Wide receiver Robert Foster was one of the big winners from Saturday’s A-Day Game. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)
By Tim Gayle
(April 24, 2017)
TUSCALOOSA – Did you come out to Alabama’s A-Day game expecting the same dull defensive oriented performance?
It was anything but dull as bombs filled the air, receivers made plays and the final outcome wasn’t decided until JK Scott hit a 30-yard field goal on the final play of the scrimmage for a 27-24 win by the Crimson team.
But what did the fans in attendance and the millions more watching on ESPN really see? Did they learn anything from watching a Saban-coached offense go up against a Saban-coached defense?
(April 11, 2017)
Opelika High School’s RaKavius Chambers and Elkmont High School’s Leah Seibert were named the overall winners at the 32st annual Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Awards Banquet Monday night at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel… The Alabama men’s basketball team will participate in the 2017 Veterans Classic, the U.S. Naval Academy announced on Monday.
(April 4, 2017)
The Montgomery Biscuits will open the 2017 campaign against the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers) on Thursday at Riverwalk Stadium…Alabama State University senior Britney Wright added another piece of hardware for the 2016-17 season, named the BOXTOROW Division I National Player of the Year.
Coaches Greg Goff and Auburn’s Butch Thompson meet at home plate to exchange lineup cards prior to the Capital City Classic Tuesday at Riverwalk Stadium. (Photo by Drew Gayle)
By Tim Gayle
(March 29, 2017)
The MAX Capital City Classic is anything but predictable. Predictions of a defensive struggle turn into an offensive shootout and evenly matched squads often rout the other when Alabama and Auburn get together at Riverwalk Stadium.
Tuesday night’s matchup actually followed the script, however. Two very average teams were on display Tuesday and Alabama, which has struggled to do the little things right in a self-destructing season, continued that trend on Tuesday night. Auburn, which has found a way to unimpressively find ways to win, continued that trend as well, taking a 4-3 victory in front of a crowd of 7,605, the largest to ever witness a game at Riverwalk Stadium and the second largest to ever watch a regular season battle between the Tigers and the Tide.
Alabama senior catcher Taylor Poe gets his final shot at Auburn in the ninth-annual Capital City Classic on Tuesday at Riverwalk Stadium. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Athletics)
By Tim Gayle
(March 27, 2017)
Taylor Poe grew up an Alabama fan and dreamed of playing baseball for the Crimson Tide.
Some of his earliest memories of his favorite college team came from watching the MAX Capital City Classic. They’re not good memories, however. Alabama has won each of the last five season series with the Tigers but only has one Classic victory over that same span.
(February 28, 2017)
The Southeastern Conference’s 2017 football media days will be held July 10-13 at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, according to an announcement by the league Tuesday.
Brian Daboll, seen here with New England quarterback Tom Brady, was officially named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach by Nick Saban and Alabama on Monday. (Photo courtesy New England Patriots/NFL)
(February 20, 2017)
University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Brian Daboll on Monday as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Saban also announced the hiring of Joe Pannunzio to coach tight ends and handle special teams.
The news came after speculation swirled last week about the possible hires
Henry Ruggs made his college choice known with a moving tribute video to his friend, Rod Scott. (Staff Photo)
By Tim Gayle
(February 1, 2017)
The powerful presentation of a video made the announcement for Robert E. Lee High star Henry Ruggs, III on Wednesday, but there were two separate endings filmed because he couldn’t choose between Alabama and Florida State.
The video conveyed the loss Ruggs felt last March as a junior when senior Rod Scott, a teammate on the Generals’ basketball team, was killed in an automobile accident on the way to the state basketball tournament in Birmingham. It depicts Ruggs working out in the weight room and on the football field, along with clips of him visiting his friends’ graveside.
(January 23, 2017)
The ninth-annual MAX Capital City Classic returns to Riverwalk Stadium on March 28 when the Auburn Tigers take on the Alabama Crimson Tide.
New Unv. Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne was formally introduced during a press conference on Thursday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)
By Tim Gayle
(January 20, 2017)
TUSCALOOSA – His Twitter handle is @Greg_Byrne. He lists his Twitter goals as “engage, communicate and have some fun.”
It’s safe to say that none of the last seven athletic directors at the University of Alabama had Twitter (or would have had it had it existed in their time) or would have been interested in engaging or communicating with the Alabama fan base in an effort to “have some fun.”
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