Joe Medley's In My Opinion: Did a coach motivate his team? How dare he? Is anyone really surprised that “Beat Bama” is on the wall of a meeting room in the Auburn football complex?
Was anyone surprised when Nick Saban, during his hiring news conference at Alabama, said he will work 365 days a year to dominate the Crimson Tide’s in-state rival?
If anyone is outraged or looking to be -- and some always do in this state, on both sides of the partisan divide -- here’s a reality check. Coaches must motivate their teams and, to an extent, their fan bases.
Joe Medley's In My Opinion: This APR news is blow to those who knock SEC To those invested in the notion that SEC wins national championships by shrugging off the classroom, there’s bad news.
That Alabama football team, which has won three of the past four Bowl Championship Series titles? It just won the NCAA Division I Public Recognition Award for the team's latest multi-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate.
Alabama basketball player charged in connection with kidnapping Three more people, including a University of Alabama basketball player, were arrested Tuesday in the April kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl from east Mississippi, authorities said. Sheriff James Moore in Kemper County, Miss., told WTOK-TV that Devonta Pollard, a forward on the University of Alabama men's basketball team, and Joyce Johnigan were arrested Tuesday on a charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Shaquayla Johnigan was arrested in Hattiesburg on the same charge, Moore said.
Notre Dame won't release ex-Tide recruit to play at UCLA A highly rated defensive lineman from California who signed a letter of intent in February to play for Notre Dame has changed his mind and plans to enroll at UCLA. There has been speculation for weeks that 6-foot-3, 285-pound Eddie Vanderdoes of Auburn, Calif., was reconsidering playing for Notre Dame.
Joe Medley's In My Opinion: One big letdown for Tide baseball It seems longer than a week ago when Alabama’s baseball program celebrated progress, of sorts.
Making the NCAA tournament after not making it a year ago is progress, but Alabama snatched the feel of digression from the jaws of progression at the Tallahassee Regional.
The Tide’s one victory was a 3-2, near-miss against the No. 4 seed, Savannah State, which went 0-2 in its first NCAA try as a Division I school.
Once the national championship was clinched, Tide golfers celebrated like crazy Once he heard the news, Justin Thomas dropped his clubs on the 18th fairway and took off toward the 15th green.
The sophomore didn't want to miss the celebration. Alabama men’s golf team had just clinched its first NCAA championship Sunday with a 4-1 victory over Illinois at the Crabapple Course at the Capital City Club, giving the university a total of six championships in two years.
NCAA golf: Alabama wins a national title Alabama has won its first national championship in men’s golf.
A year after losing to Texas in the finals, the Crimson Tide routed Illinois 4-1 in the match-play final Sunday at Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course north of Atlanta.
NCAA golf: Alabama makes finals for second straight year Third-seeded Alabama again dominated its opponent in the semifinals of the NCAA men’s golf tournament, defeating No. 2-seeded Georgia Tech 3-0-2 at Crabapple Courseat the Capital City Club. With the win, the Crimson Tide advances to the championship match for the second straight year. Alabama, which lost to Texas last year, will face No. 5-seeded Illinois, which knocked off top-seeded California in extra holes. The match is set for 7 a.m.
NCAA men's golf: Tide advances with a blowout The third-seeded Alabama men’s golf team defeated New Mexico 4-1 on Friday in the NCAA match-play quarterfinals.
The Crimson Tide will face second-seeded Georgia Tech at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday for a spot in the Sunday's finals.
SEC to distribute record $20.7 million to its schools Southeastern Conference schools will receive an average of a record $20.7 million as part of the league’s revenue sharing plan for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
According to SEC commissioner Mike Slive, the SEC will distribute $289.4 million. That beats the old record of $244 million set last year.
NCAA baseball: Troy knocks Alabama into losers' bracket The third-seeded Troy Trojans’ put up a five-run fourth inning off Alabama starting pitcher Charley Sullivan, highlighted by Trae Santos’ three-run home run, and pitchers Shane McCain, Nate Hill and Tanner Hicks combined to help send second-seeded Alabama to the losers’ bracket.
Ex-Tide QB Sims ineligible to play at Virginia Quarterback Phillip Sims' time at Virginia is finished. The heralded transfer from Alabama is ineligible to play and will leave the university after completing his current summer school session, coach Mike London announced Friday.