Category: Sports

UA baseball team looks to even series

There are only a few schools that have routinely given Alabama baseball coach Mitch Gaspard’s teams trouble over his 10-year head coaching career. One of those schools is Southern Miss, a team that Alabama will play for the second time this season and the 100th time in school history Tuesday night at 6:05 p.m. at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. “I think with […]

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The gamble of the game: Former Alabama fullback faces degenerative nerve disease

The gamble of the game: Former Alabama fullback faces degenerative nerve disease

When Kevin Turner was 5 years old, he began his first season of organized football. Twenty-six seasons later at age 30, Kevin Turner would play his last season of organized football. Turner, a former University of Alabama and NFL fullback, has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease that attacks the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord that control […]

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Rec fields fail to cope with weather problems

Without practice, athletes have less opportunity to improve–something every athlete knows. Intramural and club sports at The University of Alabama are often faced with this dilemma. The recreation fields that are allotted for student and club sport use are at the mercy of the weather, sometimes resulting in fewer practices for club teams. “We work with Champion Sports Medicine and […]

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Softball team concludes nonconference schedule

In each of its three games last week, the No. 6 Alabama softball team attracted crowds in the thousands. Even when Alabama suffered a disappointing 6-2 loss last Wednesday to Auburn at Lagoon Park in Montgomery, the atmosphere was great, coach Patrick Murphy said. “They had over 3,000 people, and the only disappointing thing was we didn’t play very well,” […]

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Defensive front 7 rises to A-Day challenge

Defensive front 7 rises to A-Day challenge

Less than two hours before kickoff on Saturday, three former Crimson Tide captains mashed cleats and hands into wet concrete in front of Denny Chimes, forever cementing their legacies on Alabama’s campus. Two of those former players, quarterback AJ McCarron and linebacker C.J. Mosley, were widely regarded as the unquestioned leaders of the offense and defense, respectively, in 2013. Questions […]

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