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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Friday, Nov. 4, will mark the end of the fall practice schedule for the Alabama baseball team. For the final practice, the Crimson Tide will play its 19th intrasquad contest with a 5:45 p.m., first pitch on Friday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. At the seven-inning Crimson and Grey Game, fans will have the opportunity to walk away with autographs from their favorite UA baseball players, as well as winning authentic Alabama baseball team gear.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The longest week in college football started with a bang on Monday, as readers aired out their bye week frustrations leading up to Saturday’s showdown between Alabama and LSU in Tuscaloosa. Commenters shared their thoughts on Alabama beat writer Izzy Gould’s recap of Nick Saban’s Monday press conference, noting that the Crimson Tide coach is in total control of his team early this week.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – As the city prepares for Saturday’s football game between Alabama and LSU, the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission is looking to Crimson Tide fans to show their team spirit. Commission staff will be at locations around Tuscaloosa throughout the week with Alabama memorabilia to give to the fans who show they love the Tide the most.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Kayla Hoffman, who capped an outstanding gymnastics career by leading Alabama to the 2011 national championship, has been named one of the Today’s Top VIII Award winners, the NCAA announced today. She becomes the 10th Alabama athlete to win the prestigious award and the seventh in the past 10 years.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – General Ann E. Dunwoody, Commanding General of the United States Army Material Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, spoke at Bryant Hall on the University of Alabama campus on Monday evening to students in UA’s Athletic Emerging Leaders program. The first and only female four-star general in the history of the Department of Defense, Gen. Dunwoody is a former collegiate athlete who participated in the tennis and gymnastics programs during her undergraduate time at the State University of New York’s SUNY-Cortland campus.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Kayla Hoffman, captain of Alabama’s 2011 NCAA Champion gymnastics team, earned the prestigious Today’s Top VIII Award, the NCAA announced Tuesday. “This is above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined. It is such a tremendous honor and one that I will always cherish,” Hoffman said. “The men and women who have earned this award are such amazing students, athletes and people. I am humbled to stand among them.” The Today’s Top VIII award recognizes current student-athletes who have completed their athletic eligibility for their success in competition, in the classroom and in the community. Recipients will be honored in January at the NCAA Honors and Delegates Celebration at the 2012 NCAA Convention.
BATON ROUGE, LA. – I came to Baton Rouge on Monday well-prepared, I thought, for whatever Les Miles could throw at me. I even bought one of those handy tourist phrase books so I could understand the answer to simple questions, not in Spanish or French, but in Miles-speak. For instance, you might expect the answer to “where is the washroom?” to be a simple “Over there.” Not in Les-land, where you would be told that “there is a wonderful opportunity to maximize your strong hand-cleaning opportunities in a general direction that some people might take.” Something like that.
The NFL has made these players wealthy, not crazy. How ludicrous would it be for them to pick against their alma maters going into this mega SEC game – a game that weighs heavily in the national championship race. Top-ranked LSU and No. 2 Alabama get it on in Tuscaloosa on Saturday and just for fun, we asked some of their most celebrated alums to weigh in on the projected outcome.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Tripods stood tangled with huge cameras atop towering above to capture every motion, every word. Reporters filled almost every chair. Some thumbed through game notes while others sharpened their questions anticipating his arrival. When Nick Saban finally arrived for his weekly Monday press conference, the fifth-year Alabama coach gave a sly glance across the room. This was his den, and he was in control.