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I am so excited to be a part of the WHNT News 19 Sports team all the way from the Texas panhandle, where I covered, among other sports, high school football. It's the single most important aspect of life to sports fans in west Texas!

However, as much as the folks in the Lone Star State need their high school football, nothing compares to the passion and desire people in our state demand for their Alabama and Auburn coverage. I can say with great confidence the sports team here at WHNT News 19 will be your best source for everything that relates to the Tigers and Crimson Tide.

After graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, I got my "big break" as a news reporter at KFDA in Amarillo. This job allowed for me to eventually move into a sports career and the rest is history!

While football is my passion, I also have a great love for many other sports. In fact, slicing my driver in to the woods, air balling layups, and getting my skis crossed up on the slopes are common activities you can find me doing in my spare time.

While I believe football is more than just a game, it still pales in comparison to the importance of family and friends in my life. My mother, father and sister are without a doubt the backbone of my existence and I owe all my successes to them.

Please do not hesitate to send me an email if there is a cool sports story going on in your town! Because after all, this whole TV news thing isn't about me, it's about you! Email me at ryan.cody@whnt.com.

One of my favorite quotes: "I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got." - Walter Cronkite


Recent Articles
  • Stars Even Series With Generals

    Huntsville, Ala - The Huntsville Stars got early offense and a quality start from starter Brent Suter(8-6) leading them to a 6-2 win Monday night over the Jackson Generals at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville. The Stars took a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Jackson LHP Tyler Pike(1-1).  Nick Ramirez and Joey Paciorek provided back to back fielder’s choice rbi’s giving the Stars the early lead. Jackson tied the game against Suter in the top of the second […]

  • NCAA Releases new Player-Safety Guidlines

    \ (al.com) Live contact football practices are recommended only twice per week during the season and in the spring and only four times per week in the preseason, according to a new set of concussion prevention and management guidelines released by the NCAA on Monday. The guidelines are in response to a growing concern over concussions at all levels of football, with dozens of players over the years — including former Alabama star Kevin Turner and Auburn legend Terry Beasley — having their careers ended […]

  • Trey Flowers Named to Bednarik Award Watch List

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) Trey Flowers has some serious expectations to live up to his senior year at Arkansas. The Columbia high school graduate was named to the Bednarik award watch list, which goes annually to the top defensive player in college football. Flowers is coming off a junior season where he recorded 44 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and an interception.

  • Rolando McClain Traded, Unretires for Second Time

    Former Alabama star Rolando McClain is apparently coming out of retirement for the second time. The 24-year-old McClain was traded Tuesday from the Baltimore Ravens to the Dallas Cowboys for the Ravens’ 2015 sixth-round draft pick, according to the NFL’s official transaction wire (the Cowboys also receive Baltimore’s seventh-round pick). McClain has been reinstated from retirement after saying as recently as April that he was “done with football for good.” To continue reading this article on al.com click here

  • Memorial service details set for Philip Lutzenkirchen

    Auburn, Ala – (al.com)  A memorial service honoring Philip Lutzenkirchen will be held Wednesday at the former Auburn tight end’s old stomping grounds. A memorial service at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia has been scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday according to our news partners at al.com The service will be held at the high school’s football stadium, Frank Fillmann Stadium. To continue reading this article on al.com click here

  • Auburn DB Johnathon Mincy Arrested

    Dothan, Ala. – (WHNT) Auburn defensive back Johnathon Mincy was arrested and charged with second degree marijuana possession according to our news partners at al.com. Mincy was one of three people in a pulled over by authorities for going 92 miles per hour on 431 just north of Dothan Friday evening. WTVY reports that Mincy is out on $3,000 bond. Last season the junior recorded 56 tackles for the SEC champion Tigers.

  • Brothers Riding Their Motorcycles to Every SEC Stadium

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) John and Tom Adams would ride their motorcycles everyday if it was possible. The two brothers plan long bike trip every summer and this July is no different. “When your on the road on a motorcycle you’re thinking about what to think about. You’re not just thinking about work, you’re watching the scenery go by and living every minute,” John said outside his Huntsville home this past week. Just like most others in the South, the […]

  • Stars Even Series With Biscuits

    Huntsville, Ala. – Erik Komatsu drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the eleventh inning scoring Josh Prince lifting the Huntsville Stars to a 4-3 win over the Montgomery Biscuits Friday night at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville. The game was dominated by homeruns up until the Stars late inning heroics. Cameron Seitzer gave Montgomery a 1-0 lead in the second inning when he homered against LHP Brent Suter to start the inning. The Stars then matched Seitzer’s […]

  • Stars Snap Two Game Skid

    Huntsville, Ala – The Huntsville Stars got an outstanding start from RHP Drew Gagnon(5-2) and just enough offense from C Lucas May leading them past the Montgomery Biscuits 4-1 Thursday night at Joe Davis Stadium. May gave the Stars the lead in the bottom of the second inning.  He hit a two-out solo homerun over the wall in left field for his first homerun of the year. The Biscuits tied the game against Gagnon in the top of the fourth […]

  • Local Soccer Fan Torn Between USA and Germany

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) Most folks in the Rocket are well aware of Huntsville’s German history.  Dr. Wernher Von Braun and his crew of rocket scientists came to north Alabama and planted roots which are still alive and well today. When the United States faces Germany Thursday in the World Cup, many soccer fans will be torn between rooting for their country and their heritage. Click the video player to find out how one is dealing with the predicament. The […]

  • Bradley Shines in Stars Loss

    Huntsville, Ala. - The Montgomery Biscuits led wire to wire Wednesday night defeating the Huntsville Stars 4-2 at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville. The Biscuits scored early against Jed Bradley(1-3) who started for the Stars. In the top of the first inning, Ryan Brett led off with a double down the left field line.  Jake Hager then laced an rbi double to the gap in left center scoring Brett. In the top of the second inning, Bradley retired the first […]

  • Jacksonville State Football Recruiting in Huntsville

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) John Grass is taking over a very talented Jacksonville State football team this Fall, but his eyes are constantly looking toward the future. In order to stay on top of recruiting in Alabama, Grass is making the rounds to evaluate and teach players across the state. “We’ve seen over 1,000 people last year in our camps and like I said I think this year we will see that many or more and we got a lot […]