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Rematch of the Century

Rematch of the Century

December 9, 2011

While Nov. 5 was labeled the “Game of the Century,” Jan. 9 has become the "Rematch of the Century." In an unprecedented move, Alabama and LSU, both from the same conference, were selected Sunday to...

Coach Patterson seeks another gymnastics title as Tide tries to repeat

Coach Patterson seeks another gymnastics title as Tide tries to repeat

December 7, 2011

Paul “Bear” Bryant won six national championships in his quarter of a century coaching in Tuscaloosa. This season, gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson will look to equal that feat. As the 2011 Southeastern...

Tide finds solution for zone defense

Tide finds solution for zone defense

December 6, 2011

After the team’s first loss of the season last Thursday, the Alabama men’s basketball team will try to bounce back Wednesday night when they travel to Dayton, Ohio, to face the Dayton Flyers. Though...

The Opposition: Chizik talks Iron Bowl

The Opposition: Chizik talks Iron Bowl

November 21, 2011

As Thanksgiving week approaches, so too does the Iron Bowl. With the game back to its usual Saturday kickoff, ESPN’s College Gameday is also making its way to Auburn, Ala., to see the No. 2 and No. 24...

Crimson Tide prepares for 2011 senior night

Crimson Tide prepares for 2011 senior night

November 16, 2011

As the fourth quarter was winding down Saturday in Starkville, Miss., Alabama led by 10 points, but Mississippi State had enough time to come back. What stood in their way were the Alabama running backs....

Linebacker makes quick return from injury

Linebacker makes quick return from injury

November 9, 2011

Senior linebacker Alex Watkins returned to action against LSU last Saturday, despite having broken his arm in the Tennessee game two weeks ago. Watkins said he knew immediately when his arm was broken....

Tide wins exhibition game against UAH

Tide wins exhibition game against UAH

November 8, 2011

The Alabama men’s basketball team started off its season by unofficially keeping its home winning streak alive with a 67-60 win against the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers in Coleman Coliseum. “I think...

Team practicing same way, avoids hype

November 2, 2011

While the game Saturday between Alabama and LSU has been labeled “The Game of the Century,” the Crimson Tide players are focused on tuning out the hype and facing this week’s opponent like they have...

Tide chemistry relies on old names, fresh faces

Tide chemistry relies on old names, fresh faces

November 2, 2011

HOOVER, Ala. – With the 2011-2012 basketball season only a couple of weeks away, it seems Alabama’s team identity this year will be a mix between polishing the old and breaking in the new. While last...

Team keeps up energy before bye week

Team keeps up energy before bye week

October 19, 2011

The Tennessee game is Alabama’s last before its bye week, and it’s typically around this time in the season that the team can start to look sluggish. However, senior center William Vlachos said the...

Lacy returns to practice, Tide prepares for Ole Miss

Lacy returns to practice, Tide prepares for Ole Miss

October 12, 2011

Running back Eddie Lacy, who hurt his foot during the Arkansas game, practiced Tuesday along with the other running backs. Head coach Nick Saban hasn’t said whether he’s playing for sure on Saturday,...

Offense also among top in SEC

Offense also among top in SEC

October 5, 2011

Over the past couple of weeks, the talk about Alabama’s football team has been focused primarily on the defense. While the Crimson Tide’s defense has been performing at a level to match the 2009 defense,...

Gators' new head coach not new to Tide

Gators’ new head coach not new to Tide

September 28, 2011

Little did Alabama know when they played Texas two years ago in the national championship that they would be facing the then-Longhorns defensive coordinator in 2011 as the new Florida head coach. “I...

Carter ineligible for the season

September 22, 2011

Head coach Nick Saban gave what he believes to be the final word on the situation with transfer wide receiver Duron Carter for this season. “As of right now, he has to be here a year in residence before...

UA Athletics attempts to keep its athletes under control on social media

UA Athletics attempts to keep its athletes under control on social media

September 21, 2011

With the explosion of social media over the past couple of years, it’s almost guaranteed that not everyone is going to use it appropriately. But when it’s a big-name athlete who tweets something inappropriate,...

Tide prepares for Mean Green offense

Tide prepares for Mean Green offense

September 13, 2011

After a 27-11 win over Penn State this past weekend, Alabama began its work for this Saturday’s matchup against North Texas. Head coach Nick Saban said North Texas has an explosive offense that the defense...

Tide prepares for Penn State

September 8, 2011

Traveling from afar Defensive lineman Jesse Williams’ family was among the 101,000 fans in the stadium this past Saturday, watching him play in his first game at Alabama. In order to do this, his family...

Williams brings a thunder from down under

September 8, 2011

Defensive lineman Jesse Williams’ family was among the 101,000 fans in the stadium last Saturday watching him play in his first football game at Alabama. In order to do this, his family made possibly...

Tide looks no further than Kent State

August 31, 2011

As the Alabama Crimson Tide practiced inside Tuesday afternoon to take a break from the sun, the team is solely focused on Saturday’s opponent Kent State, refusing to look ahead to bigger games in the...

Two Tide coaches named in alleged Miami scandal

Two Tide coaches named in alleged Miami scandal

August 24, 2011

Recent allegations against The University of Miami football program are so severe that the phrase “death penalty” has been thrown around. Nevin Shapiro, a former Miami booster, allegedly provided...

Bama defense returning talent this season

Bama defense returning talent this season

July 27, 2011

HOOVER, Ala. | Unlike last season, Alabama’s defense in 2011 can boast a year’s worth of experience. Most of last year’s starters are returning, making the Crimson Tide’s defense a force to be...

Braud makes immediate impact

April 19, 2011

Though she’s only a sophomore for the Alabama softball team, Kayla Braud made a huge impact in her two seasons. Currently leading the team this season with a .460 batting average, 63 hits, 52 runs,...

Quarterback battle continues at A-Day showing

Quarterback battle continues at A-Day showing

April 18, 2011

As spring practice officially came to a close with Saturday’s A-Day game, quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Phillip Sims continue to battle for the starting position. Both quarterbacks were featured on both...

A-Day to showcase QB talent

April 14, 2011

The Alabama Crimson Tide held its last practice Thursday afternoon before the A-Day game. With the roster divided into Crimson and White, the teams took time to split up in practice to run their own plays....

Bryant left lasting impact on students, friends alike

Bryant left lasting impact on students, friends alike

April 14, 2011

To some, he was Coach. To others he was a co-worker. But for everyone who knew or met Alabama’s legendary football coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant, he made a lasting impression. “He was a living legend,”...

Tide reflects on season

Tide reflects on season

April 5, 2011

With the 2010-11 men’s basketball season at an end, it’s a good time for the team and fans to reflect on how far the program has come in the past year. The 2009-10 season was head coach Anthony Grant’s...

NIT Finals: Shock and 'Aww'

NIT Finals: Shock and ‘Aww’

April 1, 2011

NEW YORK | In its second appearance in the NIT championship game, the Alabama Crimson Tide lost to the Wichita State Shockers 66-57 Thursday night in Madison Square Garden. The loss gives Alabama a final...

NIT Championship Extras

March 31, 2011

By the Numbers: 0 | Number of NIT championships Alabama has won. The team has only played in the championship game two times. 50 | Percent Wichita State shot from the field, going 23-for-46. 38 | Percent...

NIT Championship Pregame Notes

March 31, 2011

NEW YORK CITY | The Alabama men's basketball team will take on the Wichita State Shockers in Madison Square Garden for the NIT Championship Thursday night. This is the Crimson Tide's second appearance...

NIT extra information

March 30, 2011

By the Numbers:   22 | Points junior JaMychal Green had before fouling out late in the second half. Green’s 22 points were the most of any one player on both teams.   2 | Thursday’s game will...

NIT Final Four Pregame Notes

March 29, 2011

NEW YORK CITY | The Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Colorado Buffaloes in the NIT Final Four from Madison Square Garden with tipoff at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. The Tide comes into the competition 24-11 on the...

Bama reaches final in thriller

Bama reaches final in thriller

March 29, 2011

NEW YORK CITY | The Alabama Crimson Tide (25-11, 12-4) defeated the Colorado Buffaloes (24-14) 62-61 on Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden in Alabama’s only 2011 NIT thriller so far. After winning...

Tide lands in New York, begins big preparations

Tide lands in New York, begins big preparations

March 27, 2011

The Alabama men’s basketball team touched down in New York City on Sunday in anticipation of its sixth National Invitation Tournament Final Four appearance Tuesday in Madison Square Garden. Getting...

Alabama versus Miami Pregame Notes

March 23, 2011

The Alabama men's basketball team comes into Wednesday night's game against Miami in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament with a 23-11 overall record. The Hurricanes have an overall...

Tide advances to NIT Final Four in New York

Tide advances to NIT Final Four in New York

March 23, 2011

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Miami Hurricanes in the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals 79-64 in Coleman Coliseum Wednesday night. With the win, Alabama will advance to the semifinals...

Players see newcomers, familiar faces at spring practice

Players see newcomers, familiar faces at spring practice

March 23, 2011

As the Alabama Crimson Tide football team had its second spring practice of 2011 Wednesday afternoon at Thomas-Drew Practice Facility, the returning defensive players were happy to see familiar faces around...

Saban comments on Barron’s arrest

March 21, 2011

On Sunday morning, Alabama defensive back Mark Barron was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of hindering prosecution in Mobile. However, Barron was in uniform Monday for Alabama’s first spring practice...

Alabama defeats Coastal Carolina, advances in NIT

March 15, 2011

In the first round of the National Invitation Tournament [NIT], Alabama defeated the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 68-44 in front of a home crowd in Coleman Coliseum Tuesday night. Alabama came into the...

Alabama vs Coastal Carolina: NIT 1st Round

March 15, 2011

Alabama makes its first appearance in the 2011 NIT  [National Invitation Tournament] on Tuesday against Coastal Carolina in the first round. Alabama enters at the No. 1 seed in its bracket, while Coastal...

Law student a foreign soccer star

Law student a foreign soccer star

March 8, 2011

With his second year of law school coming to a close, Jason Sabio has decided to take a leave of absence from the University of Alabama. His reason? To dedicate himself to the Philippine National Soccer...

Has the Tide's bubble burst?

Has the Tide’s bubble burst?

March 1, 2011

The Alabama Crimson Tide’s inability to score has become more costly with each passing game. After falling to the Florida Gators 78-51 on Tuesday night in Gainesville, Fla., the Tide has one more regular-season...

Men’s Basketball vs. Auburn: Pre-game notes

February 23, 2011

Alabama comes into this competition, still perfect at home, with a 14-0 record. The Crimson Tide is currently 18-8 overall, 10-2 Southeastern Conference. Auburn comes in at 9-17, 2-10 in the SEC. Alabama...

Close call at Coleman

Close call at Coleman

February 23, 2011

Keeping its home record perfect was not easy for the Alabama Crimson Tide (19-8, 11-2) Wednesday night. Despite being behind almost the entire game, Alabama managed to come from behind and beat Auburn...

Mitchell puts up big numbers

Mitchell puts up big numbers

February 16, 2011

One of the defining moments in Tony Mitchell’s basketball career came before college, before high school, even before he was six feet tall. From PE to the SEC, Mitchell has been dunking a long time....

Tide downs Rebels at home, 74-64

Tide downs Rebels at home, 74-64

February 13, 2011

View Photo GalleryView VideoAfter a tough loss to Vanderbilt Thursday, the Alabama Crimson Tide was welcomed back home in Coleman Coliseum with a 74-64 win over the Ole Miss Rebels Saturday. With the...

Alabama vs. Ole Miss: Pregame Notes

February 12, 2011

Despite a loss Thursday night against Vanderbilt, the Alabama Crimson Tide still holds the No. 1 spot in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. Ole Miss, at the No. 3 spot in the West, is 2-2 on...

Time has come for Alabama to be ranked in Top 25

February 10, 2011

When was the last time the Alabama men’s basketball team was ranked? I honestly have no idea. It may have been as long ago as the 2002-2003 season, which was the last time that Alabama won the Southeastern...

Alabama notches third SEC road win

Alabama notches third SEC road win

February 6, 2011

KNOXVILLE, TENN. | In front of a crowd of 21,948, the Alabama Crimson Tide (15-7, 7-1) defeated the Tennessee Volunteers (15-8, 5-3) 65-60 in an overtime thriller in Thompson-Boling Arena. In the five...

Men’s Basketball Alabama at Tennessee: Preview

February 5, 2011

Alabama comes into this game still ranked No. 1 in the Southeastern Conference at 6-1. Tennessee is a game behind  the Crimson Tide at 5-2. On the road this season, Alabama is 2-7 overall and 2-1 in...

Men’s basketball: MSU pregame notes

February 2, 2011

The Crimson Tide (13-7, 5-1) comes into this game against Mississippi State (11-9, 3-3) still perfect at home, looking for win No. 12 at home. With a win, the Tide will also improve to 6-1 in the conference...

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