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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...

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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 21, 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 7, 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

January 31, 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.
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Alabama gymnastics is undefeated. They’ll need to step it up to win the conference

January 31, 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 25, 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...

The Rise of Sides: Confidence is key for this Bama softball player

The Rise of Sides: Confidence is key for this Bama softball player

November 11, 2020

The number eight could be the most significant number in Alabama softball history.  The number has been worn by two four-time All-Americans and Alabama legends, Brittany Rogers and Olympian Haylie...

Women’s soccer turns page against Auburn

Women’s soccer turns page against Auburn

November 8, 2020

Forty-eight long days without a win came to an end for Alabama women’s soccer on Friday night, who beat rival No. 15 Auburn 1-0 in its last game of the regular season. The win marked Alabama’s second-straight...

Preview | Women's soccer prepares for crucial last game. Here's what's at stake.

Preview | Women’s soccer prepares for crucial last game. Here’s what’s at stake.

November 6, 2020

Alabama women’s soccer (1-4-2) is on the road for its final regular game of the season against rival No. 15 Auburn (3-1-2).  The Friday night contest has big implications for the SEC tournament,...

Recap | Alabama soccer has one last chance to finish strong

Recap | Alabama soccer has one last chance to finish strong

October 31, 2020

The game was decided in 50 seconds. After Texas A&M’s first goal came off the foot of Taylor Pounds, a player who hadn’t scored all season, Alabama women’s soccer simply couldn’t catch up....

Preview | It's crunch time for women's soccer

Preview | It’s crunch time for women’s soccer

October 29, 2020
Friday marks the last home game of the season for Alabama women's soccer. As they celebrate their departing seniors, the team (1-3-2) will face a fearsome opponent in Texas A&M (4-1). Managing a win over the Aggies can only come once the team shakes off a weeks-ago draw against Mississippi State.
Late surge not enough for Alabama volleyball

Late surge not enough for Alabama volleyball

October 22, 2020

A second-half surge was not enough for Alabama volleyball to capture a season-opening win Wednesday night. The Crimson Tide fell to the No. 7 Missouri Tigers 3-1. Alabama found itself in an early 2-0...

Volleyball opens up season against top 10 foe on Wednesday

Volleyball opens up season against top 10 foe on Wednesday

October 20, 2020

The Alabama women’s volleyball has a steep mountain to climb as they open their season on Oct. 21. Alabama will take the court in Foster Auditorium against the No. 7 Missouri Tigers to open up its long...

Slump rolls on for women's soccer

Slump rolls on for women’s soccer

October 18, 2020

The struggle for Alabama women’s soccer continued Saturday against Ole Miss.  The team was shut out for the first time this season, losing 2-0 to the Rebels and falling to 1-3-1 for the season. This...

Alabama softball enters fall with relentless mentality

Alabama softball enters fall with relentless mentality

October 18, 2020

The last time Alabama softball was on the field together was a couple of days after its series win against the Arkansas Razorbacks in mid-March. Players cheered, clapped and jumped up and down as they...

Tall task lies ahead for women's soccer

Tall task lies ahead for women’s soccer

October 11, 2020

An up-and-down start for Alabama women’s soccer puts the team in a major uphill battle against some of the toughest opponents of the season.  Alabama (1-1-1) returns home on Sunday following a two-game...

Weekend meet serves up season-shaping challenges for Alabama women's tennis

Weekend meet serves up season-shaping challenges for Alabama women’s tennis

October 7, 2020

The Alabama women’s tennis team will begin its 2020 campaign this weekend, Oct. 9-11, in Tuscaloosa against four conference foes: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi State.   This is the...

Bohannon looks to knock his fourth season out of the park

Bohannon looks to knock his fourth season out of the park

October 7, 2020

Nearly two weeks ago familiar faces made their way back into Sewell-Thomas stadium for the first time since March 8 to begin fall practice.  The past six months spent off the field without the presence...

A Tale of Two Halves: Women's soccer falls to Florida

A Tale of Two Halves: Women’s soccer falls to Florida

October 7, 2020

A great first half, let down by another last minute collapse.  A tale of two halves did not favor Alabama Sunday afternoon as it collected a 2-1 loss to Florida, its 21st loss to the Gators in 25 meetings...

Women’s soccer seeks first road win of season

Women’s soccer seeks first road win of season

October 4, 2020
Alabama and Florida will kick off on Sunday at 4 p.m., televised on the SEC Network.
Game on: Alabama Men’s Tennis set to take on new matchups

Game on: Alabama Men’s Tennis set to take on new matchups

September 30, 2020

With the focus on college football, sports like men's tennis were put on the back burner as the SEC and NCAA scrambled to save one of their largest revenue streams.  As the sports world returns to...

Heartbreak: Last-second goals lead to Alabama Soccer tie

Heartbreak: Last-second goals lead to Alabama Soccer tie

September 26, 2020

One second. A Mississippi State goal with one second left in the game was the difference between Alabama women’s soccer opening up its conference only season with a 2-0 record, which would have been...

Women’s soccer looks to continue hot start

Women’s soccer looks to continue hot start

September 25, 2020

For the first time since 2010, Alabama women’s soccer (1-0) has the opportunity to mark an elusive milestone that has evaded them for years: open up conference play with back-to-back wins.  Since...

Women’s soccer dominates in season opener

Women’s soccer dominates in season opener

September 19, 2020

A history of close-contended matches between Alabama women’s soccer and Tennessee did not manifest itself on Saturday afternoon’s season opener. Instead, due to a valiant performance on both sides...

Women’s soccer to kick off its season, return of UA athletics

Women’s soccer to kick off its season, return of UA athletics

September 18, 2020

Alabama women’s soccer and cross country teams will end the 191-day drought without UA athletics on Saturday as soccer kicks off its season at home against the Tennessee Volunteers. The season opener...

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