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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the entire Staff moving to the 247Sports Network?
Yes. The entire BOL staff is moving with to the 247Sports Network. BOL’s Tim Watts, Lucky, Travis Reier, Shane Youngblood, TG Paschal and Chris Walsh exclusively post their updates only on The only place you can get breaking news and updates from the entire BOL staff is right here and not on any other ‘Bama site or networks.

How do I continue to get’s updates?
In order to continue to get BOL updates and access to the BOL Round Table, we are asking that you complete the merge process and activate your account on the new, now located on the 247Sports Network. The process is simple and easy and only takes about a minute to complete. Go here to get started and activate you account now!

Do I get credit for my current membership of
Yes. Because of our contract with the previous network, we are not permitted to transfer your account over to 247Sports. However, we recognize that you are a loyal member. In fact, many of you have been with us since 1996. We value your loyalty and support, and will absolutely honor your account going forward. If you are a monthly or annual subscriber we are honoring your account for the time you previously paid for on the other network. The bottom line is that we are going to give you what you paid for, plus a little more.

Why do I have to supply my credit card information?
We need your account and credit card information to verify you as a subscriber to BOL. We cannot activate your account without this information. Remember, your credit card will NOT be charged until your next renewal date.

Why did BOL leave the previous network?
Our contract was not renewed by our previous network. We had a great run there, but it’s time to move on. We built to more than 12,000 loyal members and grew to the largest “unofficial” team site on the Internet. We are more excited about the future than ever. We are now in a position to give your more – more breaking news, more updates, more message board interaction and more advanced product features. 247Sports is the fastest growing team site network on the Internet, and the founders are committed to being the No. 1 network on the Internet - through partnerships with the best team sites and constant technology and product development enhancements. Just check out the amazing 247Sports mobile/wireless site, and that’s only the beginning. We believe that BOL will be able to thrive in this new environment and provide Alabama fans with the best service possible.

Will the BOL content plan change? Are we still going to have features like the War Room? has always taken great pride in providing users with the most up-to-date reporting on Alabama team and recruiting news. It has always been our goal to give you the most content, breaking news and be available on the BOL message boards to talk Tide sports. From that perspective, nothing will change. BOL will still focus on what we’ve done for 15 years and be the exclusive provider of the BOL War Room and other product features. But we plan to take it up a notch. The new 247Sports message board technology will allow us to have a more controlled message board environment and allow us to be around more often to interact and answer questions about the Tide.

It appears that I have a different nickname/handle than what I entered during the activation process. How do I get my original BOL nickname/handle back?
Per the terms and conditions of our contract with the previous network, we are not allowed access to the BOL user data even though members were subscribers to There is a chance that when you activate your account that (1) you may already have your nickname in your possession if you previously registered with 247Sports, or (2) someone else has registered and requested your former/previous BOL nickname. If your nickname isn't available during the merge/activation process, the system will automatically assign you a new nickname with a (BOL_) before your nickname. We value your loyalty and will work hard to do our best to assist you in getting your original nickname back, or a suitable alternative. If you do not have your desired nickname after activation is complete, please email your first and last name, email address and desired nickname to

What do I do with my subscription to the other network?
Activating your account on 247Sports does not impact any previous subscription/memberships on other networks. What you do with your other account is up to you, but remember, there is only one - and it is located on 247Sports.

Also see BOL Open Letter

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