Category Archives: San Jose State

Alabama confirms San Jose State matchup

This just in: Alabama will in fact welcome San Jose State to Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2010. The Spartans will be the first visitors to the newly expanded stadium that will include more than 100,000 seats.

The California school is also set to receive $1 million to make the trip across the country to be the first guests in the newly and fully enclosed stadium, according to a report in the San Jose Mercury News.

Mark your calendars for Sept. 4, 2010 to see that big game.

For more renderings of what Bryant-Denny Stadium will look like when the two-year renovation is complete, click here.

Read more in Thursday’s paper about this game.

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Report: Alabama to pay San Jose St. a million bucks for 2010 game

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Alabama is ready to write a check for $1 million made out to San Jose State to play in Tuscaloosa in 2010. That’s a lot of dough.

The story posted on the newspaper’s Web site says SJSU backed out of a game with Stanford that would have only paid a fraction of the amount Alabama is willing to pay.

The Spartans finished sixth in the conference and finished 6-6 overall for only their second non-losing season since 2000. The program has appeared in one bowl game since 1990 — the 2006 New Mexico Bowl where it beat New Mexico 20-12.

The Crimson Tide already has non-conference dates set with Penn State and Duke for 2010.