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Embassy Suites In Tuscaloosa Booked Solid Through First Seven College Football Games In 2015

A new Embassy Suites is already sold out six months in advance for the 2015 college football season. Crimson Tide fans have some nice digs.
Via Gamedayr
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jay Bilas Praises Nick Saban’s Leadership: “If He Recruits Me, I’m Going”

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is arguably the most successful coach in college football over the past decade, so it’s fairly safe to assume that the man is a natural leader. Saban’s also been the game’s greatest recruiter in that same time frame, as he’s reeled in top recruiting class after top recruiting class. ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas apparently understand...
Via College Spun
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Graphic Designer Drops Alabama “Elephant Skin” Helmet Concept

We know, we know. The Alabama Crimson Tide won’t be changing their iconic helmet design any time soon. But a new-age Bama fan can dream, right? Last week, we showed you an interesting helmet design that Deeyung Entertainment released. This week, we’ve got one arguably more impressive. Empire Graphics has a concept helmet with the Alabama script “A” and a “red elephant skin”...
Via College Spun
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper Jr. Again Has Steelers Selecting Alabama S Landon Collins

While Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell probably won’t be reading it, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released a new version of his mock draft Thursday and he still has Alabama safety Landon Collins going to the black and gold with the 22nd overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. Kiper Jr. writes: In […] 2015 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper Jr. Again Has Steelers Selecting...
Via Steelers Depot
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

East Recruiting Notebook

A look at the latest happenings from the East Region:   According to Jaquan Yulee, his top five is Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina and NC State -- in no particular order. The 2016 four-star Chesapeake (Va.) Indian River middle linebacker will visit North Carolina this Saturday and Alabama on March 13.   Four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins of Potomac (Md.) The Bullis...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Alabama Football Releases Graphic Saying It’s A “Linebacker Factory,” Builds Best LBs In The SEC

The best linebackers in the SEC attend the University of Alabama – that’s what the Crimson Tide are claiming, anyway.  Nick Saban’s football program released an infographic Wednesday afternoon, saying it’s a “Linebacker Factory” and that the best linebackers in the SEC are “built by Bama.”  Check it out:  Roll Tide!!! #LinebackerU @CoachKsmart @CoachLup @coach_bnapier...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Amari Cooper’s Name Has Been Added To The First-Team All-American Wall At Alabama

Amari Cooper’s time at Alabama has come to an end, as the wide receiver is headed to the NFL, but the former star will be forever remembered inside the Crimson Tide’s facility.  The 6-foot-1, 210-pound wideout is one of the greatest wide receivers in Alabama history, so it’d be pretty tough to forget him, but that won’t be possible now, anyway. Cooper’s name has been etched...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alabama's Shannon Hale to miss rest of season with foot injury

  Alabama forward Shannon Hale will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury. Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant said Monday that Hale will have surgery on Friday. Alabama has two regular-season games remaining plus the Southeastern Conference tournament and any other postseason games. The 6-foot-8 Hale had averaged 8.2 points and 3.2 rebounds before his injury in the first...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Yeldon's ability to catch will drive up his fantasy value as a flex guy

One skill we always value when it comes to drafting fantasy potent running backs is the ability to catch the football. Now, you might think a good receiving running back is only valuable in PPR (points per reception leagues) but that is simply not true. While receiving running backs definitely have more value in PPR leagues, they're also highly draftable in redraft leagues. Of the...
Via Fantasy Football Helpers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Grant: Alabama's Hale out for season with foot injury

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama forward Shannon Hale will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury. Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant said Monday that Hale will have surgery on Friday. Alabama has two regular-season games remaining plus the Southeastern Conference tournament and any other postseason games. The 6-foot-8 Hale had averaged 8.2 points and 3.2 rebounds before his...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: The Latest Alabama Concept Helmet Features A Giant Elephant Logo, Houndstooth Stripe

We are getting pretty deep into the college football off-season, so without any on-field action, we look to the gifted photoshoppers of the college football internet to entertain us. Deeyung Entertainment has been making dozens of very cool, and often controversial, concept helmets for top college football programs, and today’s Alabama helmet is sure to stir up some conversation...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette’s Tony Robichaux Wins 1,000th Game

As the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns defeated the No. 25 Alabama Crimson Tide by a score of 6-5, head baseball coach Tony Robichaux notched his 1,000th career victory Saturday. The veteran skipper has accumulated his victories over 29 years as a head coach, with 737 of those wins coming at the helm of the Ragin’ Cajuns program. The other 263 wins come from seasons with McNeese State...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Armchair Scouting Reports: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

What the Film Shows Cooper is a rather impressive prospect on tape. He is a tremendous route runner, creating tons of separation with terrific burst and long speed. Because of this, Cooper often finds himself in space, a place he clearly excels. It is important to note that while he runs a complete route tree, [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post Armchair Scouting...
Via No Coast Bias
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebuilding Alabama-Auburn share youth, last place in SEC

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Once NCAA tournament regulars, the Alabama and Auburn women's basketball teams are both balancing the pains and promise of youth. The teams will meet Sunday in the regular-season finale at Auburn Arena with the only spoils being bragging' rights and, for the loser, last place in the Southeastern Conference. It should still be intense since the last meeting...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama's Ricky Tarrant out rest of season with leg injuries

  Alabama starting guard Ricky Tarrant will miss the rest of the season with leg injuries. Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant said Thursday in a news release that Tarrant sustained a ruptured plantar fascia against Florida on Jan. 27. He missed the past eight games. Tarrant, Alabama's No. 2 scorer, also requires surgery on his left knee. Doctors had initially planned to fix what Alabama...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alabama Fan Yells “Roll Tide!” While Doing Donuts In His Car On A Snowy Road

The snowfall that hit much of the southern part of the United States has not prevented the following Alabama fan from expressing his love for the Crimson Tide. In fact, it presented him with the opportunity to do something cool/dangerous/idiotic that best showcases his fandom.  Here’s an Alabama fan yelling “Roll Tide!” while doing donuts in his white pickup on a snow-covered...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Fan Invites Nick Saban To Wedding, Receives Gift To Prominently Display In Home

While Nick Saban probably never looked up from his salad topped with slices of turkey and fat-free dressing, someone took the time to respond to an Alabama fan when her wedding invitation reached the Sabans or fan mail-handling interns. Casey Marriott, noted Alabama fan and future bride, decided to send wedding invitations to various celebrity types, which included Saban and his...
Via The Belly of the Beast
8 days ago  |  Discuss

College Baseball Roundup: No Problem with Alabama’s Hughston

Hughston, we are not even close to having a problem. That could easily be the summary of early season play for the Alabama Crimson Tide, which swept a doubleheader from Savannah State Tuesday to move to 6-2 behind an incredible start by right fielder Casey Hughston. Hughston, a sophomore from Mobile, launched a 2nd-inning grand slam to lead the Tide to a 7-2 win in Game 1.  In the...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ohio State Released An Awesome Highlight Video Of Its Sugar Bowl Win vs. Alabama

Want to relive Ohio State’s Sugar Bowl victory against Alabama, Buckeye fans? Now you can.  Ohio State football’s video production staff has created an awesome highlight video of the Buckeyes’ 42-35 upset victory over the then-No. 1 Crimson Tide on Jan. 1.  Check it out: 
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mysterious Kenterius Womack, The Fizz Sits Down With His Coach

When Kenterius Womack committed to Syracuse last week, he was a total unknown. He had released a highlight tape which caught the attention of offensive line coach Joe Adam. The Orange coaches moved quickly and went to Luverne, Alabama to visit the QB. While in Luverne, the coaches convinced Womack to visit the Hill later that week. He came up to Syracuse, liked the family nature...
Via Orange Fizz
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper Shows Off Clapping Pull-Ups on Combine Week

University of Alabama WR and Heisman Trophy finalist Amari Cooper is expected to be a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. In the meantime, he's been getting himself into
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy Trent Richardson’s 2011 ESPN Player of the Week Trophy—$2,995 (OBO)

If you’re an Alabama fan who doesn’t really care about how former players perform in the NFL, then we have the perfect piece of memorabilia for you. Currently up for auction on eBay is Trent Richardson’s 2011 ESPN All-American Player of the Week trophy, which was awarded on Nov. 26, 2011. Every die hard Bama probably remembers this date fondly as they crushed Auburn in the...
Via Busted Coverage
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Auburn Splits Atom...Or Plants New Trees and Acts Like They Did

CBS Sports - The historic oak trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner were replaced by two new live ones on Saturday. Infamously, the previous trees were poisoned by Alabama resident and Crimson Tide fan Harvey Updyke in 2010, following Auburn's comeback victory over Alabama that season. Updyke called into radio program The Paul Finebaum Show to reveal what he'd done, with authorities...
Via Double Coverage Football
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Blake Sims Posts Highlights From His Training For The NFL Draft

Alabama’s Blake Sims is not expected to be one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft, but we wouldn’t totally count him out. Few expected the Crimson Tide senior to beat out Florida State transfer Jacob Coker for the starting quarterback job heading into this season. Not only did he win the position battle, but he wound up putting together one of the best statistical...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

5Dimes Releases SEC Football Champion Moneyline Odds

Alabama captured the SEC West and SEC championship in 2014 and the Crimson Tide is favored to repeat in 2015, according to the newly-released moneyline odds on sportsbook 5Dimes. Alabama checks in at +260 to win its third conference title in four seasons. Alabama’s arch-rival, Auburn, and SEC East favorite Georgia are tied for the next best bet at +400.  At +10,000, Vanderbilt...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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