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Auburn RB’s “racist” tweet causes stir

Social media is a wonderful thing, or, it can be anyway. Then there is this: The Patriots make a living off taking your average white guy and making him a pro bowl receiver — Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) September 11, 2015 Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson sent this tweet Thursday evening while watching the Patriots – […]

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More Awards: Maxwell names Derrick Henry Player of the Week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama football’s Derrick Henry collected his third weekly honor after being named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his performance against Wisconsin, the organization announced on Thursday morning. The junior running back was also named SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday and the National Offensive Player of the […]

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Jeremy Johnson: Louisville’s defense full of “first rounders”

A funny thing happened in the Georgia Dome Saturday night. In the building that will come down in the near future, giving way to a new, better facility for such games, the walls of Cam Newton 2.0 came down with the thud of a thousand poorly thrown footballs. In short, “Pick Johnson” showed up, and […]

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“Fat Hitler” wants you to fear Mississippi State

There are a few gifts that just drop down to us from the sky. Blessings from above that we don’t have to work for, they just appear, as if to say, here…enjoy life. This happened again for us today, as one quickly becoming known as “fat Hitler” around the interwebs decided to go on a […]

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Bama climbs to #2 in AP, Coaches Poll, garners 1st-place vote

It only took a week, but Bama finds itself one step away from a familiar spot. In both polls released today, the Crimson Tide jumped TCU to take the second spot in the Coaches and AP Top 25 polls. Bama did gain one first place vote in the Coaches poll. Under Nick Saban, Alabama has […]

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Derrick Henry named FWAA National Offensive Player of the Week

Courtesy UA Media Relations September 8, 2015 FWAA release DALLAS – Alabama junior running back Derrick Henry earned his second award of the week, this time being honored as the Football Writers Association of America National Offensive Player of the Week. Henry was also named SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday morning from […]

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Saban on Kenyan Drake: “Do you believe me now?”

With its 35-17 whipping of Wisconsin, the Alabama Crimson Tide answered several questions that had been posed going into the season. The most obvious had been the quarterback position. A second would be how the Tide would replace 90% of its offensive production from the year before with the departures of Blake Sims, Amari Cooper, […]

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Bama in the NFL: 40 players find themselves on active rosters

Heading into the 2015 NFL season, which starts this Thursday night, 25 of the League’s 32 teams have active players from the University of Alabama who’ve earned spots on active rosters. With 40 players, the Tide is second only to Florida State and LSU (each with 41) for the most in the NFL. Counting former […]

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Big Ten bludgeoned in opening weekend; Ohio State faces first of eleven unranked opponents

Football season is upon us, and tonight Ohio State begins its quest for another national championship with a task they’ll take on several times this year: Playing an unranked team. As SEC envy has reached an all-time high, with coaches, mediots and fans from other conferences making outlandish, often unfounded boasts about the validity of […]

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Practice Update: Cam Robinson’s “broken foot” has gotten better

Welcome to fall practice, and welcome to the mob mentality that follows! As the Tide took to the practice field Saturday, news quickly began to spread around the internet that prized left tackle Cam Robinson had been carted of the field, a “broken foot” being the reason. Some message boards even declared he was out […]

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Keeping an eye on Auburn: Where’s Duke Williams?

Auburn’s Duke Williams missed Friday’s practice for “personal reasons,” according to Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Rumors hit the internet earlier in the week about a possible altercation involving Williams and members of the Auburn basketball team––one name you’d know very well. Although this rumor hasn’t been confirmed (g), Duke’s history with off-the-field issues plus […]

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Five Questions Heading Into Fall Camp

Another football season is just around the bend, and like any, several questions beg an answer heading in the the 2015 campaign in Tuscaloosa. 1. Coker, Cornwell, or QB #3? The most obvious question on the board, the game’s most important position needs a leader by the time the Tide takes the field in Dallas […]

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Steve Spurrier loses his mind

Wednesday afternoon, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier called a press conference to get a few things straight. Critics have cited his age and pile of losses as reasons the ole ball coach might hang up his visor and take to the links for good sooner than later, and Spurrier wasn’t having any of it. […]

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

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 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, 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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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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