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Baseball fights back to take much-needed series from Auburn

Baseball fights back to take much-needed series from Auburn

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter April 17, 2023

Any time Alabama and Auburn are matched up, regardless of the sport, it means something. With the two rivals heading into the weekend tied in the SEC baseball standings, fighting to keep their SEC Tournament...

Baseball shuts out Southern Miss to extend perfect midseason record

Baseball shuts out Southern Miss to extend perfect midseason record

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter April 12, 2023

Alabama baseball extended its perfect record in midweek games this season behind another strong start from Jacob McNairy and a huge fifth inning. The Crimson Tide got it done over Southern Miss (19-12)...

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Baseball loses series to Mississippi State after the bullpen blows it again

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter April 9, 2023

It’s been the same story the last five weekends for Alabama baseball: losing winnable games. That continued this weekend against Mississippi State (19-14, 3-9 SEC), resulting in a fifth consecutive series...

Alabama baseball downs in-state Troy for an efficient win

Alabama baseball downs in-state Troy for an efficient win

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter April 5, 2023

It was an all-around impressive win for Alabama baseball Tuesday night, drubbing Troy University (20-10) to improve to 7-0 in midweek games this season. Virtually every starter had some level of impact...

After hot start, Alabama baseball loses gut-wrenching series to Arkansas

After hot start, Alabama baseball loses gut-wrenching series to Arkansas

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter April 2, 2023

If you told the Alabama baseball team that it would win a game against the No. 6 Arkansas Razorbacks (23-5) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, it would probably be content, despite losing the rest of the series....

A star was born, and his name is Colby Shelton

A star was born, and his name is Colby Shelton

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter March 29, 2023

On a chilly December day in Lithia, Florida, in 2002, a star was born. Stars can typically range anywhere from 4,000 to 80,000 degrees Fahrenheit. In other words, they’re scorching hot — but not this...

Offense struggles as Alabama baseball loses series to Kentucky

Offense struggles as Alabama baseball loses series to Kentucky

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter March 28, 2023

Alabama baseball has faced a big, fat reality check.   After beginning the year torching nearly every pitcher it faced, the Crimson Tide (19-6) has crashed back down to earth offensively throughout...

Alabama baseball rides a productive start from McNairy for second straight win

Alabama baseball rides a productive start from McNairy for second straight win

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter March 22, 2023

It’s not easy to rebound from a brutal outing and twirl a gem the next time around, but that’s exactly what Alabama right-hander Jacob McNairy did Tuesday. After a disastrous start against Columbia...

Baseball’s offense stays hot in a pair of midweek wins

Baseball’s offense stays hot in a pair of midweek wins

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter March 10, 2023

Alabama’s bats continued their torrid season to pick up a pair of midweek wins, remaining perfect on the year. The Crimson Tide (14-0) beat a pair of in-state opponents, topping Samford University 11-6...

Alabama baseball sweeps UIC in grand fashion

Alabama baseball sweeps UIC in grand fashion

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter March 5, 2023

It was a grand weekend for No. 20 Alabama, which picked up another sweep, this time over the University of Illinois-Chicago (4-6) thanks to three grand slams in as many games. The Crimson Tide offense...

Alabama defensive back Jordan Battle during his pregame routine as the Crimson Tide prepares to compete versus UL-Monroe on Sep. 17, 2023 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Students have mixed opinions on free football student tickets

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter March 1, 2023

The University of Alabama sells hundreds of thousands of football tickets every fall to students, their families and everyone in between. Each year, fans are eager to cheer on the Crimson Tide in Bryant-Denny...

Bullpen steals the show in a sweep against High Point

Bullpen steals the show in a sweep against High Point

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter February 26, 2023

The theme of the weekend for No. 20 Alabama was clutch, with several players coming through in high leverage situations during its series sweep of High Point University (3-4). Thanks to the bullpen carrying...

Alabama finds new ways to win against UT Martin for fifth straight victory

Alabama finds new ways to win against UT Martin for fifth straight victory

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter February 24, 2023

Alabama’s offense stayed hot, with another dominant showing against The University of Tennessee at Martin in a 10-0 win Wednesday, its fifth straight. Though the lineup continued its torrid start to...

Alabama starts strong, sweeps Richmond in opening weekend series

Alabama starts strong, sweeps Richmond in opening weekend series

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter February 19, 2023

Nobody could’ve drawn up a better start to the 2023 season for Alabama baseball, which swept the University of Richmond in college baseball’s opening weekend. It was a dominant showing up and down...

2023 baseball preview: Improved Alabama team must back up the high expectations

2023 baseball preview: Improved Alabama team must back up the high expectations

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter February 15, 2023

There’s a different buzz in the air around the Alabama baseball team as it enters the 2023 season.  Opening day against the University of Richmond on Friday, Feb. 17, is inching closer, and the expectations...

Reflecting on Alabama’s Sugar Bowl history under Nick Saban

Reflecting on Alabama’s Sugar Bowl history under Nick Saban

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter December 28, 2022

Inconsistency and the question of what could have been are two themes of the 2022 Alabama football season. A lack of discipline, and perhaps talent in some positions, are two others. It has all led to...

Baseball’s Grayson Hitt makes MLB Pipeline’s 2023 Draft Top 100 list

Baseball’s Grayson Hitt makes MLB Pipeline’s 2023 Draft Top 100 list

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter December 15, 2022

Alabama’s junior left-handed pitcher Grayson Hitt earned a spot in the MLB Pipeline’s 2023 Draft Top 100, which was released Tuesday night. He checks in at No. 43 as he enters his third season in Tuscaloosa.  Hitt...

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 8

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 8

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer October 31, 2022

Week 8 of the NFL season was packed with offensive explosions from many former Alabama players. Derrick Henry (2013-2015) did his usual thing against the Texans, while a pair of quarterbacks rolled to...

Baseball unravels in seventh inning, falls to Auburn

Baseball unravels in seventh inning, falls to Auburn

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer October 30, 2022

Alabama baseball took on its in-state rival Auburn on Friday night in a 12-inning scrimmage, concluding its fall exhibition slate. The Tigers used a mammoth seventh inning to come away with the 13-8 win.  The...

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 7

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 7

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer October 24, 2022

It is clear who makes the difference with seven weeks of the NFL season in the books. Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (2016-2018) is having a career year, and he wasn't the only former Alabama player...

Alabama shortstop Jim Jarvis (10) smiles during a fall scrimmage between the Crimson Tide and the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Oct. 21 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Baseball sees ups and downs in first fall scrimmage against Mississippi State

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer October 22, 2022

Alabama baseball’s fall season kicked off Friday night, with back-to-back seven-inning scrimmages against Mississippi State University at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Crimson Tide took the first game by...

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 6

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 6

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer October 17, 2022

Former Alabama football players continue to dominate the pros. Week 6 of the NFL season was no different, with a number of contributors on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. With another week...

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 5

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 5

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer October 10, 2022

Following a huge win for Alabama over Texas A&M on Saturday, it was a relatively quiet day for Crimson Tide alumni in Week 5 of the NFL season. However, there were still significant storylines. The...

Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe (4) runs down the field in the Crimson Tides 24-20 win over the Texas A&M Aggies on Oct. 8 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Milroe carries the burden with Young sidelined, escaping Texas A&M

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer October 8, 2022

It was a mixed bag for Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe in his first career start against Texas A&M (3-3) Saturday night.   Filling in for Bryce Young after he injured his right shoulder against...

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 4

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 4

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer October 3, 2022

In an NFL season that has been hyper focused on the Crimson Tide’s former offensive players, it was the defensive players who shined in Week 4. Of course, there were still strong performances from running...

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 3

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 3

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer September 26, 2022

Week 3 of the NFL season was action-packed for former Alabama football players. There are just two 3-0 teams remaining — the Miami Dolphins and the Philadelphia Eagles, who are both led by former Crimson...

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 2

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 2

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer September 19, 2022

One day after Alabama football put up big numbers in a win against The University of Louisiana Monroe, former Crimson Tide football players put up their own numbers in the NFL. Let’s look at which Alabama...

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 1

Crimson Tide in the NFL: Week 1

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer September 12, 2022

Alabama football is known for producing elite NFL talent at an unprecedented level. With the NFL back in full swing starting last Thursday, there were many Crimson Tide alumni who made early impacts in...

Surprises on the Week 1 Alabama Depth Chart

Surprises on the Week 1 Alabama Depth Chart

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer August 31, 2022

The Alabama Crimson Tide released its official football depth chart for the season opener against Utah State University on Saturday, Sept. 3. While there were no questions about who would start for some...

Alabama Athletics, Fanatics join together for NIL, NFTs, other Crimson Tide apparel

Alabama Athletics, Fanatics join together for NIL, NFTs, other Crimson Tide apparel

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer July 25, 2022

The Bryant-Denny Stadium experience is about to get even better for Alabama athletics fans.   The University of Alabama announced Monday a long-term multifaceted partnership with Fanatics, a sports...

(Left to right): Adam Cottrell (Mens Basketball), Jace Jones (Track and Field/Cross Country), Hannah Barber (Womens Basketball), Sydney Orefice (Womens Tennis), Jalen Milroe (Football)

Milroe, Barber among Alabama student-athletes involved in SEC Leadership Council meetings

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer July 1, 2022

Five student-athletes from the University of Alabama attended the SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council in Birmingham, Ala. last weekend. Hannah Barber (women’s basketball), Adam Cottrell (men’s...

Byrne, city of Tuscaloosa take another step towards alcohol sales at Alabama athletic events

Byrne, city of Tuscaloosa take another step towards alcohol sales at Alabama athletic events

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer June 16, 2022

It appears that alcohol sales may finally be coming to Alabama athletic events, after athletics director Greg Byrne announced Wednesday that the university had reached a compromise with the City of Tuscaloosa. Alabama...

Grading the Alabama baseball season

Grading the Alabama baseball season

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer May 31, 2022

The Alabama baseball season officially ended after the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket was announced Monday, with the Crimson Tide not making the cut. After two SEC Tournament wins against Georgia and Arkansas,...

Mens basketball announces Henry Barrera as new strength and conditioning coach

Men’s basketball announces Henry Barrera as new strength and conditioning coach

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer May 24, 2022

The Alabama men’s basketball program announced its new strength and conditioning coach Tuesday. Say hello to Henry Barrera, who spent the last seven seasons with Liberty University. Barrera also...

Alabama right fielder Andrew Pinckney (21) looks on from the basepath in the Crimson Tides 6-5 loss to the No. 20 LSU Tigers on April 6 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Baseball continues skid against No. 20 LSU, losing fourth straight Friday night

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

The Alabama Crimson Tide (25-21, 9-13) lost its fourth game in a row, dropping the series opener to the No. 20 LSU Tigers (31-14, 13-9) 6-5 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Friday marks the Crimson Tide’s fifth...

Alabama shortstop Jim Jarvis (10) throws the ball back to the pitcher in the Crimson Tide’s 7-6 loss to the UAB Blazers on April 19 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Alabama baseball loses to UAB, drops third straight in roller coaster game

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer April 19, 2022

Despite getting out to an early lead, the Alabama Crimson Tide (23-15) fell to the UAB Blazers 7-6, in a roller coaster of a game. Tuesday’s loss marks Alabama’s third in a row. The two sides traded...

Pitching silences Racers’ bats once again, gives baseball third straight win

Pitching silences Racers’ bats once again, gives baseball third straight win

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer March 5, 2022

Despite Murray State coming into this series against Alabama averaging 13 runs per game, the Crimson Tide pitching staff silenced the Racers once again with a 6-1 win on Saturday. Alabama moves to 8-4...

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young (9) takes a snap at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Nov. 27, 2021.

Alabama football’s top five moments of the regular season

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer November 28, 2021

This season, Alabama fans have experienced pride, stress and heartbreak. The regular season finished on a high note as the Tide mustered an overtime victory against Auburn Saturday night.  Now the...

Game day crowds bring customers back to Rama Jama’s, Bamastuff

Game day crowds bring customers back to Rama Jama’s, Bamastuff

Tzali Nislick, Contributing Writer September 22, 2021
Stores and restaurants in Tuscaloosa felt the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two local staples, Rama Jama’s and Bamastuff, were forced to call an audible during the 2020-21 college football season. 
This semester in sports at The University of Alabama

This semester in sports at The University of Alabama

Tzali Nislick, Staff Reporter August 18, 2021

Fall semester sports are right around the corner. The Alabama football team looks to defend its 18th National Championship, while the women’s soccer and volleyball teams aim to build off disappointing...

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