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Oklahoma and Texas To Become Members of the SEC in 2025

The University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas will become the newest members of the Southeastern Conference in 2025. The SEC announced Friday morning that both universities' Boards of Regents officially accepted the invitations during their respective meetings. On…

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join league -- in 2025

Southeastern Conference university presidents voted to invite Texas and Oklahoma to join the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank. The latest step in a move that has potential to help reshape college sports…

NCAA clears way for athlete compensation

DALLAS (AP) — The NCAA Board of Directors approved one of the biggest changes in the history of college athletics Wednesday, clearing the way for nearly a half-million athletes to start earning money based on their fame and celebrity without…

Alabama's Thomas named first Crimson Tide Olympian Golfer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Former Alabama men’s golfer Justin Thomas has been named one of 60 golfers who will compete for a Gold Medal at the 2021 Olympic Games held in Tokyo, the International Golf Federation announced Tuesday. This year, the…

Alabama Extends Nick Saban's Contract Through 2028 Season

University of Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced Monday that head football coach Nick Saban and the University have agreed to a contract extension. The new agreement will extend his current contract by three seasons to eight years and keep him in charge of the Crimson Tide football program through at least February 28, 2029.

Alabama falls to NC State in Regional Opener

RUSTON, La. – Alabama suffered an 8-1 loss to No. 16 NC State in the opening round of the NCAA Ruston Regional on Friday afternoon at J.C. Love Field. The loss moves UA to the elimination game on Saturday and…

Alabama tops Arizona behind 16 Fouts strikeouts

OKLAHOMA CITY – Alabama softball earned a convincing 5-1 win Thursday night over Arizona to stay in the winner’s bracket at the Women’s College World Series. Alabama (51-7) took an early two-run lead over Arizona (39-14) with runs in the…

Alabama baseball earns NCAA Tournament bid

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama baseball earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014 as the Crimson Tide was selected as one of four teams that make up the Ruston Regional hosted by Louisiana Tech University. The…

Alabama faces elimination after loss to Florida

HOOVER, Ala. – Alabama mounted a late comeback effort, but it was not enough as the Crimson Tide fell, 7-2, against 13th-ranked Florida on Thursday afternoon in the 2021 SEC Tournament at the Hoover Met. The loss moved UA to 31-23…

Alabama tops Tennessee after 9th-inning drama

HOOVER, Ala. – Alabama took down the higher-seeded team for a second straight day, this time claiming a 3-2 win over the No. 2 seed and fourth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers at the Hoover Met. The Crimson Tide came away with a 3-2…

Alabama's Hemphill hits 60th home run, ties program record

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama softball re-wrote the record book in a 5-1 win over Kentucky to advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals. Bailey Hemphill hit two home runs in the win, moving into a first-place tie with Kelly Kretschman (1998-2001)…

Auburn evens series with Alabama in Game Two Win

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Auburn jumped out to a one-run lead on a solo home run from Tyler Miller in the first and never relinquished its advantage, ultimately defeating Alabama 5-4 Friday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Jack Owen (1-2, 7.36) earned…

Alabama tops Auburn baseball in 10 innings

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Auburn came back from an early three-run deficit to take a lead on two occasions but ultimately dropped an 8-7 game in 10 innings at Alabama Thursday night. Auburn (13-17, 1-12 SEC) scored in five innings Thursday…

Jeff Davis' Walker, Auburn's Thompson picked in WNBA Draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Jasmine Walker was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks with the seventh overall pick in the 2021 Women’s National Basketball Association Draft on Thursday night. Walker is the seventh Crimson Tide player to be drafted in the…

Saban adds Svodoba to Coaching Staff

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama head football coach Nick Saban announced the addition of Drew Svoboda to the Crimson Tide staff on Monday as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to add…

Alabama men cruise past Maryland into Sweet 16

INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 2 seed Alabama men’s basketball team found its shooting touch by knocking down 16-of-33 three-pointers on its way to a dominating 96-77 victory Monday night over No. 10 seed Maryland to reach the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.…

Alabama women advance with win against North Carolina

SAN ANTONIO – Jordan Lewis had a career day to lead seventh-seeded Alabama to an 80-71 victory over 10th-seeded North Carolina in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on Monday in the Alamodome. Lewis logged a…

Alabama tops Auburn behind Shackelford's 25 points

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- — Jaden Shackelford scored 23 points, made five 3-pointers and helped No. 5 Alabama quash a second-half threat in a 70-58 victory over rival Auburn Tuesday night. Shackelford helped the Crimson Tide (20-6, 15-2 Southeastern Conference) score…

Alabama Slips to No. 8 Latest AP Polls

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 28, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking…

Regular Season Title evades Alabama with loss to Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- — It had been nearly a quarter-century since Arkansas had played a ranked team at home, let alone beaten one there. No. 20 Arkansas ended both those droughts Wednesday night, beating sixth-ranked Alabama, 81-66. The Razorbacks, once…

Calhoun's Davison is named McDonald's All American

Chicago, Ill. (Feb. 23, 2021) – The McDonald’s All American Games is the pinnacle of high school basketball. Each year ushers a new group of young players into a club of legendary athletes, many of whom are known by a…

Oats signs extension with Alabama Basketball

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced Thursday that head men’s basketball Nate Oats and the University have agreed to a raise and contract extension. The new agreement will extend his current contract by three…

Alabama bounces back with road win against South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- — John Petty Jr. wasn't going to let another one slip away for Alabama. The 11th-ranked Crimson Tide were coming off their first Southeastern Conference loss of the season last Saturday and were locked in a tight…

SEC Media Days will return to Hoover, Nashville moved to 2023

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday it is adjusting the site of its annual SEC Football Media Days in 2021 from Nashville to Hoover, Alabama, and will reschedule the Nashville event to the summer of 2023. SEC Football…

Saban adds former Jaguars head coach Marrone to staff

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama head football coach Nick Saban announced the addition of Doug Marrone to the Crimson Tide coaching staff on Monday as the offensive line coach. “We are extremely fortunate to be able to add Doug Marrone to…

Alabama officially adds O'Brien as Offensive Coordinator

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama head football coach Nick Saban announced the addition of Bill O’Brien to the Crimson Tide coaching staff on Thursday as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Tide. “We are pleased and happy to be…

Alabama sets 3-pointer record in win vs LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. -- — John Petty scored 24 points on eight 3-pointers, and Alabama made a Southeastern Conference-record 23 shots from beyond the arc in a 105-75 win over LSU on Tuesday night. Petty was 8 of 10 from…

Alabama stays undefeated in SEC play vs Arkansas

TUSCALOSSA, Ala. -- — John Petty Jr. made five 3-pointers and set an Alabama program record, and finished with 17 points as the Crimson Tide routed Arkansas 90-59 on Saturday. Alabama (11-3, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) has won seven straight, its…

Several Alabama players declare for NFL Draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Four University of Alabama football players announced at a press conference on Thursday afternoon that they will forego their senior seasons to enter the 2021 NFL Draft. Alabama’s NFL early entrants, Christian Barmore, Mac Jones, Patrick Surtain…

Alabama dominates Kentucky to keep top spot in SEC

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- — John Petty Jr. scored 23 points, including four of Alabama's 14 3-pointers, Jaden Shackleford added 18 points and Alabama never trailed Kentucky to earn an 85-65 rout Tuesday night in a matchup of the Southeastern Conference's…

Alabama's Smith named Walter Camp Player of the Year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama football senior wide receiver DeVonta Smith has been named the 2020 Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Thursday evening. Smith joins past Alabama winners Derrick Henry (2015) and Tua Tagovailoa (2018)…

Alabama's DeVonta Smith wins the Heisman Trophy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's DeVonta Smith is your Heisman winner.  The first receiver to win the award since Michigan's Desmond Howard in 1991. Smith sits at 105 catches, 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns on the year. The next closest receiver…

Alabama's Jones, Offensive line named best in the Country

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama quarterback Mac Jones was named the winner of the 2020 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Education Foundation announced Monday morning. Jones joins Tide signal-callers AJ McCarron (2013) and Jay Barker (1994)…

Four Teams Sacrifice to Make the CFB Playoffs

To play through a pandemic, college football players had to sacrifice much of their lives away from the game and endure constant stress of knowing the next test could be the one that derails a season. To reach the playoff,…

Alabama Leads the Nation with 8 All-American Selections

Heisman Trophy finalists Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team. They lead a contingent of five Alabama players on the first-team offense. Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris, tackle Alex Leatherwood and center…

Early Signing Period Updates for Alabama, Auburn and Troy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama football announced the addition of 24 student-athletes to its 2021 recruiting class on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. The 24 high school players come from 11 states – Alabama (5), Florida (5), Texas…

Petty leads Alabama to dominant win vs Providence

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- — John Petty Jr. scored 16 points and Jaden Shackelford added 15 and Alabama beat Providence 88-71 on Wednesday night. It was the fifth/sixth-place game of the relocated Maui Invitational. Joshua Primo also scored 15 for the…

Alabama hoops drops to 1-1 with loss to Stanford

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- — Highly touted freshman Ziaire Williams scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in his collegiate debut and Stanford beat Alabama 82-64 in the relocated Maui Invitational on Monday. Stanford will face 14th-ranked North Carolina (2-0) on…

Alabama-LSU Football Game Rescheduled to Dec. 5 on CBS 8

The Southeastern Conference has announced a revised schedule for football games to be played on December 5 as a result of game postponements during the 2020 season due to the impact of COVID-19. Alabama will now play at LSU on…

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