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Two great All-Americans
Two great All-Americans
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Alabama has 2nd-largest basketball attendance increase - TimesDaily: Alabama Football

The Alabama men's basketball team posted the nation’s second-largest increase in average home attendance with an increase of 2,934 fans per game, trailing only Maryland’s improvement of 5,169 fans in 2015-16, according to the NCAA’s annual attendance report. The Tide averaged a program-record 13,110 fans in 15 home games last season under coach Avery Johnson, a 29 percent increase from the 10,177 it averaged at Coleman Coliseum in 2014-15, the final season under coach Anthony Grant. In six seasons under Grant, Alabama averaged 10,750 fans per home game.

Alabama Crimson Tide, Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes dominate 2016 preseason All-American team

LB Reuben Foster, Sr., Alabama The Alabama player with the Auburn tattoo was second in tackles for the Tide last season with 73.

Foster joins Jonathan Allen on this list.

Meet the 70th annual Birmingham News/ preseason All-SEC defense |

SPOILER: There are a whole lot of Tide players on this one, but one glaring omission.

Lawyer says Baylor University staff remain despite misconduct

"I don't understand how you can continue to employ people who have been found to have engaged in this type of behavior," Zalkin said. "I think the public has the right to know who specifically was involved." In a statement Wednesday night, Baylor officials said "additional members of the administration and athletics program have also been disciplined," but those individuals and their punishments would not be disclosed.

Having your cake and eating it too: sacrificing Briles, leaving the recruiting and coaching schemes in place, leaving the university president with his cushy tenured job on the BU law faculty. This school needs to be nuked from orbit.

Tony Brown Advances to Final of 110-Meter Hurdles on First Day of NCAA Championships - ROLLTIDE.COM - University of Alabama Official Athletic Site

Alabama’s Tony Brown qualified for Friday’s final in the men’s 110-meter hurdles and Crimson Tide hammer thrower Elias Hakansson finished 12th in the men’s hammer throw final during day one of the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Wednesday. Brown rolled to a time of 13.71, finishing third in his heat and earning the final qualifying spot for the Friday night’s final round in the 110-meter hurdles. It was the second-fastest time of Brown’s career, trailing the 13.52 he turned in the NCAA East Regional final in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 28. Brown could join Ron Bramlett (2001, 2002) and Keith Talley (1986) as the only national champions in the event with a victory Friday night. In all, Tide 110-meter hurdlers have earned All-America honors five times in school history – Bramlett three times (2000-01-02) and Talley twice (1985-86).

Whatever issues Brown has re: football has not affected his stellar track campaign in 2016.

Some Crimson Tide baseball players likely to be drafted |

Other Alabama players will have to make those decisions [besides Georgie Salem.] Two of Alabama’s three weekend starters, juniors Geoffrey Bramblett and Nick Eicholtz, are both eligible for the draft this season. Closer Thomas Burrows and reliever Matt Foster, the team’s top two bullpen arms this season, can also be drafted. Catcher Will Haynie, who led Alabama with 10 home runs this season, will likely be chosen. In addition to Salem, the Crimson Tide also loses senior third baseman Chance Vincent. Several other juniors or seniors who contributed for Alabama this season could also be chosen.

Roger actually has a better handle on this one. Let's hope he comments.

Seven most hated college football teams | Sporting News

Surprise! Guess which Alabama team made the list? I'd have gone with 2011 Alabama, personally

Michigan vs. Alabama becoming college football's most desired matchup

ESPN College GameDay personality Kirk Herbstreit on Thursday morning said it best on SportsCenter. "It's almost like a WWE feud," Herbstreit said. "I just want to see these two teams play, whether it's a bowl game, the playoffs this year. How much fun would it be to see Nick Saban go up against Jim Harbaugh with their two teams this year?"

Alabama would curb-stomp Michigan by four touchdowns. American History X would be a more pleasant viewing experience. Please let this happen.

16 most hated college football players of all time | Sporting News

McCarron is one of Alabama's most successful quarterbacks ever. He was starting quarterback on two Tide national champions (2012-13) and a backup on a third BCS champ in 2010. That alone is enough to put him on a hated list: He's a title-winning Alabama quarterback. But there's more. There's that chest tattoo. We're all for expressing one's self, but that's a lot of chest tattoo.

Alabama lands commitment from top-ranked JC offensive lineman | FOX Sports

On Monday night, Nick Saban's program got some good news. Elliot Baker, a guy some college coaches have told FOX Sports is their top-ranked JC offensive tackle in the 2017 recruiting class, committed to the Tide. The 6-7, 295-pound Baker announced the news via Twitter.

More on Baker.

QUIZ: Name the 10 oldest bowl games still played today |

Can you name the 10 oldest college football bowl games that are still played today? Clue is the first year the bowl game was played.

This was very enjoyable for you historians of the game.

Former Eagles VP returning to Alabama as associate AD for football | FOX Sports

Former Philadelphia Eagles VP of Player Personnel Ed Marynowitz is returning to the University of Alabama as the Crimson Tide's associate athletics director for football, Nick Saban announced Wednesday. In his new role, Marynowitz will work with the Crimson Tide's player personnel department and football operations while assisting with athletic administration. "Ed did an outstanding job during his time with us at Alabama, and we are extremely excited to have him return to our staff," Saban said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge from both the NFL and collegiate level and will be a tremendous asset to our program."

Marynowitz was instrumental in recruiting that breakthrough 2008 class. Welcome back, coach.

Feds: Man posing as Vol football player Cam Sutton targeted 14 on Snapchat, sought nude selfies

Federal authorities allege a Sweetwater, Tenn., man — posing as a University of Tennessee football player on Snapchat — terrorized as many as 12 young women and at least two girls with threats of violence and humiliation if they did not send him nude selfies with sexually explicit captions.

Most Vol story ever? Yes. Probably.