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Alabama Football Spring Scrimmage 1: Bo Scarbrough stands out

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Alabama Football’s First Scrimmage of the Spring in the Books Bo Scarbrough rushes for 132 yards and three scores while Dalvin Tomlinson and Rashaan Evans lead defense with eight tackles TUSCALOOSA – The University of Alabama football team held its first scrimmage of the spring Saturday afternoon inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.   “This scrimmage was a lot…

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Nick Saban has interest in Alabama Football growing

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Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban coaches during Spring Practice 2016

Since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa to coach the Alabama football team two things have been going up–interest in the Alabama Crimson Tide and revenue from the Alabama football program. Licensed merchandise sales for the Alabama Crimson Tide has surged up 250% since 2005, and in the same period of time, another indicator of interest…

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The History of Alabama and the Houndstooth Hat

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Bear Bryant wearing houndsooth hat depicted on US Postage Stamp. This pattern became known as Alabama houndstooth as fans adopted the iconic pattern.

In this article on the history of the “Bear” Bryant Houndstooth Hat or as it has become known the Alabama Houndstooth Pattern, we answer many of the frequently asked questions including: Why the hat is important to fans, when it started to be associated with football, what is houndstooth, what the Alabama houndstooth pattern looks…

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Spring Practice 2016: Alabama in pads for first time

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For the first time since Alabama won the national championship, the Alabama Crimson Tide hit the field in pads. The third practice of Spring 2016 provided a chance for the Alabama coaching staff to see players in full gear. Here are some photographs from the session.

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Where to watch Alabama A-Day and every SEC Spring Game

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The SEC Network launches August 21, 2014 at 6 p.m. Central.

Alabama’s A-Day Spring Football Game is set for ESPN at 2 p.m. Central on April 16. Your TV listing for every SEC Spring Football Game including time, network and broadcast team Date Time (ET) Team (streaming link)/Commentators Network Fri, March 25 7 p.m. Vanderbilt Spring Game: Black & Gold Game Mike Morgan, Cole Cubelic &…

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Best Alabama Football Jerseys for Dogs

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Tips for buying the Best Alabama Football Jersey for Dogs

We dress up our pets for Halloween, so why not dress up your pet to show how loyal they are to the Alabama Crimson Tide? One of the best ways to do this is with an officially licensed Alabama Football Dog Jersey. As the market for dog-related sports apparel has grown, new options are available…

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Alabama Football Greatest Run: “Bear” Bryant or Nick Saban?

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The two greatest coaches in the history of Alabama football are Paul W.  “Bear” Bryant and Nick Saban. While Bryant has many more overall wins and bowl victories, Saban has a higher winning percentage and is arguably coaching in an era that is much more competitive. Let’s examine the coaches and their respective eras to…

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VIDEO: Alabama Football: Spring Practice Running Back Replacement

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Expectations are high in 2016 for the Crimson Tide, but there are areas of concern. Pete Fiutak breaks down how Nick Saban will decide which running back is the right choice to replace Derrick Henry. Check out the video below: To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage. Thanks for checking us out. Please take…

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Auburn RB’s “racist” tweet causes stir

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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?”

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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