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Alabama Basketball Releases 2016-2017 Non-Conference Schedule

Coach Avery Johnson’s Alabama basketball staff has put together yet another high-quality non-conference schedule with headliners including Texas, Oregon, Clemson, and Dayton. ICYMI: Prothro Finally Has Shot With NFL The University of Alabama Men’s basketball team announced its non-conference schedule with a bang today at the Summer Tipoff Event. The event featured a look back...
Via Bama Hammer
4 hours ago

Alabama Basketball releases non-conference schedule; David Hobbs joins Iowa State’s staff

Today was filled with news for members of the Alabama Men’s Basketball program, both present and past. First, came news that former Tide head coach David Hobbs has landed a coaching gig on Steve Prohm’s staff at Iowa State. Prohm, an Alabama alum and former Crimson Tide player, had been connected to the Alabama job following the termination of Coach Anthony Grant. His resume...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
4 hours ago

Alabama Football: Prothro Finally Has Shot With NFL

Former Alabama football wide receiver Tyrone Prothro finally has a shot at the NFL – 11 years after the leg injury that seemingly ended his football dreams. ICYMI: Can Alabama Football Repeat? Former Alabama football player Tyrone Prothro has been leading a very low-key life since graduating from the University in 2008. In the last […] Alabama Football: Prothro Finally Has Shot...
Via Bama Hammer
4 hours ago

Iowa State's Prohm adds former Alabama coach to staff

AMES, Iowa (AP) Former Alabama head coach David Hobbs has been named a special assistant to Iowa State coach Steve Prohm, a former team manager under Hobbs with the Crimson Tide. Hobbs spent six seasons at Alabama, winning 110 games from 1992-98. Hobbs was later an assistant at Kentucky for seven seasons on Tubby Smith's staff. Hobbs has worked in the NBA since 2008, serving...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Crimson Tide Report: New AP List, Recruits, and the Patriots

Wednesday’s Crimson Tide Report covers everything from recruiting to college football polls, to the NFL’s Patriots. ICYMI: Bear Bryant Just Won Another National Championship Everyone knows that the Associated Press publishes a preseason poll ranking the top college football programs of the coming season (the Crimson Tide is currently ranked number one), and then publishes [...
Via Bama Hammer
14 hours ago

Jumbo Package: Gump Day

The season is so close.... Alabama DB pledge Jhavonte Dean brings top speed, skill from JUCO ranks | AL.com Dean originally said he'd be a May graduate. Perhaps that changes, but he'll bring experience going into the 2017 season. Dean said Saban told him Marlon Humphrey could go pro early and open up a spot. Minkah Fitzpatrick could be an elite 'back who plays more out of the...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
15 hours ago

Former Alabama Football Coach Bear Bryant Just Won Another National Championship

Former Alabama football head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant just added another national title, if you believe the Kentucky Wildcats’ claim. ICYMI: Can Alabama Football Repeat? Defending The Title Starts With Defense. Only 66 years later, the University of Kentucky is claiming the 1950 college football national championship based on a retroactive computer poll. Jeff Sagarin, who...
Via Bama Hammer
1 day ago

Sweet Home Alabama (Roll Tide Roll)

One of the biggest and best traditions at a University of Alabama football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium is singing along to “Sweet Home Alabama” during pregame. ICYMI: Can Alabama Football Repeat? Defending The Title Starts With Defense. Today, I wanted to take a look at another staple for all Tide fans: “Sweet Home Alabama”. Whether you […] Sweet Home Alabama (Roll Tide...
Via Bama Hammer
1 day ago

Christian Bell becomes fourth to transfer from Alabama

The Alabama Crimson Tide have had an unusual amount of players leave this offseason and it wasn’t to head to the NFL, but to transfer to continue their careers elsewhere. Linebacker Christian Bell is the latest, announcing he would be seeking a transfer out of Tuscaloosa. Bell becomes the fourth player to request a transfer from Alabama this year, joining fellow defensive players...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What schools will the expanding Big 12 add?

First of all, you may have noticed the Mailbag has been going up on Thursdays, rather than Wednesdays recently. That wasn’t intentional, rather mostly due to travel and other conflicts. Next week’s will likely be later as well, but it will definitely return to its usual time slot in plenty of time for the season. Secondly, it’s been a while since I actually included my email...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Releases Behind-The-Scenes Look At Nick Saban’s Day At ESPN

Nick Saban was at ESPN on Tuesday.  Alabama’s head coach was at the World Wide Leader as part of their “Car Wash” style of programming for college football coaches.  The five-time national champion appeared on nearly every ESPN program, including SportsCenter, College Football Live and The Paul Finebaum Show.  The Crimson Tide have released a behind-the-scenes video...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor suspended after DUI arrest

Alabama has suspended offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor indefinitely following a weekend arrest for DUI, head coach Nick Saban announced in a statement on Monday afternoon. Taylor was arrested early Sunday morning. #Alabama HC Nick Saban releases statement on DUI arrest of sr. G Alphonse Taylor, who is "indefinitely suspended": pic.twitter.com/PDHF0hb6JP — Alex Byington (...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Alabama Commit VanDarius Cowan Makes It Clear He Isn’t Interested In Any Other Schools

Palm Beach Gardens (FL) defensive end/offensive linebacker VanDarius Cowan wants fans to know he’s not considering any other school. After giving Florida State a hard commit, Cowan switched his interest to the Crimson Tide, whom he game a hard commitment in April.  With recruits constantly posting their top schools of interest across social media, Cowan took the time to emphasize...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisiana police rebuffs Nick Saban’s claims of LSU bias

SEC Media Days can breed chaos unlike just about any other preseason college football event on the docket. On Wednesday, said chaos came from an exchange between Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and ESPN’s Paul Finebaum. As Finebaum pressed Saban on why he has yet to suspend two players (Cam Robinson and Laurence Jones), Saban seemed to imply that the arrests of his...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama picked to win SEC by league's media

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) Alabama is the pick to win another Southeastern Conference title. The Crimson Tide received 223 of 331 total votes by the league's media one year after winning the league and national titles. LSU received the second-most votes with 59 while Tennessee had 29. Alabama and Tennessee were the overwhelming favorites to win their respective divisions. In the West...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Officer who arrested players ‘hates LSU,’ despite Saban claim

At least one of the police officers who arrested Alabama All-Pro offensive lineman Cam Robinson and defensive back Hootie Jones back in May was not an LSU fan. As you may have seen, Alabama coach Nick Saban went off on ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Wednesday after Finebaum asked if Robinson and Jones are going to be suspended despite not being charged. Although the players were arrested...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Pledge Sets His Eyes On 5-Star ATH JaCoby Stevens After Crimson Tide Decommitment

Alabama’s 2017 recruiting class took a hit today.  Xavier McKinney, a four-star safety, announced on Twitter that he has decommitted from the Crimson Tide. He was the only defensive back committed to Alabama in the ’17 class.  Who will Alabama look at to replace McKinney in its 2017 class?  Perhaps JaCoby Stevens, a five-star recruit out of Tennessee and the No. 1 athlete...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star S Xavier McKinney Announces Decommitment From Alabama

Xavier McKinney had been committed to Alabama for nearly a year, choosing the Crimson Tide last September, but today he took to Twitter to announce that he is reopening his recruitment. The four-star safety out of Roswell, Ga. posted this note moments ago announcing his decision. … pic.twitter.com/iIleG8zoXk — Xavier Mckinney (@mckinney_xavier) July 14, 2016 McKinney has made...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban deserves esteem for defense of Alabama’s Cam Robinson at SEC Media Days

Alabama head coach Nick Saban entered SEC Media Days’ Wednesday session, unaware of the spat that was about to transpire between he and SEC Network host Paul Finebaum. On May 17, Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson and defensive back Laurence “Hootie” Jones were arrested in Monroe, Louisiana for possession of marijuana and weapons. Although two other people also appeared in...
Via The Student Section
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban goes off on Paul Finebaum at SEC media day

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has never been a big fan of media days, in fact, he’s mocked the importance of them multiple times. So when he was called up for a debate with ESPN’s Paul Finebaum at SEC media day on Wednesday, we pretty much knew sparks would fly. Sure enough, they did. Finebaum knows exactly how to push Saban’s buttons, and when he pressed the issue about why...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban went at Paul Finebaum on and off the air, said cops were LSU fans

After no reporter asked Nick Saban about the status of Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones (arrested on drug and weapons charges in Louisiana in May, which district attorney Jerry Jones then dropped, saying that they’d been out working and sweating while others were in the air-conditioning) during his SEC Media Days press conference Wednesday and ESPN’s Dari Nowkhah’s off-TV comment...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Saban goes off, defends not suspending players

Nick Saban and ESPN’s Paul Finebaum got into a heated discussion during SEC Media Days on Wednesday that got even more animated when the two were off the air. It all started when Saban was asked about two of his players, offensive lineman Cam Robinson and defensive back Hootie Jones, being arrested back in May on drug and weapons charges. The charges ended up being dropped, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Alabama Commit Shows Off Skills With Deep Kick

Alabama has a pretty good football team, but it seems like things are just getting better no matter the position. One of the Crimson Tide’s best recruits will be on special teams next year. Brandon Ruiz is the nation’s No. 2 kicker according to 247Sports and is committed to Alabama. Ruiz posted a video on Twitter showing off just how good of a kicker he is. The recruit shows...
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama self-reports 19 secondary NCAA violations

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team has been dealing with some off-field issues this season after two players were arrested on felony firearm charges. Now, the entire athletic department has something to deal with after they self-reported 19 secondary NCAA violations during the 2015-16 calendar year. The violations were reported late Sunday night after information was posted on...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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