Published on October 2, 2019 by Joey Mullins  

The Samford men's basketball team will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Chick-fil-A Birmingham Classic, Dec. 18 in the Legacy Arena at the BJCC. Tickets for the game will be included in Samford's season ticket packages for the 2019-20 season.  The Chick-fil-A Classic is hosted by Knight Eady, a Birmingham-based sports marketing and event management firm.

“It’s always a great pleasure to have an opportunity to play a program with great prestige like Alabama,” said Samford University Head Coach Scott Padgett. “To be able to play them in our city is special anytime.” 

The event will also feature the Chick-fil-A Birmingham High School Showcase on Dec. 17  that will include Oak Mountain, Huffman, Pinson Valley and Wenonah high schools. The high school event is presented by Metro by T-Mobile. 

Season tickets  are available for purchase now.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.