The football team continued preparations for rival Auburn in a two hour practice, Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields. The Crimson Tide was in full pads for the first time this week as it readies for the 77th Iron Bowl.
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart was named the American Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year, the organization announced Tuesday. The honor comes on the heels of winning the Broyles Award in 2009. Under Smart’s direction, the Alabama defense is one of the best in the nation. Alabama is ranked No. 3 in rushing defense (76.20 ypg allowed), No. 9 in pass efficiency defense (102.76 rating), No. 2 in total defense (247.80 ypg allowed) and No. 1 in scoring defense (11.10 ppg allowed) in 2012.
Alabama center Barrett Jones was selected as finalist for the 43rd Rotary Lombardi Award, which goes to the nation’s top linebacker or interior lineman, the Rotary Club of Houston announced on Tuesday. Jones, from Germantown, Tenn., is joined by South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney, Georgia’s Jarvis Jones and Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o as finalists.
Alabama sophomore Nick Jacobs had a team-high 16 points and five rebounds as the men’s basketball team defeated Stillman, 76-68, in Coleman Coliseum on Tuesday night. “I thought Stillman came in and did a very good job with the tempo that they played at in the first half,” head coach Anthony Grant said. “I thought in the first half, we were sloppy from an offensive standpoint. We made a lot of mistakes defensively, which gave them opportunities. We knew coming into the game that they were a very good and well-coached team, and that they would play with a lot of confidence and freedom. I thought in the second half, we settled down a little bit.”
The Alabama football team continued preparations for Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M with a two hour practice, Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields. “We made some mistakes and had some missed tackles last week that we need to correct,” sophomore defensive back HaHa Clinton-Dix said. “Now we are looking forward to playing Texas A&M this week. We have a tough time this week trying to contain their quarterback. They have some great receivers on their hands so we will have to step up to the plate and go all out.”
The Alabama football team started its preparations for Saturday’s home opener at Bryant-Denny Stadium with a 90-minute practice in full pads Monday afternoon.
The football team returned to the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields after spending two days off following the scrimmage that was held this past Saturday. The Crimson Tide spent two hours in full pads to start its final week of training camp.
As the University of Alabama gets the new academic year underway next week, the Crimson Tide athletics department is not only coming off a banner season in the athletic arena, but a record-breaking year in the classroom as well. “In a year during which we accomplished so much and reached new heights in so many areas, I am exceedingly pleased with the success our student-athletes enjoyed academically,” UA Director of Athletics Mal Moore said. “As we prepare for the start of another school year, I want to say how proud I am of the focus our student-athletes and coaches put on academics and the efforts Jon Dever and our entire academic support staff put into helping each student-athlete reach their full potential.”
In an all-Alabama showdown in the round of 16 at the United States Amateur Championship Thursday afternoon Justin Thomas used a birdie on the 17th hole to edge his teammate Bobby Wyatt 1 up the par-71, 7,409-yard Cherry Hills Country Club.
The Crimson Tide began its Thursday practice session outdoors, but was then pushed inside to the Hank Crisp Practice Facility as inclement weather moved into the area. The practice marked the 17th of fall camp thus far for Alabama.
The Alabama football team held its first scrimmage of fall practice on Saturday afternoon inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Just months after completing two seasons Alabama, shortstop Jared Reaves was selected to the American League team for the New York-Penn League All-Star Game.
Fresh off an NCAA Tournament appearance and its second straight 20-win season, the 2012-13 University of Alabama men’s basketball team will be challenged by a schedule that includes 17 home dates, tough road tests and the always difficult Southeastern …
The football team continued its training camp in full pads as the Crimson Tide practiced for two hours Thursday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.
The Alabama soccer team will cap off just a little over a week of training with an exhibition match against the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, August 11, with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m. CT at Riggs Field on the Clemson campus. This will be the lone exhi…