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From superstitious to just a little stitious, UA athletes follow precise rituals

October 28, 2019
From compulsive rituals to stuffed animal photos, some Alabama athletes have quite unconventional methods to prepare for competition.
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Emails show candidate was offered, quickly terminated from OSM director position

August 2, 2019
Emails obtained by The Crimson White through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request confirm that Bob Davis was offered and accepted the position of Director of the Office of Student Media at The University of Alabama, but was terminated five days later.
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UPDATE: Davis no longer a candidate for OSM director, questions remain regarding hiring process

July 26, 2019
The Crimson White received confirmation on Friday from Monica Watts, Associate Vice President of Communications at the University of Alabama, that Bob Davis is no longer a candidate for the Director of the Office of Student Media position.
UA alumni react to OSM controversy

UA alumni react to OSM controversy

July 20, 2019
Former UA students are expressing their concern about a candidate for the Office of Student Media director position after allegations surfaced that he censored an unfolding story about sexual assault on his former newspaper’s staff. And, in an effort of clarification, an employee from The Anniston Star has also come forward to further iron out the narrative surrounding allegations of Davis’ involvement in covering up a story about sexual assault in 2017. 
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Ethical concerns surround candidate for Student Media director position

July 18, 2019
A question of ethics surrounds a candidate for the Office of Student Media director position after allegations surfaced that he censored an unfolding story about sexual assault on his former newspaper’s staff. 
By Hannah Saad

Baseball loses LSU series

April 28, 2019
There were chances, but Alabama couldn’t come up with the key hit.
By Hannah Saad

LSU series even after baseball’s loss

April 27, 2019
“It was a big swing in momentum,” coach Brad Bohannon said. “Disappointed that happened and really, really disappointed that we walked two guys before that ball is hit.”
By Hannah Saad

Early offense, stout pitching leads baseball to win against LSU

April 26, 2019
“It would have been a double,” coach Brad Bohannon said. “It would have been at least 3-2, then we come in and make it 4-0.”
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Graduation gowns promote recycling

April 25, 2019
UA graduating students won’t only be receiving their diplomas next weekend; they’ll also be helping save thousands of plastic bottles from being buried in landfills.
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Baseball swept in consecutive series by top-10 teams

April 22, 2019
In its second-straight matchup against teams ranked in the top 10 of the NCAA rankings, Alabama baseball was swept by Vanderbilt.
By Hannah Saad

Baseball loses Vanderbilt series

April 20, 2019

The long ball killed Alabama baseball’s chance to tie its series against Vanderbilt, as the Commodores hit five home runs in their 13-5 win. Vanderbilt started its scoring onslaught in the second...

By Joe Will Field

Baseball drops first game in Vanderbilt series

April 19, 2019
“Drake Fellows has been in the league for a while and is pretty experienced,” coach Brad Bohannon said. “But there’s no time for moral victories… We need to win. We need to beat good teams.”
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Randolph provides confidence in ninth inning

April 15, 2019
Ever since Thomas Burrows was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Alabama baseball has struggled to find a full-time closer.
By Joe Will Field

White defense handles Crimson offense in A-Day

April 13, 2019
The common phrase “defense wins championships” pertains to Alabama’s A-Day game, not because there was a championship on the line, but there was steak.
CW/ Hannah Saad

Offensive line working to reload after losing key starters

April 11, 2019
Even with the disappointing finish to its season offensively, Alabama’s 2018 football season was the best in program history.
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Veterans provide leadership for young players

April 11, 2019
It was past midnight on a Saturday night, and Tua Tagovailoa was headed out. Not to the Strip to celebrate the completion of Alabama’s first spring scrimmage earlier that day, but to the Mal Moore Athletic Complex.
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Alabama swimming and diving coach Dennis Pursley retires

April 10, 2019
During Pursley’s tenure, the Alabama men’s team placed in the top-10 at the NCAA Championships four times, most recently finishing seventh at the 2019 meet. The women’s team has placed at the NCAA National Championships for the past six years.
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Howard earns SEC Swimmer of the Year honors

April 10, 2019
Not only did Howard conclude his season by posting the highest individual finish by an SEC swimmer at the 2019 NCAA Championships (third in the 50 freestyle), but he also anchored Alabama’s NCAA Championship 200 medley relay team.
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Kira Lewis Jr. announces decision to stay at Alabama

April 8, 2019
After considering a departure from the Alabama program, Kira Lewis Jr. announced Monday afternoon that he will remain with the Crimson Tide. The rising sophomore point guard was second on the team in scoring last season averaging 13.5 points per game. He also averaged 2.9 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.
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Baseball wins first SEC series since late-March 2018

April 8, 2019
Alabama baseball’s 2019 SEC schedule has been brutal. It has included road trips to the No. 7 and 24 teams in the country while hosting the No. 9 team in the country.
By Hannah Saad

Baseball drops third game against South Carolina

April 6, 2019
“It’s the first time that we’ve used him on back-to-back days, and we extended him a little bit yesterday,” coach Brad Bohannon said. “Jeremy is a grown man… He wants the ball every single day. He just wasn’t sharp.”
Baseball sweeps Friday doubleheader

Baseball sweeps Friday doubleheader

April 5, 2019
It had been over a year, but Alabama baseball has won its first SEC series of the year by sweeping South Carolina in a Friday doubleheader.Alabama dominated in game one’s 9-0 win with Sam Finnerty’s best career performance and early offense, while solid pitching led to a 4-1 win in game two.
By Hannah Saad

Troy defeats baseball in first mid-week matchup

April 2, 2019
Most of the damage was done by the end of the third inning in Alabama’s 8-4 loss to Troy. Alabama starter Connor Shamblin was tagged with his first career loss, while Sadler Goodwin finished with the win.Alabama’s first two pitchers, Shamblin and Wil Freeman, struggled to find consistency in their 2 1/3 innings of work.
By Hannah Stone

Baseball loses series to Florida

March 30, 2019
"It was a really tough night for us,” Alabama head coach Brad Bohannon said in a press release. “To Florida’s credit, they really hit a lot of balls hard – 16 hits and five home runs. They’re starting to look like the team that everyone anticipated going into the season. When you’re facing a really talented team, you have to get ahead in the count; keep the ball down and out of the middle of the plate; and you have to be able to throw some secondary stuff for a strike; and we didn’t do enough of that tonight.”
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Softball beats Mississippi State behind Gettins’ pitching performance

March 30, 2019
Courtney Gettins answered the call, striking out four and only allowing one earned run in a complete game win. The Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs 8-2 under ominous gray skies on Saturday afternoon, improving to 36-1 on the season and 7-1 in conference play.
CW/ Hannah Saad

Oats sets sights on turning Alabama into contender

March 29, 2019
Competing for championships is Oats’ ultimate goal with the Crimson Tide, but he doesn’t promise it will happen immediately.
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Nate Oats named new head basketball coach

March 28, 2019
When it was announced on Sunday that Alabama would be parting ways with former basketball coach Avery Johnson after four years, a cloud of uncertainty formed over the basketball program.
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Alabama announces Nate Oats as new head basketball coach

March 27, 2019
Alabama has hired former Buffalo coach Nate Oats as the new men's basketball coach, according to an announcement made by the school on Wednesday afternoon.
Multiple basketball players enter transfer portal

Multiple basketball players enter transfer portal

March 27, 2019
In the wake of former basketball coach Avery Johnson and the University of Alabama agreeing to part ways on Sunday, several Crimson Tide basketball players have entered their names into the NCAA transfer portal, according to sources.
By Hannah Stone

Baseball drops second SEC series of year

March 25, 2019
Alabama baseball fell to Arkansas on Sunday, losing its seventh SEC series in a row dating back to last year.Overall, the Razorbacks outscored the Crimson Tide 22-15. The series was a bookend for the Crimson Tide, as it lost the Friday game 12-3 and Sunday’s game 10-2, but won 10-0 Saturday.
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Men’s basketball searches for new head coach

March 25, 2019
After losing to Norfolk State in the first round of the NIT, Alabama men’s basketball will make a change in its coaching staff by replacing head coach Avery Johnson.
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McKinney looks to bring leadership to secondary

March 25, 2019
As a rising sophomore, Xavier McKinney established himself as the starter alongside Thompson and became a breakout star during the season.
By Hannah Saad

Men’s basketball searching for new head coach

March 24, 2019
“After meeting with Coach Johnson, we made the decision to mutually part ways,” Athletics Director Greg Byrne said in a press release. “This was not an easy decision, and we thank him for his contributions over the past four seasons. We wish Coach Johnson and his family the very best.”
By Hannah Stone

Baseball ties weekend series on Saturday

March 23, 2019
After getting trounced in Friday night’s game, Alabama baseball defeated No. 9 Arkansas 10-0. It was the first time since April 6, 2013 that the Crimson Tide shut out the Razorbacks.“We beat a very good team,” coach Brad Bohannon said. “Arkansas is a very good and very worthy of their ranking… Really, really pleased with the effort and excited to come to the park tomorrow with a chance to win a series against a top-10 team with a pretty fresh bullpen.”
By Hannah Saad

Sam Praytor to miss rest of season

March 22, 2019
After Alabama's 12-3 loss to Arkansas on Friday, coach Brad Bohannon announced sophomore catcher Sam Praytor will miss the rest of the season with a season-ending injury.
By Hannah Saad

Baseball loses game one against Arkansas

March 22, 2019
Like in most of Alabama baseball’s games this year, most of the runs were scored in the first couple innings. The only difference, Arkansas scored all the runs, leading to a 12-3 win.
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Ras makes big strides early in freshman season

March 21, 2019
In Alabama’s opening series against Presbyterian College, coach Brad Bohannon set up his starting pitching rotation in a way that he had never done at Auburn or Kentucky, and Alabama hasn’t done since 2012: he started two freshmen on opening weekend.
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Dining halls, students work to reduce food waste

March 21, 2019
Aramark Corporation, the food service company that manages UA dining halls and commercial restaurants, is leading a battle against food waste on the University’s campus, and students have formed organizations to join the fight.
A first round NIT loss marks an end to a disappointing Alabama season

A first round NIT loss marks an end to a disappointing Alabama season

March 20, 2019
Despite the disappointing season, and numerous fans calling for him to be replaced on social media, Johnson asserted that he is still committed to coaching Alabama in the future after the game.
Crimson Tide rowing earns historic top-20 ranking

Crimson Tide rowing earns historic top-20 ranking

March 20, 2019
This week, the Crimson Tide didn't just receive votes to be among the nation's elite programs, it was ranked inside the top-20 for the first time in program history, coming in at No. 18 in the US Rowing/CRCA week-one poll.
By Hannah Stone

Baseball routs Maine in midweek matchup

March 19, 2019
“I saw that the ball kept carrying and figured he [the center fielder] wasn’t going to catch it, so I started running harder around second,” freshman T.J. Reeves said. “I saw coach [Zulli] rolling me around third, and I just went with it.”
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Tournament disappointment behind it, Tide prepares for NIT

March 19, 2019
After losing to Kentucky by 18 points in the SEC tournament, Alabama narrowly missed the NCAA tournament when the 68-team field was revealed on Sunday. The Crimson Tide was the second team to not make the big dance.
By Hannah Stone

Alabama walks off South Dakota State in fourteenth inning

March 6, 2019
In the bottom of the fourteenth inning, Alabama baseball had a chance to walk off South Dakota State.Joe Breaux led off the inning with a double that hit the right-center field wall. He advanced to third on a Kolby Robinson bunt.
By Hannah Saad

Baseball continues winning streak against UAB

March 5, 2019
Alabama baseball kept its winning streak alive with a 4-3 win against UAB, pushing the winning streak to seven.Alabama did half of its damage in the third inning.
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Alabama looks for revenge in final home game against Auburn

March 5, 2019
When Alabama and Auburn (20-9, 9-7 SEC) met earlier this season, the Tigers dealt the Crimson Tide its worst loss of the season, an 84-63 beating. That game, which was out of hand before halftime, has haunted Alabama’s players since, according to forward John Petty Jr.
By Hannah Saad

Baseball sweeps double header

March 3, 2019
Alabama baseball swept South Alabama in a Saturday double header. The Crimson Tide won the first game 10-5 and 6-1 in game two. 
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Tide loses control down the stretch, falling to No. 13 LSU at home

March 2, 2019
The already raucous crowd in Coleman Coliseum was ignited in the second half when Johnson was handed a technical foul for arguing a call. Propelled by the crowd’s furor, which reached a season-high, the Crimson Tide went on a 12-2 run and grabbed the lead.
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Alabama smothers Gamecocks on the road for key victory

February 27, 2019
Kira Lewis Jr. led the way for Alabama offensively, finishing with 17 points while also tying his career-high in rebounds with five. Donta Hall recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds, securing his SEC-leading 12th double-double of the season.
By Hannah Saad

Explosive third inning leads to baseball win

February 26, 2019
In the first two innings of Alabama baseball’s 8-0 win against North Alabama, the Crimson Tide had chances to break a scoreless tie but failed to score. It had bases loaded in the first inning, while runners on the corners in the second.That trend didn’t continue in the third.
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Alabama readies for game against South Carolina

February 25, 2019
That starts with a road contest against South Carolina on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. CT. While the Gamecocks are just 14-13 overall, they boast a 9-5 record in the SEC.Here’s what you need to know about how Alabama is preparing for the final stretch of the season:
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Alabama holds on to beat Vanderbilt, stop losing streak

February 23, 2019
The Crimson Tide was led offensively by Kira Lewis Jr., who had 19 points, just one shy of recording his sixth 20-point game of the season.Donta Hall set the tone early on defense with a monster block on Vanderbilt’s leading scorer Saben Lee. The rejection went viral almost instantaneously.
By Joe Will Field

Baseball defeats Ball State in game one

February 22, 2019
Early offense and dominate pitching earned Alabama baseball its fourth win on the season, as it defeated Ball State 7-1.It started on the mound with senior Sam Finnerty. He controlled the Cardinals for all seven innings, allowing just three hits and no runs. He threw just 68 pitches in a shortened start because of a 25-minute weather delay.
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Desperate Alabama team looking to stop losing streak

February 22, 2019
The Crimson Tide (15-11, 6-7 SEC) still has five games remaining in the regular season to bolster its case for the NCAA tournament. As of now, CBS Sports’ bracketology expert Jerry Palm has Alabama on the outside looking in as a part of his “first four out” group.
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Alabama loses third-straight game to Texas A&M

February 20, 2019
The Crimson Tide crumbled on the road at Texas A&M Tuesday night, losing 65-56 after the Aggies finished the game on a 24-6 run. With the loss, Alabama's position on the edge of making the NCAA tournament becomes even more precarious.
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Alabama’s tournament push starts against Texas A&M

February 18, 2019
The Crimson Tide (15-10, 6-6 SEC) is coming off one of its worst losses of the season, a 71-53 shellacking by Florida at home on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know before the Crimson Tide takes on the Aggies:
By Hannah Saad

Seven runs in second leads to baseball win

February 18, 2019
It started on the first pitch an Alabama batter saw. Center fielder Joe Breaux drilled the pitch to right field, which landed in the stands for his third career home run. It was one of two runs scored in the inning, leading to a 13-2 win.
By Hannah Saad

Baseball splits double header, wins series

February 16, 2019
Just as it did two years ago when Presbyterian came to Tuscaloosa, Alabama baseball claimed the series, winning two of the three games. Because of incoming weather, the two played a double header on Saturday. The Blue Hose won the first game 4-1, while the Crimson Tide claimed the series with a 9-4 win in the latter.
By Hannah Saad

Baseball wins season opener

February 15, 2019
Two years ago, Alabama baseball opened its season with Presbyterian. That season opener finished in a 4-3 win for the Crimson Tide. It took Alabama till the bottom of the second to surpass that run total in its 7-2 win to open the 2019 season. Catcher Sam Praytor started the scoring in the bottom of the first inning, when he launched a 3-2 fastball over the left field fence for a two-run home run.
CW/ Hannah Saad

‘Old man’ Norris finds his rhythm in final season

February 14, 2019
With his team’s once sizeable lead over Vanderbilt cut down to just six late in the second half, Alabama’s Riley Norris drilled a three from the top of the key. The shot helped lift the Crimson Tide to a 77-67 win over Vanderbilt last Saturday.
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Crimson Tide falls to Mississippi State on the road

February 13, 2019
Alabama fell to Mississippi State 81-62 on the road Tuesday night. The Crimson Tide (16-9, 6-5 SEC) was out rebounded by the Bulldogs 35-28 and also turned the ball over 18 times.
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Tide looking for second win over Bulldogs this season

February 11, 2019
After securing a road win against Vanderbilt on Saturday, Alabama (15-8, 6-4 SEC) is headed to Starkville to face Mississippi State (16-7, 4-6 SEC) on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. It will be the second meeting between the teams this season.
CW/ Hannah Saad

Tide basketball claims first win at Vanderbilt since 2013

February 10, 2019
Although the Crimson Tide was a favorite heading into the game, Alabama hadn't beaten Vanderbilt on its home court since 2013. Alabama was propelled to victory behind strong three-point and free-throw shooting. The Crimson Tide knocked down 12 of its 24 shots from beyond the arc and 18 of its 21 shots from the charity stripe.
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Tide tops Bulldogs behind big games from Mack, Lewis

February 7, 2019
Mack was especially lethal from outside, knocking down 5-of-7 three pointers. He also displayed the type of all-around scoring that helped him lead Texas in points per game during his second season with the Longhorns, finishing 10-of-16 from the field.
CW/ Hannah Saad

Alabama still ahead of schedule but with room to improve

February 6, 2019
In other words, Johnson wants to see his team improve in numerous areas over the course of the next few games. That starts when the Crimson Tide (13-8, 4-4 SEC) hosts Georgia (10-11, 1-7 SEC) on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. CT in Coleman Coliseum.
CW/ Hannah Saad

Alabama falls to Auburn by biggest margin of season

February 2, 2019
The Crimson Tide was able to keep the contest close through the opening minutes of the first half, but big runs by Auburn helped the Tigers jump out to a 48-28 halftime lead.
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Facing the noise: Crimson Tide ready for road test at Auburn

February 1, 2019
With thousands of fans cheering passionately against them, Alabama’s players will compete for their 14th win of the season and to beat Auburn on the road for the first time since Avery Johnson took over as coach in 2015.
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Alabama claims third top-25 victory with win over Bulldogs

January 29, 2019
A perfect opportunity to tie the game appeared when Mississippi State’s Tyson Carter caught a pass in the corner. But the three-point shot that Carter launched never reached the basket. It was swatted out of bounds by Alabama’s Kira Lewis, who raced over to prevent another collapse with an outstretched hand.
Mens basketball sets sights on another top-25 win

Men’s basketball sets sights on another top-25 win

January 29, 2019
The Crimson Tide is looking to bounce back from a 73-68 road loss to Baylor on Saturday, while the Bulldogs are traveling to Tuscaloosa after a convincing 92-84 home win over Auburn.
CW/ Hannah Saad

Baseball begins preparation for 2019 season

January 28, 2019
Alabama baseball began its 2019 season on Friday, starting with the first day of spring practice. The Crimson Tide practiced before holding a scrimmage, which ended in a scoreless tie.
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Poor late-game execution hampers Tide in loss to Baylor

January 26, 2019
The contest was a back and forth affair, featuring both 12 ties and lead changes. Neither team was able to pull away from the other, with six points being the biggest lead for either throughout the game.
Alabama bounces back with dominant win over No. 20 Ole Miss

Alabama bounces back with dominant win over No. 20 Ole Miss

January 23, 2019
After failing to topple No. 1 Tennessee in a close loss on Saturday, Alabama bounced back with a dominant 74-53 home victory over No. 20 Ole Miss on Tuesday night. In the win, the Crimson Tide displayed a quality that has alluded it at times this season: consistency.
Alabamas upset bid over Tennessee falls short

Alabama’s upset bid over Tennessee falls short

January 19, 2019
Poor free throw shooting down the stretch stopped Alabama from finishing a comeback upset over No. 3 Tennessee on Saturday.
By Hannah Saad

A bittersweet goodbye: Hurts announces transfer to Oklahoma

January 17, 2019
The moment Alabama fans have been waiting for since he put his name into the transfer portal on Jan. 9 has happened: Jalen Hurts has announced he is transferring.
Alabama basketball claims road victory over Missouri

Alabama basketball claims road victory over Missouri

January 16, 2019
The Crimson Tide men's basketball team secured a 70-60 road win over Missouri on Wednesday night, improving to 11-5 overall and 2-2 in the SEC. It was Alabama's first conference road victory of the season.
Defensive coordinator Lupoi leaving Alabama for Browns job

Defensive coordinator Lupoi leaving Alabama for Browns job

January 16, 2019
Former Crimson Tide defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi will depart from Tuscaloosa to become the defensive line coach for the NFL's Cleveland Browns, according to various reports.
Alabama basketball seeking to improve against Missouri

Alabama basketball seeking to improve against Missouri

January 16, 2019
Johnson will have the chance to watch how his team bounces back from the tough loss when Alabama (10-5, 1-2 SEC) takes on Missouri (9-5, 0-2 SEC) in Columbia on Wednesday night. Since the loss to Texas A&M, Johnson has been pleased with the way his team has refocused both in practice and film study.
CW/ Hannah Saad

Student pair wins SEC Championship tickets in cornhole tournament

January 14, 2019
Five hours before Alabama and Georgia clashed in one of the most memorable SEC Football Championships to date, another intense battle between the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs was brewing just a stone’s throw from Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
A tale of two halves: Alabama falls to Texas A&M at the buzzer

A tale of two halves: Alabama falls to Texas A&M at the buzzer

January 12, 2019
Jumping off one foot and floating forward through the air, Texas A&M’s TJ Starks released the three-point shot that silenced Coleman Coliseum and shocked Alabama. The shot, falling through the net as time expired, sealed an 81-80 comeback victory for the Aggies and delivered Alabama its fifth loss of the season.
Coach Avery Johnson

Alabama basketball carries momentum into clash with Texas A&M

January 12, 2019
After a crushing loss to Georgia State on December 4, a game in which Alabama watched a 22-point lead evaporate, the Crimson Tide has put together an impressive stretch. Since that loss, Alabama has won five of its last six games, including one of the biggest wins of coach Avery Johnson’s coaching tenure: a thrilling home victory over No. 18 Kentucky.
Two Crimson Tide assistant coaches leaving for new jobs

Two Crimson Tide assistant coaches leaving for new jobs

January 10, 2019
Coaching turnover has become the norm at Alabama, and two assistants have already announced that they will be leaving Nick Saban's program for other positions.
CW/ Hannah Saad

Communication key to Carter’s leadership

January 10, 2019
With Alabama’s lineage, playing defensive back comes with a lot of expectations, especially in the nickel corner spot: Star. With last year’s Star, Minkah Fitzpatrick, getting drafted in the top 10 of the NFL Draft, the spot came with a lot of expectations, but Shyheim Carter was ready for that pressure.
Davis, Diggs announce they will return to Alabama next season

Davis, Diggs announce they will return to Alabama next season

January 9, 2019
Just days after Alabama suffered a brutal loss in the national championship to Clemson, starting Crimson Tide defensive lineman Raekwon Davis announced that he will be returning for his senior season.
By Hannah Saad

Inconsistent play on offense costs Alabama in national championship

January 8, 2019
Alabama’s offense, which for most of the season seemed like it was impervious to any opposing defense, finally misfired. The second highest scoring offense in the country couldn’t find the end zone in the 44-16 loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
By Hannah Saad

Alabama blown out in College Football Playoff National Championship

January 7, 2019
Alabama’s once-transcendent offense and once-reliable defense both failed to show up to Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Five drives inside Clemson’s 22-yard line netted one touchdown and a field goal, and the defense’s penalties and coverage errors doomed a chance at coach Nick Saban’s seventh national championship.
By Grant Nicholls

Xavier McKinney develops mentally in second season

January 7, 2019
“He’s doing what he got to do,” middle linebacker Dylan Moses said. “He's balling, you know what I'm saying. That just shows his growth from last year to this year. He really did put in a lot of work over the summer, throughout fall camp. Feel like everything he's getting right now, he deserves it.”
By Grant Nicholls

Learning plays takes time

January 6, 2019
The process of learning the playbook for Alabama takes around a year for the players to feel comfortable, sometimes a little longer.  It took Moses about 11 months to memorize all of the plays. It took Xavier McKinney an entire year. It was about a year and a half for Mack Wilson.
By Hannah Saad

Hentges’ team-first attitude earns permanent honor

January 5, 2019
“There’s nobody more deserving of having a life full of love and prosperity than someone like Hale,” Harris said.
By Hannah Saad

Early scoring propels Alabama to win against Oklahoma

December 30, 2018
It started the game with a run/pass option (where the quarterback can either hand the ball off to the running back or keep it and throw it). Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa kept the ball, faking a handoff to senior back Damien Harris. He looked up and spotted receiver DeVonta Smith running a slant route. Tagovailoa hit Smith in stride and Smith sprinted 50 yards before being knocked out to the ground at the Oklahoma 25-yard line.
By Hannah Saad

No. 1 Alabama to play in College Football National Championship

December 30, 2018
No. 1 Alabama’s offense did what it does best: score early and often in the first quarter. It put up 21 points in the first 15 minutes of the game, digging a hole to large for the Heisman Trophy winner and his team to climb out of, leading to a 45-34 win in the Orange Bowl.
By Grant Nicholls

Joe Moore Award finalists square off in Orange Bowl

December 29, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Offensive linemen hardly are praised. Usually during a game, the only time a lineman’s name is called is when he commits a penalty or gets beat. That changes each December when...

By Hannah Saad

Jalen Hurts reaps rewards by staying at Alabama

December 29, 2018
“Jalen is going to be a more successful person in his life because of what he went through, not winning 26 games, but what he went through this year trying to be the kind of person who had to support other people after he was a star player.”
By Grant Nicholls

Terrell Lewis’s recovery proves freak nickname

December 28, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— The last time the 6-foot-5 outside linebacker saw the field he accounted for seven tackles, six solo, and a sack in the national championship game against Georgia. Then on July...

By Grant Nicholls

Surtain makes easy transition from high school to No. 1 Alabama

December 27, 2018
Replenishing the secondary was the most important part of Alabama’s 2018 recruiting class. It lost every member of the starting secondary from the team that won the national championship. Of the 21 players to come in, five played in the secondary, but the player that drew the most attention from the moment he signed with the Crimson Tide was Patrick Surtain II.
Alabama fends off Arizona after losing another big lead

Alabama fends off Arizona after losing another big lead

December 9, 2018
It was Déjà vu for Alabama. Almost. With only a few minutes left in its game against Arizona, the Crimson Tide found itself in a familiar position. For the second straight game, Alabama let a big lead vanish in the second half. Last week, it was a 22-point first-half advantage against Georgia State. This week, it was a 19-point lead against the Wildcats. Except this time, Alabama didn’t let victory slip away, fending off Arizona in the final minutes to claim a 76-73 win.
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Schafer’s love of disc golf breaks barriers

December 6, 2018
Unlike the other members of Alabama’s disc golf team, Schafer prefers going to bed early and rising before the sun. That way, he doesn’t have to compete for a shower during tournaments.
Crimson Tide crumbles in second half, losing to Georgia State 83-80

Crimson Tide crumbles in second half, losing to Georgia State 83-80

December 4, 2018
The Crimson Tide relied on scorching hot shooting to build a 22-point second half lead on Georgia State, only to watch it crumble. Sudden cold shooting and sloppy play allowed the Panthers to claw their way back into the game and claim an 83-80 victory on a last-second three pointer.
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Alabama earns top seed in College Football Playoff

December 3, 2018
Alabama was unveiled as the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoffs on Sunday afternoon, although it wasn’t much of a surprise after the Crimson Tide claimed a thrilling 35-28 comeback victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship on Saturday night.
By Grant Nicholls

Alabama defense slows Georgia in fourth quarter

December 1, 2018
First-and-10 with three seconds left. This is what the game came down to between Alabama and Georgia. The Bulldogs had dominated the first three quarters, but the Crimson Tide had mounted a comeback and had taken the lead. On Alabama’s 39-yard line, sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm took the snap and lofted a pass into the back right corner of Alabama’s end zone towards a hoard of Alabama and Georgia players.
By Hannah Saad

Alabama wins SEC Championship in comeback win

December 1, 2018
No. 1 Alabama faced its biggest adversity of the season. Trailing by seven, Jalen Hurts entered the game for an injured Tua Tagovailoa. Hurts led two drives and scored two touchdowns to give the Crimson Tide the SEC Championship and an undefeated season.
Alabama basketball falls on the road to UCF

Alabama basketball falls on the road to UCF

November 30, 2018
After struggling early on offense, Alabama's second-half resurgence wasn't enough and the Crimson Tide lost to UCF 70-64 on the road Thursday night.
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