UA In the News — Jan. 19

Bala Cynwyd Middle School teacher guides town through winter storms
Mainline Median News – Jan. 18
Despite it only being January, this winter had already proven it was a force to be reckoned with. Through record lows, ice and snowstorms, one township in Pennsylvania waited on word from an unlikely source – a middle school teacher for gifted students. This winter has been particularly harsh because the eastern third of the United States had experienced temperatures 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit below average, said Dr. David Keellings, who researches climatology at the University of Alabama. During the first week of January, the east coast was hit by a dramatic winter storm, dubbed a “bomb cyclone.”

UA makes preparations for National Championship Celebration
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Jan. 18
Right now, The University of Alabama is gearing up for the National Championship celebration. The school has already started setting up things. The barricades were in place in front of the Walk of Champions today.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Jan. 18
Coca-Cola to honor UA’s National Championship football team
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Jan. 18
Coca-Cola has announced it will recognize The University of Alabama National college football championship win with a special edition can. The commemorative 12-ounce can features a custom logo commemorating Alabama’s 17th national football championship. The cans will be available in six- packs only.
WTVA-NBC (Columbus, MS) (video not available) – Jan. 18
WLOV-Fox (Columbus, MS) (video not available) – Jan. 18
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby congratulates Crimson Tide on National Championship
C-Span2 (National) – Jan. 18
Mr. president, I rise today to offer my congratulations to the University of Alabama Crimson Tide on the 2018 college football play-off National Championship victory against the University of Georgia Bulldogs. I join the University of Alabama the crimson tide faithful, and the entire state of Alabama, my state, in commending this team on its hard-fought win and for showing perseverance in the midst of adversity time and time again.

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