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.

Other articles related to "south alabama":

South Alabama Jaguars Basketball
... The South Alabama Jaguars basketball program has competed in the Sun Belt Conference since 1978 when the league was formed ... Pelphrey, Coach Arrow was 63–34 (64.9%), and is 177–127 (58.2%) all time at South Alabama ...
Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament - Champions By Year
... rest at Charlotte 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 Carolina ... VCU Byron Dinkins, UNC Charlotte Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Virginia 1989 South Alabama 105–59 Jacksonville Jeff Hodge, South Alabama Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte, North Carolina ... New Orleans Barton Coliseum Little Rock, Arkansas 1997 South Alabama 44–43 Louisiana Tech Rusty Yoder, South Alabama Barton Coliseum Little Rock, Arkansas 1998 South Alabama 62–59 ...
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 ... When Ellis became head coach, the administrators at South Alabama were thinking of dropping to Division II ...
David Freese - Early Life
... to Steve Kittrell, the head coach of the 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 ... Kittrell considers Freese to be the best player he coached at South Alabama, where he also coached Lind, Luis Gonzalez and Juan Pierre ...
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 Alabama football ... of Arts and Sciences, the University of South Alabama's largest academic division ...

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