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Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

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Recent articles by Alex:

Alabama basketball: Oats says roster could 'look significantly different' next season

TUSCALOOSA — There is no downtime for Nate Oats, not even during a global pandemic. → Read More

Alabama's Nate Oats: Crimson Tide roster could 'look significantly different' in 2020-21

Alabama head coach Nate Oats is actively looking to 'significantly' overhaul the Crimson Tide roster this offseason, and could several new players based on his comments Tuesday, including a possible commitment later this week. → Read More

'A lost opportunity': How Alabama's NFL hopefuls are adapting to not having a Pro Day

Fresh off a workout March 13, Jared Mayden sat at a table inside a bustling Mal Moore Athletic building filling out paperwork for what he anticipated would be one of → Read More

SEC commish Greg Sankey hopeful for a 'return to our normal, organized activities' like football

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey expressed hope for a return to normalcy, including college football, in the fall. → Read More

One hour before start, Alabama postpones spring practice 'until further notice'

One hour before the scheduled start of spring practice, Alabama said it would postpone all activities amid the conoravirus pandemic. → Read More

SEC suspends regular-season competition until March 30 over coronavirus concern

Southeastern Conference athletics are on hold and may not return for some time. → Read More

Why the SEC Tournament could be proving ground for Alabama's players, Nate Oats

Alabama's 69-50 loss at Missouri was its lowest scoring output since a 65-46 loss at Georgia on Jan. 6, 2018. And for a Crimson Tide team that lead the SEC averaging 82.0 points per game, it's not the sort of effort head coach Nate Oats has come to expect. → Read More

Ruggs runs sixth-fastest 40-yard dash in NFL combine history

Henry Ruggs III simply wants to be the best. → Read More

Alabama responds with greater energy amid two-game road trip through Mississippi

Tuesday’s game at Mississippi State is Alabama’s last remaining Quad 1 opportunity in the regular season, with the Bulldogs squarely at No. 57 in the NET rankings and not likely to drop out of the top 75 with two weeks left. → Read More

Alabama's Cochran reportedly leaving Alabama for on-field job at Georgia

TUSCALOOSA — Turns out Nick Saban's offseason will involve far more turnover than anyone — even himself — could've expected. → Read More

Alabama has 'little room for error' as first-year coach Nate Oats is 'done' discussing NCAA Tournament

Having lost five of its last seven, Alabama first-year coach Nate Oats admits the Crimson Tide (14-12, 6-7 SEC) have 'very little room for error at this point' regarding its rapidly fading NCAA Tournament hopes. → Read More

Alabama's NCAA tournament chances hang in the balance ahead of pivotal week vs. Auburn, LSU

TUSCALOOSA — Before every video session, Nate Oats lays it all out there for his players — the numbers that is. → Read More

Alabama basketball: Tide drops third straight in SEC play

TUSCALOOSA — No double-digit lead is safe for Alabama. → Read More

With only seven players available, Tide falls to Arkansas

TUSCALOOSA — Without its top two defenders, Alabama simply didn’t have the capacity — or the bodies — to keep pace Saturday. → Read More

Alabama's retooled defensive secondary in good shape despite another offseason of turnover

TUSCALOOSA — For the second time in the last three years, Alabama will have to replace a majority of its starting secondary. → Read More

Alabama's retooled defensive secondary in good shape despite another offseason of turnover

Two years after having to replace all six starting defensive backs, Alabama must now find replacements for four NFL-bound starters, including at both safety spots. But former starting safety Jared Mayden is confident in the rising talent in line to fill their shoes. → Read More

Alabama basketball: Alabama hopes to reverse turnover trend against Kansas State

TUSCALOOSA — Nate Oats didn’t mince words about Alabama’s season-high 25 turnovers in Wednesday’s 77-62 win at Vanderbilt. → Read More

Alabama football: Saban cites 'internal things' as holdup to announcement of Roach hiring

MOBILE — There’s a new face wearing Alabama’s script-A on his chest and it’s a familiar one to Crimson Tide fans. → Read More

Senior Bowl: Hurts confident in return to Alabama, ready to prove he can be 'a winner' in the NFL, too

MOBILE — Not even the elevator in the players’ Mobile-area hotel proved fan-free for Jalen Hurts. → Read More

Beloved former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts to wear customized helmet during Senior Bowl week

Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy announced Monday that Jalen Hurts will wear a customized Crimson helmet that honors both Alabama and Oklahoma with the No. 2 from his time with the Crimson Tide on the left side and the Sooners’ “OU” logo on the right side in Saturday's game. → Read More