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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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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 Basketball lands sharp-shooting transfer

ESPN is reporting that shooting guard Christophe Varidel is transferring to the University of Alabama for his senior season. The 6-3, 175-pound Varidel played his first three seasons at Florida Gulf Coast. Last season he played at Chaminade, where he was sidelined by an injury for most of the season. Playing in only five games, […]

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What “Is” Bill Battle’s “Plan”?

Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle has a plan. I get an email from him every week telling me so. It reads more like a report than a plan, and from the looks of things, all seems to be going pretty well in Tuscaloosa. For instance, his last email told me: Men’s Golf is currently ranked […]

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When it comes to basketball, Auburn gets it

War Eagle. There, I said it. What I’ve seen from Lee County in relation to the Tiger basketball program is enough to make even someone like myself say those blasphemous words, as Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs is leading the charge to bring the Auburn basketball program back to relevancy. Last week, minutes after getting […]

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Alabama basketball play-by-play announcer deserves his freedom

If you love something, it is said you should set it free. If it returns to you, it’s yours. If it doesn’t, it never was. Such should be the case with Alabama basketball play-by-play announcer Chris Stewart. As the University subjects him to cruel and unusual punishment, you have to wonder when public outcry will […]

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Alabama wins a basketball game, defeats Ole Miss 67-64

Last night the Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team took to the court for a 40-minute matchup with the University of Mississippi. After the contest, Alabama had more points, and thus was declared the winner! Trevor Releford led all scorers with 26 points, 21 coming in the second half, including the 3-point game winner at […]

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Bama plays, Bama loses, and Anthony Grant cashes in

Today, Anthony Grant will earn $5,013.69. That’s just today. For the week, $35,192.30. In these tough financial times, Bama’s 5th year basketball coach will earn $152,500 by the end of January. These are the sort of things a $1.83 Million annual contract will get you. What it won’t get you is results. 18 games into […]

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Basketball is flat in the state of Alabama

Alabama Crimson Tide not alone in basketball mediocrity in this state By Hunter Ford I watched Alabama play Georgia in basketball last Saturday. The late great writer from Atlanta, Lewis Grizzard, once described watching a football game between two mediocre teams as “like watching two mules fight over a turnip.” The Tide and Dawgs looked […]

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Hope For Bama Basketball? Tide could go 2-0 in SEC play

By Hunter Ford The Crimson Tide basketball team evened its record at 7-7 with a win over Vanderbilt, 68-63, at Coleman Coliseum Tuesday. More importantly, Alabama starts 1-0 in SEC play with a chance to go 2-0 when it plays Georgia, Saturday afternoon in Athens. Trevor Releford led the Tide with 16 points against the […]

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How could Barrett Jones be picked so low in this year’s draft? The answer is in your Sunday Cup Of Coffee

With the 2013 NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, Bama managed to have nine players drafted, a modern day Alabama record. Of course you know about Dee Milliner, Chance Warmack and DJ Fluker going in order in the 1st round, 9th, 10th and 11th, and Eddie Lacy going in the 2nd round to Green […]

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Trevor Lacey granted release from UA

According to UA Media Relations, Alabama sophomore guard Trevor Lacey has decided to transfer from the men’s basketball program and has been granted his release. The announcement from Crimson Tide head coach Anthony Grant came today. “I enjoyed having the opportunity to coach Trevor for the two years he was here,” Grant said. “We certainly […]

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Gone Gueye: Bama’s big center to transfer

Bama’s 7-foot center Moussa Gueye will not return for his senior season at Alabama, citing style of play as the reason for his decision to transfer. A native of Dakar, Senegal, Gueye came to Alabama two years ago from Lake Land College in Matoon, Illinois. A knee injury before the 2011-12 season sidelined him for […]

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What’s next for Bama hoops?

Last night’s 58-57 loss in the NIT closed another painful chapter in Alabama basketball history. Ironically, it’d be the second year in a row that the Tide’s season was ended in the post-season by that score. (Creighton last year in the NCAA’s, Maryland this year in the NIT). The mood among the Alabama fanbase in […]

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What’s next for Bama Basketball? Here’s a hint…

Tonight at 9:00pm on ESPNU, be sure to tune in to see who the Alabama Crimson Tide will be playing in the first round of the NIT, and if Andrew Steele will have the opportunity for another home game if the Tide plays host. Don’t bother tuning in to that boring show tomorrow night, where […]

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Alabama Basketball: 2013 SEC Awards & All-SEC Team

Alabama Guard Trevor Releford named to first-team All-SEC and All-SEC Defensive Team

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Your Sunday cup of coffee: 3/10/13

As we wake up this Sunday morning, much is brewing, but none funnier than Auburn athletics. With yesterday’s loss at Mississippi State, Auburn has successfully finished dead last in the SEC in football and basketball in the same year. Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs must be proud. Kevin Scarbinsky writes that the top man in […]

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