For the 21st consecutive season, Alabama softball will play in the NCAA Tournament. The Crimson Tide earned a No. 8 national seed in this year’s field of 64 and will host Arizona State, Lipscomb and Alabama State this upcoming weekend in Tuscaloosa.
While the NFL isn’t exactly the topic du jour around here, I could not be more fired up for the draft which starts Thursday night. No professional leagues’ draft comes within 100 yards of being as interesting, fun, compelling and captivating as that of the National Football League.
The Alabama football team concluded its spring season with the annual Golden Flake A-Day Game on Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The White team came out on top of Crimson, 31-17.
Alabama fans have plenty of reasons to feel confident heading into the 2019 season. It’s easy to overlook any perceived flaws — no matter how obvious — and hard not to be impressed with the litany of future NFL stars — and they are very obvious.
Before I get into this week’s column, let me say congrats to the Auburn basketball team. Making it to the Final Four is a dream come true and huge accomplishment. As a ’Bama fan, I am truly jealous.
Alabama’s next basketball hire will be a big one. The rest of the SEC isn’t going to wait for the Tide to catch up to the league’s increasingly lofty standards. Four rivals are in the Sweet 16 this year and the conference won’t be any easier next season.
As if breaking two Southeastern Conference records and winning four gold medals wasn’t enough for Benjamin Russell graduate Robert Howard, he also added a pair of huge honors — one academic and one athletic — after last weekend’s SEC Swimming & Diving Championships.
You know… Maybe Alabama and Georgia ought to play more often. Outside of a thorough 2015 thrashing in Athens, these two teams have played arguably the best three games Atlanta has seen in any sport since 2012.
Down by 14 points at different points in the second and third quarter, the No. 1 Alabama football team stormed back to a 35-28 win over No. 4 Georgia in the 2018 Southeastern Conference Championship on Saturday in Atlanta.
With time running out, Alabama had the Iron Bowl won. Leading 17-15, all the Tide had to do was run out the clock. Assigned to write the game story — and design the remaining Sunday sports pages for the Opelika-Auburn News — I bolted from Jordan-Hare Stadium on this crisp November night and …
The longstanding annual grudge match between Auburn and Alabama will be played Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium and it looks to be a classic David versus Goliath matchup.
A lot of national sports talk centered around the Southeastern Conference’s lax football schedule last weekend. Alabama hosted The Citadel, Auburn welcomed Liberty, Georgia took on Massachusetts, etc. Even pundits you think would be more SEC-centric (such as Greg McElroy) took potshots at th…
Playing against a top-five opponent Saturday night, Auburn jumped out to an early lead and looked to play the part of spoiler, but No. 5 Georgia proved to be too much as the Tigers dropped a 27-10 decision on the road.
Just a few years ago, Robert Howard was in Alexander City trying to figure out how to have a successful athletic career as a swimmer despite Benjamin Russell not having a team.
I asked this about a year ago, so it bears asking again … can anyone beat Alabama? If so, who and how? Gus Malzahn and Auburn answered the question last fall, but considering the problems on the Plains, a repeat of 2017 is highly unlikely.
I could pump sunshine and tell you Auburn is a playoff contender. But c’mon, offensive struggles tell us that’s far from the truth. I could paint a doomsday scenario where the Tigers are about to free fall from relevancy into the pit of a disastrous season. A free fall of some sort is possib…
Preseason polls are scrutinized every year. Critics claim early voting leads to misconceptions and team biases. While I agree in theory, the polls do generally work themselves out when it comes to the top teams.
It’s easy to forget about special teams. It’s rare you see a big play in the return game and aside from a game-winning field goal, the only time you hear about the kicker, the punter or the coverage teams are when they’re not doing their job.
As expected, both Auburn and Alabama dominated Saturday, with the Tigers defeating Alabama State, 63-9, and the Crimson Tide downing Arkansas State, 57-7.
Questions, questions, questions. I’m full of them about Auburn’s football team. Sure, the Tigers enter the season ranked No. 9, have a legit defensive front seven and arguably the program’s best passer since Pat Sullivan, but you can’t ignore those giant question marks that litter the lineup.
The University of Alabama football team took part in its first scrimmage of the fall Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The scrimmage lasted roughly 130 plays and just over two hours on a sunny and muggy afternoon in Tuscaloosa.