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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 away, he heard an unsettling noise behind him, he told ESPN. It was the sound of the $30,000 trophy bobbling off its stand, onto the table and down to the floor, where it shattered. Thankfully, the...
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Dre Kirkpatrick is a bit of a wildcard in the 2012 NFL draft. The former stand out Alabama cornerback was busted for marijuana on Jan. 17th just one week after winning the BCS National Championship.
Per the Tuscaloosa News, Kirkpatrick's friend and former teammate, Chris Rogers, admitted to purchasing the drugs. Kirkpatrick said he was just in the vehicle when the transaction...
What isn't there to like about Alabama's running back Trent Richardson? A finalist for the Heisman Trophy he won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back and was named the SEC Offensive Player of the year by the league coaches and Associated Press.
A unanimous first team all SEC player he averaged 131.9 yards per game. He rushed for a total of 1,583 yards...
Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw was highly scouted as a high school prep star and now once again by the 2012 NFL Draft.
A two-year starter, the 6-2, 265-pound Upshaw registered 9.5 sacks and won the BCS Championship Game defensive MVP in 2011.
(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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alabama baseball may be struggling, but one Crimson Tide freshman is having an excellent season. For the second time this season, Alabama outfielder/catcher Ben Moore of Cullman has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week.