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Alabama designated hitter Owen Diodati (16) slides into home plate in the Crimson Tides 18-5 victory over the No. 7 Arkansas Razorbacks on May 21 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Baseball embarrasses No. 7 Arkansas in regular season finale

May 21, 2022

The No. 7 Arkansas Razorbacks (38-16, 18-12) are currently fighting for both the SEC West and a national seed in the NCAA Tournament. They didn’t look the part on Saturday, as the Alabama Crimson Tide...

Baseball clinches SEC Tournament berth in victory over No. 7 Arkansas

Baseball clinches SEC Tournament berth in victory over No. 7 Arkansas

May 20, 2022

For an Alabama baseball program on the rise, it is a yearly goal for the Crimson Tide to make the SEC Tournament. At long last this season, that box can now be checked. Alabama (28-15, 11-17) lived...

Alabama center fielder Caden Rose (7) is congratulated by his teammates in the Crimson Tides 7-3 loss to the No. 7 Arkansas Razorbacks on May 19 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Razorbacks’ five-run fifth enough to take down Alabama in series opener

May 19, 2022

After four innings, the Alabama Crimson Tide (27-25, 10-17) felt in control. The Crimson Tide led 3-0, and starting pitcher Garrett McMillan was perfect on the mound. That was until the fifth inning,...

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‘We’re done’: Saban, Fisher in conflict over NIL allegations

May 19, 2022

We are witnessing history in the sport of college football. Not only with NIL, but with what’s coming along with it. Some claim that it will “ruin the sport.” Well, now it’s ruining relationships...

Sunday’s Game 3 between Alabama and No. 20 Auburn declared ‘no contest’ after long weather delay

Sunday’s Game 3 between Alabama and No. 20 Auburn declared ‘no contest’ after long weather delay

May 15, 2022

Game 3 on Sunday at Plainsman Park between the Alabama Crimson Tide (27-24, 10-16) and No. 20 Auburn Tigers (35-16, 15-11) won’t have a winner. The Crimson Tide and Tigers were tied at 1 in the bottom...

Alabama starting pitcher Jacob McNairy (34) prepares to throw a pitch in the Crimson Tide’s 6-4 loss to the No. 20 Auburn Tigers on May 14 at Plainsman Park in Auburn, Alabama.

Baseball loses Game 2 to No. 20 Auburn despite hot start Saturday afternoon

May 14, 2022

After losing its 12th one-run game Friday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide came out with a vengeance on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson Tide (27-24, 10-16) jumped out to a red-hot start, scoring four...

Alabama starting pitcher Garrett McMillan (39) prepares to throw a pitch in the Crimson Tides 3-2 loss to the No. 20 Auburn Tigers on May 13 at Plainsman Park in Auburn, Alabama.

Baseball drops 12th one-run contest in loss to No. 20 Auburn Friday night

May 13, 2022

The Alabama Crimson Tide is on the outside looking in for the NCAA Tournament. Friday night’s 3-2 loss to the No. 20 Auburn Tigers (34-16, 14-11) is the 18th one-run contest that Alabama has played in...

A rivalry renewed: Baseball takes on No. 20 Auburn with postseason hopes on the line

A rivalry renewed: Baseball takes on No. 20 Auburn with postseason hopes on the line

May 13, 2022

Regardless of the sport, when the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers meet, it has the eyes of everyone in the state. Fans from both sides look for bragging rights anywhere they can get them, and...

The Book of Zeus: How a personal tragedy and high expectations turned a childhood prodigy into a college star

The Book of Zeus: How a personal tragedy and high expectations turned a childhood prodigy into a college star

May 9, 2022

On Feb. 4, 2014, a 52-year-old man died after almost two weeks on life support. 13 long days earlier, a series of blood clots caused his heart to suddenly stop beating due to a lack of oxygen. That...

Baseball looks to improve its bubble status at home against No. 20 LSU

Baseball looks to improve its bubble status at home against No. 20 LSU

May 6, 2022

The college baseball season is entering its final stretch, and the Alabama Crimson Tide (25-20, 9-12) are in the thick of things. According to D1Baseball last week, Alabama was safely in the field for...

Alabama shortstop Jim Jarvis (10) hustles around the bases in the Crimson Tide’s 11-5 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks on April 30 at Founders Park in Columbia, South Carolina.

Baseball suffers untimely sweep at South Carolina

May 1, 2022

After back-to-back losses to open the series, the Alabama Crimson Tide (25-20, 9-12) were in need of a victory Saturday morning to avoid a costly sweep to the South Carolina Gamecocks (22-20, 9-12). The...

Alabama starting pitcher Jacob McNairy (34) throws a pitch in the Crimson Tide’s 2-1 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks on April 29 at Founders Park in Columbia, South Carolina.

Baseball’s offense falters in loss at South Carolina Friday night

April 30, 2022

The offense comes and goes at times, and Friday night was no different. On Thursday, the Crimson Tide offense put up five runs, including two in the ninth inning, to tie the game that eventually was...

Alabama starting pitcher Garrett McMillan (39) throws a pitch in the Crimson Tide’s 6-5 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks on April 28 at Founders Park in Columbia, South Carolina.

Alabama’s comeback effort falls short in game one of crucial series at South Carolina

April 28, 2022

This weekend’s series at South Carolina is huge for Alabama baseball. With the Crimson Tide currently in the NCAA Tournament field as a 3-seed according to D1Baseball, there is little room for error....

Alabama crushes Samford for the second time this season Tuesday night

Alabama crushes Samford for the second time this season Tuesday night

April 27, 2022

Tuesday night was eerily familiar to April 5 when the Alabama Crimson Tide took on the Samford Bulldogs (18-20). The Crimson Tide dominated from start to finish, throttling the Bulldogs 9-3 at Joe Lee...

Alabama right fielder Andrew Pinckney (21) swings at a pitch in the Crimson Tide’s 3-0 win over the No. 14 Georgia Bulldogs on April 24 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Hitt, Pinckney shine in much-needed Alabama win over No. 14 Georgia

April 24, 2022
Sunday was the first shutout against an SEC opponent for the Crimson Tide since April 2019.
Alabama RHP Jacob McNairy (34) throws a pitch in the Crimson Tide’s 3-0 loss to the No. 14 Georgia Bulldogs on April 23 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Baseball’s offense completely stifled in Saturday loss to No. 14 Georgia

April 23, 2022

For the second straight day, Alabama’s offense was almost as silent as the crowd that watched the Crimson Tide get shut out 3-0 by the No. 14 Georgia Bulldogs (28-11, 11-6) at Sewell-Thomas Stadium on...

Alabama catcher Dominic Tamez (3) rounds the bases after a home run in the Crimson Tide’s 4-2 loss to the No. 14 Georgia Bulldogs on April 22 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Alabama drops series opener to No. 14 Georgia after four-run first inning

April 22, 2022

Alabama starting pitcher Garrett McMillan was able to teach the Bulldogs to behave, but not until enough damage was already done. 14th ranked Georgia scored four runs in the first inning, and rode that...

Alabama third baseman Zane Denton (44) gets ready to swing the bat in the Crimson Tide’s 15-4 loss to the No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers on April 17 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.

No. 24 Alabama obliterated by No. 1 Tennessee to drop series Sunday

April 17, 2022
On Sunday, Tennessee (33-3, 14-1) cruised to a 15-4 win over the Crimson Tide, winning the weekend series.
Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner (15) prepares to rush the quarterback in the annual A-Day game on April 16, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Moody, Turner and Anderson shine in rainy A-Day Game

April 16, 2022

It was a rainy day at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday afternoon, and the play on the field during the annual A-Day Game was just as sloppy. In a game where the final score doesn’t matter, the “White”...

Alabama designated hitter Owen Diodati (16) trots around the bases after a home run in the Crimson Tide’s 6-3 win over the No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers on April 16 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

No. 24 Alabama baseball ends No.1 Tennessee’s historic run Friday night

April 16, 2022
No. 24 Alabama (23-12, 8-5) won their eighth straight contest 6-3 over the top-ranked Tennessee Volunteers (31-3, 12-1) Friday night.
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young looks on during the Crimson Tide’s scrimmage on April 9 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Football looks to grow and gain experience in 2022 A-Day game

April 14, 2022

It’s been 94 days since the Alabama Crimson Tide fell short in the College Football National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium, where the Georgia Bulldogs beat Alabama for the first time since 2007 and...

No. 24 Alabama ready for major challenge at No. 1 Tennessee

No. 24 Alabama ready for major challenge at No. 1 Tennessee

April 13, 2022
The Alabama Crimson Tide have been impressive as of late, winning seven straight games over the past two weeks.
Alabama starting pitcher Ben Hess (27) winds up for a pitch in the Crimson Tide’s 3-1 win over the Belmont Bruins on April 12, at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

No. 24 Alabama wins seventh straight contest against Belmont

April 12, 2022

With a series against No. 1 Tennessee looming this weekend, No. 24 Alabama baseball could have overlooked its midweek opponent, but the Crimson Tide defeated the Belmont Bruins 3-1 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium...

Alabama shortstop Jim Jarvis (10) slides into first base on a pickoff attempt in the Crimson Tide’s 7-4 victory over the No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels on April 10 at Swayze Field in Oxford, Mississippi.

Baseball sweeps No. 9 Ole Miss in Oxford for the first time since 1997

April 10, 2022
The Crimson Tide have now won seven of their last eight games — and five of their last six against SEC opponents — after defeating the No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels 7-3 to complete the series sweep on Sunday at Swayze Field.
Denton’s 10th-inning blast lifts Alabama over No. 9 Ole Miss Saturday

Denton’s 10th-inning blast lifts Alabama over No. 9 Ole Miss Saturday

April 10, 2022

Alabama is fully in rhythm. The Crimson Tide won their fourth consecutive SEC game in a 12-10 extra-innings win over the ninth-ranked Ole Miss Rebels at Swayze Field on Saturday afternoon. The win...

Alabama shortstop Jim Jarvis (11) shows excitement in the Crimson Tide’s 7-4 win over the No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels on April 8 at Swayze Field in Oxford, Mississippi.

Baseball dominates No. 9 Ole Miss in series opener Friday night

April 9, 2022

The Alabama Crimson Tide (19-12, 5-5) had won five of their last six. It’s now six of seven after the Crimson Tide defeated the No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels (19-10, 4-6) 7-4 at Swayze Field on Friday night. Alabama...

Alabama second baseman Bryce Eblin (13) takes an at-bat in the Crimson Tide’s 10-1 win over the Samford Bulldogs on April 5 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Offense shines in baseball’s rout of Samford Tuesday night

April 6, 2022

After a series win over the Texas A&M Aggies, Alabama head coach Brad Bohannon said his team was focused on defeating Samford Tuesday night. “We haven’t been very good at all on Tuesdays the...

Alabama third baseman Zane Denton (44) takes an at-bat in the Crimson Tide’s 8-4 win over the Texas A&M Aggies on April 3 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Alabama clinches first SEC series win of season against Texas A&M after huge fourth inning

April 3, 2022
After losing back-to-back series to No. 14 Florida and Mississippi State, the Alabama Crimson Tide won their first SEC series of the season, defeating the Texas A&M Aggies (16-11, 4-5) 8-4 in the rubber match on Sunday afternoon.
William Hamiter (11) cheers on his teammates after a three-run seventh inning in Alabama’s 10-9 victory over the Texas A&M Aggies on April 2 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Baseball wakes up the bats, holds on to best Texas A&M in wild game on Saturday

April 3, 2022

To nobody’s surprise, the Alabama Crimson Tide (16-12, 3-5) were in yet another topsy-turvy game on Saturday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Crimson Tide have now played in 13 one-run games this...

Alabama starting pitcher Garrett McMillan winds up for a pitch in the Crimson Tide’s 3-2 loss to the Texas A&M Aggies on April 1 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Baseball’s offense falls short against Texas A&M Friday night

April 2, 2022

Sitting in last in the SEC West, Alabama baseball is in the midst of a huge home series this weekend. It fell short to the Texas A&M Aggies (16-9, 4-3) by a score of 3-2 on Friday night at Sewell-Thomas...

Alabama second baseman Bryce Eblin (13) celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the Crimson Tide’s 5-4 victory over South Alabama on March 29 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Baseball walks off South Alabama on wild pitch

March 30, 2022

The Alabama Crimson Tide (15-11) stopped the bleeding on their midweek wounds this season, defeating the South Alabama Jaguars (16-7) 5-4 on Tuesday night. The game-winning run came across the plate...

Alabama pitcher Grayson Hitt prepares to throw a pitch in the Crimson Tide’s 6-2 win against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Dudy Noble Field in Starkville, Mississippi.

Alabama baseball avoids sweep, wins at Mississippi State Sunday

March 27, 2022
Alabama (14-11, 2-4) baseball can breathe a sigh of relief after defeating the Mississippi State Bulldogs (15-10, 3-3) 6-2 in the final game of the series Sunday afternoon.
Baseball blows another lead, losing in walk-off fashion once again on Saturday

Baseball blows another lead, losing in walk-off fashion once again on Saturday

March 27, 2022

Similar to Friday night, there were plenty of opportunities for the Alabama Crimson Tide to win. But just like 17 hours earlier, the Crimson Tide blew multiple leads in their 8-7 loss to the Mississippi...

Baseball slips late, loses in extra innings Friday at Mississippi State

Baseball slips late, loses in extra innings Friday at Mississippi State

March 26, 2022

“It’s really hard to close games out on the road,” Alabama head coach Brad Bohannon said earlier in the week. “I think you saw that from a great Florida team this week. They had a hard time closing...

Alabama baseball prepares for road challenge at Mississippi State

Alabama baseball prepares for road challenge at Mississippi State

March 25, 2022

After falling midweek to UAB, another test is ahead for the Alabama Crimson Tide (13-9, 1-2) as they head to Starkville, Mississippi, to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs this weekend. The Bulldogs...

Baseball drops another midweek matchup at UAB

Baseball drops another midweek matchup at UAB

March 23, 2022

The midweek trap game struck again for Alabama baseball.  The UAB Blazers defeated Alabama 5-4 Wednesday night at Regions Field in Birmingham, Alabama.  The Crimson Tide are now 3-4 in their midweek...

The Alabama baseball team storms the field after defeating the No. 9 Florida Gators 8-7 on March 20, at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Alabama walks off No. 9 Florida, avoids sweep

March 20, 2022

After seven innings at Sewell-Thomas Stadium, the Alabama Crimson Tide led the ninth-ranked Florida Gators 5-4. The Gators took control in the eighth on a two-run homer by center fielder Jud Fabian.  But...

Alabama catcher Dominic Tamez (3) swings the bat in the Crimson Tide’s 13-6 loss to the Florida Gators on March 19 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Baseball hit hard by No. 9 Florida Saturday night

March 19, 2022

After a rally that fell short on Friday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide (12-8, 0-2) was put in its place on Saturday night, losing 13-6 to the No. 9 Florida Gators. The Gators (15-4, 2-0) offense hammered...

Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly (13) walks off the court after getting injured in the Crimson Tide’s 78-64 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Round of 64 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, California.

The story of the 2021-22 Alabama basketball season

March 18, 2022

Relief is what Alabama basketball fans feel after a 78-64 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday afternoon. To be frank, they are probably the only fan...

Alabama guard Jaden Shackelford (5) reacts to a made jump shot against Vanderbilt in the second round of the SEC Tournament on March 10 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

No. 6 Alabama opens up NCAA Tournament play with No. 11 Notre Dame in the Round of 64

March 18, 2022

The moment has come. There is no more room for error. If you lose, your season is over. The Alabama Crimson Tide has had one of the more inconsistent seasons of any team in college basketball, but it...

Baseball falls to Southern Miss after late controversial call

Baseball falls to Southern Miss after late controversial call

March 17, 2022

After sweeping the Binghamton Bearcats over the weekend, the Alabama Crimson Tide dropped to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 3-2 on Wednesday night. It's the third midweek loss of the season for the...

Second-half collapse against Vanderbilt sends Alabama home from SEC tournament

Second-half collapse against Vanderbilt sends Alabama home from SEC tournament

March 11, 2022

The Alabama Crimson Tide have one guaranteed game remaining.  The Crimson Tide (19-13) led by 15 in the second half before choking the game away, losing to the Vanderbilt Commodores 82-76 in the...

Alabama suffers embarrassing defeat to North Alabama Wednesday afternoon

Alabama suffers embarrassing defeat to North Alabama Wednesday afternoon

March 10, 2022

Another week, another untimely loss for the Alabama Crimson Tide (9-5).  The North Alabama Lions blew out the Crimson Tide 9-5 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Playing in the gauntlet...

Jahvon Quinerly drives to the basket on Feb. 16 against Mississippi State.

2022 SEC tournament: Alabama’s path to defending its title

March 9, 2022

After a remarkable run in Nashville last March, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the LSU Tigers 80-79 to win their first SEC tournament championship since 1991. Guard Jahvon Quinerly, as the SEC tournament...

Alabama secures weekend sweep of Murray State

Alabama secures weekend sweep of Murray State

March 6, 2022

After losing four straight games to No. 1 Texas and UT Martin, the Crimson Tide (9-4) have won four consecutive games, including a 5-4 win over the Murray State Racers (8-3) to complete the three-game...

Alabama guard Keon Ellis (14) shoots a 3-pointer over LSU forward Mwani Wilkinson (5) in the Crimson Tide’s 80-77 loss at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on March 5.

No. 25 Alabama makes too many mistakes in overtime loss to LSU

March 5, 2022

After multiple miscues at the end of the game, the No. 25 Alabama Crimson Tide (19-12, 9-9) fell to the LSU Tigers (21-10, 9-9) 80-77 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Saturday...

Alabama right-hander Garrett McMillan throws a pitch against Xavier on Feb. 18.

McMillan’s strong start leads Alabama over Murray State Friday afternoon

March 5, 2022

Last week in Austin, Texas, right-hander Garrett McMillan put on a pitching clinic, throwing six scoreless innings against the No. 1 Longhorns. On Friday night, it was more of the same in Alabama’s 5-1...

Mens basketball looks to bounce back from bad loss in regular season finale at LSU

Men’s basketball looks to bounce back from bad loss in regular season finale at LSU

March 5, 2022

On Wednesday night, the No. 25 Alabama Crimson Tide (19-11, 9-8) got embarrassed on their own home floor in the season’s last game at Coleman Coliseum. The Crimson Tide were outscored 50-31 in the second...

Alabama guards Keon Ellis (14) and Jaden Shackelford show disappointment in the Crimson Tide’s 87-71 loss to the Texas A&M Aggies on March 2 at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa.

Alabama finishes season at Coleman Coliseum with a disappointing loss to Texas A&M

March 2, 2022

Alabama Crimson Tide basketball fans are accustomed to the team dropping important games in February and March over the years. Wednesday night was yet another bad loss when the Crimson Tide fell to the...

Alabama forward Noah Gurley (0) and guard JD Davison (3) talk during the Crimson Tide’s 80-75 win over Mississippi State on Feb. 16.

No. 25 Alabama takes on Texas A&M in regular season home finale

March 2, 2022

It’s officially March — the month that favors the elite teams and exposes the weak teams.  Alabama is hitting its stride at the right time. After celebrating Senior Night last Saturday, all...

Alabama third baseman Zane Denton swings the bat against Alabama State on Feb. 23.

Alabama gives up four home runs in loss to UT Martin

March 1, 2022

The balls were flying out on a sunny day at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Alabama’s 7-6 loss to the UT Martin Skyhawks Tuesday afternoon. There were six home runs between the two teams. The Skyhawks sent...

Alabama’s inability to pick up timely hits seals fate in series sweep at No. 1 Texas

Alabama’s inability to pick up timely hits seals fate in series sweep at No. 1 Texas

February 27, 2022
After losing the first two games of the series because of poor offense, it was more of the same on Sunday afternoon. 
Alabama guard Keon Ellis (14) drives into the paint in the Crimson Tide’s 90-71 win over the Gamecocks at Coleman Coliseum on Feb. 26.

No. 24 Alabama beats South Carolina on Senior Night

February 27, 2022

It has been a while since the Alabama Crimson Tide has shown a dominant performance.  On Senior Night at Coleman Coliseum, the Crimson Tide had a 90-71 blowout win over the South Carolina Gamecocks. The...

Texas third baseman Skyler Messinger scores the winning run in the Longhorn’s 1-0 win over Alabama Friday night.

Baseball wastes multiple good opportunities against No. 1 Texas Friday night

February 26, 2022

The Alabama Crimson Tide had the bases loaded two different times but couldn’t come away with any runs in their 1-0 loss Friday night to the No. 1 Texas Longhorns at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin,...

Alabama takes part in a huddle prior to taking on the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Coleman Coliseum on Feb. 16, 2022.

Quinerly and Ellis among others to be honored for Senior Day against South Carolina

February 25, 2022

It’ll be an emotional day for five Alabama basketball players on Saturday as the No. 24 Crimson Tide (18-10, 8-7) take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (17-10, 8-7) at Coleman Coliseum. Guards Jahvon...

Alabama shortstop Jim Jarvis (10) celebrates with Owen Diodati (16) and Will Hodo (1) after hitting a home run against Alabama State on Feb. 23.

Strong pitching and hitting helps baseball cruise to a victory over Alabama State

February 23, 2022

Just two days prior to a series with the No. 1 Texas Longhorns, the Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0) played their final tune-up, defeating the Alabama State Hornets (1-4) 9-2 Wednesday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas...

Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly (13) drives in for the layup on Vanderbilt’s Liam Robbins (21) in the Crimson Tide’s 74-72 victory at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee, on Feb. 22.

Quinerly erupts in second half to lead No. 24 Alabama over Vanderbilt

February 23, 2022

There have been several times this season when Alabama head coach Nate Oats has called Jahvon Quinerly the “best guard in the country.” There have also been times when Oats has asked for more out of...

Alabama right-hander Jacob McNairy fires a pitch in the Crimson Tide’s 6-3 victory over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Feb. 22 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Baseball handles Jacksonville State in first midweek contest

February 23, 2022

After sweeping Xavier last weekend to start the season, the Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0) downed the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (0-4) 6-3 in their first of two games this week. The Crimson Tide had a...

Alabama assistant coach Antoine Pettway leads a pregame huddle before Alabama’s contest at Kentucky on Feb. 19, 2022.

No. 24 Alabama men’s basketball begins homestretch of SEC play with road test at Vanderbilt

February 22, 2022

The Alabama Crimson Tide have four more conference games before the SEC and NCAA tournaments, and head coach Nate Oats has reached his breaking point. On Saturday, the No. 24 Crimson Tide (17-10, 7-7)...

Alabama guard Keon Ellis (14) shoots over Kentucky’s Davion Mintz (10) in the Crimson Tide’s 90-81 loss at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, on Feb. 19, 2022.

Men’s basketball falls apart at No. 4 Kentucky after Ellis’ scorching-hot start

February 19, 2022

A basketball game can change in minutes, sometimes seconds.  In Rupp Arena Saturday afternoon, it looked like the Alabama Crimson Tide were going to win by a large margin, but the No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats...

Alabama forward James Rojas (33) drives past Kentucky forward Keion Brooks Jr. (12) for the layup in the Crimson Tide’s 66-55 loss on Feb. 5, 2022.

No. 25 Alabama takes three-game win streak into Saturday showdown with No. 4 Kentucky

February 19, 2022

Two weeks ago, the No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats (21-5, 10-3) came into Coleman Coliseum and played a relatively poor game compared to the rest of their performances this season.  Yet, due to even worse...

Alabama head coach Brad Bohannon talks to his team during a scrimmage on Jan. 28, 2022.

Alabama baseball makes long-awaited return against Xavier

February 17, 2022

The crack of the bat. The smack of a ball hitting a glove. The smells of hot dogs and beer.  It all returns to Sewell-Thomas Stadium this weekend as the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball makes its return...

Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly (13) shoots a step-back jumper over Bulldogs guard Iverson Molinar (1) in the Crimson Tide’s 80-75 win Wednesday night at Coleman Coliseum.

Oats’ ejection electrifies No. 25 Alabama in win over Mississippi State

February 17, 2022
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians once said, “Players win games. Coaches lose them.”
Charles Bediako (10) and Jaden Shackelford (5) celebrate with JD Davison (3) after a bucket in Alabama’s 68-67 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Feb. 12.

No. 25 Alabama takes two-game win streak into rematch with Mississippi State

February 16, 2022

A month ago, the Alabama Crimson Tide led the Mississippi State Bulldogs 60-55 in Starkville, Mississippi, with under 10 minutes to play. The Crimson Tide had held their own against an aggressive rebounding...

Alabama guard JD Davison (3) looks to make a play in the Crimson Tide’s 68-67 win over Arkansas on Feb. 12, 2022, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Men’s basketball snaps Arkansas’ win streak in final seconds despite sloppy play

February 12, 2022

Not every win can be as pretty as Wednesday night’s rout of Ole Miss, and that was the case on Saturday.  Regardless, the Alabama Crimson Tide (16-9, 6-6) improved to .500 in SEC play with their...

Alabama head coach Nate Oats shows emotion in the Crimson Tide’s 66-55 home loss to Kentucky on Feb. 5, 2022.

Alabama starts two-game homestand strong against red-hot Arkansas

February 12, 2022

On Wednesday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide won a road game for the second time this season.  The Crimson Tide (15-9, 5-6) put on an offensive clinic in their 97-83 win over Ole Miss, knocking down...

Alabama guard Jaden Shackelford (5) watches his shot go up in the Crimson Tide’s 97-83 win over Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi, on Feb. 9, 2022.

Shackelford, Alabama offense shine in win over Ole Miss

February 9, 2022
Just four days after the worst offensive performance of the season, the Alabama Crimson Tide (15-9, 5-6) looked like its old self, knocking down shot after shot in its 97-83 rout of the Ole Miss Rebels.
Alabama players Darius Miles (2), Jaden Shackelford (5) and James Rojas (33) console each other in Alabama’s 100-81 loss at No. 1 Auburn on Feb. 1, 2022.

Men’s basketball searches for much-needed win at Ole Miss

February 9, 2022

After facing three top-five opponents in the same week — No. 4 Baylor, No. 1 Auburn and No. 5 Kentucky — the Crimson Tide will now face three consecutive unranked teams. The first is a road matchup...

Alabama forward Charles Bediako (10) goes up for a layup on Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe in the Crimson Tide’s 66-55 loss to the Wildcats on Feb. 5, 2022.

Alabama’s worst offensive performance of the season leads to ugly loss against No. 5 Kentucky

February 6, 2022

It hasn’t happened much under head coach Nate Oats, but nothing went right offensively for the Alabama Crimson Tide (14-9, 4-6) on Saturday. They dropped the second home game of the year to the No. 5...

Alabama guard Jaden Shackelford (5) attempts a 3-point shot in the Crimson Tide’s 87-78 win over Baylor on Jan. 29, 2022.

Men’s basketball looks to add another statement win against No. 5 Kentucky

February 5, 2022

Alabama (14-8, 4-5) is the first program since Rutgers in 2009 to play three straight top-five opponents in the regular season, and it has had mixed results. The Crimson Tide took down the defending...

Opinion | NIL has opened doors, but is it enough?

Opinion | NIL has opened doors, but is it enough?

February 2, 2022
The long, drawn-out debate about whether or not college athletes should be paid has finally been settled. Or has it?
Jaden Shackelford (5) drives to the basket in Alabama’s 100-81 loss to No. 1 Auburn at Auburn Arena on Feb. 1, 2022.

Alabama suffers regular-season sweep against No. 1 Auburn

February 2, 2022

Amid the whistles, the Alabama Crimson Tide (14-8, 4-5) gave up a season high in points on their way to a 100-81 loss against the No. 1 Auburn Tigers (21-1, 9-0). With the win, the Tigers swept the...

Alabama’s Jaden Shackelford (5) focuses on Auburn’s K.D. Johnson (0) during the Tigers’ 81-77 win in Coleman Coliseum on Jan. 11, 2022.

Alabama takes up-and-down season into second matchup with No. 1 Auburn Tuesday night

February 1, 2022

Three weeks ago tonight, the Auburn Tigers came into Coleman Coliseum and were given all they could handle from the Alabama Crimson Tide. After trailing by 14 with under eight to go, the Crimson Tide eventually...

Jaden Shackelford celebrates during the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Jan. 29, 2022.

Alabama beats No. 4 Baylor in the Big 12/SEC Challenge

January 29, 2022

It was a scramble for most of the game, but the Alabama Crimson Tide (14-7) made the bigger plays down the stretch and fed off of the crowd’s energy to beat the No. 4 Baylor Bears, 87-78, Saturday afternoon. “They're...

Alabama guard Keon Ellis (14) celebrates with fans following Alabama’s 86-76 victory over Missouri on Jan. 22, 2022

Alabama men’s basketball faces defending national champion Baylor in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

January 29, 2022

The day is here.  Jan. 29 has been circled on the Alabama basketball calendar for some time now, as Coleman Coliseum will host the 2021 National Champion Baylor Bears (18-2). The Bears are currently...

Alabama guard Keon Ellis (14) makes a play at the rim in the Crimson Tide’s 82-76 loss to Georgia on Tuesday night at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA.

Alabama men’s basketball suffers worst loss of the season

January 25, 2022

The insufferable losses for the Alabama Crimson Tide continue. Despite opening the day as a 14.5-point favorite, the Crimson Tide (13-7, 4-4) dropped in a disappointing effort to the Georgia Bulldogs...

Alabama guard JD Davison battles with Mizzou guards Javon Pickett (4) and Jarron Coleman (5) for a rebound during Saturdays win

Alabama men’s basketball to face off against Georgia Tuesday night

January 25, 2022

On Saturday, the Alabama Crimson Tide (13-6, 4-3) will begin a three-game stretch that includes No. 4 Baylor, No. 1 Auburn and No. 12 Kentucky. But first, the Crimson Tide will match up with the only winless...

Alabama’s Jaden Shackelford (5) drives past Missouri’s Javon Pickett in Alabama’s 86-76 victory over Missouri.

Men’s basketball comes roaring back in the second half to down Missouri

January 22, 2022

After leading for over 83% of the game, it looked like the Missouri Tigers (8-10) were going to upset the Alabama Crimson Tide again. But after trailing by 14 with under 14 minutes to play, the Crimson...

Alabama guards JD Davison (3) and Jaden Shackelford (5) and forward Noah Gurley (0) show excitement after a play in Alabama’s 92-86 loss to Missouri on Jan. 8, 2022

Alabama men’s basketball looks forward to rematch against Missouri

January 22, 2022

It’s been two weeks since the Alabama Crimson Tide went up to Columbia, Missouri, for their worst loss of the season. The Crimson Tide allowed 92 points to the Missouri Tigers, and Alabama head coach...

Guard Jaden Shackelford (5) lays the ball up in Alabama’s 70-67 win over No. 13 LSU Wednesday night.

Alabama men’s basketball snaps three-game skid with win over No. 13 LSU

January 19, 2022

The Crimson Tide is back on top. It’s been a long 14 days since the Crimson Tide beat Florida in Gainesville. On Wednesday night at Coleman Coliseum, Alabama (12-6) took down the No. 13 LSU Tigers...

Alabama guards Jahvon Quinerly (13) and Jaden Shackelford (5) talk with Alabama head coach Nate Oats during Alabama’s matchup with Auburn on Jan. 11.

Men’s basketball looks to get season back on track against No. 13 LSU

January 19, 2022

The Alabama men’s basketball season has reached its tipping point. After three straight losses, the now-unranked Crimson Tide (11-6) return home to take on the No. 13 LSU Tigers (15-2). It has...

Guard Darius Miles (2) drives past guard Shakeel Moore (3) in Alabama’s 78-76 loss against Mississippi State in Starkville, Mississippi.

Alabama men’s basketball drops third in a row at Mississippi State

January 15, 2022

The outlook of the Alabama basketball season is now in question. The Crimson Tide lost their third consecutive game in the last 10 days to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 78-76, at Humphrey Coliseum...

The Alabama men’s basketball team gets ready before its game at Mississippi State on Feb. 27, 2020.

Alabama in “must-win” situation at Mississippi State

January 15, 2022

On Tuesday night, the No. 24 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-5) dropped their first home game since December 2020 to the No. 4 Auburn Tigers 81-77. The loss dropped Alabama to 2-2 in conference play. Now,...

Alabama guard JD Davison (3) drives to the basket in Alabama’s 81-77 loss against Auburn on Jan. 11, 2022.

Alabama men’s basketball falls short to Auburn after late game surge

January 12, 2022

After an unbelievable late game effort, the No. 24 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-5) still fell four points short of the No. 4 Auburn Tigers (15-1), losing 81-77 on Tuesday night at Coleman Coliseum. The...

Alabama men’s basketball looks to bounce back in a big way against No. 4 Auburn

Alabama men’s basketball looks to bounce back in a big way against No. 4 Auburn

January 11, 2022

Three days ago, the Alabama Crimson Tide endured their worst loss of the season, dropping 92-86 to the unranked Missouri Tigers (7-7) in Columbia, Missouri. Tuesday night, Alabama returns home to what...

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is chased down by Georgia linebacker Channing Tindall in the Bulldogs 33-18 CFP National Championship victory.

Georgia finally overcame Alabama. What happens next?

January 11, 2022

Down goes Alabama. Everyone rejoices. The Georgia Bulldogs finally broke the spell and won their first national championship since 1980. So what does this mean for the future of college football?...

Missouri’s DaJuan Gordon and Alabama’s JD Davison fight for a loose ball in Alabama’s 92-86 loss at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO.

Men’s basketball falls to Mizzou in ‘worst defensive performance of the year’

January 8, 2022

Earlier this week, Alabama head coach Nate Oats said his team’s losses have been “haunting.” He will now have to add another to the list, as the No. 15 Alabama Crimson Tide fell to the SEC bottom-dweller...

Dru Smith (12) drives past Jaden Shackelford (5) in Missouri’s 68-65 win over Alabama last season.

Alabama men’s basketball continues SEC road trip with matchup at Missouri

January 8, 2022

The No. 15 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-3) will stay on the road this weekend to take on the Missouri Tigers after a 83-70 win over the Florida Gators on Wednesday night.  “It's gonna test our maturity...

Wide receiver Jameson Williams and running back Brian Robinson Jr. take a selfie together after the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 31.

Alabama as an underdog? How the Crimson Tide is establishing a new identity

January 7, 2022

Every sport has its blue bloods. In college football, the Alabama Crimson Tide is on that list. The Crimson Tide’s storied past includes 18 National Championships. Unlike some of the other historically...

Guard Jahvon Quinerly makes a pass during Wednesdays game against the Florida Gators.

Alabama uses second-half run to win at Florida

January 5, 2022

The Alabama Crimson Tide used a balanced team effort to earn a much-needed road win, 83-70, over the Florida Gators in Gainesville Wednesday night. Five players scored in double figures for the Crimson...

Alabama men’s basketball travels to Florida for SEC road opener

Alabama men’s basketball travels to Florida for SEC road opener

January 5, 2022

After struggling for three consecutive games, the Alabama Crimson Tide won their conference opener over the No. 18 Tennessee Volunteers. Although the Volunteers were without star players Kennedy Chandler...

Forward Noah Gurley muscles past a Tennessee defender during Tuesdays game.

Effective shooting late lifts Alabama over No. 14 Tennessee in SEC opener

December 30, 2021

Tennessee led for almost 28 minutes of the total 40. But with effective shooting by guards Jaden Shackelford and Keon Ellis, No. 19 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-3) defeated No. 14 Volunteers (9-3), 73-68. Forward...

Men’s basketball opens SEC play against No. 14 Tennessee

Men’s basketball opens SEC play against No. 14 Tennessee

December 29, 2021

After an interesting nonconference slate, Alabama men's basketball heads into SEC play against Tennessee at home on Wednesday.  The Crimson Tide (9-3) started the season 5-0 in dominant fashion, outscoring...

Jahvon Quinerly prepares to shoot during the C.M. Newton Classic on Dec. 21, 2021.

Men’s basketball falls short against Davidson in late rally

December 22, 2021

The Alabama Crimson Tide’s (9-3) furious late game rally came up one free throw short against Davidson in the C.M. Newton Classic. After being fouled with less than four seconds on the clock, Alabama...

Men’s basketball set to play Davidson in C.M. Newton Classic

Men’s basketball set to play Davidson in C.M. Newton Classic

December 21, 2021

What was once lost has been found. Due to issues related to COVID-19, the No. 21 Colorado State Rams could not participate in the C.M. Newton Classic, putting the game in jeopardy. But the show must...

Men’s basketball grinds out win against Jacksonville State

Men’s basketball grinds out win against Jacksonville State

December 19, 2021

It wasn’t the prettiest win of the season, but when the buzzer sounded on Saturday night, the scoreboard read 65-59 in favor of the Alabama Crimson Tide (9-2) over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (5-6). Alabama...

Men’s basketball looks to bounce back Saturday versus Jacksonville State

Men’s basketball looks to bounce back Saturday versus Jacksonville State

December 18, 2021

The Alabama Crimson Tide (8-2) were issued a wake-up call when they traveled to Memphis on Tuesday. Alabama head coach Nate Oats’ bunch was beaten down by the Tigers 92-78 in Alabama’s first loss since...

Alabama falls to Memphis on the road Tuesday night

Alabama falls to Memphis on the road Tuesday night

December 15, 2021

Following wins over No. 5 Gonzaga and No. 14 Houston, the Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team couldn’t extend its four-game win streak to five. The Memphis Tigers defeated Alabama 92-78 Tuesday...

Men’s basketball to meet struggling Memphis Tuesday night

Men’s basketball to meet struggling Memphis Tuesday night

December 14, 2021

After holding on in the last seconds to beat No. 14 Houston 83-82, the Alabama Crimson Tide (8-1) are on a four-game winning streak. The Crimson Tide are No. 6 in the new AP Top 25 poll released on...

Guard JD Davison races down the court during Saturday nights win over the Houston Cougars.

Alabama holds off Houston in the final seconds

December 12, 2021

Over the years, it seems like Alabama was always on the wrong end of controversial calls in the last seconds of games. But tonight, the Crimson Tide (8-1) flipped the script on a game-saving block by guard...

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