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Former JD star Walker waiting for debut with Crimson Tide

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

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(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.

Jacksonville State handles Chattanooga in FCS Kickoff

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.

Tide fans meet Daboll for first time on Saturday

Alabama held its annual "Fan Day" on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 7, 2017)

TUSCALOOSA – It was “Fan Day” at Alabama on Saturday, which meant it was the annual media day for taking team pictures and giving reporters their one shot at the Crimson Tide’s coordinators.

This was the first time new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has talked with the media in Tuscaloosa and several introductory measures had to be resolved, starting with the correct pronunciation of his name.

COLUMN: Freeze not alone in the blame for Ole Miss troubles

Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was released from his duties last week, leaving plenty of unanswered questions behind. (Photo contributed)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 24, 2017)

When calamities take place, such as the one we are witnessing in Oxford these days, I can’t help but refer to the master of the macabre, William Shakespeare…

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Can Vandy contend? Mason says ‘yes’

Derek Mason has high expectations for the Vanderbilt Commodores in 2017. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 11, 2017)

HOOVER – Here’s a fact known to anyone who has paid even moderate attention to college football.

The Vanderbilt football program has not won an SEC championship in its history. For those counting at home that’s 84 years.

It hasn’t come close. The last time Vandy won anything in the sport was prior to the conference’s existence when the Southern Conference was home to many of the current members of the SEC.  The league ended in 1932.

Why bring up these facts in 2017?

SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Orgeron is the man at LSU but does that translate to wins?

LSU coach Ed Orgeron has the enthusiasm but the question remains if he can lead the Tigers back to the SEC Championship. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 10, 2017)

HOOVER - LSU coach Ed Orgeron opened his talk at SEC Media Days on Monday with a story about his days as a child growing up in Louisiana.

He told all about watching LSU play Notre Dame and watching his hero, former Tiger great Ronnie Este.

He became a fan and is still one as well as the head coach.

SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Jones, Vols ignore the howls and stay positive

Tennessee coach Butch Jones was confident his team can be a factor in 2017. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 10, 2017)

HOOVER – Butch Jones made his fifth appearance at the annual SEC Media Days on Monday.

Just like the previous four, he kept it positive. 

If only his fans were as convinced that his team is on the right track.

For most, a 9-4 finish in the SEC would be a solid performance, considering the injuries the Volunteers suffered in 2016.

But the yells from Rocky Top weren’t those of glee but more like anger and disgruntlement.

TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH: Former Alabama star Siran Stacy shares his message

Siran Stacy overcame many obstacles to become one of the most potent running backs in Alabama football history. He has had many more obstacles in his personal life including the tragic loss of his wife and four of his children in a car wreck in 2007. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 16, 2017)

Paul “Bear” Bryant retired from coaching before Siran Stacy ever suited up for Geneva High School but the shifty runner with great vision and blazing speed never lost sight of his dream to play college football at the University of Alabama.

The obstacles he overcame to emerge as a star for the Crimson Tide are just one part of a life of professional setbacks and a horrific personal tragedy that set him on a path toward the creation of Siran Stacy Ministries.

On Monday, he will serve as the guest host for the 20th Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill. For Stacy, Turner’s battle with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) which led to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and his death in March, 2016, hits home for a teammate who had to battle depression following the loss of his wife and four of his five children in an automobile accident in 2007.

FCS Kickoff game gets promotion with golf outing

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 14, 2017)

PRATTVILLE — Tuesday was an opportunity for participants and sponsors of the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff to come together at RTJ Capitol Hill for a friendly round of golf after lunch. And even though it’s June, the collection of coaches and game officials in the Deep South meant the conversation turned rather quickly toward football.

Raycom Camellia Bowl gets primetime slot for 2017

(May 10, 2017)

The fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. The game will feature a team from the Mid-American Conference against a team from the Sun Belt Conference and will be televised at 7 p.m. CST (8 p.m. ET) on ESPN and aired on ESPN Radio.

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HSFB - 6A 2nd Rnd: Wetumpka at Carver, 7 p.m. (Cramton Bowl)
HSFB - AISA Tripleheader Championship, Troy
HSFB - AISA AA Champ: Escambia Aca vs Autauga Aca, 3:30 p.m. (Troy)
HSFB - 4A 2nd Rnd: Tallassee at Bibb Co, 7 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM - click to listen)
HSFB - Playoff schedule (click)
MBB - Alabama A&M at Alabama, 6 p.m.
MBB - Auburn vs Temple,10 a.m. (ESPN2) (Charleston, SC)
MBB - Alabama St at Oregon, 8 p.m. (Pac 12 Net)
MBB - Huntingdon vs Hampden Sidney, 4 p.m. (Greensboro, N.C.)
WBB - Alabama St vs Stephen F. Austin, 8 p.m. (Hattiesburg, Miss)
WBB - Rust at Huntingdon, 6 p.m.
CFB - Mercer at Alabama, 11 a.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM/ SEC Network)
CFB - La Monroe at Auburn, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
CFB - NCAA D-III 1st Rnd: Huntingdon at Berry, 11 a.m.
MBB - AUM at Kentucky Wesleyan, 3:15 p.m.
MBB - Huntingdon at Guilford, 5 p.m.
WBB - Alabama St at Southern Miss, 4 p.m. (Hattiesburg, Miss)
WBB - AUM at Young Harris, 12:30 p.m.
WBB - Bob Jones at Huntingdon, 4 p.m.
MBB - Auburn vs TBA, (Charleston, SC)
WBB - Alabama St at Samford, 6 p.m.


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