TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama football fans who couldn't make it to the BCS Championship game are gearing up back home for what they hope will be a victory celebration.
The University of Alabama is offering free food and T-shirts for the first 250 students who show up at the student center to watch the game Thursday night. And bars around campus are planning parties for anyone who wants a livelier time.
Tuscaloosa police spokesman Brent Blankley says the department will have a lot of extra officers on duty in case Alabama wins and the celebration gets too rowdy. But authorities aren't expecting many problems because of the cold weather and the university's decision to cancel classes for three days around the game.
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