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More state media bias as Auburn takes on more “cult” status

Al.com wants to share a heartwarming story with you. A story of a lady so shocked by lyrics in a song from that mean ole University of Alabama that the experience changed her. It changed her future. It changed her life. It changed her on the inside. This is the story of a Montgomery woman […]

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UPDATE: UAB football to return, sadly

Updated: 4:10pm cdt-The whispers proved true. UAB football will return to the fanbase who in 20+ years, for even one game, failed to populate one complete side of Legion Field, let alone half the stadium. In a measured press conference, UAB President Ray Watts announced today that to program would be restored, but gave no […]

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A true “Auburn Man?” Bama baseball team denied access to batting facilities in Auburn

You’ve heard this one before, it’s just taken different forms. You also hear the term “A true Auburn man.” That term is loosely assigned to virtues like honesty, hardwork and honor. Well, here’s more proof that the term actually means something entirely different. A funny thing happened in Alabama baseball’s SWEEP of the Auburn Tigers […]

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Questions abound as charges are dropped in Cyrus Jones arrest

The Tuscaloosa Police Department today dropped all charges against Tide cornerback Cyrus Jones in the alleged domestic violence charges pending against him from earlier in the week, citing their reasoning in a prepared statment: We told you earlier this week that word was that Alabama head coach Nick Saban was preturbed over the situation, and […]

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How do you spell bias? AL.com

For years we’ve trumpeted the call here that bias in the state media as it relates to coverage of Alabama and Auburn is rampant, blatant and predictable. One of the state’s bell cows is AL.com. The latest exhibit? Its coverage of two arrests this week. First, the arrest of Alabama’s Cyrus Jones. Jones’s arrest was […]

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Auburn’s Elijah Daniel arrested for theft, burglary

Incredibly, AL.com is reporting that rising Auburn defensive end Elijah Daniel was arrested and booked Wednesday on several theft-related and burglary-related charges. Daniel was booked on four theft of property charges ranging from first to third degree, including two third-degree charges, and four burglary charges ranging from second to third degree. His bond totals $24,000, […]

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Tuscaloosa Police at it again: Cyrus Jones arrested

Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones was arrested on an allegation of domestic violence where there was no physical contact. The only victim was a cell phone. In a statement, Nick Saban said: “We don’t ever condone any kind of behavior that shows disrespect. There was no physical contact in this situation. Once we get the facts, […]

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A-Day gives fans new reasons to panic

With the conclusion of another A-Day game in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide put a wrap on its 2015 spring practice, thus opening the door for rampant speculation in the months between now and fall camp. Both supporters and detractors will look at last Saturday’s scrimmage game and become engrossed in the discussion concerning Bama’s strengths […]

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One and done? NBA draft lures many away from basketball futures

The upcoming NBA draft is a puzzling thing to me. When I say “upcoming,” it’s actually not happening until June 25th, but the thirst for underclassmen to jump ship and declare in hopes of being the next Lebron James is staggering. It’s clear that many of those throwing their names in the hat for the […]

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Will Johnson succeed? I have no idea, but I like what I’m hearing

I have no idea if Avery Johnson will succeed as the new men’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama, but I like what I hear so far. Wednesday, with my own ears, I heard Coach Johnson say that his goal is to get Alabama to the Final Four. Like many Auburn fans hankering for […]

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Avery Johnson’s NBA championship experience could lure top recruits

Alabama athletics director Bill Battle made a brilliant move by hiring former NBA player, and coach, Avery Johnson to lead the Tide basketball program. Johnson, 50, is a New Orleans native who played college basketball at Southern University in Baton Rouge.  He was undrafted after college, but earned a place in the big leagues with his guts […]

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Coaching search: Gregg Marshall says no, Bama’s bad week gets worse

With Alabama Athletics Director Bill Battle openly courting and failing to land Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall, the state of Alabama basketball appears to be in unprecented limbo. Battle is to be commended for swinging for the fences in trying to land Marshall, the Shockers’ head coach since 2007. But now that Marshall has turned down […]

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The mediots strike again! New info in Jonathan Taylor case?

Mediots are a finnicky, sensitive bunch. Not all members of the media are mediots. The Tuscaloosa News’ Cecil Hurt, for instance, is a legitimate journalist who doesn’t rush into a situation to shoot the first thing that moves. But sadly that can’t be said of everyone. This week has seen quite a roller coaster ride […]

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Jonathan Taylor experiment proves some can be helped, some can’t

The arrest and subsequent dismissal of former Tide defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor following his 2nd domestic abuse charge overnight has left many critics of Nick Saban and the Bama football program hungry for social media zingers and chit chat board one liners. Whenever a program takes a risk on a player whose actions place him […]

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Brannen coaches Tide to NIT win: Potential Tide coaching candidates Tom Crean and Gregg Marshall will meet in Big Dance

Interim Alabama basketball coach John Brannen may have thrown his hat into the coaching search by overseeing a 79- 58 Tide victory over Illinois in the opening round of the NIT last night. Two more realistic candidates for Alabama’s vacant head basketball coaching job will square off in the NCAA Tournament, Friday afternoon. Gregg Marshall will […]

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Alabama Basketball Coaching Search Update

Get ready for trial balloons When Alabama hired Nick Saban, Athletic Director Mal Moore knew who he wanted to be Alabama’s football coach. And even then, it almost ended in disaster as Moore, while under pressure, averted his gaze from the Miami Dolphins head coach and flirted with Rich Rodriguez. Fortunately for Mal Moore and […]

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The Anthony Grant era is dead. Long live the Avery Johnson era?

The agony is over!   Or is it?   Alabama athletics director Bill Battle did the right thing and pulled the plug on the Anthony Grant era of Alabama basketball. “The decision was reached only after a great deal of deliberating, but I feel it is in the best interests of the basketball program to make a […]

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Anthony Grant supporters attempt to divide Alabama fans

Alabama Basketball: Coach Anthony Grant Tenure Death Watch Alabama basketball Coach Anthony Grant’s future is in doubt. As the ultimate Alabama reporter dropped a hint on Twitter last night about pressure building to fire Anthony Grant. According to Cecil Hurt, “Sounds like substantial 11th-hour pressure being brought to bear on Bill Battle re: UA basketball […]

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Tired of the malaise of Alabama basketball? Eager for signs of competitiveness again, like back in the good old days? That’s right. Those of us old enough to remember can recall years of ‘Bama basketball when come tourney time, you weren’t sitting on pins and needles hoping the NIT selection committee would call our name. […]

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Why is Alabama the most hated team in college football?

Last year, a survey found the Alabama Crimson Tide was the most hated team in college football, we try to explain just why Alabama football is so hated The Alabama Crimson Tide washes over all of its opponents at some time or another. The history books prove it. Alabama is a team that has had […]

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