Alabama-Michigan State games in 2016-17 cancelled
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Michigan State has granted Alabama's request to drop two future meetings from the schedule.
The Crimson Tide asked to cancel the football games scheduled for 2016 and 2017.
Alabama athletic director Bill Battle
said Thursday the school made the request because of "the uncertainty of
the conference football schedule in those years."
The Southeastern Conference hasn't ruled out a move to a nine-game league schedule since the expansion to 14 teams.
The games would have pitted Alabama
coach Nick Saban against his former school. He was Michigan State's head
coach from 1995-99.