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Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

If history is any indication, expect Alabama to again hold court in the 2021 NFL draft

TUSCALOOSA — Suffice it to say, no school has dominated the NFL draft the last decade or so like Alabama has. → Read More

NFL draft: Three from Alabama picked in second round

TUSCALOOSA — Whether it was the blond streak in his hair or the self-drawn cartoon tattoos that line his body, Xavier McKinney has always managed to stick out — even → Read More

Fins up: Alabama's Raekwon Davis joins Tua Tagovailoa in Miami as Dolphins' second-round pick

After selecting Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5 in the first round Thursday, the Miami Dolphins dipped back into the Alabama talent pool to select former Crimson Tide defensive end Raekwon Davis. → Read More

Star power: Alabama's Trevon Diggs follows big brother into NFL as Round 2 pick by Dallas Cowboys

Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs follows big brother, Stefon Diggs, into the NFL as the 51overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. → Read More

Jedrick Wills Jr. drafted No. 10 overall by Cleveland Browns in the 2020 NFL Draft

As the No. 10 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns, Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. joins former Crimson Tide teammate Lyndell "Mack" Wilson in Cleveland. → Read More

Rocky Mountain high: Jerry Jeudy selected No. 15 overall by Denver Broncos in 2020 NFL Draft

Jerry Jeudy becomes the fifth Alabama receiver taken in the first round under head coach Nick Saban, joining Julio Jones (No. 6 overall in 2011), Amari Cooper (No. 4 overall in 2015),Calvin Ridley (No. 26 overall in 2018) and teammate Henry Ruggs III. → Read More

Alabama team psychologist helps Crimson Tide athletes, coaches cope during coronavirus

Alabama team psychologist Bhrett McCabe has been a key figure in helping coaches, student-athletes cope with the emotional and mental upheaval that resulted from the conoravirus pandemic. → Read More

Alabama basketball: Oats continues reeling in commitments

TUSCALOOSA — Not even an ongoing global pandemic can stop the roll Nate Oats is on right now. → Read More

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