Articles By: Marc Torrence

How not to be scared of even Nick Saban

I learned quickly not to be scared or intimidated. As a wide-eyed sophomore, I sat near the back of the Naylor Stone Media Suite at a Nick Saban press conference and grabbed the microphone, hands trembling. I had been assigned to ask a question for a story another Crimson White reporter was doing about conference expansion affecting the annual Tennessee […]

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Gymnastics team takes down defending national champion Gators

Gymnastics team takes down defending national champion Gators

In a dead heat through three rotations against defending national champion Florida, the Alabama gymnastics team faced exactly the kind of situation it will at nationals – one with no room for error against the most talented team in the country. And the No. 4 Crimson Tide showed exactly the kind of resolve that coach Sarah Patterson is looking for, […]

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Tide prepares for Gators, practices for postseason

Tide prepares for Gators, practices for postseason

Upon returning from a second-place finish at the Perfect 10 Challenge in Oklahoma City on Sunday, Alabama gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson wrote “.025” in big, black numbers at the top of the white board that hangs in the team’s practice facility. She challenged gymnasts to write their names underneath it if they felt they could improve their routines by .025, […]

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Pettway, Reed set to step in

Alabama coach Nick Saban typically only takes a junior college transfer if the player can fill an immediate need and is talented enough to do so. Most recently, cornerback Deion Belue was a two-year starter the last two seasons coming from Northeast Mississippi Community College. Before him, Terrence Cody made a huge impact on the defensive line and was a […]

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DeMeo strengthens routine mentality

DeMeo strengthens routine mentality

While Alabama gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson has changed her lineup around this season, mixing in freshmen to get experience while holding out some veterans to ease their workload, there has been one constant in the mix. Senior Sarah DeMeo has competed in every routine this year, the only gymnast on the team to do so. She’s vaulting for the first […]

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