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Recap | Softball claims third SEC sweep

Recap | Softball claims third SEC sweep

May 2, 2021
No. 4 Alabama softball left this weekend with a conference win against No. 21 Georgia.
Recap | Softball sweeps ranked out-of-conference foe

Recap | Softball sweeps ranked out-of-conference foe

April 28, 2021

No. 5/5 Alabama softball (36-7; 12-6 SEC) had its bye week from conference play, but the team didn’t take a break from facing a quality opponent, as it played host to the No. 13/18 Louisiana Ragin Cajuns....

Recap | Softball drop SEC series against top-5 opponent

Recap | Softball drop SEC series against top-5 opponent

April 19, 2021

No. 3 Alabama (33-7; 12-6 SEC) drops its second series in conference play to No. 4 Florida (32-6; 12-3 SEC), but ends the weekend on a high note.  GAME ONE For the second time in conference play and...

Softball | Alabama advances to top-5 series against Florida

Softball | Alabama advances to top-5 series against Florida

April 15, 2021
Here's why players like Montana Fouts "live for" matchups like this.
Softball clinches a top-10 series road win 

Softball clinches a top-10 series road win 

April 15, 2021
Here's how Alabama softball became the first SEC team to beat Arkansas.
Graduate student Alexis Mack is ready to play ball.

Preview | Softball will meet an improving SEC foe this weekend

April 8, 2021
Alabama softball takes a road trip this weekend. The team will head to Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Friday for a three-game series. With the Razorbacks’ season off to a hot start, the pressure will be on for the Tide.
Recap | Softball rebounds with sweep of Texas A&M

Recap | Softball rebounds with sweep of Texas A&M

April 4, 2021
Alabama softball is bouncing back. After a tough pair of losses to Kentucky in Louisville, the team rallied in Tuscaloosa to sweep Texas A&M.
CW / Hannah Saad

Gymnastics | Tide rolls to Nationals semifinals 

April 4, 2021
Two gymnasts on the team made perfect 10.0s during Friday’s meet, and that performance plus even further success on Saturday punched Alabama’s ticket to Nationals.
Senior Kaylee Tow dealt the decisive blow in Alabama's single win over Kentucky.

Recap | Softball drops first SEC series

March 31, 2021
Alabama softball lost its first conference series of the season on Monday. The team fell to No. 7 Kentucky in a close third game that went to extra innings.
Preview | Softball heads north for a top-10, SEC showdown

Preview | Softball heads north for a top-10, SEC showdown

March 26, 2021

A big road trip looms ahead for No. 3/4 Alabama softball (25-2; 5-1 SEC). The team will head to Lexington, Kentucky, this weekend for a top-10 conference series against the No. 7/7 Kentucky Wildcats (23-3;...

Softball | The Crimson Tide serves the Vols a series loss

Softball | The Crimson Tide serves the Vols a series loss

March 23, 2021
Alabama has won both its SEC series to open up conference play. 
Recap | How gymnastics clinched its 10th SEC title

Recap | How gymnastics clinched its 10th SEC title

March 21, 2021
New ring alert! Alabama gymnastics, a No. 3 seed in the SEC championship, brought home the conference title Saturday.
Preview | Softball to host its first SEC series on Friday

Preview | Softball to host its first SEC series on Friday

March 17, 2021

Two top-25 teams in No. 2/3 Alabama softball (22-1; 3-0 SEC) and the No. 19/21 Tennessee (19-3, 1-2 SEC) will take the field inside Rhoads Stadium beginning Friday, Mar. 19, for the second conference series...

Preview | The SEC gymnastics championship is this weekend

Preview | The SEC gymnastics championship is this weekend

March 17, 2021

No. 8 Alabama gymnastics (6-2) used the past two weeks to focus on perfecting the minuscule details as it heads to Huntsville to compete for the conference championship on Saturday in the Von Braun Center...

Recap | Softball shows off against Auburn

Recap | Softball shows off against Auburn

March 15, 2021

Friday Night: Alabama 6, Auburn 0 No. 4/4 Alabama softball (22-1, 6-0 SEC) showcased a strong all-around performance in its Friday night conference opener with a 6-0 victory against rival No.22/21 Auburn...

Preview | Softball hits the road to begin SEC play 

Preview | Softball hits the road to begin SEC play 

March 11, 2021
These players are the ‘spark’ behind Alabama softball’s 19-1 start.
Recap | Alabama tramples non-conference opponent

Recap | Alabama tramples non-conference opponent

March 7, 2021
Alabama softball remains undefeated. The team dominated Kent State (2–4) in a pair of run-rule wins Friday.
Freshman Shania Adams goes through her beam routine just after scoring a career high on the uneven bars.

Recap | Gymnastics falls short of SEC domination in final meet

March 6, 2021
Alabama gymnastics had its last meet in Coleman Coliseum on Friday night. The team fell to No. 1 Florida by two tenths of a point, with some Alabama gymnasts walking away with season-high performances.
Fouts in a Feb. 26 game against Memphis

‘Star of the show’: Fouts sets new career-high in Mississippi State victory

March 6, 2021
The star pitcher led the team to its fourth-straight shutout win
Senior Lexi Graber, a strong presence on the floor exercise, goes through her routine in a meet against Kentucky in a previous season.

Preview | One team stands in the way of Alabama gymnastics’ 10th SEC title

March 3, 2021
Alabama gymnastics has gone without an SEC title for the last five seasons. In 2015, Dana Duckworth became the first in league history to win an SEC title as a first-year head coach. Just one team stands in the way of Duckworth's second conference title.
These are the teams Alabama softball must face before its first SEC series

These are the teams Alabama softball must face before its first SEC series

March 3, 2021

No. 3 Alabama softball (14-0) is set to host final games in Rhoads Stadium before it travels to Auburn for its first conference series against the Tigers. The Crimson Tide is scheduled to host Mississippi...

Trio of shutouts lead to Softball sweep of the Crimson Classic

Trio of shutouts lead to Softball sweep of the Crimson Classic

March 3, 2021

No. 3/4 Alabama softball (14-0) used a trio of shutouts to down NCAA Tournament regional hopefuls, North Carolina (5-5) and Troy (13-3).  Game One The 2-0 win over North Carolina was fueled by career...

Senior Lexi Graber executes her balance beam routine at a 2020 meet with the Georgia Bulldogs.

Recap | Gymnastics remains in title contention

March 2, 2021

No. 7 Alabama gymnastics (6-1) used a season-high road score to down the No. 6 Arkansas Razorbacks (2-5), 197.325-197.000, on Friday night to remain in contention for a conference regular season title....

Recap | Softball keeps up a streak in win over Memphis

Recap | Softball keeps up a streak in win over Memphis

February 27, 2021

No. 4 Alabama softball swept the Memphis Tigers on Friday, behind dominant pitching performances from three different pitchers. Game 1 The storyline of the Crimson Tide’s 8-3 game one victory over...

Recap | Softball motors past UAB

Recap | Softball motors past UAB

February 26, 2021

No. 4 Alabama softball (9–0) remains unbeaten after a 7–1 victory over the UAB Blazers (4–5) in its first mid-week game of the season on Wednesday.. Freshman Bailey Dowling kept up the early season...

Pregame Presser | Aggies, Tar Heels and Trojans, oh my!

Pregame Presser | Aggies, Tar Heels and Trojans, oh my!

February 24, 2021

Whether you want golf, basketball, softball or gymnastics, this weekend promises close games and Alabama victories. Listen to the sports staff break down the upcoming invitationals, matches and classics...

CW / Carson Redwine

Preview | Who softball will face in this weekend’s Crimson Classic

February 24, 2021
After knocking it out of the park (get it?) last weekend, Alabama softball looks to keep it up this weekend. The team will host three teams in Rhoads Stadium for the Easton Crimson Classic, where Alabama will be a favorite to win.
Softball | The Crimson Tide easily sweeps Easton Bama Bash

Softball | The Crimson Tide easily sweeps Easton Bama Bash

February 22, 2021
It didn’t matter who the Crimson played this weekend. The team played like the best softball team in the country. 
'The small details': Alabama gymnastics vaults to new season high

‘The small details’: Alabama gymnastics vaults to new season high

February 21, 2021
The Tide shined bright at its annual "Power of Pink" meet.
Softball | Easton Bama Bash to feature an SEC foe

Softball | Easton Bama Bash to feature an SEC foe

February 18, 2021
No. 6 Alabama softball (4-0) will host its 22nd annual Easton Bama Bash this weekend, Feb. 19-21
This photo is from a pre-pandemic meet.

Preview | SEC gymnastics is certain to see a rankings switch-up after this meet

February 17, 2021
Alabama gymnastics' annual Power of Pink meet is scheduled for Friday. The confrontation between No. 6 Alabama and No. 2 LSU will surely result in changes in the SEC standings.
The Crimson Tide competes against Georgia in 2020.

Gymnastics | Season high not enough to stop No. 13 Georgia

February 15, 2021
Alabama spent their bye-week focusing on the details. But it didn't quite pay off.
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Recap | Pitching propels softball sweep of Alabama State tournament

February 14, 2021
Alabama softball cleaned up this weekend. After nearly having its opening weekend cancelled, the team headed south for a last-minute tournament and racked up wins over Notre Dame, Alabama State and Louisville.
Running the Gauntlet: Gymnastics emerges from bye week poised for Georgia 

Running the Gauntlet: Gymnastics emerges from bye week poised for Georgia 

February 11, 2021
No. 6 Alabama begins a second-half Goliath-like schedule on Friday, Feb. 12, against longtime rival, the No. 13 Georgia Bulldogs. 
Pregame Presser | Softball, we missed you

Pregame Presser | Softball, we missed you

February 11, 2021

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Then obviously you haven't been paying attention to the Alabama athletics schedule. Listen to the podcast below or via Apple Podcasts. 9: Softball, we missed...

Volleyball sweeps weekend doubleheader at Ole Miss

Volleyball sweeps weekend doubleheader at Ole Miss

February 8, 2021
Alabama volleyball captured its first pair of back-to-back wins of the season after two five-set thriller wins against the Ole Miss Rebels (0-10) this weekend. 
Consistency Concerns: Missteps add up in Alabama volleyball loss

Consistency Concerns: Missteps add up in Alabama volleyball loss

February 1, 2021
In another tricky Alabama-South Carolina this week, Alabama volleyball stumbled into a 3-1 loss on Friday. Head coach Lindsey Devine was clear that the team needed to improve in its consistency to succeed. "We have a lot to work on," Devine said.
Courtesy of Alabama Athletics.

Alabama gymnastics is undefeated. They’ll need to step it up to win the conference

February 1, 2021
After facing Kentucky on Friday, Alabama gymnastics remains undefeated. But with some uneven performances under its belt and a total score of 197 still to be reached, the team will have to buckle down to stay alive.
'The Pregame Presser' takes a look ahead for spring sports

‘The Pregame Presser’ takes a look ahead for spring sports

January 27, 2021
On today's docket: Nate Oats' three-point shooting balancing act, consistency in Alabama gymnastics and how Kristy Curry's squad can succeed against Kentucky.
Three Alabama gymnasts scored 9.9 or higher on the balance beam.

How the Tide Turns: Record-setting beam performance leads to gymnastics win

January 24, 2021
Alabama set records with a score of 49.425 on the beam – the program’s highest score since the 2019 season.
Up in the Air: Gymnastics fans have a lot to look forward to

Up in the Air: Gymnastics fans have a lot to look forward to

January 20, 2021
If football and double basketball success isn't enough for you, how about a gymnastics program at the top of the conference? Alabama gymnastics will face fearsome foes in the coming months as they vie for the SEC championship.
The Tide faces off against Arkansas in the winter of 2020.

Alabama gymnastics lets out a sigh of relief in Columbia

January 19, 2021
Alabama gymnastics had two falls and a healthy wobble on the apparatus, almost costing the program its first loss to the No. 14 Missouri Tigers Friday night, Jan. 15.
The Tide faces off against Oklahoma in the winter of 2020.

Gymnastics faces Missouri Tigers in first road test of the season

January 15, 2021
The No. 4 Crimson Tide will travel to Columbia, Missouri, Friday to meet their match in the No. 14 Tigers.
Makarri Doggette, Winter 2020.

Gymnastics soars to new heights in first meet of season

January 10, 2021

Alabama gymnastics etched new and veteran names into each event lineup during Friday night’s season opener. This paid dividends for head coach Dana Duckworth’s squad, and the Tide left Coleman Coliseum...

Relentless finish leads to road win for women’s basketball

Relentless finish leads to road win for women’s basketball

December 7, 2020

The Crimson Tide (4-0) left Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. on Dec. 5 with a 76-72 win over Oklahoma State (2-1). Oklahoma State got off to a hot start, leading Alabama 22-11 after the first...

Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Women’s basketball opens season in style against Samford

November 26, 2020

Alabama women’s basketball (1-0) turned heads in a 83-68 victory against Samford (0-1) Wednesday.  An Uncommon Matchup  This was only the tenth time these two teams have faced each other. Currently,...

‘What’s in front of us’: Volleyball goes half-and-half in double-header finale

‘What’s in front of us’: Volleyball goes half-and-half in double-header finale

November 18, 2020

After months of uncertainty, schedule changes and practices, Alabama volleyball’s fall season finally came to an end. Game 1 Alabama volleyball (2-5) claimed a 3-1 win over the LSU Tigers (2-3) Sunday...

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Recap | UA soccer’s underperforming season comes to an end

November 14, 2020

Alabama soccer’s (2-5-2) season came to an end Friday night in the opening match of the SEC Tournament with a 2-0 loss to the LSU Tigers (1-6-2). The loss came against the lowest-ranking team entering...

Preview | How UA women's volleyball can improve in its final matches

Preview | How UA women’s volleyball can improve in its final matches

November 14, 2020
After a slow start, Alabama volleyball is beginning to get their groove back. The team's final two matches will give them one last chance to finish strong.
Preview | Alabama soccer to face off against LSU in SEC tournament

Preview | Alabama soccer to face off against LSU in SEC tournament

November 11, 2020

Alabama women’s soccer (2-4-2) will head to Orange Beach, Ala. this Friday, Nov. 13, for the start of the SEC Tournament. The Crimson Tide enters as the 11th seed, which is the highest possible seed...

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