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December 18, 2014


Alabama football: Tide set to begin preparing for Buckeyes

TUSCALOOSA — With Alabama coach Nick Saban preferring to use camp-style practices to start bowl workouts, the Crimson Tide hasn’t completely begun implementing its game plan for Ohio State.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Alabama practice report: Updates as Tide continues bowl prep
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 2:32 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama held its third practice of bowl season on Thursday. The Crimson Tide worked inside in full pads.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
Alabama football: Sims, Cooper, Collins and Fowler chosen to be permanent captains
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 8:30 am

TUSCALOOSA — After each season, only a select few are chosen to be permanent captains at Alabama.

Alabama notes: Saban has fun with Kiffin
Posted: December 17, 2014

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama coach Nick Saban saw offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin’s speech at the Broyles Award ceremony.

Joe Medley: A belated salute to our great centers
Posted: December 17, 2014

Here’s a long-overdue salute to a well-manned position in the Alabama-Auburn-Jacksonville State football universe.

Alabama practice report: Offensive lineman still absent as Tide dons full pads
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 2:51 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama returned to the practice field on Wednesday. The Crimson Tide wore full pads and worked inside to simulate the atmosphere it will experience in the New Orleans Superdome when they face Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

Alabama basketball: Alabama blows big lead late, falls to Shockers
Posted: December 17, 2014

Alabama basketball truly let one slip away on Tuesday night.

Marq Burnett: Heisman should be renamed Best Quarterback Trophy
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Now that it’s been a few days since the Heisman Trophy was awarded, it’s time we rename the award to something that truly fits it: Best Quarterback Trophy.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Alabama notebook: Scarbrough hits practice field
Posted: December 16, 2014

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama received somewhat of an early Christmas gift to start bowl practice Tuesday.

Alabama football: It's about fundamentals as practice resumes
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 8:59 pm

TUSCALOOSA — The regular season is over, and Alabama has turned the page.

Alabama practice report: Former 5-star recruit Bo Scarbrough practices for the first time
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 4:29 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama opened bowl practice on Tuesday with the focus on fundamentals. The Crimson Tide worked inside in shells (shorts, shoulder pads, helmets).

Monday 12/15/2014
Joe Medley: Get ready for $2 million assistant coach
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 5:07 pm

So which comes first in major college football, expansion of the new College Football Playoff or the first $2 million-a-year assistant coach?

Basketball breakdown: Alabama (6-2) vs. No. 11 Wichita State (7-1)
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Pregame analysis of Alabama's basketball game against Wichita State.

Sunday 12/14/2014
Alabama football: When opponents complete a deep pass, it's not always the defensive back's fault
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 11:43 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Sometimes there is little a defensive back can do.

Saturday 12/13/2014
Wish Grant-ed: Tide defense responds against Tenn. Tech
Posted: December 13, 2014

TUSCALOOSA — After harping on defensive improvement during his Friday news conference, Alabama basketball coach Anthony Grant got his wish on Saturday.

Record-breaking season nets Cooper third in Heisman voting
Posted: December 13, 2014

TUSCALOOSA — Despite a record-breaking season, Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy.

Mark Edwards: Third place doesn’t do Cooper justice
Updated: December 13, 2014 - 8:19 pm

If Heisman Trophies mattered to Alabama, maybe Nick Saban should’ve allowed Amari Cooper to return kicks.

Joe Medley: Mariota No. 1 on my ballot, but Cooper special
Posted: December 13, 2014

I have that feeling about Amari Cooper.

Wayne Hester: An early look at the college football playoffs
Updated: December 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Never before had a committee chosen the top four teams in college football.

Friday 12/12/2014
Basketball breakdown: Alabama (5-2) vs. Tennessee Tech (5-3)
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 4:20 pm

A pregame breakdown of Alabama's home date with Tennessee Tech.

Alabama basketball: Grant wants to add better defense to go with Tide's offensive success
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 11:26 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Despite Alabama basketball’s offensive output so far this season, Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant wants the team’s focus to be on defense.

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