to drive to Birmingham.
U.S. District Court Judge R. David Proctor on Tuesday sentenced a Birmingham area doctor to 30 years in prison for his involvement with Care Complete Medical Clinic, and Thursday sentenced two of his co-conspirators.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the City of Birmingham looks forward to the new fiscal year's budget, which will need to address $63 million in lost business tax revenue due to the pandemic.
One of the state's time-honored football traditions will take place after all, as the previously cancelled Magic City Classic between Alabama State and Alabama A&M has officially been rescheduled.
The Southeastern Conference has announced the new football schedules for all 14 SEC schools for the 2020 season.