Former Alabama Secretary of State Nancy Worley dies
Nancy Worley, who served four years as Alabama’s secretary of state before later becoming the longtime chair of the state Democratic party until her 2019 ouster during a power struggle, has died at the age of 70. Reed said hospital officials informed him this morning of her passing. Worley was elected secretary of state in 2002.news.yahoo.com
As Alabama shows, Bloombergs ad spending buys him favor in often-overlooked states
But Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, has been giving attention and money to Alabama. As of Monday, Bloomberg had spent more than $191 million on advertising in Super Tuesday states, according to Advertising Analytics. Part of Bloombergs pitch is that national Democrats have long neglected the South, essentially ceding states like Alabama to Republicans, and hell change that. AdvertisementI believe its time for the national Democratic Party to stop ignoring Alabama, he said earlier this month to the Alabama Democratic Conference. Not everyone is so enamored of Bloombergs money.latimes.com
Hokies LB Ashby, CB Farley named to AP All-ACC team
RALEIGH, NC – Third-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. Led by unanimous selections Travis Etienne at running back and Isaiah Simmons at linebacker, eight Tigers made the first team. Clemson earned its fifth straight berth in the College Football Playoff a day after routing Virginia in the league title game. Etienne repeated as the offensive player of the year while Simmons was chosen as the defensive player of the year. Louisville coach Scott Satterfield is the coach of the year while North Carolina freshman quarterback Sam Howell is the newcomer of the year.
Perkins, Taulapapa lead Virginia past Georgia Tech, 33-28
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Bryce Perkins loves that new playmakers are emerging for Virginia, making their best playmaker - Perkins himself - even more effective. The senior quarterback threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Cavaliers shut down Georgia Tech after halftime in a 33-28 victory Saturday. Perkins hit Joe Reed for a 9-yard touchdown and scored on a 3-yard run, giving Virginia a 24-21 lead just before halftime. The Cavaliers touchdown came on a four-play drive that included a 43-yard run by Perkins from midfield. UP NEXTGeorgia Tech begins a three-game homestand to close the regular season against Virginia Tech next Saturday.
Perkins, defense lead Virginia in 48-14 rout of Duke
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 19: Bryce Perkins #3 of the Virginia Cavaliers rushes away from Brandon Hill #32 of the Duke Blue Devils in the first half during a game at Scott Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bryce Perkins ran for three touchdowns and Wayne Taulapapa ran for two as the Cavaliers rolled, 48-14, their fifth consecutive victory against the Blue Devils. It was the first time the Blue Devils crossed midfield all game. Virginia: The Cavaliers caught a break in the first half when Perkins dove over the pile for the end zone and fumbled. UP NEXTThe Blue Devils are on the road again, facing North Carolina on Saturday.