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The Jumbo Package │02.20.13

Your daily dose of Crimson Tide and sports related links.

Alabama gymnastics team moves up to No. 4

Florida remained at the top spot this week after beating Georgia on the road last week. Oklahoma and Michigan took the second and third spots, while UCLA dropped to No. 5. The Tide will close out its regular season home slate with both the Sooners and the Bruins.

Swimming and diving team advances to conference championship

"For the most part, I think we are prepared and ready to go," Pursley said. "I’m expecting this to be the best meet of the career for all the swimmers on the team but that is a tough goal to achieve. We want to continue to take steps forward as far as the team dynamic is concerned and just laying the foundation to build on." Since its last meet, Alabama has been focusing on continuing to improve itself.

Alabama Crew " Blog Archive " Alabama Crew Sweeps Secret City

The Varsity pairs had two successful finishes, with Justin Tarbox and Sascha Plante coming in first place over competitor Murray State and Reed Phillips and Kevin McDermott earning a bronze medal just 22 seconds behind Murray State.

Roll Tide ! Alabama Crimson Tide joins American College Cricket ! " American College Cricket

Chants of "Roll Tide" will compete with roars of "War Eagle" as the University of Alabama is getting ready to take the field in real "hard ball" action against Auburn University & other SEC schools like the UF Gaators in this Fall’s American College Cricket South East Championship !

UA football player Carson Tinker, sports psychologist Kevin Elko speak at Hoover High |

Tinker said his goal was to get across to the students that, just a few years ago, he was like them, sitting in the bleachers in high school and perhaps not knowing what they wanted to do in life. He developed a vision, set goals for himself and stuck to it, he said. He was accepted as a walk-on to the Alabama football team, which has "won a few football games," as he puts it.

Too many running backs? If that's what you think Alabama has, Nick Saban would like a word |

"To me, to have really good depth at running back, you need five really good players. Three guys usually play a lot," Saban said at his National Signing Day press conference. "So, I know in your little fantasy football world..."

Alabama coach Anthony Grant talks about his point guards (yes, plural) and more |

"The last several games, Lacey's probably been more at the one than he's been before, so from that standpoint for the last several weeks, that's basically the way we've gone," Grant said.

Surging Tide not taking a game against struggling Bulldogs for granted |

But in the SEC, a feeling prevails that after first-place Florida, every other team is second rate. "I don’t think there’s a big difference between second and – not a knock against Alabama – but second and really the bottom of our league," Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy said Monday.

Men's Hoops Set To Host Mississippi State Wednesday Night - ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE - University of Alabama Official Athletic Site

The Alabama men's basketball team will conclude its two-game homestand when it hosts the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Wednesday night. The contest is set to tip off at 7 p.m. CT and will be televised on the SEC Network.

Eddie Lacy Among Four in Contention for EA Sports NCAA Football '14 Cover - ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE - University of Alabama Official Athletic Site

Former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy is one of four players in the running for the cover of EA Sports NCAA Football '14 the company has announced.

Sugar Bowl Beatdown! | University of Alabama Men's Lacrosse

LSU would never lead in the game. Goals by sophomore Jake Griffith (Atlanta, GA/ Riverwood H.S.) and Ternahan would stretch the Tide’s lead to 6-2 at halftime. Defensively, Alabama shut down the Tigers. LSU would manage only two even-strength goals all game. Senior goalie Jake Springer (Baltimore, MD/ St. Paul’s) notched 17 saves and 4 goals allowed in the victory, thanks in large part to a defense that harassed shooters all night

Bammer "I want to puke"...."Scarbinsky: Johnny Manziel, Big Man Off Campus, redefines the student-athlete" |

Greatest student-athlete ever. Has any college athlete in history done more in a shorter period of time and enjoyed it more? He's not the only quarterback in NCAA history to run for 20-plus touchdowns in a single season and throw for 20-something more, although it doesn't take long to call the roll for that class.

The University of Alabama Frozen Tide

The Official Home of the University of Alabama Frozen Tide Ice Hockey Team. Information about the organization, including news, rosters, schedules, tickets and merchandise.