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Alabama football players honored

Alabama football players Rolando McClain, Josh Chapman, Nick Fanuzzi, Jennings Hester and Alfred McCullough were selected to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll. A total of 56 UA students made the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll, which ranked third in the conference. Here’s the list of student’s who earned a 3.0 GPA or better, and […]

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APR penalties could be linked to coaches

The NCAA’s Commmittee on Academic Performance meets July 9-10 in San Diego. On its agenda are reforms to the Academic Progress Rate (APR) system. The committee is working to develop a new transfer criteria for student-athletes, and a possible “bonus” for student-athletes who continue their education after graduating. And perhaps most importantly, tying APR penalties […]

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Cornelius Bennett, Derrick Thomas honored

Cornelius Bennett and Derrick Thomas Named to 75th Anniversary All-Sun Bowl Team (UA) TUSCALOOSA—Former Alabama football greats Cornelius Bennett and Derrick Thomas were among 75 players named to the Sun Bowl Association’s 75th Anniversary All-Sun Bowl Team Association President Joe E. Valenzuela announced on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide has appeared in three Sun Bowl games […]

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Tide Monday links

The long holiday is over. And here are a few Alabama football links to enjoy. Josh Moon takes some time off from bashing Nick Saban, and provides a list of top sports movies. The Tuscaloosa News examines the preseason magazines. Advertisement: Story continues below Pendry and Alabama’s O-Line should have success in 2008. BamaOnline talks […]

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Moore should pass baton to Hallman

By Shane from Centerpoint There will come a time in the not to distant future when the University of Alabama athletic program is going to need a new leader to take the Athletic Department to a higher level so the Crimson Tide can count themselves among the nation’s elite once again. I believe Gene Hallman […]

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Capital City Classic to feature Tide vs. Tigers

Sounds like a good idea to promote baseball and Montgomery. Two things of equal suckitude (is that a word? I haven’t had my coffee this morning) over the last few years. Both things could use the help. Here are the details from UA. Alabama-Auburn to Meet in Capital City Classic (UA) MONTGOMERY — The Alabama […]

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J.P. Wilson on Maxwell Watch List

For all the J.P. Wilson haters, Wilson is getting more preseason attention. I’m curious why all the experts are putting Wilson as one of the better quarterbacks in the nation, but fans (UA and AU fans) are the most vocal critics of the senior. More information on the award and watch list is contained below. […]

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Where’s the brick?

Auburn fans are upset because Alabama fans aren’t upset Six in a row. Fear the thumb. Fear the index. Fear the middle finger. Yadda. Yadda. Yadda. If you listen to talk radio, or read the Internet (especially the Auburn visitors to this site), all you find are outraged Auburn fans trash talking Alabama fans about […]

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The Numbers Game

Rivals.com examines Ivan Matchett’s qualification for enrollment, and how it impacts the scholarship numbers for UA. Matchett brings the total Alabama players signed in the last class and enrolled in summer programs to 25. As you probably know that is the limit for new scholarship players. However, as we’ve warned for months, we expect one […]

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More on athletic dorms

The Birmingham News provided a look at the debate over athletic dorms for student-athletes. Who were the biggest proponents? Football coaches. Coaches like Pat Dye. Here’s what the Auburn legend had to say: “I don’t think you have to go any further than just look at the service academies,” he said. “I would say you […]

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Alabama baseball update

David Robertson Makes Major League Debut with Yankees (UA) NEW YORK – Former Alabama All-American David Robertson made his Major League debut Sunday afternoon at Shea Stadium as the New York Yankees played the final game of the 2008 Subway Series against the cross-town rival Mets. “David Robertson was a special pitcher with good makeup,” […]

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Source: NCAA at fault for discipline problems

Teams plagued by academic progress requirements, lack of athletic dorms One person familiar with SEC coaching told the Capstone Report that Nick Saban has been frustrated in his efforts to clean the Alabama program due to NCAA restrictions. “APR/graduation success rate rules would take scholarships away if Coach (Saban) kicked too many players (off the […]

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Johns violated NCAA rules

The Jimmy Johns saga continues to be laughable and sad. The guy allegedly sold cocaine in the parking lot of the athletic department. And he broke NCAA eligibility rules with his dog breeding website. The website, jimmyjohnspitbulls.com, contained images of Johns in his Alabama uniform. Under NCAA rules, student-athletes are allowed to establish a business […]

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A letter to Nick about discipline problems

Dear Nick, I know you don’t have time for this shit, but I wanted to give you some helpful advice on how to run your football program. I have years of experience giving helpful advice on the Internet (just ask Mike Shula about all the helpful advice I gave him!), so I’m sure you’ll understand […]

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Johns case highlights discipline & punishment

Nick Saban has a sophisticated view of discipline; he believes discipline is a restorative process where a player who has done wrong is gradually returned to fellowship with the team. In this view, punishment is a tool, not an end. But sometimes players just cross the line. You can’t throw them a lifejacket. They are […]

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Prince Hall working to return

Prince Hall has returned to school for summer term, and continues to work hard to regain his spot on the Alabama team. According to the Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise, Hall hasn’t been promised anything, but if Nick Saban left the door open for a return then Hall has a good chance. Provided he meets Saban’s requirements. […]

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More $ for Moore

Mobile Press-Register: “It is my goal over the next two years, if possible, to move him (Mal Moore) either to No. 1 in the SEC or very close to it,” said UA president Robert Witt, who added, “His performance over the last six years has been exceptional.” Moore already earns $425,000 per year, or third […]

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Millionaires Club

Every coach in SEC (except Vanderbilt) makes more than $1.5 million this season. The Shreveport Times has provided this helpful list of who is making what in the SEC. Les Miles, LSU: $3.75M
Nick Saban, Alabama: $3.75M
Urban Meyer, Florida: $3.25M
Bobby Petrino, Arkansas: $2.85M
Mark Richt, Georgia: $2.8M
Tommy Tuberville, Auburn: $2.8M
Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee: $2.05M
Steve Spurrier, South Carolina: $1.75M
Sylvester […]

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PREVIEW: Alabama-Clemson 2008

Editor’s note: We are planning previews/scouting reports/analysis on all of Alabama’s 2008 games if there is an interest. We are also offering the preview as a PDF download if you would prefer reading it in a more attractive format online or to print it out for offline reading. You can get the three page downloadable […]

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Scholarship numbers still changing

As Nick Saban has said, and we’ve repeated, scholarship numbers work themselves out. Here’s the latest. Cornerback Lionel Mitchell was placed on medical scholarship due to a back injury, according to media reports. Ian Rapoport helpfully updates the on scholarship count—it is now 64. Advertisement: Story continues below Saban’s meeting with the local press today […]

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What they are saying about the Capstone Report

What they are saying about the Capstone Report: ”[T]he most mouth-breathing Alabama blog on the planet…—Brian Cook of AOL Fanhouse and MGOBlog. “Anybody can build a website, but it does not make the creator a crediable (sic) journalist. Hell you have Shane! You’re a lowlife and so is that P*ssy Fart Paul Finebaum.”—Sixdownnow7 “I don’t […]

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Talking Bama basketball

Guest Column by Ray of finebammer.blogspot.com “gone like a freight train, gone like yesterday, gone like a soldier in the Civil War – bang, bang, gone like a fifty-nine Cadillac, like all the good things that ain’t never comin’ back, she’s gone.” The difference is Richard knows EXACTLY where he stands. (are we clear? Yes, […]

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UA faces tuition increase

REPORT: UA SYSTEM CONSIDERS DOUBLE DIGIT TUITION HIKE The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees will consider a tuition hike at its meeting later this week. According to the agenda, all three UA system schools seek a major revenue adjustment. Advertisement: Story continues below According to the report, UA seeks a 12.3 percent tuition […]

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Gottfried lands recruit; sobering b’ball thoughts

Worried about point guards? Mark Gottfried has been hard at work filling that key position. Cully Payne of Schaumburg, Illinois committed to Alabama Tuesday. According to the Chicago Sun-Times website, Payne visited Tuscaloosa and liked the campus. “After a visit this past weekend, he fell in love with the school, its great campus life and […]

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More Marshall recruiting wisdom

From the desk of spinmeister Phillip Marshall: It should be obvious to anyone that players who receive firm offers in June, almost eight months before signing day, would have a lot of stars beside their names if the coaches who made the offers were doing those rankings. No shit Sherlock. I’m sure Windows rates Vista […]

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Best in the West: John Parker Wilson

Rivals’ Bamaonline.com ranks J.P. Wilson as the best quarterback in the SEC West. It isn’t surprising—Wilson is the only choice as the season begins. He is a multi-year starter, and a senior. All positives for him and the Tide. The other SEC West quarterbacks as ranked by Bamaonline below along with some helpful comments from […]

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MADE FOR TV: Logan Young

A new Discovery Channel series is expected to air a show examining the death of Logan Young. The series is unnamed, according to the Commercial Appeal, but examines cases with mysterious circumstances or unanswered questions. Production crews have talked with persons interested in the case, including attorney Philip Shanks. “Police have evidence that I wasn’t […]

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Barker weds

Jay Barker married country singer Sara Evans over the weekend in an informally, formal ceremony. According to People: Evans, 37, wore an ivory silk taffeta Vera Wang gown with a halter neck and Barker, 35, wore a Dolce and Gabbana suit. The black-and-white affair (guests were requested to wear black) was accented with hints of […]

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Gottfried’s good news

Monday brought good news for Mark Gottfried—basketball’s best chance for success announced he would stay in school. Ronald Steele was Mark Gottfried’s only (realistic) chance to retain his job. Without Steele, Alabama would suck in the 2008-2009 season. Now, Alabama has a chance to be above average with the talented guard back on the court. […]

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Tide’s Thompson low amateur at US Open

Michael Thompson Shot 1-over, 72, in Sunday’s Final Round (UA) Michael Thompson, a senior on the University of Alabama golf team this past season, shot 1-over par, 72, in the final round of the 2008 U.S. Open in San Diego, Calif., on Sunday to medal as the tournament’s low amateur. The Tucson, Arizona native who […]

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