South Alabama

South Alabama is the various parts of southern Alabama. Although it is not a strictly defined geographic region, it generally includes all Alabama counties south of the Black Belt. However, residents of the largest population center, Mobile, often make the argument that South Alabama refers only to the extreme southernmost parts of Alabama; in that view, South Alabama consists of just the two counties that border the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay: Baldwin County and Mobile County. The area is characterized by extensive wetlands, but also by long, sandy beaches which are very conducive to tourism. Many deluxe golf courses have been developed in the area in recent decades.

Because Mobile and Baldwin Counties tend to use South Alabama with exclusivity, other parts of southern Alabama, particularly the Florida-border counties from Escambia County over to Houston County often humorously prefer to be called Lower Alabama if a regional name must be given. Traditionally, the south central and southeastern parts of the state have less in common with the Mobile area than they have in common with Southwest Georgia and the Black Belt region. Alternative names include South Central Alabama, Southeast Alabama, and the Wiregrass.

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South Alabama Jaguars Basketball
... The South Alabama Jaguars basketball program has competed in the Sun Belt Conference since 1978 when the league was formed ... (64.9%), and is 177–127 (58.2%) all time at South Alabama ...
Cliff Ellis - Coaching Career - College - South Alabama
... Ellis was head coach at the University of South Alabama from 1975 to 1984 ... He is the all-time winningest coach in South Alabama history with a 171–84 during nine seasons ... became head coach, the administrators at South Alabama were thinking of dropping to Division II ...
South Alabama Jaguar Marching Band
... The South Alabama Jaguar Marching Band is a student organization that was approved by the University of South Alabama's board of trustees to debut in conjunction with the South ... of Arts and Sciences, the University of South Alabama's largest academic division ...
Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament - Champions By Year
... Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina 1978 New Orleans 22–20 South Alabama Nate Mills, New Orleans First round at campus sites rest at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North ... UNC Charlotte Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Virginia 1989 South Alabama 105–59 Jacksonville Jeff Hodge, South Alabama Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte, North Carolina 1990 South Florida 81–74 UNC Charlotte Radenko Dobras ... Lewis Sims, New Orleans Barton Coliseum Little Rock, Arkansas 1997 South Alabama 44–43 Louisiana Tech Rusty Yoder, South Alabama Barton Coliseum ...
David Freese - Early Life
... Jaguars baseball team at the University of South Alabama ... At South Alabama, opposing teams respected his hitting ability scouts told their pitchers "Don't let Freese beat us." In 2005 as a junior, Freese hit.373, with a.443 on-base percentage (OBP).525 ... considers Freese to be the best player he coached at South Alabama, where he also coached Lind, Luis Gonzalez and Juan Pierre ...

Famous quotes containing the words alabama and/or south:

    While over Alabama earth
    These words are gently spoken:
    Serve—and hate will die unborn.
    Love—and chains are broken.
    Langston Hughes (20th century)

    We in the South were ready for reconciliation, to be accepted as equals, to rejoin the mainstream of American political life. This yearning for what might be called political redemption was a significant factor in my successful campaign.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)