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Past articles by Tommy:

Projecting where every SEC team will land, who it will play in NCAA Softball Tournament

NCAA softball bracketology: How many SEC teams will make the 64-team 2022 NCAA Tournament field? Where and who will they play? Here are our projections. → Read More

Tuscaloosa's Ol' Colony will not host NCAA men's golf regional as scheduled

Tuscaloosa's Ol' Colony Golf Complex will not host an NCAA men's golf regional in May as scheduled. The NCAA chose a course in Oklahoma to host instead. → Read More

Bryce Young tried to carry Alabama football against Georgia but the burden was too much

Alabama football asked more of Bryce Young than it ever did Mac Jones, Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa. He needed help against Georgia and didn't get it. → Read More

Why is Nick Saban smiling? Does Alabama football coach know something we don't?

Alabama football coach Nick Saban has been smiling and laughing a lot lately. And college football should be afraid: very afraid. → Read More

Houston trashed Coleman Coliseum after loss to Alabama basketball, but one player cleaned up

Houston didn't get the call it wanted at end of loss to Alabama basketball. A Cougars player overturned a garbage can, but a teammate cleaned it pu. → Read More

Alabama football team awards: Who did Crimson Tide players vote as their MVP?

Alabama football selected team captains and also revealed the team's most valuable player, as voted by teammates, at its banquet. → Read More

Final SEC Power Rankings: Where do the losers of a thrilling Iron Bowl, a bland Egg Bowl rank?

Here are the final SEC Football Power Rankings for the 2021 regular season after the Iron Bowl, Egg Bowl and other rivalry games. → Read More

Alabama high school football: AHSAA Super 7 schedule for Dec. 1-3 state championships

Alabama high school football: Complete AHSAA Super 7 state championships pairings and schedule for Dec. 1-3 in Birmingham. → Read More

Tuscaloosa lost an institution, The Tuscaloosa News lost an icon and I lost a friend

Tuscaloosa lost an institution, Alabama football readers lost an icon with the death of Cecil Hurt. → Read More

Coaches, journalists, politicians and others pay tribute to late Tuscaloosa News columnist Cecil Hurt

From Nick Saban to Gov. Kay Ivey to those who worked with him, those touched by Cecil Hurt's life and his words paid tribute to him in the wake of his death. → Read More

SEC Football Power Rankings: Will Ed Orgeron take Dan Mullen on a shrimp boat ride?

SEC Power Rankings: Dan Mullen and Ed Orgeron sailing off together on a shrimp boat? Will Lane leave Oxford with egg on his face? Find out here. → Read More

Week 12 SEC football power rankings: How do teams stack up going into Cupcake Saturday?

SEC Power Rankings: Cupcake Saturday is coming up, but there are some cupcakes in the SEC ranks. How low is Florida, how high is Ole Miss? → Read More

SEC Power Rankings: Can Florida be ranked 15th in a 14-team league? And is there a new No. 2?

SEC Football Power Rankings: How far does Florida tumble? What to make of Tennessee's rise? And is Alabama for real or not? Here's how they stand. → Read More

SEC Power Rankings: How high did Auburn rise and how far did Florida fall after Week 9?

There's movement in the SEC football Power Rankings after a Week 9 that saw only four games. Georgia stomped Florida and Auburn beat Ole Miss. → Read More

SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover through 2022, but could it be headed to Oklahoma City in the future?

Hoover will host the SEC Baseball Tournament in 2022, but that's the last year of the current deal. Oklahoma City might pursue the event, or the SEC Softball Tournament. → Read More

SEC has had discussions about expansion to add to its current roster of 14 member schools

The SEC has had discussions about adding new members. A report Wednesday said Oklahoma and Texas have reached out to the SEC about joining and leaving the Big 12. → Read More

Picking the winner of every NCAA Softball Championship regional, super regional and the Women's College World Series

USA TODAY Sports Network reporters and a guest expert pick the winners from every stage of the NCAA Softball Championship all the way to the World Series. → Read More

Projecting Alabama softball’s NCAA Tournament seed — entering SEC Championship game

Who will Alabama softball play in the NCAA Tournament? Will the Tide host at Rhoads Stadium? And what seed can Alabama expect? Here are our projections. → Read More

West Alabama playoff semifinal leaders: Kamari Lassiter paces ACA offense, defense

Here are the AHSAA playoff semifinal leaders for West Alabama schools. → Read More

Week 10 West Alabama high school football schedule

Week 10 West Alabama high school football schedule → Read More