Thursday, March 8, 2012

Senior Bowl and Steve Hale part ways

With a statement released to the press today, the Senior Bowl and Steve Hale have reached a mutual agreement that ends his 19-year tenure with the annual college all-star game.

Senior Bowl, LLC and its parent organization, the Mobile Arts and Sports Association, Inc. (MASA), announced today that Steve Hale and the Senior Bowl mutually have decided to part ways so that Hale can pursue other opportunities. Hale left his positions as the President and CEO of the Senior Bowl and as President of MASA effective March 1st. MASA Chairman Angus R. Cooper, II will assume these positions on an interim basis until a replacement is onboard.

“I would like to express my ongoing support for the Senior Bowl and wish the game continued success going forward,” Hale said.

“On behalf of the MASA Board of Trustees, I’d like to thank Steve for serving our community for the past 19 years. We wish him the very best moving forward,” Cooper said.

“We are committed to continuing and enhancing the Senior Bowl’s contributions to Mobile, the State of Alabama and the entire region.  The game is a significant part of Mobile’s sports heritage, and plays an integral role in promoting Mobile and south Alabama to the sports world, while generating massive financial benefits for the local economy,” Cooper added.

The 2013 Senior Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, January 26th in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game and all practices will be televised by NFL Network.

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