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From superstitious to just a little stitious, UA athletes follow precise rituals

October 28, 2019
From compulsive rituals to stuffed animal photos, some Alabama athletes have quite unconventional methods to prepare for competition.
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Emails show candidate was offered, quickly terminated from OSM director position

August 2, 2019
Emails obtained by The Crimson White through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request confirm that Bob Davis was offered and accepted the position of Director of the Office of Student Media at The University of Alabama, but was terminated five days later.
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UPDATE: Davis no longer a candidate for OSM director, questions remain regarding hiring process

July 26, 2019
The Crimson White received confirmation on Friday from Monica Watts, Associate Vice President of Communications at the University of Alabama, that Bob Davis is no longer a candidate for the Director of the Office of Student Media position.
UA alumni react to OSM controversy

UA alumni react to OSM controversy

July 20, 2019
Former UA students are expressing their concern about a candidate for the Office of Student Media director position after allegations surfaced that he censored an unfolding story about sexual assault on his former newspaper’s staff. And, in an effort of clarification, an employee from The Anniston Star has also come forward to further iron out the narrative surrounding allegations of Davis’ involvement in covering up a story about sexual assault in 2017. 
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Ethical concerns surround candidate for Student Media director position

July 18, 2019
A question of ethics surrounds a candidate for the Office of Student Media director position after allegations surfaced that he censored an unfolding story about sexual assault on his former newspaper’s staff. 
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Graduation gowns promote recycling

April 25, 2019
UA graduating students won’t only be receiving their diplomas next weekend; they’ll also be helping save thousands of plastic bottles from being buried in landfills.
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Veterans provide leadership for young players

April 11, 2019
It was past midnight on a Saturday night, and Tua Tagovailoa was headed out. Not to the Strip to celebrate the completion of Alabama’s first spring scrimmage earlier that day, but to the Mal Moore Athletic Complex.
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Alabama swimming and diving coach Dennis Pursley retires

April 10, 2019
During Pursley’s tenure, the Alabama men’s team placed in the top-10 at the NCAA Championships four times, most recently finishing seventh at the 2019 meet. The women’s team has placed at the NCAA National Championships for the past six years.
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Howard earns SEC Swimmer of the Year honors

April 10, 2019
Not only did Howard conclude his season by posting the highest individual finish by an SEC swimmer at the 2019 NCAA Championships (third in the 50 freestyle), but he also anchored Alabama’s NCAA Championship 200 medley relay team.
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Kira Lewis Jr. announces decision to stay at Alabama

April 8, 2019
After considering a departure from the Alabama program, Kira Lewis Jr. announced Monday afternoon that he will remain with the Crimson Tide. The rising sophomore point guard was second on the team in scoring last season averaging 13.5 points per game. He also averaged 2.9 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.
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Softball beats Mississippi State behind Gettins’ pitching performance

March 30, 2019
Courtney Gettins answered the call, striking out four and only allowing one earned run in a complete game win. The Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs 8-2 under ominous gray skies on Saturday afternoon, improving to 36-1 on the season and 7-1 in conference play.
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Oats sets sights on turning Alabama into contender

March 29, 2019
Competing for championships is Oats’ ultimate goal with the Crimson Tide, but he doesn’t promise it will happen immediately.
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Nate Oats named new head basketball coach

March 28, 2019
When it was announced on Sunday that Alabama would be parting ways with former basketball coach Avery Johnson after four years, a cloud of uncertainty formed over the basketball program.
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Alabama announces Nate Oats as new head basketball coach

March 27, 2019
Alabama has hired former Buffalo coach Nate Oats as the new men's basketball coach, according to an announcement made by the school on Wednesday afternoon.
Multiple basketball players enter transfer portal

Multiple basketball players enter transfer portal

March 27, 2019
In the wake of former basketball coach Avery Johnson and the University of Alabama agreeing to part ways on Sunday, several Crimson Tide basketball players have entered their names into the NCAA transfer portal, according to sources.
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Men’s basketball searches for new head coach

March 25, 2019
After losing to Norfolk State in the first round of the NIT, Alabama men’s basketball will make a change in its coaching staff by replacing head coach Avery Johnson.
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McKinney looks to bring leadership to secondary

March 25, 2019
As a rising sophomore, Xavier McKinney established himself as the starter alongside Thompson and became a breakout star during the season.
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Men’s basketball searching for new head coach

March 24, 2019
“After meeting with Coach Johnson, we made the decision to mutually part ways,” Athletics Director Greg Byrne said in a press release. “This was not an easy decision, and we thank him for his contributions over the past four seasons. We wish Coach Johnson and his family the very best.”
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Dining halls, students work to reduce food waste

March 21, 2019
Aramark Corporation, the food service company that manages UA dining halls and commercial restaurants, is leading a battle against food waste on the University’s campus, and students have formed organizations to join the fight.
A first round NIT loss marks an end to a disappointing Alabama season

A first round NIT loss marks an end to a disappointing Alabama season

March 20, 2019
Despite the disappointing season, and numerous fans calling for him to be replaced on social media, Johnson asserted that he is still committed to coaching Alabama in the future after the game.
Crimson Tide rowing earns historic top-20 ranking

Crimson Tide rowing earns historic top-20 ranking

March 20, 2019
This week, the Crimson Tide didn't just receive votes to be among the nation's elite programs, it was ranked inside the top-20 for the first time in program history, coming in at No. 18 in the US Rowing/CRCA week-one poll.
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Tournament disappointment behind it, Tide prepares for NIT

March 19, 2019
After losing to Kentucky by 18 points in the SEC tournament, Alabama narrowly missed the NCAA tournament when the 68-team field was revealed on Sunday. The Crimson Tide was the second team to not make the big dance.
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Alabama looks for revenge in final home game against Auburn

March 5, 2019
When Alabama and Auburn (20-9, 9-7 SEC) met earlier this season, the Tigers dealt the Crimson Tide its worst loss of the season, an 84-63 beating. That game, which was out of hand before halftime, has haunted Alabama’s players since, according to forward John Petty Jr.
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Tide loses control down the stretch, falling to No. 13 LSU at home

March 2, 2019
The already raucous crowd in Coleman Coliseum was ignited in the second half when Johnson was handed a technical foul for arguing a call. Propelled by the crowd’s furor, which reached a season-high, the Crimson Tide went on a 12-2 run and grabbed the lead.
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Alabama smothers Gamecocks on the road for key victory

February 27, 2019
Kira Lewis Jr. led the way for Alabama offensively, finishing with 17 points while also tying his career-high in rebounds with five. Donta Hall recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds, securing his SEC-leading 12th double-double of the season.
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Alabama readies for game against South Carolina

February 25, 2019
That starts with a road contest against South Carolina on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. CT. While the Gamecocks are just 14-13 overall, they boast a 9-5 record in the SEC.Here’s what you need to know about how Alabama is preparing for the final stretch of the season:
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Alabama holds on to beat Vanderbilt, stop losing streak

February 23, 2019
The Crimson Tide was led offensively by Kira Lewis Jr., who had 19 points, just one shy of recording his sixth 20-point game of the season.Donta Hall set the tone early on defense with a monster block on Vanderbilt’s leading scorer Saben Lee. The rejection went viral almost instantaneously.
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Desperate Alabama team looking to stop losing streak

February 22, 2019
The Crimson Tide (15-11, 6-7 SEC) still has five games remaining in the regular season to bolster its case for the NCAA tournament. As of now, CBS Sports’ bracketology expert Jerry Palm has Alabama on the outside looking in as a part of his “first four out” group.
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Alabama loses third-straight game to Texas A&M

February 20, 2019
The Crimson Tide crumbled on the road at Texas A&M Tuesday night, losing 65-56 after the Aggies finished the game on a 24-6 run. With the loss, Alabama's position on the edge of making the NCAA tournament becomes even more precarious.
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Alabama’s tournament push starts against Texas A&M

February 18, 2019
The Crimson Tide (15-10, 6-6 SEC) is coming off one of its worst losses of the season, a 71-53 shellacking by Florida at home on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know before the Crimson Tide takes on the Aggies:
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‘Old man’ Norris finds his rhythm in final season

February 14, 2019
With his team’s once sizeable lead over Vanderbilt cut down to just six late in the second half, Alabama’s Riley Norris drilled a three from the top of the key. The shot helped lift the Crimson Tide to a 77-67 win over Vanderbilt last Saturday.
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Crimson Tide falls to Mississippi State on the road

February 13, 2019
Alabama fell to Mississippi State 81-62 on the road Tuesday night. The Crimson Tide (16-9, 6-5 SEC) was out rebounded by the Bulldogs 35-28 and also turned the ball over 18 times.
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Tide looking for second win over Bulldogs this season

February 11, 2019
After securing a road win against Vanderbilt on Saturday, Alabama (15-8, 6-4 SEC) is headed to Starkville to face Mississippi State (16-7, 4-6 SEC) on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. It will be the second meeting between the teams this season.
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Tide basketball claims first win at Vanderbilt since 2013

February 10, 2019
Although the Crimson Tide was a favorite heading into the game, Alabama hadn't beaten Vanderbilt on its home court since 2013. Alabama was propelled to victory behind strong three-point and free-throw shooting. The Crimson Tide knocked down 12 of its 24 shots from beyond the arc and 18 of its 21 shots from the charity stripe.
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Tide tops Bulldogs behind big games from Mack, Lewis

February 7, 2019
Mack was especially lethal from outside, knocking down 5-of-7 three pointers. He also displayed the type of all-around scoring that helped him lead Texas in points per game during his second season with the Longhorns, finishing 10-of-16 from the field.
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Alabama still ahead of schedule but with room to improve

February 6, 2019
In other words, Johnson wants to see his team improve in numerous areas over the course of the next few games. That starts when the Crimson Tide (13-8, 4-4 SEC) hosts Georgia (10-11, 1-7 SEC) on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. CT in Coleman Coliseum.
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Alabama falls to Auburn by biggest margin of season

February 2, 2019
The Crimson Tide was able to keep the contest close through the opening minutes of the first half, but big runs by Auburn helped the Tigers jump out to a 48-28 halftime lead.
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Facing the noise: Crimson Tide ready for road test at Auburn

February 1, 2019
With thousands of fans cheering passionately against them, Alabama’s players will compete for their 14th win of the season and to beat Auburn on the road for the first time since Avery Johnson took over as coach in 2015.
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Alabama claims third top-25 victory with win over Bulldogs

January 29, 2019
A perfect opportunity to tie the game appeared when Mississippi State’s Tyson Carter caught a pass in the corner. But the three-point shot that Carter launched never reached the basket. It was swatted out of bounds by Alabama’s Kira Lewis, who raced over to prevent another collapse with an outstretched hand.
Men's basketball sets sights on another top-25 win

Men’s basketball sets sights on another top-25 win

January 29, 2019
The Crimson Tide is looking to bounce back from a 73-68 road loss to Baylor on Saturday, while the Bulldogs are traveling to Tuscaloosa after a convincing 92-84 home win over Auburn.
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Poor late-game execution hampers Tide in loss to Baylor

January 26, 2019
The contest was a back and forth affair, featuring both 12 ties and lead changes. Neither team was able to pull away from the other, with six points being the biggest lead for either throughout the game.
Alabama bounces back with dominant win over No. 20 Ole Miss

Alabama bounces back with dominant win over No. 20 Ole Miss

January 23, 2019
After failing to topple No. 1 Tennessee in a close loss on Saturday, Alabama bounced back with a dominant 74-53 home victory over No. 20 Ole Miss on Tuesday night. In the win, the Crimson Tide displayed a quality that has alluded it at times this season: consistency.
Alabama's upset bid over Tennessee falls short

Alabama’s upset bid over Tennessee falls short

January 19, 2019
Poor free throw shooting down the stretch stopped Alabama from finishing a comeback upset over No. 3 Tennessee on Saturday.
Alabama basketball claims road victory over Missouri

Alabama basketball claims road victory over Missouri

January 16, 2019
The Crimson Tide men's basketball team secured a 70-60 road win over Missouri on Wednesday night, improving to 11-5 overall and 2-2 in the SEC. It was Alabama's first conference road victory of the season.
Defensive coordinator Lupoi leaving Alabama for Browns job

Defensive coordinator Lupoi leaving Alabama for Browns job

January 16, 2019
Former Crimson Tide defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi will depart from Tuscaloosa to become the defensive line coach for the NFL's Cleveland Browns, according to various reports.
Alabama basketball seeking to improve against Missouri

Alabama basketball seeking to improve against Missouri

January 16, 2019
Johnson will have the chance to watch how his team bounces back from the tough loss when Alabama (10-5, 1-2 SEC) takes on Missouri (9-5, 0-2 SEC) in Columbia on Wednesday night. Since the loss to Texas A&M, Johnson has been pleased with the way his team has refocused both in practice and film study.
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Student pair wins SEC Championship tickets in cornhole tournament

January 14, 2019
Five hours before Alabama and Georgia clashed in one of the most memorable SEC Football Championships to date, another intense battle between the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs was brewing just a stone’s throw from Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
A tale of two halves: Alabama falls to Texas A&M at the buzzer

A tale of two halves: Alabama falls to Texas A&M at the buzzer

January 12, 2019
Jumping off one foot and floating forward through the air, Texas A&M’s TJ Starks released the three-point shot that silenced Coleman Coliseum and shocked Alabama. The shot, falling through the net as time expired, sealed an 81-80 comeback victory for the Aggies and delivered Alabama its fifth loss of the season.
Coach Avery Johnson

Alabama basketball carries momentum into clash with Texas A&M

January 12, 2019
After a crushing loss to Georgia State on December 4, a game in which Alabama watched a 22-point lead evaporate, the Crimson Tide has put together an impressive stretch. Since that loss, Alabama has won five of its last six games, including one of the biggest wins of coach Avery Johnson’s coaching tenure: a thrilling home victory over No. 18 Kentucky.
Two Crimson Tide assistant coaches leaving for new jobs

Two Crimson Tide assistant coaches leaving for new jobs

January 10, 2019
Coaching turnover has become the norm at Alabama, and two assistants have already announced that they will be leaving Nick Saban's program for other positions.
Davis, Diggs announce they will return to Alabama next season

Davis, Diggs announce they will return to Alabama next season

January 9, 2019
Just days after Alabama suffered a brutal loss in the national championship to Clemson, starting Crimson Tide defensive lineman Raekwon Davis announced that he will be returning for his senior season.
Alabama fends off Arizona after losing another big lead

Alabama fends off Arizona after losing another big lead

December 9, 2018
It was Déjà vu for Alabama. Almost. With only a few minutes left in its game against Arizona, the Crimson Tide found itself in a familiar position. For the second straight game, Alabama let a big lead vanish in the second half. Last week, it was a 22-point first-half advantage against Georgia State. This week, it was a 19-point lead against the Wildcats. Except this time, Alabama didn’t let victory slip away, fending off Arizona in the final minutes to claim a 76-73 win.
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Schafer’s love of disc golf breaks barriers

December 6, 2018
Unlike the other members of Alabama’s disc golf team, Schafer prefers going to bed early and rising before the sun. That way, he doesn’t have to compete for a shower during tournaments.
Crimson Tide crumbles in second half, losing to Georgia State 83-80

Crimson Tide crumbles in second half, losing to Georgia State 83-80

December 4, 2018
The Crimson Tide relied on scorching hot shooting to build a 22-point second half lead on Georgia State, only to watch it crumble. Sudden cold shooting and sloppy play allowed the Panthers to claw their way back into the game and claim an 83-80 victory on a last-second three pointer.
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Alabama earns top seed in College Football Playoff

December 3, 2018
Alabama was unveiled as the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoffs on Sunday afternoon, although it wasn’t much of a surprise after the Crimson Tide claimed a thrilling 35-28 comeback victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship on Saturday night.
Alabama basketball falls on the road to UCF

Alabama basketball falls on the road to UCF

November 30, 2018
After struggling early on offense, Alabama's second-half resurgence wasn't enough and the Crimson Tide lost to UCF 70-64 on the road Thursday night.
Patterson empowers women through athletics

Patterson empowers women through athletics

November 29, 2018
As Sarah Patterson watched fireworks light up the night sky behind the outfield wall in Rhoads Stadium, the memories rushed back to her like a flood.
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Behind Enemy Lines: The Red and Black’s Michael Herbert’s breaks down SEC Championship

November 28, 2018
No. 1 Alabama travels to Atlanta to play Georgia in the SEC Championship. The last time the two teams matched up was in the same building they will be playing in on Saturday. Georgia's head coach Kirby Smart was  coach Nick Saban's defensive coordinator for nine of Saban's 12 years at Alabama. The two teams are extremely similar and have dominated in all of their wins this season. Ben Stansell caught up with the Red and Black's Michael Hebert, its assistant sports editor, for an in depth look at the Bulldogs.
Clutch free throws help Alabama close out Murray State

Clutch free throws help Alabama close out Murray State

November 26, 2018
It took more than just free throws to overcome Morant’s spectacular showing. It also required a second-half scoring outburst from freshman point guard Kira Lewis Jr. Lewis finished with a team-high 20 points, 17 of which came after the break.
Behind Enemy Lines: The Plainsman's Nathan King previews 2018 Iron Bowl

Behind Enemy Lines: The Plainsman’s Nathan King previews 2018 Iron Bowl

November 19, 2018
No.1 Alabama ends its regular season with the Iron Bowl. Last year, Auburn upset the Crimson Tide with a 26-14 win. Now, the Crimson Tide will try and avenge its only loss from last season.
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Alabama basketball bounces back with win over Ball State

November 17, 2018
The Crimson Tide had a much better offensive showing against Ball State on Friday afternoon, with four Alabama players scoring in the double digits in a 79-61 win.
Coach Avery Johnson

Alabama falls to Northeastern in first round of Charleston Classic

November 15, 2018
John Petty Jr. led Alabama in scoring with 17 points, but the rest of Alabama’s roster had difficulty scoring. As a team, the Crimson Tide shot just 37.3 percent from the field and only 15.8 percent (3-of-19) from beyond the arc.
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NASCAR driver balances classes with racing

November 12, 2018
Speed is addictive, according to Lawless Alan, and his father can remember the exact moment his son got hooked.
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Lewis ignites Alabama’s offense in win over Appalachian State

November 11, 2018
Lewis asserted himself early and often, scoring 21 points and helping spark Alabama’s offense in an 81-73 win over Appalachian State in Coleman Coliseum.
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A slimmer Alex Reese ready for expanded role

November 8, 2018
After last season ended, Alabama forward Alex Reese made a goal to transform his body and game. He’s accomplished both and is poised for a strong sophomore campaign.
Behind Enemy Lines: The Reflector's Hunter Cloud talks Alabama vs Mississippi State

Behind Enemy Lines: The Reflector’s Hunter Cloud talks Alabama vs Mississippi State

November 8, 2018
Ben Stansell caught up with Hunter Cloud, The Reflector’s sports editor, to gain insight into the matchup.
Alabama basketball handles Southern in season opener

Alabama basketball handles Southern in season opener

November 6, 2018
The familiarity didn’t stop Alabama from dominating Southern 82-62 behind strong outings from Donta Hall and John Petty Jr, who chipped in 20 and 17 points, respectively.
Coach Avery Johnson

Alabama’s Riley Norris out after undergoing heart procedure

November 5, 2018
The heart problem revealed itself at practice last Sunday, according to coach Avery Johnson, who noted that Norris felt poorly and immediately went to the training staff.
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Behind Enemy Lines: The Daily Reveille’s Kennedi Landry previews top-three matchup

November 1, 2018
Do you think LSU's secondary will have success defending Tua Tagovailoa and Alabama's talented receivers? Do you think they could even force Tagovailoa to, dare I say, throw his first interception of the season?
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Avery Johnson pleased with Alabama’s exhibition performance

October 30, 2018
The way Alabama’s players performed as a unit, and the growth the team has made since last season, was what Johnson was interested in seeing. Especially after a box score was leaked showing a “secret-scrimmage” loss to Jacksonville State last week.
Fans get glimpse of men's basketball team at Tide Tipoff

Fans get glimpse of men’s basketball team at Tide Tipoff

October 15, 2018
The members of Alabama's 2018 basketball team were announced to a warm welcome in Coleman Coliseum on Monday night as Crimson Tide fans received their first peak of coach Avery Johnson's squad.
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Behind Enemy Lines: The Maneater’s Anderson Kimball previews Alabama vs. Missouri

October 11, 2018
Ben Stansell caught up with Anderson Kimball, a sports writer for the Missouri student newspaper The Maneater, for an in-depth look at the game

Behind Enemy Lines: The Traveler’s Antonio Tinajero previews Arkansas matchup

October 4, 2018
The Chad Morris era has gotten off to a bumpy start (Arkansas is 1-4), but Nick Saban said that he's seen the Razorbacks improve each week.

Behind Enemy Lines: The Vermilion’s Louis Prejean previews Louisiana-Alabama matchup

September 27, 2018
Since we at The Crimson White focus primarily on Alabama, we caught up with sports editor Louis Prejean from The Vermilion, Louisiana-Lafayette’s student newspaper, for a different perspective on the game.
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Behind Enemy Lines: The Battalion’s Angel Franco previews Alabama’s game against Texas A&M

September 20, 2018
No. 1 Alabama will go up against another high-powered offense on Saturday when No. 22 Texas A&M comes to Tuscaloosa.
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Sophomores play big role in second year for Alabama football

September 13, 2018
The foundation for success in college football is recruiting, and nobody has been more successful on the recruiting trail in the past decade than Head Coach Nick Saban. During his tenure at Alabama, Saban has only finished without a top-five recruiting class in one season – his first. For seven straight years (2011-17), the Crimson Tide landed the No. 1 class.
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Behind enemy lines: Daily Mississippian’s Justin Dial previews matchup

September 13, 2018
No. 1 Alabama is set to travel to Oxford, Mississippi for a high-powered offensive matchup against Ole Miss. The Rebels’ offense torched the opposing defenses in its first two matchups, averaging almost 600 yards a game. We at the Crimson White caught up with Justin Dial, the sports editor at the The Daily Mississippian, for an Ole Miss view of the game.
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Defense working on communication problems

September 6, 2018
The quarterback question wasn’t the only thing coach Nick Saban was fired up about on Saturday night.
Moses to lead defense in second year

Moses to lead defense in second year

August 30, 2018
The deafening sound of thousands of cowbells can be utterly nerve-racking – especially to a freshman linebacker getting his first meaningful road-game snaps.
Tosh Lupoi (right) has been a member of the Crimson Tide's defensive coaching staff since 2015. CW/ Hannah Saad

Familiar faces tackle bigger coaching roles for Alabama football

August 20, 2018
With the departures of Brian Daboll and Jeremy Pruitt this offseason, Nick Saban was faced with the task of replacing both his offensive and defensive coordinator for the first time since 2008.
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New football coaching staff focuses on recruitment

August 20, 2018
Losing assistants is simply the price Saban pays for doing championship-level business.
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Metal detectors to increase security at Bryant-Denny Stadium

August 20, 2018
In an attempt to further improve game day security, University of Alabama students and fans will walk through metal detectors at all gates upon entry of Bryant-Denny Stadium this football season.
Coach Nick Saban interviewed on field

Saban comments on Hurts’ statement

August 8, 2018

Jalen Hurts sent shockwaves through the college football world on Saturday when he voiced frustration with how the Alabama coaching staff, and particularly Nick Saban, has handled his ongoing quarterback...

Defensive players at National Championship Game vs Clemson

All eyes will be on the QB battle, but Alabama’s secondary deserves its share of attention

August 2, 2018

When preseason camp opens tomorrow, the microscope of media and fan attention will be acutely focused on the same thing it has been focused on since red and white confetti fell in Mercedes-Benz stadium...

Despite an uncertain recycling industry, Tuscaloosa recycling remains robust

July 16, 2018

On April 27, 2011, an EF4 tornado rampaged through Tuscaloosa, destroying roughly 12.5 percent of the city and claiming the lives of over 50 citizens. Although the devastating storm earned notoriety for...

Collin Sexton selected No. 8 by Cavaliers in NBA Draft

Collin Sexton selected No. 8 by Cavaliers in NBA Draft

June 21, 2018

Collin Sexton's NBA dreams were realized on Thursday night when he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the eighth pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Sexton became the first Alabama player to be selected...

In a draft filled with uncertainty, Collin Sexton's ability leaves little doubt

In a draft filled with uncertainty, Collin Sexton’s ability leaves little doubt

June 21, 2018

With his team trailing by 15 points over halfway through the second period, Auburn’s Chuma Okeke made a hustle play, soaring through the air to secure an offensive rebound over two Alabama players. Fearing...

Alabama announces new head rowing coach

Alabama announces new head rowing coach

June 16, 2018

Glenn Putyrae will serve as the new head coach of the Alabama Rowing team, Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced on Friday.  Putyrae comes to Tuscaloosa with 19 years of coaching experience, spending...

Alabama women's golfer named Golfweek Player of the Year

Alabama women’s golfer named Golfweek Player of the Year

June 14, 2018

Coming on the heels of a season in which she helped lead Alabama to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Women's Golf National Championships, Lauren Stephenson is continuing to compile individual awards. This...

Alabama women's relay team posts All-American finish at NCAA Championships

Alabama women’s relay team posts All-American finish at NCAA Championships

June 10, 2018

The Alabama women’s 4x100-meter relay team posted an All-American finish at the 2018 NCAA Track and Field Championships on Saturday. On a rain-soaked day in Eugene, Oregon, a Crimson Tide relay team...

Alabama Men's Track and Field finishes fifth at NCAA Championships

Alabama Men’s Track and Field finishes fifth at NCAA Championships

June 9, 2018

The Alabama men’s track and field team finished tied for fifth at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday evening in Eugene, Oregon.  “We had some spectacular performances this...

Alabama women's golf coach named 2018 coach of the year

Alabama women’s golf coach named 2018 coach of the year

June 6, 2018

Alabama women’s golf head coach Mic Potter was named the 2018 Golf Pride Grips Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) National Coach of the Year, the WGCA announced this morning. “I want to thank...

College of Human Environmental Sciences names new Dean

College of Human Environmental Sciences names new Dean

June 6, 2018

Professor Stuart Usdan has been named the new Dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama, according to an email sent by Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin...

Alabama Gymnastics hires new assistant coach

Alabama Gymnastics hires new assistant coach

June 5, 2018

Although Alabama Gymnastics earned a 36th consecutive NCAA Championship appearance this past season, the Crimson Tide finished the year in an unfamiliar position: Watching as the final six teams competed...

Alabama Men's Golf finishes runner-up at NCAA Championships

Alabama Men’s Golf finishes runner-up at NCAA Championships

May 31, 2018

The Alabama men’s golf team finished runner-up at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships on Wednesday afternoon, getting swept 5-0 by No. 1 ranked Oklahoma State.  The Crimson Tide was able to advance...

NTSB identifies cause of 2016 plane crash in Tuscaloosa County

NTSB identifies cause of 2016 plane crash in Tuscaloosa County

May 14, 2018

The probable cause of a 2016 private plane crash that killed all six people on board near Tuscaloosa Regional Airport has been determined to be the pilot’s fuel mismanagement and failure to follow the...

White's offense struggles in A-Day loss

White’s offense struggles in A-Day loss

April 21, 2018

Even with Tua Tagovailoa being held out of A-Day as he recovers from an injured hand, much of the conversation leading up to Alabama’s spring game swirled around the battle between Tagovailoa and Jalen...

Gymnastics fails to qualify for Super SIx

Gymnastics fails to qualify for Super SIx

April 20, 2018

After finishing fifth in the first semifinal of the 2018 National Gymnastics Championships, Alabama will not advance to the Super Six Team Finals for just the third time in the past 27 seasons. The semifinals...

Mack Wilson, Dylan Moses primed to take over middle of Alabama defense

Mack Wilson, Dylan Moses primed to take over middle of Alabama defense

April 19, 2018

After showing more than just flashes of their potential last season, Mack Wilson and Dylan Moses are in position to become the leaders of Alabama’s linebacker corps next season. In order to do so, Wilson,...

Gymnastics begins preparation for 36th consecutive national championship appearance

Gymnastics begins preparation for 36th consecutive national championship appearance

April 12, 2018

Behind a season-high 49.35 on vault and a team score of 197.225, Alabama gymnastics claimed an NCAA-best 32nd Regional Title last Friday night in Coleman Coliseum. With the victory, the Crimson Tide also...

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