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The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

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Baseball sweeps doubleheader 3-1, 16-5

Baseball sweeps doubleheader 3-1, 16-5

April 21, 2015

Alabama’s doubleheader sweep of Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday served as an example of a team that can at times pitch and hit its way to a victory. The Crimson Tide won the first game against the...

Learn how to take a chance

April 21, 2015

I knew that this day was coming for a while, the day I would write my final column for The Crimson White, but I was still unsure of exactly what I wanted to write. My time at The University of Alabama...

By the Numbers and Position Grades

April 20, 2015

6 – The total number of interceptions thrown on Saturday.243 – The number of yards receiving that co-MVPs Robert Foster and ArDarius Stewart combined for. Stewart had 118 yards receiving and two...

Next in Line: Senior Coker leads White team to A-Day game win

Next in Line: Senior Coker leads White team to A-Day game win

April 19, 2015

If there is one major takeaway from Alabama’s quarterback battle from this Saturday’s A-Day game, it’s that Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban is still a long way from deciding on a starter.All five of...

Baseball to compete agains Missouri Tigers in weekend series

Baseball to compete agains Missouri Tigers in weekend series

April 16, 2015

After almost a month of playing some of the best teams in the SEC, the Alabama baseball team is starting to hit its stride. The Crimson Tide played four consecutive weekend series against top-25 teams...

Shifting Secondary

April 15, 2015

After a season in which Alabama’s secondary struggled mightily, coach Nick Saban made a big change to the coaching staff to address the issue. Saban hired Mel Tucker to be the new secondary coach.Defensive...

Quarterback Battle

April 15, 2015

In the world of college football, spring indicates a couple of things: the start of spring practice, the first time many early enrollees from the year’s signing class take the field and the beginning...

Alabama baseball to play Georgia in weekend series

Alabama baseball to play Georgia in weekend series

April 8, 2015

After Tuesday’s 12-1 victory over Samford, in which the Alabama baseball team tied its season-high with 18 hits, the Crimson Tide is hoping to carry that momentum over into this weekend’s series with...

Johnson speaks to football team

Johnson speaks to football team

April 8, 2015

Alabama held its 10th spring practice Wednesday afternoon but Alabama’s new men’s basketball head coach, Avery Johnson, stole the show. Johnson, who was officially introduced in a press conference...

Rebuilding entire Braves lineup helpful for team

Rebuilding entire Braves lineup helpful for team

April 6, 2015

As painful as it may be for Atlanta Braves fans to watch their team trade away most of their star players (and players that weren’t stars), it was what needed to be done. The Braves needed to rebuild...

Bo Scarbrough sustains knee injury Friday

Bo Scarbrough sustains knee injury Friday

April 6, 2015

A long week for the Alabama football program continued during Friday’s spring scrimmage when freshman Bo Scarbrough was carted off the field. Since last Saturday, Alabama has dealt with three player...

Baseball swept for first time this season

Baseball swept for first time this season

April 6, 2015

The Alabama baseball team battled for as long as it could on Thursday night, but No. 3 LSU was too much to handle.The Crimson Tide completed three different comebacks in the 16-inning affair but could...

Alabama looking for receivers to step up in 2015

Alabama looking for receivers to step up in 2015

April 1, 2015

One of the toughest tasks for Alabama this upcoming season will be trying to replace All-American and Biletnikoff Award winning wide receiver Amari Cooper, who accounted for 1,727 receiving yards and 16...

Baseball team to host No. 3 LSU in weekend series

Baseball team to host No. 3 LSU in weekend series

April 1, 2015

With just one series left in a tough SEC stretch that has already seen Alabama play three consecutive weekends against top-15 teams, Crimson Tide coach Mitch Gaspard said he thinks this weekend’s matchup...

Football team practices in full pads

March 26, 2015

After just three days of practice, Alabama coach Nick Saban said he is happy with the way his team has responded so far, but knows they have a long way to go.“I am pleased with the retention that we...

Nationals start season with target on back

Nationals start season with target on back

March 25, 2015

The 2015 MLB season is just around the corner, spring training is wrapping up and most teams' rosters have begun to take shape. With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the Washington Nationals are the...

Baseball wins against Texas A&M

Baseball wins against Texas A&M

March 24, 2015

Alabama only won one game in its three-game series with Texas A&M, but it was an important one.With its 6-2 victory in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Crimson Tide ended the nation’s longest...

Ruler of the Rink: New York native led Crimson Tide to 2012 SEC Championship

Ruler of the Rink: New York native led Crimson Tide to 2012 SEC Championship

March 11, 2015

Mike Quenneville was 2 years old when he first learned how to skate. The ice he learned on was a frozen pond just down the way from his home in Massena, New York. By the time he was 4, he was playing organized...

Former Alabama players participate in Pro Day

Former Alabama players participate in Pro Day

March 11, 2015

With representatives from all NFL teams present, Alabama’s draft hopefuls participated in drills during Pro Day on Wednesday afternoon. The Crimson Tide had 17 former players participate in workouts,...

Tide preps for weekend game

Tide preps for weekend game

March 11, 2015

After starting the season 9-6 and dropping out of the top 25 rankings, Alabama’s baseball team saw fit to organize a team meeting.“We kind of had a come-to-Jesus meeting after one of the games against...

Baseball team to face Auburn

Baseball team to face Auburn

March 3, 2015

After dropping the final two games of a weekend series with Louisiana-Lafayette, Alabama baseball will head to Montgomery for a non-conference game with in-state rival Auburn. The teams will face off Tuesday...

Baseball drops weekend series

Baseball drops weekend series

March 1, 2015

Mikey White took a big base-running gamble that didn’t pay off in Alabama’s 6-5 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.The junior shortstop singled with one out in the ninth inning and was standing...

Baseball faces first test of season

Baseball faces first test of season

February 19, 2015

After sweeping Maryland-Eastern Shore in the first series of the year by a combined score of 36-0, Alabama will face a much tougher opponent in the second series of the season. The Crimson Tide will travel...

Alabama sweeps first season series

Alabama sweeps first season series

February 16, 2015

In the Alabama baseball team’s season opener, starting pitcher Taylor Guilbeau tied a career high by pitching seven strikeouts and six scoreless innings in Alabama’s 6-0 win over the University of...

Met Life

Met Life

February 12, 2015

“I don’t see the travel being a real issue, especially for college-age guys, they’re pretty resilient when it comes to that,” Gaspard said. “They’re very excited about being here.”Alabama...

Kentucky basketball dominates 2015 season

Kentucky basketball dominates 2015 season

February 11, 2015

There is a very good chance this version of the Kentucky Wildcats could go down as one of the best teams in the history of college basketball. John Calipari’s squad, which features a number of future...

Baseball to start season Friday

Baseball to start season Friday

February 9, 2015

With the start of the season just around the corner, Alabama baseball coach Mitch Gaspard announced the starting pitching rotation for the Crimson Tide. The four-man rotation will consist of Taylor Guilbeau,...

Tide prepares for new season in new location

Tide prepares for new season in new location

February 2, 2015

With the season opener just around the corner, the Alabama baseball team is looking to solidify its weekend rotation while also getting familiar with most of its returning starting lineup.Coach Mitch Gaspard’s...

Deflate Gate makes it hard to cheer for Patriots

Deflate Gate makes it hard to cheer for Patriots

January 29, 2015

As I sat and watched Bill Belichick’s impromptu Saturday afternoon press conference, I realized how hard he makes it to root for the New England Patriots. The meeting, called to address the alleged deflation...

Boxing win makes Deontay Wilder hometown hero

Boxing win makes Deontay Wilder hometown hero

January 21, 2015

Deontay Wilder is what boxing in this country needs. When Wilder beat World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne Saturday night, he became the first American heavyweight champion since...

Swimming and diving team travels to Arena Grand Prix

Swimming and diving team travels to Arena Grand Prix

January 14, 2015

Alabama’s swimming and diving teams will be well represented at this week’s Arena Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, which starts Thursday and finishes Saturday.The Grand Prix, the second of six events in...

The Lane Kiffin Effect

December 4, 2014

In an ideal world, Lane Kiffin would not be in Tuscaloosa. He would still be at his “dream job” as the head coach of the University of Southern California not spending his time as the offensive 
coordinator...

Players practice for SEC Championship

Players practice for SEC Championship

December 3, 2014

Nick Saban wants his players to forget the past. The Alabama coach wants them to focus on what is ahead, like Saturday’s SEC Championship Game against Missouri and, with a win, a likely berth in the...

Tide prepares for Mizzou defense

Tide prepares for Mizzou defense

December 2, 2014

When the Alabama offensive line takes the field on Saturday, it will face its toughest task of the year. The line, which has only allowed 11 sacks all year, will have to figure out how to stop a Missouri...

Tide returns to practice after Iron Bowl win

Tide returns to practice after Iron Bowl win

December 1, 2014

Two days after winning a 55-44 shootout with Auburn, Alabama coach Nick Saban said his team is preparing for a “new season,” which will start when the Crimson Tide plays the Missouri Tigers in Atlanta...

No Fly Zone

November 20, 2014

Through the first five games of the season, Alabama’s secondary looked like it could cost the team a chance at the College Football Playoff, but since the team’s loss to Ole Miss, the group has hit...

Seniors prep for homecoming

Seniors prep for homecoming

November 19, 2014

With the regular season coming to a close, many of Alabama’s stars will be playing in their last homecoming game and Iron Bowl in the next couple of weekends. Alabama coach Nick Saban talked about the...

Crimson Tide practices for homecoming game

Crimson Tide practices for homecoming game

November 18, 2014

The Crimson Tide practiced for the first time this week on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for Saturday’s game against the Western Carolina Catamounts. The team practiced inside in full pads, likely...

Alabama works to stay focused in final games

Alabama works to stay focused in final games

November 17, 2014

After two physically taxing wins against ranked SEC West opponents, the Crimson Tide will get a break this weekend when it plays Western Carolina. Alabama coach Nick Saban stated it is important that his...

Running Ragged: Ragland making most of time

Running Ragged: Ragland making most of time

November 13, 2014

Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland has finally gotten the chance to prove himself this year. The junior from Madison, Alabama, who was buried on the depth chart by Nico Johnson and C.J. Mosley, has made...

Football to start home stretch

November 12, 2014

Through the first nine games of the season, there have been two different Crimson Tide offenses. When the team plays at home in the friendly confines of Bryant-Denny Stadium, it averages 48.5 points per...

Cleveland can make playoff run

Cleveland can make playoff run

November 11, 2014

The Cleveland Browns have put themselves in a position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007 and to have just their third winning record since they returned to the NFL in 1999. The Browns,...

Tide readies for top offense

Tide readies for top offense

November 11, 2014

Alabama’s defense has held strong all year but this weekend’s game will be its toughest task to date. The Crimson Tide will face a high-powered Mississippi State offense that ranks No. 12 in points...

Tide ready for another tough test against MSU

Tide ready for another tough test against MSU

November 10, 2014

Two days after a taxing 20-13 overtime victory in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Alabama coach Nick Saban expressed his pleasure with his team’s performance but said the Tide has to get ready for another tough...

Tide up for November stretch

Tide up for November stretch

November 5, 2014

Saturday’s game in Baton Rouge will be the start of Alabama’s toughest and most important month of the year. The Crimson Tide will face No. 16 LSU, No. 1 Mississippi State and No. 3 Auburn during the...

Collins, Tide ready for LSU

Collins, Tide ready for LSU

November 4, 2014

Alabama safety Landon Collins plays every game like he has something to prove. However, this Saturday’s game in Baton Rouge, the junior said, will mean just a little more for the Louisiana native. “Personally,...

Left tackle not ruled out

Left tackle not ruled out

November 3, 2014

The Crimson Tide will travel to Baton Rouge to face LSU this Saturday in what has become one of the SEC’s 
biggest games. “These games are traditionally very tough, physical games between two...

Bye week offers chance to heal

Bye week offers chance to heal

October 28, 2014

Alabama has almost two full weeks to figure out who will replace freshman left tackle Cameron Robinson when the team plays LSU on Nov. 8 in 
Baton Rouge. “We have a couple of options there,” coach...

Death of outfielder Taveras difficult for baseball fans

October 27, 2014

For whatever reason, I have always followed baseball’s minor leagues and their prospects. It’s intriguing to me to hear about how good a player is and then to see that sometime down the road they...

Tide prepares to take on Vols

Tide prepares to take on Vols

October 22, 2014

Alabama will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee, this weekend to renew its annual rivalry with the Volunteers. The two sides will be meeting for the 96th time with a series record of 50-38-7 in Alabama’s...

Tide defense gaining confidence

Tide defense gaining confidence

October 21, 2014

Seven games into the season, the Alabama defense has done all it can to pressure the opposing quarterback and it has paid off. The team currently has 19 sacks, just three shy of last year’s total of...

Muschamp overstays welcome

Muschamp overstays welcome

October 20, 2014

The time has come for the Florida Gators to part ways with head coach 
Will Muschamp. The fiery coach, who is in his fourth season at Florida, has finished in the top 25 just once, and his team is already...

Tide gears up for Tennesse trip

Tide gears up for Tennesse trip

October 20, 2014

After beating Texas A&M 59-0 on Saturday, Alabama coach Nick Saban expressed his happiness with his team’s performance, but said he does not want to dwell on the victory. “The comfort in this last...

Tide to face tough Aggies offense

Tide to face tough Aggies offense

October 15, 2014

Alabama will face another tough test this weekend when Texas A&M comes to Tuscaloosa. The Aggies possess a high-powered, spread offense that ranks third in passing yards per game with an average of 396....

Alabama offense looking for identity

Alabama offense looking for identity

October 14, 2014

After putting up at least 500 total yards in its first four games, the Alabama offense totaled only 227 total yards with just 66 on the ground in its 14-13 win against Arkansas. “I still don’t think...

Tide plagued by turnovers

October 13, 2014

Two days after a sloppy game in which Alabama barely squeaked by with a 14-13 win over Arkansas, coach Nick Saban addressed some issues that plagued the team during Saturday’s game, including poor special...

Tide replacing key starters

Tide replacing key starters

October 8, 2014

Alabama coach Nick Saban has emphasized the way his team has practiced following the loss to Ole Miss. Saban said the focus has been on how the team responds from the adversity it has created for itself....

Crimson Tide readies for Arkansas trip

Crimson Tide readies for Arkansas trip

October 7, 2014

When Alabama travels to Fayetteville for the game against Arkansas, they will be facing a much different Razorback team than that of years past. Through their first five games, the Razorbacks rank in the...

Saban talks problems, injuries

Saban talks problems, injuries

October 6, 2014

After losing to Ole Miss 23-17 on Saturday, Alabama will have the unusual task of having to figure out how to recover from an early season loss. In a tough road game that was marred by injuries, penalties...

Western Conference dominates NHL

Western Conference dominates NHL

October 6, 2014

When you think of the NHL and success, you probably think of the Eastern Conference – the conference that has five of the “Original Six” teams that created the NHL and the conference that dominated...

Sims ready to face Rebels

Sims ready to face Rebels

October 1, 2014

Alabama quarterback Blake Sims, who has been nursing a shoulder injury since the Florida game, was still somewhat limited in Wednesday’s practice. Sims left the game against Florida after landing hard...

Simply Sims: After four years in the background, quarterback starts setting records

Simply Sims: After four years in the background, quarterback starts setting records

October 1, 2014

Blake Sims has gone from a player without a position to a record-breaking quarterback during his time at Alabama. After just four starts, he has already helped rewrite the Alabama record book, setting...

US golf falls short again in European-hosted Ryder Cup

US golf falls short again in European-hosted Ryder Cup

September 30, 2014

It is not news that the U.S. was beaten by Europe in the Ryder Cup over this past weekend. I say it is not news because it has become somewhat of a tradition for the Americans to lose the competition that...

Football heads to Ole Miss

Football heads to Ole Miss

September 30, 2014

It has been a while since Alabama was in Oxford, Mississippi. In fact, the last time the team was there Blake Sims was a freshman running back. He carried the ball five times for 74 yards in the 2011 game....

Saban praises role of bye week in Ole Miss prep

Saban praises role of bye week in Ole Miss prep

September 29, 2014

Alabama will face its toughest opponent so far this season when it takes on No. 11 Ole Miss this weekend. The Crimson Tide will be coming off of a bye week that coach Nick Saban said he hopes helped the...

Saban stresses individual fundamentals for bye week

September 24, 2014

The Alabama Crimson Tide held its second practice of the open week on Wednesday. The team practiced outside in the cool 83-degree Alabama air in 
helmets and full pads. Alabama coach Nick Saban discussed...

Saban confirms commitment to Blake Sims

September 14, 2014

Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed the Crimson Tide’s commitment to starting quarterback Blake Sims Wednesday evening as the team wrapped up its preparations for its conference opener against Florida...

Collins to play against brother on Saturday

Collins to play against brother on Saturday

September 14, 2014

Alabama safety Landon Collins said he will do whatever it takes to play against his younger brother when the Crimson Tide takes on the Florida Gators. He said he would even try to lobby to play on the...

Coach Strong will fix Texas football program's issues

Coach Strong will fix Texas football program's issues

September 7, 2014

Charlie Strong has made quite an impression since The University of Texas hired him as Mack Brown’s replacement on Jan. 5 of this year. Strong has dismissed a total of seven players, including three...

Crimson Tide to begin SEC schedule

Crimson Tide to begin SEC schedule

September 7, 2014

The Crimson Tide will start its SEC schedule Saturday with a home game against the Florida Gators. Alabama coach Nick Saban said the Gators are a much better team than last season’s team that finished...

White, Jones limited in drills

White, Jones limited in drills

September 7, 2014

The Crimson Tide practiced in full pads and 90–degree heat Tuesday afternoon for its second practice of the week leading up to the home game against the Southern Mississippi 
Golden Eagles. Senior...

No starting QB named after FAU game

No starting QB named after FAU game

September 1, 2014

After two weeks and two wins, Alabama football coach Nick Saban said the status of the quarterback position remains unchanged between Blake Sims and Jake Coker after Alabama’s 41-0 win over Florida Atlantic...

Saban explains defensive changes ahead of FAU clash

Saban explains defensive changes ahead of FAU clash

September 1, 2014

During his final press conference before the Crimson Tide’s Saturday home opener against Florida Atlantic, Nick Saban stressed the importance of his players’ development in 
practice. “The focus...

DePriest suspended for opener

DePriest suspended for opener

August 27, 2014

Alabama’s defense will be without one of its leaders to start the 2014 football season. Senior linebacker Trey DePriest will sit out Alabama’s season opener against West Virginia on Saturday. Coach...

Kiffin to coach from sideline in season opener

Kiffin to coach from sideline in season opener

August 27, 2014

By Nolan Imsande | Staff Reporter New Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will make his coaching debut Saturday on the sideline, where he will coach for the rest of the year. “Even though...

Alabama quarterback competition continues

Alabama quarterback competition continues

August 24, 2014

Two days after Alabama beat West Virginia 33-23 in its season-opening game, Alabama head coach Nick Saban addressed the quarterback situation and announced injuries to two starters.Saban announced that...

Roger Goodell needs more consistency in suspensions

Roger Goodell needs more consistency in suspensions

August 24, 2014

If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is going to keep suspending his players for their wrongdoings, he needs to find a fair way to do it.There is no problem with Goodell suspending players that deserve to...

No starting QB listed on depth chart

No starting QB listed on depth chart

August 17, 2014

Alabama’s first game of the football season may be less than a week away, but coach Nick Saban is still not ready to name a ?starting quarterback. The Crimson Tide coach listed both Blake Sims and Jake...

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