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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
  • The Secret to Success: Mitch Hill Turns Around AAMU Baseball Program

    Birmingham, Ala. (WHNT) The SWAC basbeall tournament begins in mid May and for the first time, Alabama A&M feels like it has a chance. Third place in the east, but fresh off a double-header sweep of first place Alabama State. Meaningful baseball is a new concept to the Bulldogs who lost 41 games just three seasons ago. “It was dead,” senior shortstop Julio Nunez said about the locker room atmosphere back then.  “We were used to losing, losing was a habit.” […]

  • Gerron Scissum Signs With Virginia Commonwealth

    Huntsville, (al.com) Shaka Smart may have left Virginia Commonwealth, but the Rams still managed to snag a big recruit from Alabama. Lee-Huntsville senior 6-foot-7 forward Gerron Scissumsigned with with VCU this afternoon. The three-star recruit had previously announced on Twitter that he would make his decision today, but didn’t hint at which school he would choose. He told AL.com earlier this month that he had narrowed his choices to Ole Miss, Murray State, Louisiana Tech and Maryland. To continue reading this […]

  • Bitter High School Rivals Meet on the Golf Course

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) Grissom and Huntsville have of the fiercest golf rivalries in North Alabama. The last few years, these two teams have competed in a match-play style round for the “Predator Cup.” The two battled once again on Thursday at Hampton Cove for local bragging rights. The Grissom boys retained their cup on a tiebreaker. Both teams won 2 matches and split the fifth match, but Grissom owned a larger margin of victory.  According to Huntsville head coach Clifford Pate, […]

  • Everett Lanier Signs With Birmingham Southern

    Hazel Green, Ala (WHNT) Everett Lanier said it’s been a dream to quote his favorite rapper J. Cole and then sign to play college football. Lanier turned his dream into a reality Wednesday afternoon. The 220 pound bruiser of a running back signed on the dotted line with Birmingham Southern. “Regional, great school, they run the football and I run the football for a living so that’s it. Great academics and running the ball, it’s what I love to do.” […]

  • Bob Jones Senior Anna Gierow Signs Track Scholarship with Auburn

    Madison, Ala. (WHNT) Anna Gierow has always been an Auburn fan, and now she’s an Auburn student-athlete. Gierow signed a partial track scholarship Wednesday morning at Bob Jones High School.  “My whole family went to auburn and who can’t love auburn?” The two sport athlete at Bob Jones always thought soccer was her ticket to college, but it turns out track is the better option. “They said that I looked like an antelope when I run,” Gierow recalls about her coach’s […]

  • Lady Chargers Split DH in Regular Season Home Finale

    HUNTSVILLE | The 10th-ranked University of Alabama in Huntsville softball team split its regular season home finale, beating visiting Arkansas Tech 3-2 before falling 6-5 in eight innings in the nightcap. The Chargers move to 35-11 on the year, while the Golden Suns go to 35-16. UAH will now conclude regular season action this weekend when the team travels to Livingston to take on West Alabama for a three-game Gulf South Conference set. Helping her team earn the win in […]

  • AAMU Baseball Loses in Extras to Tennesee Tech

    NORMAL — The Bulldogs used seven pitchers and held Tennessee Tech to just one run in nine innings Wednesday, but the Golden Eagles scored a run in the top of the 10th to beat A&M 2-1. It was the Bulldogs’ final game at Bulldog Field this season. They will be the home team this weekend in the inaugural Magic City Diamond Classic at Rickwood Field in Birmingham. Starter Ben Fritz had the longest stint of the A&M pitchers, going 2 […]

  • “I know nothing of such rumors,” Nick Saban said about potential Recruitment of Braxton Miller

    Huntsville, Ala. (al.com) A few hours after Paul Finebaum hinted at the possibility of Alabama landing a high-profile potential transfer, Nick Saban arrived in Huntsville to kick off the Crimson Caravan tour. Saban did his best to diffuse the chatter involving the potential Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller could end up at Alabama. “I’m not really to talk about any other players on any other team,” Saban said before the question was finished. “I know nothing about any such rumors. I don’t […]

  • Avery Johnson Recruiting Hard in North Alabama

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) Avery Johnson wasn’t sure how to answer the first question thrown his way at Tuesday’s Crimson Caravan. “Have you been to Huntsville before coach?” The answer is yes, Johnson was in Huntsville one week prior on a recruiting visit with rising junior John Petty. Of course, Alabama’s new head basketball coach can’t say that publicly. The NCAA prohibits coaches from mentioning any player who has yet to sign a national letter of intent. Rather than hint he […]

  • Injury Plagued Spring Ends with ADay for Alabama

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The White Team defeated the Crimson Team, 27-14, in the 2015 Golden Flake A-Day Game in front of 65,175 fans, the ninth-largest spring game crowd in Alabama history. The White Team was led offensively by quarterback Jacob Coker, who completed 14-of-28 for 183 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions. Derrick Henry added 46 yards on the ground and one touchdown for the White Team. Robert Foster, playing for the White Team, led all receivers with 125 […]

  • Jeremy Johnson and Roc Thomas Lead Auburn Offense on ADay

    Auburn, Ala. (al.com) Jeremy Johnson entered Auburn’s A-Day scrimmage without the official title of starting quarterback or any kind of public hint that he’ll be the man to take over from Nick Marshallnext season. By the end of A-Day, Johnson looked every bit like Auburn’s next quarterback. Despite a few missed connections withD’haquille Williams early in the game, Johnson took every snap with the first-team offense and lit up Jordan-Hare Stadium in the second quarter of Team Auburn’s 24-14 win over […]

  • Alabama & Auburn ADay Hype Video

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) ADay is a day to celebrate football all across the state of Alabama. Rarely do the folks in Dixie need motivation for pigskin, even if the game is virtually meaningless. Just in case you need something to get out of bed and drive to Tuscaloosa or Auburn, click on the video player above.


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