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English Premier League a worthy watch

English Premier League a worthy watch

August 17, 2014

Are you ready for some football? No, not that one, the other one.College football is just over a week away and NFL preseason is in progress, but it’s the kind across the pond that’s already rockin’...

Trey DePriest healing, Sims showing promises

Trey DePriest healing, Sims showing promises

August 17, 2014

Senior linebacker Trey DePriest’s recovery from a sprained knee is almost where it needs to be, but his conditioning might not be on the same level. After injuring his knee on the second day of practice,...

Alabama secondary optimistic for 2014

Alabama secondary optimistic for 2014

August 17, 2014

When Johnny Manziel passed for over 450 yards and five touchdowns in Alabama’s second game of the season last year, it appeared to be a rare off-game by a Crimson Tide secondary known for churning out...

UA baseball team looks to even series

April 22, 2014

There are only a few schools that have routinely given Alabama baseball coach Mitch Gaspard’s teams trouble over his 10-year head coaching career. One of those schools is Southern Miss, a team that Alabama...

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

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

April 22, 2014

When Kevin Turner was 5 years old, he began his first season of organized football. Twenty-six seasons later at age 30, Kevin Turner would play his last season of organized football. Turner, a former...

Alabama offense, special teams struggle in A-Day game

April 19, 2014

In nearly every aspect, Saturday’s A-Day game felt like a typical Alabama football game – the performance. The special teams missed two field goals and an extra point. At halftime, both offenses...

Tide bats rally late in game to down UAB

Tide bats rally late in game to down UAB

April 17, 2014

No. 8 Alabama wasn’t out for revenge, but it did get even. The Crimson Tide defeated UAB 5-2 on Wednesday night. The win comes just one week after the Crimson Tide dropped a 2-1 decision to UAB at Sewell-Thomas...

Crimson Tide looks to revamp defensive line

Crimson Tide looks to revamp defensive line

April 15, 2014

For any number of reasons, Alabama lost its way in 2013. Could it have stemmed from a lack of maturity? Or did complacency simply settle in during perhaps the most notorious two-game stretch of Nick Saban’s...

Baseball team looks to continue recent success

April 15, 2014

The Crimson Tide continued its late-inning dramatics this season with a walk-off double from freshman Casey Hughston in a series-clinching 4-3 victory over Auburn at Sewell-Thomas Stadium on Sunday. It...

UA wins series over Tigers

April 14, 2014

At this point, it’s almost routine. Courtesy of freshman Casey Hughston’s double, the No. 9-ranked Alabama baseball team had its fifth walk-off hit of the season to clinch a 4-3 victory and the series...

Alabama downs Auburn in game 2 of 3-game series

April 13, 2014

Before the seventh-largest crowd in Sewell-Thomas Stadium history, No. 9 Alabama held on late in the ninth inning to take down Auburn, 4-1, Saturday night to even the three-game series. Kamplain, a junior...

Alabama falls to Auburn in first game of rivalry series

April 13, 2014

The setting was perfect. Alabama had its 10th-largest crowd ever on a warm spring night with a chance to extend its lead in the Southeastern Conference against its rival, Auburn. But the result was not....

UA baseball team falls in midweek game to UAB

April 10, 2014

Even a top-10 team is not immune from midweek trap games. Days after moving into the top 10 in the polls, No. 9 Alabama suffered a rare midweek loss Wednesday night, falling 2-1 to UAB at Sewell-Thomas...

Alabama baseball team hits with more power

April 8, 2014

More times than not last season, the Alabama baseball team had to rely on the arms of its pitchers and the gloves of its fielders to help bail out the bats of its hitters to get by. This season, that...

Baseball team makes first SEC trip to College Station

April 3, 2014

Life in the Southeastern Conference never gets any easier. One week after playing Ole Miss, a top-10 team, and three weeks since playing Kentucky, one of the top offenses in the nation, the University...

Baseball team wins 5th straight

April 2, 2014

The formula for an Alabama win this season has been straightforward: Score at least three runs. Before Tuesday night, the No. 15 Crimson Tide baseball team had won all 19 of its games this season when...

Alabama baseball team completes second sweep of the season

March 30, 2014

Add a series sweep over a top-10 team to Alabama baseball’s growing list of accomplishments this season. For the third straight game on Sunday, the Crimson Tide fell behind and came back against No....

Tide wins 2-game sweep over Alcorn State

Tide wins 2-game sweep over Alcorn State

March 20, 2014

A whole day’s wait did nothing to cool down the Alabama bats Wednesday. The Crimson Tide baseball team scored double-digit runs for the second consecutive night in a 12-0 win over Alcorn State at Sewell-Thomas...

UA baseball team carries historic momentum

March 18, 2014

Few teams, if any, have ever had a week like the Alabama baseball team just had. In one of the most historic weeks in program history, the Crimson Tide pulled off three of the rarest feats in baseball....

White's home run claims series

White’s home run claims series

March 17, 2014

Another series, another walk-off win for the Alabama baseball team. For the third time in four weekend home series, Alabama clinched a three-game set with a walk-off winner, this time off a two-run home...

White’s walk-off blast claims SEC series win for Alabama

March 15, 2014

Another series, another walk-off win. For the third time in four weekend home series, Alabama claimed a three-game set with a walk-off winner, this time from a two-run home run from sophomore shortstop...

Alabama baseball team continues making history in shutout win over No. 20 Kentucky

March 15, 2014

Believe it or not, the Crimson Tide baseball team made history – again. One week after recording its first nine-inning no-hitter in 72 years and first series shutout since 1912, the Alabama baseball...

Tide to take No. 20 Kentucky

March 13, 2014

It took exactly 37 innings before Alabama conceded its first run in nearly a week during Tuesday’s game against Samford. This weekend, it will look to regain that dominance against the best offensive...

'The Joe' sees amended rules for right field seating

‘The Joe’ sees amended rules for right field seating

March 11, 2014

New guidelines imposed on the right field seating area in last weekend’s Alabama baseball series will take effect for the remainder of the season, according to a statement released by the University...

Alabama makes history in sweep of Delta Devils

Alabama makes history in sweep of Delta Devils

March 10, 2014

For the second game in a row, the Alabama baseball team made history. The Crimson Tide completed its first series sweep of the season with a 3-0 win over Mississippi Valley State on Sunday afternoon....

Alabama throws 9-inning no-hitter in 7-0 win over MVSU

March 8, 2014

It took Alabama three pitchers, 130 pitches and 27 outs for the Crimson Tide to get the result it wanted and just a little more. Justin Kamplain, Jay Shaw and Geoffrey Bramblett combined to throw the...

Alabama wins third straight in 8-0 shutout over Mississippi Valley State

March 7, 2014

For perhaps the first time all season, Alabama played a complete game in all aspects - fielding, pitching and hitting - in an 8-0 shutout win in Game 1 over Mississippi Valley State on Friday night. Junior...

Nick Eicholtz to pitch in Capital City Classic

March 4, 2014

It will only be his fourth collegiate appearance, but Nick Eicholtz already has a chance to make Alabama baseball history. Eicholtz, a freshman right-handed pitcher from Odessa, Fla., will start Tuesday...

Freshmen play key roles on team

February 26, 2014

When Alabama coach Mitch Gaspard took a look at his lineup before last Sunday’s series finale against Stephen F. Austin, even he was a little bit surprised by who would be starting – and he was the...

Wass hits walk-off to claim series

Wass hits walk-off to claim series

February 24, 2014

For the second time in six games, Alabama saved its best hitting for last. Wade Wass hit a pinch-hit single on the final at bat of the game for the second week in a row to give No. 21 Alabama a 3-2 walk-off...

Hughston’s two-homer debut boosts Alabama to big win

February 22, 2014

Casey Hughston struck out in his one career at-bat coming into Saturday’s game against Stephen F. Austin. In his next five career at-bats, he made the most of his opportunity. Hughston, a freshman...

Alabama bats go cold in 2-1 defeat

February 22, 2014

This time, Alabama couldn’t escape its offensive woes at the plate. The No. 21 Crimson Tide baseball team fell 2-1 in 13 innings in Game 1 of its three-game set against Stephen F. Austin at Sewell-Thomas...

White in leading role for Tide

White in leading role for Tide

February 20, 2014

One of Mikey White’s fondest memories growing up was always the annual Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament held in his hometown of Hoover, Ala. He can still recall the time Alabama faced Auburn...

Shaw to help recruit, coach Tide

February 19, 2014

Elisha Shaw is just like any other Alabama football recruit in the Nick Saban era. He’s big, he’s fast, and he’s one of the best players in the nation at his position. He’s committed, he’s excited,...

Wass lifts Alabama to first win of the season in walk-off fashion

February 15, 2014

Heading into the second game of the season, Wade Wass had zero career hits in two years at Alabama. On Saturday, he had two in three at-bats, including a walk-off single to left field in the bottom of...

Alabama falls 2-1 in season opener after long rain delay

February 15, 2014

For nearly two hours, the No. 21 Alabama baseball team held a lead over the visiting Saint Louis Billikens. The problem is the game wasn’t being played for the majority of that time. The Billikens...

UA baseball team sees expectations rise for 2014 season

February 13, 2014

No one willingly reminisces on a loss. For any player or coach with a competitive drive and the determination to succeed, a loss is comparable to a nightmare, only it’s as real as it gets. For the Alabama...

Alabama baseball reloaded for 2014

Alabama baseball reloaded for 2014

January 28, 2014

At this time last year, the Alabama baseball team was in disarray. The Crimson Tide was coming off its worst season in recent memory and didn’t know what to expect. This time around, there is reason...

Top 10 football moments in 2013

January 16, 2014

No. 10 Kevin Norwood makes “unbelievable” catch against Vols Over the course of his Alabama career, Norwood developed a reputation as the Crimson Tide’s sure-handed, go-to receiver. The most memorable...

Men’s golf recruits new coach to team

December 3, 2013

There are five head coaches currently employed by The University of Alabama that have led their programs to a national championship, but there is only one non-head coach at Alabama that’s done the same...

Auburn turnaround increases Iron Bowl anticipation, stakes

November 26, 2013

It all came down to one final play. The No. 7 Auburn Tigers were down to their last chance, fourth-and-18 from their own 27 yard line with just 36 seconds remaining. The visiting No. 25 Georgia Bulldogs...

Alabama explodes in second half to defeat LSU 38-17

November 10, 2013

For the second year in a row, Alabama finished off LSU with a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. For the second year in a row, Alabama escaped with a win. The No. 1 Crimson Tide outlasted No. 13 LSU...

Norwood poses challenge for LSU defense

Norwood poses challenge for LSU defense

November 7, 2013

Some like to call it the “Rally in Death Valley.” Others like to simply refer to it as “The Drive.” Either way, Kevin Norwood has a hard time remembering the ending sequence in Alabama’s 21-17...

Harassment in professional sports should be taken more seriously

November 7, 2013

We have all witnessed it, partaken in it or, in some cases, been the victim of it. Yes, bullying exists and always will. Don’t be fooled though; it’s not just limited to elementary and middle school....

Tradition of postgame cigars resonates with players

October 24, 2013

When junior left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio thinks of how to describe the postgame locker room after a win over Tennessee, one word in particular comes to mind. “Righteous,” he said. “You know the feeling...

Oregon students selling ‘We Want Bama’ T-shirts

October 23, 2013

Three national championships in four years do not intimidate the fans of the team considered by many to be the best bet to knock top-ranked Alabama off its perch. Oregon, which has sat behind the Crimson...

Despite struggles, World Cup needs Mexico

October 17, 2013

Something strange happened on Tuesday night. I, a staunch supporter of the U.S. men’s national soccer team, was hoping that they would lose. Having already punched their ticket as the top team out of...

Mr. Versatility: Landon Collins takes on new roles for the Crimson Tide

Mr. Versatility: Landon Collins takes on new roles for the Crimson Tide

October 10, 2013

Prior to last week, Landon Collins would have told you he can play four positions on the Alabama defense. But after last Saturday’s game against Georgia State, the sophomore is up to five. The added...

Champions Plaza honors Patterson, other UA coaches

Champions Plaza honors Patterson, other UA coaches

October 7, 2013

Sarah Patterson had a lot of dreams as a 23-year-old gymnastics coach hired fresh out of Slippery Rock State College by legendary Alabama football coach and then-athletics director Paul “Bear” Bryant...

Alabama struggles in 31-6 win over Colorado State

September 21, 2013

For much of the game, it was a night to forget for one team at Bryant-Denny Stadium, and that team wasn’t just the visitor. Despite struggling to establish a rhythm for much of the game, No. 1 Alabama...

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