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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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Alabama Baseball At South Carolina

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.

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.

Tide’s Ben Moore Freshman Honoree

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.
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