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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

All content by Spencer White

In the end, the juice was worth the squeeze

April 21, 2010

I still chuckle to myself sometimes when I think about how lucky I got. Two years ago to this day, I was walking into former Crimson White editor Corey Craft’s office to interview for a sports reporter...

The cautious gambler

April 18, 2010

Appearances are deceiving. It’s a central tenet of the game of poker. In an activity fraught with misinformation and disguises, the less obvious route is always the best to take. Maybe it’s not so...

Tide has talent, but questions still remain

April 18, 2010

Sitting in Bryant-Denny Stadium to get an early peek at the fourth iteration of Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide football team, it was easy to spot both what was missing and what was pleasantly new. There...

Tide takes final prep for A-Day

Tide takes final prep for A-Day

April 15, 2010

With A-Day looming two days away, the defending national championship-winning Crimson Tide had its final spring practice Thursday afternoon in shorts and without pads. Not that Tide head coach Nick Saban...

Tide continues struggles

April 13, 2010

The Alabama baseball team continued its downward slide Tuesday night, dropping a sloppy 7-5 contest against Samford University in front of a home crowd of 3,819 at the Joe. It’s the Crimson Tide’s...

Tide holds second spring scrimmage

April 11, 2010

With a week left until the conclusion of spring practice at the annual A-Day game, the Alabama Crimson Tide held its second scrimmage of the spring Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Head coach Nick Saban...

Tide returns to work

April 6, 2010

After a productive Friday followed by two days of rest for Easter weekend, the Alabama football team returned to the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility Monday for a balmy practice session in the warmest temperatures...

Motivation drives improvement

March 30, 2010

The Alabama Crimson Tide continued spring drills Monday with a workout under sunny skies in crisp, warm weather. The warmth seems to have brought the fires of competition out in the defensive units, with...

Tide readies for Razorbacks

March 25, 2010

The Alabama baseball team will hit the road to Fayetteville, Ark., for a weekend series against Southeastern Conference foe Arkansas in the No. 16 Crimson Tide’s first conference road series of the season....

NCAA denies appeal on textbook issue

March 23, 2010

The University’s appeal to the NCAA regarding sanctions over “textbook-gate,” violations stemming from the widespread misuse of University textbook funds by 201 student-athletes across 16 varsity...

Defense holes focus of spring

March 23, 2010

After putting in a day of work before departing for spring break, the Alabama football team reconvened Monday with two spring practices to begin preparations for defending its BCS national title. Returning...

Tide readies for final shot at tournament

March 11, 2010

Anthony Grant knows the situation is a tight one. He has no delusions about the Alabama basketball team’s postseason hopes, and the fact that unless the Crimson Tide (15-14, 6-10 SEC) wins the Southeastern...

Tide finishes strong against Auburn

March 8, 2010

With solid performances from the young, old and a little in between, the Alabama men’s basketball team capped off perhaps its best week all season by defeating in-state rival Auburn 73-61 on Senior Day...

Tide sweeps Flames, stays unbeaten

March 1, 2010

Mitch Gaspard and the Alabama baseball team found out there’s more than one way to skin a cat over the weekend, defeating the University of Illinois-Chicago in two very different ends of a doubleheader...

Punching his stamp

February 26, 2010

Mitch Gaspard was nervous. Very nervous. It was 2 p.m. last Saturday, and the University of Alabama baseball team’s rookie head coach, a second-stint assistant for the retired Jim Wells since 2008,...

The best of spectator sports

February 26, 2010

All dozen of you who consistently read the sports section of The Crimson White are familiar with Jason Galloway’s tremendous love for Alabama gymnastics, developed over several years of covering Sarah...

Postseason least of Tide’s worries

February 25, 2010

Forget about tournaments. The NCAA. The NIT. Anything with bubbles or brackets or basketballs. Even if the Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team somehow earns a bid to a postseason event, it won’t...

Tide earns opening day win

February 22, 2010

Riding a strong pitching performance and four offensive bursts, the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team began the Mitch Gaspard era with a dominant team win, cruising past the South Alabama Jaguars 12-4...

Big rally sparks Tide win

Big rally sparks Tide win

February 15, 2010

A furious second-half comeback and the poise of sophomore forward JaMychal Green led the Alabama men’s basketball team to a 73-68 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday afternoon. The Crimson...

Tide fall in final seconds

February 4, 2010

Anthony Grant and the Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team (13-7, 3-5 SEC) dropped a heartbreaking last-second decision to Grant’s mentor, falling to the Florida Gators (16-6, 5-3 SEC) 66-65...

Late rally fails to scale Rocky Top

January 19, 2010

Despite an inspired late rally and a double-double performance by JaMychal Green, the Alabama Crimson Tide couldn’t pull off a spectacular upset, falling to the No. 8 Tennessee Volunteers 63-56 in front...

Saban’s squad the best ever?

January 15, 2010

It seems that with every passing year, there is always a declaration to throw substantial superlatives at something. The perennial “trial of the century.” A musical album or a film is placed into...

McClain leaves for NFL, Smart staying

January 11, 2010

Junior All-American inside linebacker Rolando McClain will forgo his senior season and enter the 2010 NFL Draft, McClain announced at a press conference Monday afternoon. “I’ve decided, in the best...

Saban traveled, criticized, triumphant

January 8, 2010

PASADENA, Calif. – Alabama head coach Nick Saban has never been a man to embrace accomplishment. For the ultimate workaholic, accolades have always served more as a distraction than as badges to be worn...

UPDATE FROM PASADENA: Saban’s values guide all aspects of the Tide

January 6, 2010

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.| Three years and three days ago, Nick Saban stepped off a private jet onto the tarmac at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, the newest of a series of heirs to the throne of legendary former...

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