The Jumbo Package: 12-22-10

Video: Alabama commit Danny Woodson shines in all-star classic | al.com

The senior from LeFlore had seven catches for 72 yards in the game, plus a crucial two-point conversion catch from quarterback Stephen Rivers that tied the game with 1:11 left in regulation. The Alabama squad won 24-17 in the second overtime.

Davis ignites Tide with 3-point barrage | TideSports.com

"In our offense, we have certain lanes that we have to run," Davis said, "so I guess they did a bad in transition and I was just wide open."

The Bisons had battled back from 18 points down early in the second half to cut the lead to 47-37. Before Lipscomb (7-3) knew what had hit it, Davis struck and Alabama was up 56-37 and cruising to victory over a team that had been able to hang tough at North Carolina and Baylor.

"The momentum was in their favor and Charvez knocking those shots down swung the momentum back in our favor," Alabama coach Anthony Grant said.

Lipscomb Bisons vs. Alabama Crimson Tide - Recap - December 21, 2010 - ESPN

With the score tied at 13, the Crimson Tide went on a 22-6 run to bolt to a 35-19 lead. With one second left before halftime, two free throws by Josh Slater made the score 35-21 at the break.

"We set the tone defensively," Alabama coach Anthony Grant said. "Eventually, when we got some shots falling, we got the lead and were able to stretch the lead."

Tide notes: Minor injuries, virus taking a small toll; Spartans' leading receiver is out | al.com

The practice site was determined by Capital One Bowl officials, according to an Alabama official. Alabama is paying to upgrade facilities there, Saban confirmed Tuesday.

"The facilities that we have there are good facilities," Saban said. "We always try to upgrade anything that we can, especially for player safety. We said that we would work on the fields, also the locker rooms for the sake of improving them for our use, which the school will benefit from because we're not going to take them with us.

"But we did that last year. We had some work done on the (California) fields where we practiced. Only because that's certainly a way that somebody can get injured if you don't have a quality practice field.

'You reap what you sow,' Saban says of Tide team that seeks elusive finishing touch | al.com

"The legacy of this team rests on how they finish the season," Alabama coach Nick Saban said Tuesday.

Before he was finished talking, he used the word "finish" nine times.

And before he was finished, he provided a lengthy, insightful answer when asked if his team has underachieved this season, concluding, "You reap what you sow."

Saban ‘not quite sure’ about new recruiting rule | TideSports.com

"I think it hurts the players when you start suspending coaches, so I’m not sure I’m in agreement. But I’m not sure that I have a solution, because we do respect the rules and we do want everybody to abide by the rules," Saban said. "If this punishment is what’s going to change someone’s behavior, then I think it’s good. But if it’s not going to change anybody’s behavior, then I don’t really think it’s good."

Crimsonettes celebrate 40 years of twirling tradition | TuscaloosaNews.com

The University of Alabama's Crimsonettes are to the Million Dollar Band what sparklers are to the Fourth of July. Led by Marion Powell, a former Crimsonette (class of 1977 and '78) who's been choreographing and directing the majorettes for 33 years, the 26-girl squad, bedecked in crimson glitz, exude enthusiasm and school spirit while they perform synchronized twirling and dance routines for UA's football half-time show.

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