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Oh, how fortunate I have been

June 1, 2011

I remember pacing the field of the Rose Bowl hours before kickoff of the 2010 BCS National Championship Game. Former assistant sports editor Spencer White and I were taking in the atmosphere in Southern...

Tide sports teams continue to play after tornado

May 4, 2011

Alabama baseball coach Mitch Gaspard has always told his players that they’re playing for more than themselves. Now, they believe it. When his team plays the first UA sporting event in Tuscaloosa since...

Students who lost homes mixed on UA tornado response

May 4, 2011

A week after an EF-4 tornado left many homeless, affected UA students continue to wait for insurance claims and financial assistance from the University. After the tornado hit, the University set up the...

LeRon McClain to travel country for Tuscaloosa Relief

May 4, 2011

Many have said last week’s tornado in Tuscaloosa happened for a reason, like everything else does. For former Alabama football star LeRon McClain, there is a reason for the current NFL lockout – to...

Counselors encourage tornado victims to seek psychological help

May 2, 2011

Traumatic events can have lasting effects, which is why the UA Counseling Center and other psychiatrists have stressed the importance of tornado victims to seek help. “It’s extremely important,”...

Wood Manor community ready to move on

Wood Manor community ready to move on

May 1, 2011

Neighbors Sam Rombokas and Modell Hawkins used to wave at each other across the street and talk about why Rombokas’ grass always looks better than Hawkins’. “As soon as the weather looks good, you’ve...

Saban, Grant, athletes heavily involved in tornado relief efforts

April 30, 2011

Many Alabama athletic coaches and players have spent the past three days helping in tornado relief efforts in Tuscaloosa. On top of speaking outside the Ferguson Center and on national television the...

Gas shortage scare receding, prices remain high

April 30, 2011

Gas shortages are disappearing in Tuscaloosa just three days after a massive tornado hit the city. The Chevron station on Lurleen Wallace Boulevard, which was bombarded late Wednesday night being one...

NCAA allows Alabama to support student athletes

April 30, 2011

The University’s athletic department compliance office has received clearance from the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA to set aside certain NCAA regulations in order assist student athletes who...

UA SGA storm response limited

April 29, 2011

As the relief efforts flow into the damaged areas of Tuscaloosa, the University’s Student Government Association said its main role at this point is to communicate with students to keep them informed...

Damage attracts major news outlets

April 29, 2011

The magnitude of the disaster in Tuscaloosa this week has brought many of the country’s biggest and most prominent media outlets to the city.The New York Times, USA Today, Fox News, BBC News and more...

UA Athletics, coaches, athletes speak on tornado damage; athletic events canceled

April 28, 2011

The University’s athletic department dedicated Thursday to ensuring the safety of Alabama’s student athletes, coaches, staff and employees after Wednesday’s tornado destroyed a portion of Tuscaloosa.“While...

Stack-Eaton wins individual national title

April 18, 2011

CLEVELAND | A day after the Alabama gymnastics team won its fifth national championship, junior Geralen Stack-Eaton took home the individual floor exercise national championship at the Wolstein Center...

Tide floors opposition to take fifth national title

Tide floors opposition to take fifth national title

April 18, 2011

CLEVELAND | University of Alabama gymnasts, coaches, parents, athletic department officials and fans piled into Cleveland’s Hard Rock Café on Saturday evening not more than an hour after winning the...

Stack-Eaton wins first Tide individual national championship since Morgan Dennis in 2007

April 17, 2011

CLEVELAND | A day after the Alabama gymnastics team won its fifth national championship, junior Geralen Stack-Eaton took home the individual floor exercise national championship at the Wolstein Center...

Tide gymnastics wins fifth national championship

April 16, 2011

CLEVELAND | In January, the Alabama gymnastics team was inexperienced an untested. In January, head coach Sarah Patterson laughed at her team’s No. 2 preseason ranking. In January, the Crimson Tide...

Alabama gymnastics goes for fifth national title

April 16, 2011

The Alabama gymnastics team has finished in the top three at nationals 19 of the last 25 years. Anything outside the top one tonight, however, would be a disappointment. The Crimson Tide headed into...

Alabama gymnastics advances to Super Six, sits one night away from national championship

April 15, 2011

CLEVELAND | The hard part is out of the way. At least, that’s how Alabama head coach Sarah Patterson and gymnast Kayla Hoffman put it after advancing to Saturday’s Super Six and finishing with the...

Alabama gymnastics begins NCAA Championship competition tonight

April 15, 2011

CLEVELAND | The Alabama gymnastics team heads into the NCAA Championships as the No. 1 overall seed and will seek to make yet another Super Six tonight at 6 p.m. est time on the campus of Cleveland State...

Tide program that came from nothing goes for fifth national title this weekend

Tide program that came from nothing goes for fifth national title this weekend

April 13, 2011

Particularly at the University of Alabama, it is easy to rekindle tradition that is rich in history. Rarely, however, is that storied past recognized from its true beginning, when it was practically nothing,...

Alabama football: Spring scrimmage No. 2 recap

Alabama football: Spring scrimmage No. 2 recap

April 10, 2011

They say competition brings the out the best in someone. That rang true among the Alabama wide receiving corps in Saturday’s scrimmage. With uncertainty about the starting lineup at that position, Marquis...

Hoffman leads Tide to 26th Regional

April 3, 2011

Kayla Hoffman’s last ever performance in Coleman Coliseum may have been her best. As Alabama cruised its way to an NCAA-leading 26th Regional Championship on Saturday night, she breezed past the rest...

Gymnastics by the numbers

April 3, 2011

GYMNASTICS Team scores: Alabama – 197.275 Illinois – 195.925 Penn State – 195.85 Auburn – 195.6 Kentucky – 195.175 Central Michigan – 195.075 By the numbers:...

Hoffman leads Tide to 26th Regional Championship

April 2, 2011

Kayla Hoffman’s last ever performance in Coleman Coliseum may have been her best. As Alabama cruised its way to an NCAA-leading 26th Regional Championship Saturday night, she breezed past the rest of...

Alabama gymnastics regionals lineup

April 2, 2011

Alabama looks for its 30th straight NCAA Championship appearance tonight in Coleman Coliseum. Here is Alabama's lineup for the Tuscaloosa Regional. Vault: 1. Sarah DeMeo 2. Ashley Sledge 3. Marissa...

Tide focused on regionals

Tide focused on regionals

March 30, 2011

The Alabama gymnastics team has won a Regional Championship 25 of the last 28 years and has advanced to nationals each of the past 29 seasons. That is still not quite enough for the Crimson Tide to look...

NCAA selection committee should judge success, not RPI

March 24, 2011

Stop apologizing to Virginia Commonwealth. Stop proclaiming the Rams have validated the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee’s decision. Instead, recognize the difference between deserving something...

Tide wins seventh SEC Championship title

March 23, 2011

BIRMINGHAM | The Alabama gymnastics team had the Southeastern Conference Championship locked up before they even knew it. As the No. 2 Crimson Tide sat out the last rotation on a bye and No. 1 Florida...

Mark Barron arrested on misdemeanor charge

March 20, 2011

Alabama safety Mark Barron was arrested in Mobile early Sunday morning on the second-degree misdemeanor charge of hindering prosecution. Barron's bond was listed at $500 and was released within an hour...

Alabama gymnastics wins seventh SEC title, second in last three years

March 19, 2011

BIRMINGHAM | The Alabama gymnasts had the SEC Championship locked up before they even knew it. As the No. 2 Crimson Tide sat out the last rotation on a bye and No. 1 Florida was wrapping up its final...

SEC gymnastics championships- Tide lineup

March 19, 2011

Alabama goes for its seventh Southeastern Conference title this evening in Birmingham. Follow the meet on Twitter @cwsports. Here is Alabama's lineup for the seven-rotation meet.   Rotation 1 - uneven...

Gymnastics closes out season with win on Senior Night

March 11, 2011

As the University’s Spring Break approached, the Alabama gymnastics team was swamped with homework and midterms. Despite a stress-filled week of preparation, the No. 2 Crimson Tide closed out the regular...

Alabama gymnastics lineup vs LSU

March 11, 2011

After averaging just 195.77 in its first five meets of the season, Alabama will try to make it five straight 197+ scores tonight against LSU before beginning postseason play at the SEC Championships in...

Gymnasts continue to improve

Gymnasts continue to improve

March 10, 2011

When the gymnastics preseason coaches’ poll was released in early January, Alabama head coach Sarah Patterson couldn’t help but laugh. Her team, who had lost three All-Americans to graduation and...

Ingram improves stock at Pro Day

March 10, 2011

Since the NFL Combine, some have speculated that no running backs will be taken in the first round of April’s NFL Draft. Mark Ingram may have changed those opinions Wednesday. The Heisman Trophy winner...

Tide finishes season undefeated at home

Tide finishes season undefeated at home

March 6, 2011

After the Alabama basketball team’s 65-57 victory over Georgia on Saturday, the Crimson Tide players congregated at midcourt in Coleman Coliseum and began a dance-off. The Jumbotron captured the players...

Tide ends regular season with important win over Georgia

March 5, 2011

After getting outscored by 27 points in the second half at Florida on Tuesday, the Alabama basketball team got the quality win it needed with a 65-57 victory over Georgia in Coleman Coliseum Saturday....

Today’s game pivitol for Tide’s NCAA tourney hopes

March 5, 2011

A week ago, when the Crimson Tide was 11-2 in SEC play, Alabama was sitting pretty for the NCAA Tournament. Two games and two losses later, the Tide is on the outside looking in, and today's regular-season...

Geralen Stack-Eaton poised for perfection

Geralen Stack-Eaton poised for perfection

March 3, 2011

Geralen Stack-Eaton’s biggest strength is also her biggest weakness. The gymnast, a junior, has always been a perfectionist, and while that mentality has helped her develop her talent, it has also occasionally...

Countdown tracks UA’s best athletes: 25 top performers to be highlighted in the next 25 issues of The CW

March 3, 2011

Everyone remembers when Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy. They remember his 246-yard performance against South Carolina in 2009, Marcell Dareus’ less-than-graceful touchdown in the 2010 BCS National...

Tide looks to end road woes

Tide looks to end road woes

February 23, 2011

Over the last two weeks, the Alabama gymnastics team has proven it can post some of the nation’s top scores. Now the Crimson Tide will try to show that going on the road will not change that. After...

Stack-Eaton leads Tide to Pink Meet victory with career night

February 19, 2011

View Photo GalleryAs head coach Sarah Patterson puts it, Geralen Stack-Eaton has a tendency to be her own worst enemy. In Friday night’s Pink Meet against Kentucky, however, even Stack-Eaton couldn’t...

Gymnastics team looks to keep momentum through second third of season tonight in Pink Meet

February 18, 2011

Sarah Patterson broke the season down into three parts for her team. The first five meets, the second five meets and the postseason. Looks like the season turned just at the right time. After getting...

Pink meet making an impact

Pink meet making an impact

February 17, 2011

Not long after former Alabama gymnast Ann Wilhide Dziadon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she came to Tuscaloosa before the team’s annual Pink Meet to talk to the current Crimson Tide gymnasts...

Tide uses season-high to blowout Auburn

Tide uses season-high to blowout Auburn

February 12, 2011

View Photo GalleryThe student section beat the rest of the sold-out crowd to Coleman Coliseum Friday night to see the Alabama gymnastics team extend its winning streak over rival Auburn to 101 straight...

No. 7 Alabama gymnastics lineup tonight against No. 21 Auburn

February 11, 2011

Vault: 1. Marissa Gutierrez 2. Sarah DeMeo 3. Ashley Sledge 4. Geralen Stack-Eaton 5. Kayla Hoffman 6. Diandra Milliner Bars: 1. Ashley Sledge 2. Becca Alexin 3. Rachel Terry 4. Jordan Moore...

Biggest gymnastics meet of the season tonight at 7:30 p.m.

February 11, 2011

Alabama has won 100 straight meets over Auburn, dating back to coach David and Sarah Patterson's first year at the school 33 years ago. The Crimson Tide will try to to make it 101 tonight at 7:30 p.m....

Tide seeks redemption, in-state dominance

Tide seeks redemption, in-state dominance

February 9, 2011

Alabama gymnastics head coach Sarah Patterson has never been known to scold her team. They rarely give her a reason to. Last week’s meet against top-ranked Florida, however, was an exception. After...

Kouandjio signs with Alabama

February 7, 2011

Cyrus Kouandjio, rated the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country, said in a Facebook status that he will keep the family together and attend the University of Alabama next season. Kouandjio has sent his...

Kouandjio signs with Alabama

February 5, 2011

Cyrus Kouandjio, rated the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country, said in a facebook status that he will keep the family together and attend the University of Alabama next season. Al.com is reporting that...

Undefeateds to clash in Gainesville

February 3, 2011

Less than halfway through the season, the Alabama gymnastics team is already preparing itself for the end of it. A week after scoring a season-high in a championship setting, the undefeated Crimson Tide...

Senior leads Tide in straight lines

Senior leads Tide in straight lines

January 27, 2011

When Kayla Hoffman wanted to leave elite-level gymnastics and accept a scholarship to the University of Alabama, her coaches had plenty of reasons to convince her otherwise. Her lines were perfect. The...

Tide earns highest score of season

January 24, 2011

Seven members of the Alabama gymnastics team stood outside Ridgecrest South dormitory for an hour and a half early Friday morning. The fire alarm had just sounded, and nearly half the team’s sleep was...

Tide uses season-high 196.325 to beat No. 15 Boise State

January 22, 2011

Seven members of the Alabama gymnastics team stood outside Ridgecrest South dormitory for an hour and a half early Friday morning. The fire alarm had just sounded, and nearly half the team’s sleep was...

Tide looks for better start against No. 15 Boise State

January 21, 2011

Alabama trailed by a point and a half after one rotation last week at No. 10 Arkansas before coming back to win by .15. The Crimson Tide can only hope it won't have another disastrous performance on bars...

Crowds 33 years in the making

Crowds 33 years in the making

January 20, 2011

Alabama gymnastics head coach Sarah Patterson remembers standing on street corners, putting stickers on cars and spending hours greeting people at the mall. All she wanted was to invite people to come...

Finding their balance

January 13, 2011

There is no question the Alabama gymnastics team lacks experience. But it only took one meet for the Crimson Tide’s freshman class to showcase what they do have: talent, poise and confidence. Last...

Tide blows out No. 9 Michigan State in Capital One Bowl

January 1, 2011

Saturday was not the ending Crimson Tide fans expected back in August. But it was a win, and a dominant one at that. Alabama’s 49-7 victory over No. 9 Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl was its...

Tide blows big lead to lose Iron Bowl

November 26, 2010

Alabama was beating up on Cam Newton and the No. 2 Auburn Tigers like no one had all season. But just like the Crimson Tide has done all year, or has failed to do, it could not play four quarters of solid...

Who is Cameron Newton?

Who is Cameron Newton?

November 21, 2010

In one sense, the characters do not match this story. Another perspective would say they fit perfectly. Cecil Newton and his wife Jackie spent an entire year trying to muster the income to keep the Holy...

Tide looks ahead to Iron Bowl

November 19, 2010

Alabama’s 63-7 victory over Georgia State Thursday night may have been the exception to the Crimson Tide’s 24-hour rule. While most games allow Alabama to enjoy a win or grieve a loss for one day,...

Alabama still has much to play for

Alabama still has much to play for

November 6, 2010

BATON ROUGE, La. | The sequel to last year’s fairy tale does not have a happy ending. With Alabama’s 24-21 loss to LSU on Saturday, nothing short of a miracle could save Alabama’s national championship...

Road to the national championship

October 24, 2010

Alabama caught a bit of bad luck when Michigan State used a comeback to avoid an upset to Northwestern this weekend, but the No. 7 Crimson Tide’s national championship hopes still got stronger over the...

The best is still yet to come

The best is still yet to come

October 24, 2010

Alabama has been pushed to the limit this season, even overmatched at times. The Crimson Tide’s 41-10 victory over Tennessee was refreshing – its first comfortable road win against a Southeastern...

Tide offense explodes in second half of blowout

October 23, 2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | For perhaps the first time since conference play started, the Crimson Tide’s ground and passing games coincided, resulting in 536 yards of a complete offensive attack in a 41-10 blowout...

Tide’s championship hopes increase dramatically

October 18, 2010

Alabama’s national championship hopes got significantly stronger over the weekend, even though its 23-10 victory over Ole Miss wasn’t the most impressive. With Ohio State’s loss to Wisconsin and...

Tide lacks complete game

Tide lacks complete game

October 17, 2010

For the first 30 minutes of Saturday’s 23-10 victory over Ole Miss, Alabama looked like the national championship-winning team from last season. The Crimson Tide had a comfortable lead and smothered...

National championship not likely

National championship not likely

October 11, 2010

I wish I could be optimistic. I want to point to the fact that the last three national champions before Alabama last year finished the season with a blemish on their record. I want to reiterate that the...

Tide's streak finally ends

Tide’s streak finally ends

October 9, 2010

They say all good things must come to an end. Before Alabama’s longstanding winning streak ended in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, however, there was a feeling that it never would. “We can’t just show...

Football Position Grades

October 3, 2010

2 | The most years of experience of Tide players who forced a turnover in Saturday’s game. Sophomores Nico Johnson, Courtney Upshaw and Dre Kirkpatrick and freshman C.J. Mosley were responsible for the...

Gators chomped by Tide

Gators chomped by Tide

October 3, 2010

Alabama’s victory over No. 7 Florida on Saturday proved the Crimson Tide’s second-half comeback the week before against Arkansas was no fluke. If anything, it proved the fluke of that game was the...

Tide defense silencing doubters

October 2, 2010

Alabama’s victory over No. 7 Florida Saturday proved the Crimson Tide’s second-half comeback the week before against Arkansas was no fluke. If anything, it proved the fluke of that game was the first...

Prothro still believes

Prothro still believes

September 30, 2010

There comes a point in every athlete’s career when they know they are at the end. Tyrone Prothro is not there yet. For every year he’s had to create himself in the Madden video game series, and for...

Tide can't always rely on turnovers

Tide can’t always rely on turnovers

September 26, 2010

Alabama’s passing defense is like the kid who gets a double chocolate cone after severely scrapping his knee in the process of chasing down the ice cream truck. The Crimson Tide’s narrow escape of...

Tide escapes upset in SEC opener

September 25, 2010

Some things are better left unforgotten. In the second half of Saturday’s game against No. 10 Arkansas (3-1, 1-1), it appeared the top-ranked Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0) had put the first half behind them....

Ingram returns for victory

Ingram returns for victory

September 19, 2010

It was obvious from the very first play of Saturday’s game that Mark Ingram isn’t worried about his knee, and Alabama fans shouldn’t be either. The junior broke off a 48-yard run on the first play...

Ingram: My knee felt better than ever

September 18, 2010

It was obvious from the very first play of Saturday’s game. Mark Ingram isn’t worried about his knee, and Alabama fans shouldn’t be either. The junior broke off a 48-yard run on the first play...

Tide displays offensive balance in victory

September 11, 2010

It didn’t matter which offensive aspect Penn State decided to take away from Alabama. The No. 1 Crimson Tide (2-0) meshed power running with five-wide passing to control a 24-3 victory in Bryant-Denny...

Ingram almost game-ready

Ingram almost game-ready

September 8, 2010

Junior running back Mark Ingram participated in parts of practice Wednesday and is close to being ready to play, according to head coach Nick Saban. “Mark was in gear today for some of the stuff and...

Point the spotlight anywhere… even the bench

September 8, 2010

How could you develop a team so deep that the absence of a reigning Heisman Trophy winner would hardly make a difference? We’ve only seen tragedies in the past. We saw it when Texas quarterback and...

Jones shows signs of stardom against Spartans

September 7, 2010

Many thought this would be the year Julio Jones emerges into one of the top wide receivers in the country. The junior didn’t waste any time trying to prove that statement right in Alabama’s 48-3 victory...

Alabama position grades: San Jose State

September 4, 2010

Offense: 3.8 Maybe Alabama doesn’t even need defending Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram. The Crimson Tide looked great through the air and on the ground, validating its depth by continuing to pile...

NFL lockout might mean another year for UA football stars

September 3, 2010

It appears nothing good could come from an NFL lockout in 2011. The players won’t play, the owners will lose more money and the only thing professional football fans can watch on the weekends will be...

Ingram out after knee surgery

Ingram out after knee surgery

August 31, 2010

Mark Ingram had surgery on his left knee Tuesday for an injury sustained in Monday’s practice and has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against San Jose State. “Mark had an arthroscopic procedure...

NFL lockout could benefit Alabama

August 31, 2010

It appears nothing good could come from an NFL lockout in 2011. The players won’t play, the owners will lose more money and the only thing professional football fans can watch on the weekends will be...

UA football gears up for another winning season

UA football gears up for another winning season

August 18, 2010

After the Alabama football team held practice Monday morning, a few players knew something needed to change. A group of team members that included quarterback Greg McElroy, linebacker Dont’a Hightower,...

Saban: Position changes not permanent

Saban: Position changes not permanent

August 17, 2010

After freshman Corey Grant and Michael Bowman practiced at a different position for the second straight day Tuesday, head coach Nick Saban said the experiments are just that, experiments. Grant, who came...

Senior Tide football players go out on top

Senior Tide football players go out on top

April 30, 2010

  If this were a novel, it would never make it to the shelf. It would be too cliché, lost among thick piles of other stories with resolved conflict and happy endings. But the cliché found its way...

Seven Tide players selected in draft, three sign afterwards

Seven Tide players selected in draft, three sign afterwards

April 26, 2010

After Rolando McClain and Kareem Jackson landed in the top-20 picks of the NFL Draft on Thursday, five more Crimson Tide players were selected over the weekend. Cornerback Javier Arenas became the first...

What’s the need to see it if you believe it?

April 4, 2010

How different would you live if Jesus was your roommate? If he was your best friend? If Jesus followed you everywhere you went? After coming across a passage I’ve heard 100 times the other day, I asked...

Tide looks to defend SEC title

Tide looks to defend SEC title

March 25, 2010

After retaining the No. 1 spot in the polls for the fourth straight week and the seventh this season, the Alabama gymnastics team heads into the Southeastern Conference Championships in Jacksonville, Fla.,...

Tide holds first full-pad practice

Tide holds first full-pad practice

March 24, 2010

The Alabama football team had its third practice of the spring and first in full pads Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility. “It’s been quite a long time since [the players] have...

Simplicity can go a long way

March 21, 2010

Four columns in, I think it may be time to share the testimony of my faith and use it to explain how evangelizing does not always have to be a grueling task. I grew up going through the motions in a Catholic...

Tide eliminated with tough loss to Kentucky

March 12, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | On the back of John Wall’s 16 second-half points, Kentucky fended off a scare from Alabama in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament, edging the Crimson Tide...

Tide erases 18-point second-half deficit to advance

March 11, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When the Alabama men’s basketball team found itself down 18 points in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday, with less than 12 minutes remaining, head...

The Hardcore Christian

March 11, 2010

Whenever I tell someone I don’t drink, I always get the same response. “Oh, so you’re one of those hardcore Christians,” they say. The sad part about that statement is not that everyone drinks,...

Alabama hosts Pro Day

March 11, 2010

Eighteen former Alabama players participated in the Crimson Tide’s Pro Day Wednesday. All 32 NFL teams were represented in Alabama’s indoor practice facility, including three head coaches: Rex Ryan...

Tide travels to Oklahoma for 1 vs 2 matchup

March 5, 2010

Tonight will finally settle it. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oklahoma have been leapfrogging each other for the nation’s top spot for most of the season, and the two will meet in Norman, Okla., tonight at...

Ashley Priess living her dream at Alabama

Ashley Priess living her dream at Alabama

February 25, 2010

  Alabama sophomore gymnast Ashley Priess knows what it’s like to run a marathon, only to pull up with the finish line in sight. In 2008, she stood one good meet away from joining the United States...

Turning science on its head

February 25, 2010

In the backbone of atheism, what they say disproves Christianity. But although science has done many great things for this world, it holds no legitimacy when it comes to proving or disproving how we were...

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