Alabama Takes Lead In Bash for Cash

The University of Alabama announced involvement in the 2008 Gridiron Bash last Friday, and in the first release of the Bash for Cash Standings Thursday, UA is holding down the top spot. Following Alabama in the standings are Texas A&M, Penn State, Iowa, Colorado, Tennessee, Kansas State, Rutgers, Kentucky and South Carolina.

Fans may vote online at or by texting BAMA to 23909 (at a cost of 99 cents per call). The top three universities with the highest number of votes/points (70% attendance, 30% fan votes) will share a total of $1,750,000 for scholarships. The winning school receives $1,000,000, second receives $500,000 and third receives $250,000.

The event will be held at Bryant-Denny Stadium on the evening of Friday, April 11th and will feature a pep rally with head coach Nick Saban, the Alabama football team, the Million Dollar Band and cheerleaders, followed by a concert starring Alan Jackson.

Fans may purchase tickets via the internet - and save on fees - at and ( Both Websites will have equal seat locations/sections from the permanent stands ($39 price) to choose from, and offer the same price. Fans may also purchase tickets via phone at 1-877-TIDE TIX (1-877-843-3849), or locally at 205-348-BAMA (2262).

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