Another long Thursday in Tuscaloosa ended with a confident statement from Alabama President Robert Witt. Following Alabama System Board of Trustee committee meetings, Witt said he was standing behind AD Mal Moore after his second round of NCAA sanctions in his 10 years as AD. (In case you missed it, UA is appealing).
“I have 100 percent confidence in Mal Moore,” said Witt. “I believe we have the finest athletic director anywhere in the country.”
Finis St. John, the president of the trustees also supported Moore and the decision to appeal the NCAA sanction. St. John went as far as to say Moore had no responsibility in the textbook distribution scandal.
Also in the meeting, the Physical Plant Committee gave initial approval to three athletic projects:
- A $4.5 million expansion of Coleman Coliseum for a men’s basketball practice facility.
- A $15 million renovation of historic Foster Auditorium for the women’s basketball and volleyball programs.
- The wild card, a late entry to the agenda was $1.3 million for upgrades to the Mal Moore Athletic Facility would make the building more recruiting friendly.
Read more about all of the above in Friday’s edition of the Daily.