Articles By: Marquavius Burnett

Bring on the real world, responsibilities

I read a tweet a while back that said, “Graduating in four years is like leaving the bar at 10 p.m.,” and who am I to disagree with that bulletproof logic? It took me six years to get to this point and outside of the student loan debt; I wouldn’t have it any other way. My situation was a little […]

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Tide faces pressure for 4th national championship under Saban

It will be the elephant in the room as the 2013 college football season inches closer. Head coach Nick Saban, his staff and the players will down play it and stress this is a different team that has yet to accomplish anything. But it will be the only thing pundits and fans can talk about until someone dethrones the current […]

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The Patterson Legacy: Coaching couple shares story

During a rare competition-free week this spring, David Patterson becomes a storyteller and comedian. David, his wife and head gymnastics coach, Sarah, and assistant coaches Bryan Raschilla and Dana Duckworth are all gathered reminiscing about their time together and sharing stories. The conversation switches to talk of Sarah’s assistant coaches potentially becoming head coaches one day and the possibility of […]

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The resignation of Mal Moore and subsequent hiring of Bill Battle as athletics director dominated this week's news cycle.

New AD Battle plans on taking ‘listening tour’ to better understand the athletic department

When Bill Battle got the call about possibly filling the athletic director position at The University of Alabama, his initial thoughts were “man this is a great honor, but do I really want to do this?” Battle was “cutting up trees with a chainsaw that had fallen from the recent tornado” when he was informed of then athletic director Mal […]

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Gymnastics team heads to conference championships

The Alabama gymnastics team will travel to Little Rock, Ark., for the 2013 SEC Championships Friday. The conference championships provide the Crimson Tide a chance to perform in a hostile environment before nationals. “The SEC is the toughest conference in the nation in my opinion,” senior Ashley Sledge said. “You definitely want the bragging rights, so we’re preparing very heavily […]

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