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Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

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Recent articles by Alex:

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

Alabama uses 3-point barrage to roll over Mizzou

TUSCALOOSA — Nate Oats has said repeatedly he wanted to see Alabama take more long-range shots. → Read More

Alabama looks to build off signature win by showing consistency, maturity on the court

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama’s Nate Oats made it clear both in his post-game press conference and in meetings with his team in the hours and days following Wednesday’s signature upset of → Read More

Alabama football: Alabama adds home-and-home series with Georgia Tech in 2030-31

TUSCALOOSA — Two weeks after closing out one decade, Alabama football is already working on the next. → Read More

'Nothing but a chance': Kevontae' Ruggs searches for scholarship after JUCO season

Kevontae' Ruggs on recruiting: “I’m to this point now that I’ve been down to the bottom, now I’m in JUCO nobody really pays attention to me anymore." → Read More

What went into Henry Ruggs III’s NFL decision, and why he nearly came back to Alabama

Something seemed to be weighing heavily on Henry Ruggs III’s mind. → Read More

Alabama basketball: Tide falls flat on the road at Rupp Arena

It might as well have been opposite day inside of Rupp Arena based how the outside shots were falling Saturday. → Read More

Alabama football: Five-star early enrollee Braswell ready to add to pass rush in 2020

TUSCALOOSA — For the third straight year, the St. Frances (Maryland) Academy pipeline will funnel premium talent to Alabama. → Read More

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa is headed to the NFL; what it means for the Crimson Tide in 2020

Tua Tagovailoa becomes the fifth of Alabama’s loaded junior class to opt to leave early for the NFL. → Read More

Alabama basketball: Tide coughs up 21-point lead to lose at Florida

Not even a 21-point advantage is safe for Alabama in 2020. → Read More

3 takeaways from Alabama's 83-64 upset over No. 4 Auburn

Alabama's win Wednesday night evened things up in Tuscaloosa over the past four seasons, and gave the Auburn seniors – forward Anfernee McLemore included – a 2-2 record in Coleman Coliseum for their career. → Read More

Team first: Alabama's Jerry Jeudy never second guessed decision to play in Citrus Bowl

Alabama's Jerry Jeudy, widely projected as a potential Top-5 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, on speculation he wouldn't play in the Citrus Bowl: “I know some people probably think that we should sit out, but we really wasn’t listening to what other people had to say." → Read More