Final thoughts on the 66th annual Calhoun County basketball tournament, fairness edition:
When I was walking out of Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn after Piedmont won the Class 3A state championship, I was sure Taylor Hayes had done enough.
PIEDMONT — Mason Langley stood up amid rows of Piedmont football players in yellow shirts during Thursday’s state championship trophy presentation. Then a speaker asked Langley to stand again, joking that maybe not everybody in the gym saw the massive Class 3A lineman of the year.
It’s an exciting time for Alabama basketball. Regardless of how animated head coach Avery Johnson might get at any mention of his team reaching the top just yet, things are definitely looking up for Crimson Tide hoops.
Baseball continues to have the best Hall of Fame in sports, and it’s partly because of how it selects the people it will honor.
Pockets of overreaction from Alabama’s loss in Monday’s College Football Playoff title game make one wonder how sports dynasties are defined any more.
If Monday night’s epic clash between Alabama and Clemson taught us one thing, it’s that college football has it right and doesn’t need to change a thing.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Alabama lost a national championship game for the first time in Nick Saban’s 10-year run as the Crimson Tide’s head coach, and one thing is clear.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Every so often, sit back and take stock of the great times college football followers in our corner of Alabama are living.
TAMPA, Fla. -- With Clemson advancing to the national championship game, it’s natural to think the Tigers’ coach, ex-Alabama player Dabo Swinney, would have the first shot at the Tide job whenever Nick Saban retires.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Dabo Swinney, a former wide receiver, and Nick Saban, a former defensive back, walked to center stage Sunday and grinned for cameras. The College Football Playoff national championship trophy formed a line of scrimmage between them.
TAMPA, Fla. — Another angle of Alabama’s “offensive coordinator gate” needs to be explored because of what it says about coach Nick Saban.
TAMPA, Fla. — Steve Sarkisian’s hour-long exchange with reporters Saturday showed the battlefield-promoted Alabama offensive coordinator will be quite different from his predecessor in one key way.