Alabama

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 10 straight points after the Tigers (12-14, 6-11) pulled to within five late. Alabama had just secured its first SEC…

Alabama Man Sentenced to 2 Years for Failing to Register as Sex Offender in Connecticut

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, on Tuesday announced that YAMIL DIAZ, 48, formerly of Alabama, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for failing to register as a sex offender. The Sex Offender Registration and…

No. 6 Alabama holds off Mississippi State 64-59 to win SEC

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jaden Shackleford scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half, and No. 6 Alabama beat Mississippi State 64-59 to clinch its first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship since 2002. The Crimson Tide led by double digits for much of the game before the Bulldogs closed to 56-53 on Iverson Molinar’s layup with 4:17 left. Mississippi…

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 staples atop the Southeastern Conference standings, hadn’t beaten a ranked team in Fayetteville while they, too, had been ranked since…

Legislative Leaders, Military Officers Push for Protection of Alabama’s Military Assets

Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth joined with legislative leaders and military officers on Wednesday in order to highlight the importance of a package of bills that is designed to retain, protect, and improve the federal military presence and investment across Alabama. The legislative package, which has already been approved by the State Senate, is the result of work by the Alabama…

Shackelford’s 27 helps No. 8 Alabama hold off Vandy, 82-78

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jaden Shackelford scored a season-high 27 points and No. 8 Alabama came from behind to beat Vanderbilt 82-78 and move a step closer to a Southeastern Conference championship. The Crimson Tide moved within a win of clinching at least a share of its first regular-season title in 19 years despite an off 3-point shooting performance. Jahvon…

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 seasons to six years and keep him in charge of the Crimson Tide basketball program through March 14, 2027. The…

Jones, No. 11 Alabama blow out Georgia, 115-82

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Herbert Jones scored 17 of his career-high 21 points in the first half and No. 11 Alabama had a blistering shooting day in a 115-82 rout over Georgia. It was the most points Alabama has scored in an SEC game. Freshman Josh Primo scored 19 points, all after the half, for the Crimson Tide, which had…

Vaccination of Black People Lagging Behind Whites in Alabama

New statistics indicate a disproportionately small number of Black people are getting vaccinations against the new coronavirus in Alabama, a trend the state’s top health official says shows the need to increase immunization efforts in the minority community. Demographic data compiled by the state has big gaps. But Dr. Scott Harris says the numbers that are available show about 55%…

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 game with pesky, determined South Carolina. Behind Petty’s 20 points and three 3-pointers, they came through, bouncing back from their…