Posted April 25, 2012 on
There’s a tendency to say, “Let’s just get it over with.” That, however, is not the attitude Alabama will have when the Crimson Tide basetball team begins its weekend series against two-time defending national champion South Carolina on Thursday, a day earlier than a normal conference weekend series.

Know Your Baseball Enemy: Alabama Crimson Tide

South Carolina hosts Alabama this weekend.  The series begins at 7:30 on Thursday night on ESPNU. Alabama isn't having the kind of season they would like.  They are 17-25 overall and 6-12 in the SEC.  They did, however, just take 2 of 3 games from Vanderbilt and almost swept the series dropping only a two run game on Sunday. Pitching…The Crimson Tide will send freshmen...

Alabama Baseball Gets By Samford

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama completed the season sweep of Samford with a 5-4 win over the Bulldogs from Joe Lee Griffin Field on Tuesday night. The Crimson Tide scored four runs in the third inning and held on as Trey Pilkington retired all nine batters he faced to record his first career save.

Father of University of Alabama Long Snapper Carson Tinker Shatters BCS Championship Trophy

Carson Tinker was on top of the world. As the Crimson Tide's long snapper, he had helped his team dominate throughout the regular season and ultimately become national champions. Then his dad broke the trophy. Carleton Tinker, Carson's father, held the BCS Championship trophy for a moment just as other players and parents had. But when he placed it back and turned to step...

Elder – Mark Barron scouting report

Mark Barron/S/Alabama   Often plays so close to the line that you could basically call him a LB, and for good reason. A real impact player in run defense. Flys to the ball carrier and hits with good power. Sure tackler, very rarely did I see him in position to make the play and then [...]

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: John L. Smith, Floirda, Nick Saban and more.

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) I've been beat up, I've been thrown out, but I'm not down. New Arkansas head football coach John L. Smith says that the Razorbacks will compete for the BCS title this season. I'm not going to say they're not, but I'm not going...

Recruiting Rewind: Dre Kirkpatrick

Dre Kirkpatrick was ranked a five-star cornerback from Gadsden (City) Ala. He is living the dream from the City of Champions. Kirkpatrick expects to hear his name called Thursday night along with other University of Alabama teammates who are in NYC for the NFL Draft.

2012 NFL Draft: The Patriots Select Dont’a Hightower

With the 25th selection of the 2012 NFL Draft the Patriots select Linebacker Dont’a Hightower from Alabama. Hightower is a top linebacker in this draft. A consensus First-Team All-American by several outlets, including AP and Walter Camp following a junior season in 2011 during which he made the calls for the nation’s top-rated defense…A finalist for the Lombardi, Butkus and...

Recruiting Rewind: Courtney Upshaw

Courtney Upshaw earned a four-star ranking for his high school playing days, but his performance at the University of Alabama playing for head coach Nick Saban will make him millions when his name is called this Thursday in the NFL Draft.

Recruiting Rewind: Mark Barron

Mark Barron was rated a five-star linebacker, from St. Paul's in Mobile, Ala., in the class of 2008. He was another member of the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. Barron is in New York City with several Tide teammates who are expected to go very high in the NFL Draft Thursday night. He also left Alabama with two national championship rings.

2012 NFL Draft: Buccaneers Select Mark Barron

    Former Rutgers Head Coach Greg Schiano selects Safety Mark Barron out of Alabama with his inaugural pick.  At 6′ 2″ and 215 pounds, Barron has prototypical size and is likely the best safety in this draft. In his college career, Barron ahas amassed 237 tackles (149 solo), 13 for loss, 5 sacks and 12 interceptions for 145 yards.  He has good speed and hits hard.  He is...

Recruiting Rewind: Trent Richardson

The University of Alabama signed the five-star running back in the class of 2009 and the No. 13 overall player in the country. He was ranked the No. 2 running back. Trent Richardson will leave Tuscaloosa with two national championship rings and the Doak Walker award winner.

Upshaw, David headline OLB class

NFL Draft Report's Dave-Te' Thomas examines the players who project best to outside linebackers in a 4-3 scheme. Alabama's Courtney Upshaw is an explosive playmaker, while Lavonte David is an underrated tackling machine. It's a sizable drop-off from there, though.
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