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Texas A&M Stops Alabama, 3-0
Ala. - The Alabama soccer team allowed two first half goals en route to
a 3-0 loss to No. 27/24 Texas A&M on Friday night at the Alabama
No. 1 Alabama defeats Kentucky, 48-7
just trying to do things the Bama way and that’s what we’re trying to
get our guys to do. Play physical, play with effort and play with more
toughness. We need to improve and try to dominate the competition, I
think we did that tonight."
Alabama's Defense Turns Away Ole Miss in a 25-0 Win
Ala. - The Alabama defense turned away several Ole Miss scoring threats
while the Crimson Tide offense showed a resourceful side as Bama earned
a 25-0 victory over Ole Miss before a sellout crowd of 101,821 at
Bama Volleyball Defeats Alabama State 3-0
Ala. – The Alabama volleyball team extended its winning streak to 10
matches with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-13) win over the Alabama State
Hornets on Tuesday night from Foster Auditorium.
Alabama Defeats Colorado State, 31-6
Ala. - Top-ranked Alabama grinded out a methodical 31-6 victory over
Colorado State before a sellout crowd of 101,821 at Bryant-Denny
No. 1 Alabama 49, at No. 6 Texas A&M 42
STATION, Texas - This 49-42 win by the top-ranked Crimson Tide dropped
A&M’s all-time record at No. 1-ranked teams to 2-11.
Jones Leads Top-Ranked Tide Past Virginia Tech, 35-10
Ga. – Wide receiver and return man Christion Jones scored three
touchdowns and accounted for 256 all-purpose yards (100 via punt
returns, 109 via kickoff returns and 47 receiving) as the top-ranked
Crimson Tide opened its 2013 football season with a 35-10 victory over
Virginia Tech on Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 73,114 at the
Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Jones Named Capital One Academic All-American Of The Year
Md. – All-American offensive lineman Barrett Jones of the University of
Alabama has been named as the 2013 Capital One Division I Academic
All-America® of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information
Directors of America (CoSIDA).
15 Members of the Track and Field Team Earn All-American Honors
ORLEANS - A total of 15 members of the Alabama track and field team
earned outdoor All-American honors it was announced this week by the
U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
this many athletes earn All-American honors just goes to show the kind
of season we've had," second-year UA head coach Dan Waterssaid.
Baseball Season Comes to an End in With 9-8 Loss To Troy in NCAA Regional
Fla. - The 2013 Alabama baseball season came to an end on Sunday
afternoon with a heartbreaking 9-8 loss to the 26th-ranked and third
seeded Troy Trojans in an elimination game of the Tallahassee Regional
from Mike Martin Field. Despite outhitting Troy 15-8 on the day, the
Tide was unable to close out the game as the Trojans scored four runs
in the bottom of the ninth to walk off with the win.
White Team Defeats Crimson Team, 17-14, in Golden Flake A-Day Game
Ala. – Before a crowd of 78,315, the White team defeated the Crimson
team, 17-14, in the annual Alabama Football Golden Flake A-Day Spring
Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in perfect weather conditions Saturday
Alabama Completes Fourth Spring Practice
Ala. - The University of Alabama football team completed its fourth
workout of spring practice on Friday with a two-hour session in full
pads inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility.
Softball Stays Unbeaten with 6-1 Win over Winthrop
Ala. - The top-ranked Alabama softball team claimed its 12th straight
tournament title when it won the Easton Bama Bash Presented Drash on
Sunday at Rhoads Stadium. The Crimson Tide downed the Winthrop Eagles,
6-1, to finish 5-0 at the tournament and improve to 16-0 on the season.
Alabama Defeats Notre Dame, 42-14 to Win National Championship
GARDENS, Fla. - The Alabama Crimson Tide football team established its
dominance early on the way to a dominant performance as the Tide earned
the programs 15th national championship in football with a 42-14
victory over Notre Dame in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship
Alabama Falls at Home to Mercer, 66-59
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama men's basketball team fell to the Mercer Bears, 66-59, in Saturday's game at Coleman Coliseum
Alabama 32-28 Over Georgia In SEC Championship
ATLANTA, Ga. - Two of college football's most storied programs put on a
classic battle in the Georgia Dome in a rollicking showcase of national
importance that pushed both teams to their limits, but second-ranked
Alabama had just enough to outlast third-ranked Georgia, beating the
Bulldogs, 32-28, to win the 2012 Southeastern Conference Championship.
Defeats Auburn 49-0 and Clinches SEC West Title
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Second-ranked Alabama scored touchdowns on its
first seven offensive possessions to quickly put away struggling
arch-rival Auburn, 49-0, in the latest renewal of the Iron Bowl before
a capacity crowd of 101,821 on a crisp, sunny Saturday afternoon at
A&M Upsets Alabama, 29-24
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel passed for
253 yards and accounted for 345 yards of total offense to lead the
15th-ranked Aggies to a 29-24 upset of top-ranked Alabama on Saturday
afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Escape Tiger's Grasp
BATON ROUGE, La. - Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon took a swing pass
from quarterback AJ McCarron and raced 28 yards for a touchdown with 51
seconds left in the game to cap a frantic 72-yard drive in five plays
to give top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide to a stunning 21-17 victory
over 5th-ranked LSU on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.
1 Alabama runs over Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. - A pair of Alabama running backs exceeded 100 rushing
yards and the Crimson Tide defense contained an explosive Missouri
offense as Alabama defeated the Missouri Tigers, 42-10.
shuts out Hilltoppers 35-0
By Rob Ketcham The Cullman Times
TUSCALOOSA — Teams that can’t hang on to the ball aren’t generally
going to win too many games.
Western Kentucky learned that the hard way Saturday in Tuscaloosa,
fumbling away the ball three times in the first half and throwing one
interception in the second to hand Alabama an easy 35-0 shutout.
2 Alabama defeats No. 8 Michigan 41-14 in Cowboys Classic
An explosive Alabama offense that showed balance between the rushing
and passing games, along with a tough defense that also showed an
opportunistic side, decided the outcome early as the Crimson Tide raced
to a 31-0 lead in the second quarter on the way to a decisive 41-14
victory over 8th-ranked Michigan Saturday night in the Cowboys Classic
at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Alabama Rallies to Take First Softball Title
CITY - The Alabama softball team claimed its first national
championship in program history as it downed Oklahoma, 5-4, Wednesday
night at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
Advances to NCAA Track & Field Championships
Fla. – University of Alabama senior Tyler Campbell cleared 7-2.25 in
the men’s high jump to qualify for the NCAA Championships on the final
day of the NCAA East Region Preliminary Round. With his effort, he
became the fifth Crimson Tide competitor to qualify for the
championships in Des Moines, Iowa, June 6-9.
Softball Claims Third Straight SEC Championship
Ala. – The Alabama softball team clinched its third consecutive
Southeastern Conference regular season title and fourth overall,
defeating the Florida Gators, 5-3, in front of 3,659 fans at Rhoads
3 Softball Claims Series with 5-1 Win
retakes sole possession of SEC lead
Ark. - The third ranked Alabama softball team closed out the series
with a 5-1 victory over Arkansas, Sunday afternoon at Bogle Park. With
the win, the Crimson Tide improves to 45-5 on the season and 21-4 in
Southeastern Conference play.
Wins Gymnastics National Championship
Ga. The Alabama gymnastics team won its second NCAA Championship in a
row and sixth overall Saturday night in a meet that came down to the
final competitor for both the Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators.
1 Softball Splits with No. 11 Tennessee
Ala. – The top-ranked Alabama softball team won in dramatic fashion in
the first game and dropped its first contest of the season in the
nightcap. The Tide won an 11-inning, 3-2, thriller and then fell, 5-2,
to move to 26-1 overall and 7-1 in Southeastern Conference play.
1 Alabama Softball Outlasts Ole Miss, 10-7
Ala. – In a high scoring affair the top-ranked Alabama softball team
downed Ole Miss, 10-7, Saturday night in front of a national television
audience at Rhoads Stadium. With the win the Crimson Tide stay perfect
with a 24-0 overall record and a 5-0 Southeastern Conference
Gymnastics Defeats Arkansas, 197.650-196.125
Ala. – The No. 6 Alabama gymnastics team (8-0 overall, 5-0
beat No. 5 Arkansas 197.650-196.125 in front of a sold-out crowd of
15,075 during the Crimson Tide’s eighth annual Power of Pink
2 Alabama Wins Slugfest Against No. 20 Georgia Tech, 12-9
Ala. – The Alabama softball team slugged its way to a 12-9 victory over
No. 20 ranked Georgia Tech to open the SEC/ACC/Big XII Challenge,
Friday night at Jane B. Moore Field. After the win the Crimson Tide
move to 5-0 on the young season.
upsets No. 7 Kentucky 77-75
Ala. (AP) -- Jasmine Robinson scored 17 points and Alabama held off a
big rally for a 77-75 victory over No. 7 Kentucky on Thursday night,
the Crimson Tide's first win against a ranked team in more than nine
BASKETBALL GAME 17 at MISSISSIPPI STATE
• Alabama takes to the road for the second time in SEC play on Saturday
when it travels to nearby Mississippi State.
• The Crimson Tide heads to Starkville with a 2-0 SEC record and a 13-3
overall mark after handling LSU, 69-53, on Wednesday.
Tide Wins 14th National Championship
Shelley sets BCS National Championship and bowl record with five field
staunch defensive effort, combined with a record-setting night from
kicker Jeremy Shelley, propelled the University of Alabama football
team to its 14th national championship with a 21-0 victory over LSU.
Take Part in Project AngelTree Event
student-athletes donated money, shopped for and wrapped up Christmas
gifts for more than 50 local children
Ala. - Alabama gymnasts along with other University of Alabama
student-athletes welcomed local children to Coleman Coliseum Tuesday
evening for the Athletics Department and the Student-Athlete Advisory
Committee annual Project AngelTree event.
Beats Auburn, 42-14
Ala. - The No. 2 ranked Alabama football team beat No. 24 Auburn,
42-14, in Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday, going to 11-1 on the season and
7-1 in Southeastern Conference play while the Tigers fell to 7-5, 4-4
in the SEC.
Football vs. LSU ‐ Postgame Quotes
“I actually think that was a heck of a football game. I’m really proud
of the way our players competed in
the game. I thought we played hard and physical and we played with a
lot of toughness. It was a very
physical game on both sides. We had a lot of opportunities that we
didn’t take advantage of."
loss to fourth-seeded Florida
Head Coach Todd Bramble
“It was a good game. Florida is a great team and I’m just proud of how
our team battled tonight. It was a
very even first half and I think they took the game over a little bit
in the second half, but once they got the
goal, I was proud of how we fought back.
Defeats Tennessee 37-6
Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban
"Well I'm obviously very pleased and happy with the results and the way
we responded in the second half. It was a little lackluster in the
first half, which is a little bit concerning, but there was a concern
going into the game, and something we tried to fight all week in terms
of guys being focused on what's happening right now, and not being
concerned about the future, and challenging themselves to play and
having the proper respect for the team that we were playing.
Coach Nick Saban and select players - Tennessee week
“There’s nothing really new about the last game other than the fact
that I think the real key in the game was the way we won on the line of
scrimmage, on both sides of the ball. We were able to control the line
of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and that was probably the
difference in the game.
Coach Nick Saban - Mississippi week
“The Vanderbilt game was a tale of two teams. We didn’t play very well
in the first half. I think this is probably a pretty good example of
how average you can be when you don’t do things the way you need to do
them—finish plays, finish blocks, make mental errors, don’t tackle
well. Most of that stuff comes from the mental intensity that you have
going into the game, but I was really pleased with the way the team
responded at halftime.
- Vanderbilt, 34-0
Head Coach Nick Saban
“It’s always good to win in the league. We obviously didn’t play our
best football game, especially in the first half. We didn’t have the
mental energy and intensity that we like to have, to play with the kind
of consistency that we need to in order to improve as a team.
Football Shuts Out Vanderbilt, 34-0
Tide earns 77th Homecoming victory
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Sophomore quarterback AJ McCarron passed for 237
yards and four touchdowns while junior running back Trent Richardson
ran for 107 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown as the No. 2 Alabama
football team defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 34-0 on Saturday at
Rolls Over Florida, 38-10
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Junior running back Trent Richardson rushed for 181
yards on 29 carries, both of which were career highs, as the No. 3/2
Alabama football team took down No. 12/12 Florida 38-10 Saturday at Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium. With the win, the Crimson Tide remains undefeated
on the season at 5-0 overall and 2-0 against Southeastern Conference
opponents, while the Gators fall to 4-1 overall and 2-1 versus league
2 Alabama Football Defeats No. 12 Arkansas, 38-14
Tide wins 20th straight Southeastern Conference opener
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The No. 2 ranked Alabama football team defeated No.
12 Arkansas 38-14 before a sold-out crowd of 101,821 Saturday at
Bryant-Denny Stadium. With the win the Crimson Tide improves
to 4-0 (1-0 SEC) on the season while the Razorbacks fall to 3-1 (0-1
3 Alabama Downs No. 23 Penn State, 27-11
Richardson rushes for 111 yards in the victory
COLLEGE, Pa. - The No. 3 football team (2-0) came away with a 27-11
victory over the 23rd-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (1-1) on Saturday
at Beaver Stadium before a crowd of 107,846. The Crimson Tide had 359
yards of total offense, 194 rushing and 165 receiving, while the
defense forced a pair of fumbles and collected one interception in the
Tide Opens Season with with 48-7 Win Over Golden Flashes
Crimson Tide piled up 482 yards of total offense while the defense
limited Kent State to just 90 total yards, including minus nine yards
rushing. UA sophomore quarterback AJ McCarron finished the day 14-of-23
for 226 yards and two touchdown passes while senior Marquis Maze led
all receivers with 118 yards on eight receptions and a touchdown.
Alabama soccer team is in the midst of one of its toughest stretches on
its schedule. The Crimson Tide just faced two teams last weekend that
made the NCAA tournament in 2010 in Memphis and New Mexico and now will
head to California to face the University of San Diego and San Diego
State. UA fell to No. 25 Memphis, 1-0, on Friday and then earned a key
point with a scoreless draw against New Mexico on Sunday.
Kicks off Fall Camp with Split Practice
"We are certainly excited about getting started and having our team
back here," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "The outcome of this
season is going to be created by what our players do. What we do, not
what we can do, is what it is all going to come down to. Everyone will
benefit from the team's success, but every individual will be
responsible for what they are supposed to do. That will help develop
the team chemistry, the team attitude and the team success."
Tide athletes impacted by storm
Time stopped at Rhoads Softball Stadium on Wednesday at 5:49 p.m.
he clock atop the scoreboard at the University of Alabama's softball
facility froze at that moment, less than an hour after a tornado tore a
devastating path through the heart of Tuscaloosa, passing perhaps a
Tide's Richardson takes
“I think last year we didn’t quite form an identity at all or the way
we wanted to form it as a power-running team,” Vlachos said. “That’s
what we are and what we will be. It’s on our shoulders in the offensive
line to take the reins and establish that identity.”
spring football news and notes
TUSCALOOSA -- DeQuan Menzie appears to have overcome any lingering
health concerns, so much so that Alabama coach Nick Saban offered high
praise for the senior defensive back.
After tackling and toughness problems dogged the defense in a recent
spring practice, Saban pointed toward Menzie as one of the few bright
preparation open dates halved
The Southeastern Conference has released its composite 2011 football
schedule, and this time with no backlash.
“I haven’t heard any negativity,” SEC associate commissioner Charles
Bloom said Thursday.
Alabama quickly balked when last year’s schedule was released, because
the Crimson Tide were forced to play their final six league games
against teams that had open dates the week before. The Tide wound up
3-3 in those games, the lone blemishes of a 10-3 season that culminated
with a 49-7 thrashing of Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl.
giant-killer Nathan Kilcrease gets another big assignment against No. 1
TUSCALOOSA - Already this season, Alabama's David has toppled one
Goliath. Tonight, little Nathan Kilcrease faces another big challenge.
The 5-foot-5 senior right-hander outpitched Alex Meyer, Kentucky's
6-foot-9 ace, on March 25, throwing a complete-game shutout.
easing off the pedal for Alabama in 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It’s probably not a huge revelation that the Auburn
loss last season gnawed unmercifully at Nick Saban.
Any loss in the Iron Bowl tends to have that effect, and when it’s at
home against the No. 1-ranked team in the country, seeing it slip away
is all the more nauseating.
But what ate and still eats at Saban is the way his Alabama team lost
In many ways, it was a microcosm of the Crimson Tide’s entire season.
softball ranked No. 1 in both major polls; splits midweek doubleheader
TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama earned the nation's No. 1 ranking in both
softball polls Tuesday prior to its doubleheader at No. 11 Tennessee.
The Crimson Tide split the series winning its 30th game of the season,
then dropping just its second.
Tennis Edges Texas Tech, 4-3
NEW ORLEANS - The 46th-ranked women's tennis team handed Texas Tech its
first loss of the season with a 4-3 victory on Saturday at the Goldring
Tennis Center on the campus of Tulane University. The win moved the
Crimson Tide to 2-1 on the season, while the loss dropped the Red
Raiders to 4-1.
Fan Day Big Success
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama baseball team held the
28th Annual Fan Day on Saturday and welcomed more than 600 fans to The
Zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The day concluded with the annual Fan Day
Scrimmage, where the Grey squad posted a 7-3 win over the Crimson team.