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Trevor Releford dazzled with outside shooting and spectacular drives and an Alabama zone defense throttled Texas Tech as the Crimson Tide opened its home season in Coleman Coliseum Thursday night with a 76-64 win over the Red Raiders.

Releford's 29 leads Alabama past Texas Tech, 76-65

Trevor Releford scored 29 points and tied his career high with five 3-pointers in the first half to lead Alabama to a 76-64 victory over Texas Tech on Thursday night in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Releford made 5 of 7 3-pointers for the Crimson Tide (1-1) after being held to 12 points in the opening loss to Oklahoma. Alabama opened up a 12-point halftime lead and Texas Tech (2-1...

Top-ranked Alabama lands elite prospect: Da'Shawn Hand commits to Crimson Tide

His final decision came down to three storied college football programs: Florida, Michigan, and Alabama. While there may have hardly been a wrong choice, on Thursday the defensive end from Woodbridge, Va. decided the best school for him belonged in the Southeastern Conference. Five-star prospect Da'Shawn Hand has officially committed to Alabama. Yes, the country's top-ranked...

Pee Wee team: Bring it on, Alabama!

It feels like everyone wants a piece of Alabama these days -- except for the teams that actually play the Crimson Tide. [See also: PHOTOS: College football's hottest cheerleaders ] First it was Oregon . Then it was Ball State . Now they're joined by a Pee Wee football team in Mobile, Ala., that captured the city's third- and fourth-grade age group championship. After...

Even Pee-wee football teams are calling for Alabama now

A wise man once said... In college football right now there is little question who "The Man" is. Alabama is still the team to beat and it seems everybody wants to take a crack at them. Oregon fans wanted them before facing Stanford. Now fans of Florida State have been heard echoing that same chant. Auburn fans are getting in on the act as well, and even Alabama fans...

Nations Top DE Recruit Da’Shawn Hand Commits To Alabama

Alabama football is the gift that just keeps on giving. is reporting that Hand chose the Crimson Tide over Michigan and Florida during an announcement at his Woodbridge, Va. high school. Hand, a 6-foot-4, 254-pound prospect rated a unanimous five-star prospect by the major recruiting services.  I would have to assume that landing Hand had to come with a promise that Saban...

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty images The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide will travel to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday in a match-up of two schools on the opposite end of the SEC totem pole this season. Alabama (9-0) has its sights set on a third consecutive National Championship while Miss St. (4-5) is currently under .500 on the year. Coverage of the game between Alabama and Mississippi...

Photo: Texas A&M Commit DeShawn Washington Mocks Alabama For Sending Him Recruiting Mail

Texas A&M commit DeShawn Washington, a class of 2014 four-star defensive tackle from Texas, doesn’t seem to appreciate that Alabama continues to send him mail after he’s already chosen to play for the Aggies. He mocked the Crimson Tide on Twitter earlier Friday night – check this out: Nice try Bama — DeShawn Washington (@OMG_Waterfront) November...

Top Recruit Da’Shawn Hand Picks Alabama

Da’Shawn Hand, Rivals’ No. 1 overall football recruit for the Class of 2014, chose which school he would be playing college football at today…and the rich get richer. Hand chose Alabama over Florida and Michigan, meaning the defensive end will be receiving his leadership from Nick Saban over the next handful of years. That is, of course, assuming Saban doesn’t turn in his...

Mack Brown On Saban To Texas: “If I Do My Job Well, There’s No Job To Get”

One of the storylines that has been hanging around this college football season is the potential move of Nick Saban to Texas for 2014. Now, to be clear, Saban has vehemently denied these rumors and having any interest at all, and Texas still has a head football coach after all — Mack Brown has the Longhorns 6-0 in the Big 12, currently leading the conference. Despite the turnaround...

Mack Brown: Nick Saban Is Not Trying To Take My Job

Mack Brown can see the writing on the wall, and is trying to hold off his inevitable departure from Texas for another year or two. Texas has won six straight games since September, and that awful loss to BYU is a somewhat distant memory.  Brown of course has dealt with widespread criticism in the face of rumors about Nick Saban replacing as Longhorns head coach. Brown says he and...

Tide Basketball Meets Texas Tech

So that Alabama-Oklahoma game last week, Bama blowing a big lead and losing to Oklahoma in Dallas, wasn’t part of the SEC-Big XII Challenge, even though the Crimson Tide is in the Southeastern Conference and Oklahoma in the Big XII. The Challenge actually tips off Thursday night, and Bama is a part of it.

5-Star Recruit Da’Shawn Hand Commits to Alabama

Alabama has landed 5-star and overall #1 defensive end Da’Shawn Hand.  Hand announced today in front of his Woodbridge High School classmates that he was committing to Alabama.  According to ESPN Recruiting Nation Football, Hand received offers from 37 schools including Notre Dame, USC, and mulitple SEC schools.  Hand narrowed his choices down to three and visited Michigan,...
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