Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt fielded questions Friday regarding the upcoming Sugar Bowl. He would not comment on his new job as head football coach at Tennessee. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
By Tim Gayle
(December 29, 2017)
NEW ORLEANS – Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt knew the questions were coming, so he laid the groundwork in his opening statement to the media on Friday morning.
“I just want to say this: I’m excited about being the head football coach at Tennessee,” he said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity, a great university and I’m thankful to have it. But right now I’m working as a defensive coordinator at Alabama and I’d like for these questions to be targeted toward this game and the players that are associated with this game.”
Raycom Media CEO Pat LaPlatney presents Camellia Bowl trophy to MTSU coach Rick Stockstill after the Blue Raiders’ win over Arkansas State on Saturday. (Photo by Drew Gayle)
(December 17, 2017)
Middle Tennessee defeated Arkansas State in the highest scoring game in Raycom Media Camellia Bowl history. But head coach Rick Stockstill still praised his defense following the Blue Raiders 35-30 win before an announced crowd of 20,612 on a chilly Saturday at Cramton Bowl.
Former Alabama head coach Gene Stallings was recognized by the Camellia Bowl during a special ceremony on Friday. (Photo by Drew Gayle)
By Tim Gayle
(December 16, 2017)
It’s been a whirlwind tour for Gene Stallings this fall.
The College Football Hall of Fame coach was honored by Texas A&M with an assembly of the 1967 team during the Aggies’ game with Alabama, by Alabama with an assembly of the 1992 team during the Crimson Tide’s game with Arkansas, by the Southeastern Conference as part of their annual legends’ recognition at the SEC Championship Game and he will be honored in two weeks as part of the inaugural class for the Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame.
Might as well make a stop in Montgomery, where Stallings was presented the fourth Regions Bank Alabama Football Legend Award on Friday afternoon by Regions president Michael Hart and Camellia Bowl executive director Johnny Williams during a luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel.
(December 15, 2017)
Bowl season has arrived and with it, a new leader.
Although only eight games were picked last week, Graham Dunn was able to move ahead of Stephen Gunter by three games heading into the final round of picks for the 2017 season.
Jarrett Stidham and the Auburn Tigers fell in the SEC Championship game on Saturday. They will travel back to Atlanta on New Year’s Day for the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl to face Central Florida. (Photo by Todd Van Emst/Auburn Unv. Athletics)
By Tim Gayle
(December 4, 2017)
Alabama and Auburn found out their destinations on Sunday as the Crimson Tide earned its fourth College Football Playoff appearance in as many years and Auburn will return to Mercedes Benz Stadium to face Central Florida in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
(December 3, 2017)
Arkansas State and Middle Tennessee have been selected to meet in the fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl at historic Cramton Bowl, it was announced Sunday afternoon by ESPN Events.
The 2017 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl will be played on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN. The Raycom Media Camellia Bowl is one of five bowl games to air on ESPN networks on the opening day of the college football bowl season.
Kerryon Johnson was a key against the Alabama defense before leaving the game with an injury. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
By Tim Gayle
(November 26, 2017)
AUBURN - It wasn’t an Iron Bowl for the ages, as so many are billed, but Auburn’s 26-14 win over Alabama at Jordan-Hare Stadium capped a remarkable turnaround for the Tigers as they defeated two No. 1 teams in a three-win span to earn a trip to the Southeastern Conference Championship Game and keep alive their national championship hopes.
(November 24, 2017)
The 82nd version of the Iron Bowl has been billed as potentially, the biggest ever.
But let’s wait on the outcome to see if it can match the "Pick 6" of 2013.
Former Jeff Davis star Jasmine Walker is patiently waiting for her debut with the Alabama women’s basketball team on Dec. 17. The Tide opens the season on Friday against Alabama A&M. (Photo courtesy PTFPhoto.com)
By Tim Gayle
(November 9, 2017)
The date is circled on the calendar: Dec. 17, 2 p.m., Coleman Coliseum.
The Alabama women’s basketball team makes its official debut on Friday with a game against Alabama A&M at Coleman Coliseum, but head coach Kristy Curry would be quick to mention that Dec. 17 game against Southern Methodist as well.
That’s because that day will mark the Crimson Tide debut of Jasmine Walker.
Roc Thomas had 190 total yards in Jacksonville State’s win over Chattanooga on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Jacksonville St Media Relations)
(August 26, 2017)
Fifth-ranked Jacksonville State used a heavy dose of Roc Thomas and swarming defense to post a 27-13 win over No. 12 Chattanooga in the 2017 Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff in front of 12,952 fans at the historic Cramton Bowl in the season-opener for both teams.