TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – A whopping 103,000 fans dressed in white will pack into Beaver Stadium, surrounding hallowed ground along with 5,000 fans dressed in red Saturday when Penn State hosts Alabama. If anybody wears black, it would be understandable. Some fans could be mourning the death of the big home-and-home series in college football. [Read More]
Away with the ‘away’ games? Neutral-site showdowns might kill home-and-home series such as Alabama-Penn State
Alabama and Penn State don't play every year, but the Crimson Tide's return visit couldn't have come at a worse or better time. It couldn't be worse because of the weather, the terrible reminder that not even Father Time, Joe Paterno, is a match for Mother Nature. But college football needs this game right now in the worst way, which means the timing couldn't be better. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Alabama senior wide receiver Marquis Maze battled a minor foot injury in the 10 days leading up to the season opener. It was not serious, Alabama coach Nick Saban said Thursday night on his radio show, but it was very aggravating. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Quinton Dial took the scenic route from Clay-Chalkville High School near Birmingham to the University of Alabama. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – When you're a basketball coach at a football school, you hold news conferences in early September to talk up your team and the upcoming season. Alabama basketball coach Anthony Grant did just that Wednesday. [Read More]
Alabama football fans traveling to State College for the Crimson Tide's game against Penn State are feeling the effects of major flooding from the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania that has closed 170 state roads and some hotels where fans were booked. [Read More]
Florence High School
Brown did little to dissuade the many big schools at his doorstep this week with a 180-yard performance carrying the ball 20 times. The senior rushed for touchdowns of 40 and two yards and ran back an interception 38 yards for another score in the 34-6 win against Buckhorn. Brown has scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn and many others. [Read More]
Week two for the SEC should be quite an interesting one. Alabama will head to Happy Valley to take on Penn State. With Bama’s quarterback situation still somewhat of an unknown, Nick Saban will probably rely on one of the better defenses in the country to wreck havoc in the… [Read More]
Former UA defensive lineman Thomas Rayam denied Penn State a sure victory with a blocked field goal from chip shot range in 1989. Rayam spoke with Tidesports.com about the fabled play this week as UA prepares for the Nittany Lions. [Read More]
College football has really done a much better job of pre-conference scheduling these days. Last week we had two national title contenders squaring off in the Oregon Ducks vs. LSU Tigers, and another solid offering in the Boise State Broncos vs. the Georgia Bulldogs. This week is significantly weaker, but if this is as bad as the slate gets, I’ll take it.
Because next week you have LSU in another marquee game, this time versus conference foe, the Mississippi State Bulldogs. And two top 5 teams in the Florida State Seminoles vs. the Oklahoma Sooners. Sprinkle in a few conference games here and there, and before you know it, it’s conference season already the next week.
This game is an oddity before it even begins; both have a QB controversy, despite both teams having one signal caller clearly out-performing the other in week one. [Read More]
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – There are subtle changes in how former Alabama and NFL fullback Kevin Turner lives with a terminal disease in Birmingham. He has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. [Read More]
When – not if – Penn State loads the box with eight defenders to try to stuff Alabama's running game, how hard will the Crimson Tide try to run anyway? One alternative is to spread the field with five receivers and move the ball with short passes, perhaps setting up a deep strike to wide receivers Marquis Maze or DeAndrew White. [Read More]