Alabama Punishes Students for Exiting Football Blowouts Early
After Alabama head coach Nick Saban complained about students leaving home games early, Alabama suspended the block-seating privileges of 20 popular student organizations.
This means for the annual rivalry game between Tennessee played in the Third Saturday in October, any student "can sit anywhere in the student section."
Alabama lists "early departures and excessive tardiness as 'unacceptable behavior' under its block-seating guidelines," and "another violation could result in a suspension for the rest of the season."
"I've talked about players playing for 60 minutes in the game and competing for 60 minutes in the game," Saban told Al.com
last week. "And, in some kind of way, everybody that choses to go to the game should stay there and support the team for the game."
He added, "Maybe if you're not interested in doing that, you should let someone else go who would really like to go because I have a lot of people who want to go."
In Alabama's four home games this year, Alabama has defeated Colorado State 31-6, Ole Miss 25-0, Georgia State 45-3, and Arkansas 52-0.