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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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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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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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Alabama removes a cancer from coaching staff, Auburn scoops it up

Lance Thompson was hired today to serve under newly hired Auburn defensive coordinator, Will Muschamp. Thompson, who was serving in his third tour of duty with Alabama head coach Nick Saban, previously left Alabama to join the University of Tennessee coaching staff. Thompson’s claim that the Vols would soon “build a fence around the state […]

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Cooper, Collins and Yeldon declare for draft, prove again why Bama is the right choice

Do you want to see a recruiting video? No, not empty hype, school colors, catchy phrases, carefully selected game highlights and player worship. I’m talking about a real recruiting video, where a head coach rolls out the reason 4 and 5 star players are climbing over each other to stand in line to get on […]

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24 hours later, 2014 ‘Bama season may be Saban’s best effort yet

I wanted to win the championship. Heck, we all did. And until a string of boneheaded decisions, poor execution and an inspired Buckeye team took the game over just before halftime, it looked like we were on our way to another souvenir. The dilemma we Bama fans face every time we go to our t-shirt […]

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Lane Kiffin on coaching at Alabama: “I would have done it for free”

As is custom in the bowl season, for 40 short minutes the gag was removed from Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s coordinators, and Lane Kiffin, as usual, did not disappoint. But then, the Tide’s offensive coordinator in the midst of his public rehabilitation hasn’t disappointed all season. Kiffin said working under Nick Saban has been […]

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Duke Williams suspended as AU smoke screen sets in

In the latest episode of “As the Barn Turns,” we have the curious Duke Williams situation. You remember Duke Williams, part of the boog’s 1-2 receiving punch this season. The latest idol for cult worship, Duke’s whereabouts during bowl prep and future standing on the team have been rather confusing. Duke went missing from the […]

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Will Muschamp likely not able to fix Auburn’s red zone offense

Auburn’s latest hail mary to try and keep up with big brother involves the hiring of former Florida head coach, Will Muschamp. Nobody wins a press conference like the Tigers, throwing dollars at the name of the week in order to appease the AU cult. How’s that Bruce Pearl hire working out? Muschamp, who struggled […]

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UAB fans have no one to blame but themselves

Okay, I’ve had it. Since UAB President Ray Watts did the fiscally responsible thing by pulling the plug on UAB football, all 14 of UAB’s gridiron supporters have been vocal in protest. You may have seen or heard them, calling radio shows or staging demonstrations. Fact is, the only problems UAB’s fan base could cause […]

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An Open Letter to Auburn Fans

Hi Auburn fan. We know, you believe in Auburn, and you love it. We know this because we read your ridiculous Facebook posts, where you ramble on and on with your blather in an effort to convince yourself, hoping you’ve convinced potential “converts” to your cult in the process. Somewhere there must be an unwritten […]

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Alabama #1 in latest college football playoff poll

The College Football Playoff Committee has spoken, and apparently they liked what they saw in Bryant-Denny Stadium last Saturday afternoon. With this latest poll, now the only one that really matters, for the seventh year in a row, the Crimson Tide has now been ranked #1 at some point in the college football season. The […]

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Pearl’s Auburn gets killed by basketball power Colorado; Bama moves to 2-0

When you think college basketball, you think the Colorado Buffaloes. Last night, one of college basketball’s powerhouse programs taught Auburn and Bruce Pearl a thing or two, handing the Tigers a narrow 31-point defeat in Boulder. The loss was Auburn’s first in the Bruce Pearl era. Yep, Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina…Colorado. Pearl’s arrival in […]

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Tide poised for playoff run, topples #1 Mississippi State

The Alabama defense hassled and handled Heisman Trophy Candidate and Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott early and often as the Tide taught the Bulldogs to behave, once again. A trio of Tide defenders intercepted Prescott…Nick Perry, Landon Collins and Cyrus Jones…while Bama’s revolving front seven held the talented Bulldog QB in check most of the […]

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Auburn’s playoff hopes take a hit in blowout loss to Georgia

The University of Auburn lost in dramatic fashion to the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night in Athens, severely damaging the Tigers’ hopes of making the new college football playoff. Losing 34-7, the College Football Committee may have to take a hard look at the Tigers’ body of work this season, possibly excluding API from the […]

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Will latest accusation of point shaving finally do Jameis Winston in?

Jameis Winston has to be the dumbest human alive. There’s no doubt he loves the sound of his own voice, not to mention the sight of himself in the media. But the young man from Hueytown, Alabama simply cannot avoid the headlines. The latest allegation may be what finally does him in because it involves […]

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Rebel loss paves way for the Tide

Oxford, MS – The Ole Miss Black Bear Rebel Thingies choked on the cold November air in Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium Saturday night…an opponent falling victim to Auburn luck yet again. Ole Miss has enjoyed a storied season, but unfortunately, with a 2nd loss that most assuredly removes them from championship contention, that season won’t end in […]

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Alabama debuts at #6 in new playoff poll

Any questions regarding how the new playoff committee would address one conference’s dominance against the landscape of college football were answered Tuesday night as the committee placed three teams from the SEC in its initial four team playoff scenario. And not only from the SEC, but the SEC West. Of course, some of it may […]

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Want to beat Tennessee? It’s in the sack

When the Tennessee Volunteers try for the eighth year in a row to best Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide this Saturday night, a laundry list of challenges will meet the Vols at the entrance to Neyland Stadium. But you might start at quarterback. Or specifically, the orange and white paper mache wall around theirs. The […]

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Bama fans beware: Rick and Bubba revel in Alabama loss

If you want to listen to the Rick and Bubba Show, that is your perogative. But to do so as an Alabama fan or supporter, do so with the understanding that you are supporting a program that is as orange and blue as the Jordan-Hare student section, with the same approximate alchohol induced I.Q. The […]

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AL.com shows more incredible bias in tacky feature against Alabama fans

Need more proof that AL.com is an antagonistic news outlet against the University of Alabama and its fanbase? How about this: That’s right. For your viewing pleasure, AL.com wants to show you Alabama fans amid a disappointing loss. There are 93 pictures featured in the piece, showing photo after photo of Alabama fans at the […]

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Bama goes down in perfect storm to inspired Black Bear Rebel Thingy Team

When I’m wrong I’m the first to admit it. Ole Miss is for real. LSU isn’t. But the Black Bear Rebel Thingies from the University of Mississippi are certainly for real. The Alabama Crimson Tide suffered its first loss of the 2014 season to an inspired team on an historic day in Oxford. It was […]

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Bama faces biggest test of 2014 from state of Mississippi

That sound you hear isn’t thunder. It’s the distant rumbling of a battle that will soon take place in the near future. The 2014 Alabama Crimson Tide faces its biggest test soon, and this year that test isn’t LSU or Auburn. It’ll come from across state lines. When Mississippi State comes to Tuscaloosa November 15. […]

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Shocker: Auburn pursuing another player with a criminal past

Auburn University’s football program is at it again. The Tiggers are once again actively pursuing a criminal for their football team. READ AN UPDATE TO THIS STORY HERE. Thug U. may soon be the new home for Jonathan Taylor, the former Georgia defensive lineman kicked out of the Bulldog program after being arrested and charged […]

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Crimson Tide sends shockwaves through the SEC with big win …again

It’s become a common theme each year under Nick Saban. Bama is back..again…and anyone wanting to dethrone Dixie’s Football Pride best start hitting their knees. The football gods weren’t hearing it last Saturday. Prayers sent from places like Lee County, Knoxville and Baton Rouge fell on deaf ears. Partially because there is no such thing […]

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Was Courtney Upshaw’s sack on Big Ben illegal? You decide.

Last night the Ray Rice-less Baltimore Ravens defeated Ben Roethlisberger’s Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6. Bama’s C.J. Mosley had a great game, forcing and recovering a fumble while recording 4 solo tackles and five more assists. But talk among football fans today is the hit former Bama star Courtney Upshaw planted on Big Ben. Upshaw sacked Roethlisberger […]

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Despite media efforts, Bama’s QB “controversy” is anything but

The QB situation at Alabama; what does it mean at this point? (An analysis by The Conduit) First things first, Blake Sims is the starting quarterback at Alabama. You wouldn’t know it by looking at the media. Most outlets seem to think it’s a crisis of biblical proportions in Tuscaloosa, the most epic controversy of […]

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