Alabama coach Nick Saban watches as his team prepares for the A-Day spring game on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/[email protected])
Contract numbers, preseason predictions and more highlighted the past week of news when it came to Alabama Crimson Tide athletics.
Here are the seven stories you may have missed last week:
AL.com’s annual Spring SEC Football Report, which compiles votes from the league’s 14 football information directors, has South Carolina and Alabama playing for the SEC title next season.
Alabama football coach Nick Saban’s new deal was approved Tuesday by the UA system Board of Trustees compensation committee. Saban will make $6.5 million per year with a $400,000 completion bonus for $6.9 million a year before performance bonuses. He made $5.5 million in 2013.
Speaking of football, one of Saban’s future players was selected over the weekend by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Major League draft.
And back to baseball where the Tide was eliminated from NCAA regional play by Kennesaw State, but it was the way the game ended that had people talking.
Keeping with the stories from the diamond, the No. 2 Alabama softball team saw its national title run ended by Florida in Women’s College World Series.
AL.com’s Andrew Gribble did a three-part series on Alabama signee Rashaan Evans, which included a tale about racing a horse. The first centered on Evans’ recruitment and the second looked back at his history of position switches.
Finally, former Alabama defensive lineman Marcell Dareus was arrested last week for the second time in a month, this time in connection to drag racing.