by Paul Peck, Buffalo Sports Page 

The UB Bulls will play in the school’s third bowl game on Saturday, December 22 when they take on the Troy Trojans at the Dollar General Bowl in Mobile, AL.

Buffalo Sports Page will get fans ready with what you need to know about the game, the city, the stadium and the matchup between the Bulls and the Trojans.

Ladd-Peebles Stadium

  • This has been the home stadium for the Dollar General Bowl since its inception in 1999.
  • The stadium is located in Mobile, AL.  It was built in 1948, and renovated in 1997.
  • It is the home of the Senior Bowl, played in late January every year.  The game features the top senior NFL draft prospects, coached by NFL staffs.  The game is considered a critical audition for NFL prospects.
  • UB wide receiver Anthony Johnson will return to the stadium to play in the Senior Bowl on January 26, 2019.
  • It is also the home stadium for the South Alabama Jaguars.
  • The stadium is named after two prominent Mobile businessmen who were responsible for getting it built, and bringing the Senior Bowl to Mobile.
  • The University of Alabama used to play home games there.  The Crimson Tide played 18 games there from 1948 to 1968.
  • Legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s first game as Alabama head coach was held in Ladd-Peebles Stadium in 1958.
  • In 1955, as part of a country music show, an unknown Elvis Presley played at the Stadium.
  • In 2016, then presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally in the Stadium.

Countdown to the Dollar General Bowl: History of the Bowl

Paul Peck

Paul Peck is sports broadcaster with over 25 years experience in TV and Radio. He served as sports anchor, reporter, and producer at WIVB for 24 years. In that role, he covered all four Buffalo Bills Super Bowls, the Buffalo Sabres in the Stanley Cup Finals, the NCAA Basketball Tournament and the Daytona 500. He has been the Voice of the UB Bulls Football for 17 seasons, in addition to host of Bulls Athletics TV & Radio shows. Peck also served as the sideline reporter for the Buffalo Bills Football Network, host of the bowling show "Beat The Champ" and announces college basketball for ESPN 3 and Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. He has also been the Master of Ceremonies for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, one of the largest sports banquets in WNY.

Paul is also involved in the local business community, having been a financial advisor at AXA Advisors, and is currently the Vice President of Sports Development at VSP Graphics Group.

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