Alabama to open 2019 season with Duke at Chick-fil-A Kickoff Gam - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Alabama to open 2019 season with Duke at Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

Source: WBRC Source: WBRC
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The University of Alabama is set to face off with Duke University in the nation’s longest-running kickoff game in 2019.

The Crimson Tide and the Blue Devils are scheduled to battle for the Old Leather Helmet Trophy on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

“This will be a unique matchup to kick off the 2019 season and an interesting matchup of two accomplished veteran coaches,” said Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Chairman Percy Vaughn. “We expect a bowl-life atmosphere and an exciting opening to another great year of college football.”

This is Alabama’s sixth appearance in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Duke will be making its debut.

“The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is an outstanding event and we are excited to open the 2019 season in Atlanta,” said Nick Saban, Alabama head coach. “We have had the opportunity to play in this game on multiple occasions and it is like a bowl game in terms of the competitive venue that’s created. David Cutcliffe has done an excellent job at Duke, and they will be a really good challenge for our team. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of this first-class event hosted by the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Playing in this game has provided great exposure for our football program and has been something our fans have enjoyed attending.”

Kickoff time and channel information have not been announced, but tickets will be available through the universities’ ticket offices.

Copyright 2016 WBRC. All rights reserved. 

  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 1

    SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 1

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:03:55 GMT
    Sports Overtime is now underway (Source: WTVM)Sports Overtime is now underway (Source: WTVM)

    It’s that time of year for Sports Overtime with News Leader 9! This week’s ‘Game of the Week’ is Marion County and Schley County. 

    More >>

    It’s that time of year for Sports Overtime with News Leader 9! This week’s ‘Game of the Week’ is Marion County and Schley County. 

    More >>
  • Harris County High School assistant principal, athletic director passes away

    Harris County High School assistant principal, athletic director passes away

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:42:10 GMT
    According to school officials, Danny Durham was jogging when he suffered an apparent heart attack. (Source: Harris County School District)According to school officials, Danny Durham was jogging when he suffered an apparent heart attack. (Source: Harris County School District)

    Harris County High School’s athletic director and assistant principal passed away Thursday afternoon. 

    More >>

    Harris County High School’s athletic director and assistant principal passed away Thursday afternoon. 

    More >>
  • Traveon Samuel hopes for career rejuvenation at Troy

    Traveon Samuel hopes for career rejuvenation at Troy

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-08-14 03:10:25 GMT
    Traveon Samuel at TroyTraveon Samuel at Troy
    Traveon Samuel at TroyTraveon Samuel at Troy

    Phenix City-native Traveon Samuel transferred from Louisville to Troy this offseason. With a new location, he can earn more opportunities on the field. This move also gives him a confidence boost because of a pair of special people in the stands.

    More >>

    Phenix City-native Traveon Samuel transferred from Louisville to Troy this offseason. With a new location, he can earn more opportunities on the field. This move also gives him a confidence boost because of a pair of special people in the stands.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly