TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's first weekday football game on
campus in 59 years means a day off for students.
The Crimson Tide moved its game with Georgia State up two days
last week to Thursday, Nov. 18, prompting administrators to cancel
classes for the day with thousands of fans descending on campus.
The students will get one day off instead of two for the fall
break to make up for the lost class time.
Alabama has not played a weekday game on campus since 1949, when
Duquesne University visited Denny Stadium - now Bryant-Denny - on
an October Friday night.
Alabama requested that the Georgia State game, initially set for
Saturday, Nov. 20, be moved to avoid a short week of preparation
for the Iron Bowl visit by Auburn on Friday, Nov. 26. That Friday
game would have broken the weekday streak.