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Joe Namath Helped Inspire Randall Cunningham to Play Quarterback

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Not long after he was selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Friday, Cunningham mentioned the former Alabama signal caller as a quarterback who inspired him to play the position himself.

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Nearly a week before Alabama plays Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, YouTuber Dalton Whitaker uploaded this hype video Tuesday, mashing together highlights from the Crimson Tide’s 2015 season with the latest “Star Wars” movie trailer audio playing in the background.

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WATCH: Ryan Fowler Recaps Alabama’s SEC Championship Victory

ATLANTA – After Alabama’s 25th SEC championship win, a 29-15 victory over Florida in the Georgia Dome, Ryan Fowler, host of Tide 99.1’s “The Game,” summarized the Crimson Tide’s performance and, once again, Derrick Henry was at the forefront of his review.

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WATCH: Chris Stewart Recaps Alabama’s 29-13 Win Over Auburn

AUBURN – Following Alabama’s 29-13 win over Auburn on Saturday, Crimson Tide Sports Network sideline reporter and Tide 99.1 radio host Chris Stewart broke down the result from inside Jordan-Hare Stadium, where the game was held.

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Derrick Henry Has Record-Breaking Performance in Win Over Auburn

AUBURN — Behind a career-best performance, Derrick Henry broke numerous records, most notably Trent Richardson’s school records for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in a single season, during the Crimson Tide’s 29-13 win on the Plains.

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Staff Predictions for the 2015 Iron Bowl

Alabama makes its first trip back to Jordan-Hare Stadium since the “Kick Six” finish ended the Crimson Tide’s chances for a third straight national championship in 2013.

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Kenyan Drake Fractures Arm in Mississippi State Win

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Alabama running back Kenyan Drake sustained a fractured arm during the Crimson Tide’s 31-6 win over Mississippi State and is expected to miss three weeks, coach Nick Saban said during his postgame press conference Saturday.

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Staff Predictions for No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 2 LSU

The last time out, Alabama needed a touchdown drive in the final minutes to beat Tennessee and keep the championship goals alive. This week, the Crimson Tide gets its toughest test of the season against Leonard Fournette and the second-ranked LSU Tigers.

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Saban Updates Statuses of Three Injured Alabama Players

Three Crimson Tide players, all of whom were injured in their last game against Tennessee on Oct. 24, are expected to practice this week ahead of the team’s Saturday meeting with No. 4 LSU, coach Nick Saban said Monday.

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Rae Sremmurd Performs at Tide Tipoff Event [VIDEOS]

Immediately following the conclusion of the basketball portion of the inaugural Tide Tipoff event Tuesday night, Rae Sremmurd, a hip hop duo based out of Atlanta, performed in front of the Coleman Coliseum crowd.

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Staff Predictions for Alabama vs. Tennessee

With each passing week, the Alabama football team continues to show improvements – and sometimes dominance – as it works its way back from an early season loss. After a stretch of top-10 road wins in three weeks, the Crimson Tide is back inside Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Third Saturday in October.

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Alabama Scores Big Late to Get Past Arkansas

Jake Coker’s 81-yard touchdown pass to freshman Calvin Ridley late in the third quarter proved the biggest difference Saturday, putting Alabama up for good in its 27-14 victory over Arkansas on homecoming.

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Staff Predictions for Alabama vs. Georgia

The game most SEC fans have been waiting for since the schedules were announced has finally arrived. Although Alabama didn’t make it to this game undefeated like many expected, there’s still plenty on the line on Saturday afternoon.

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Saban: Bo Scarbrough is ‘Ready to Play’

After a year of ineligibility, a torn knee ligament and a four-game suspension, Alabama freshman running back Bo Scarbrough will suit up to play in a game for the first time this Saturday at Georgia.

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USWNT Star Morgan Brian Has Local Alabama Connections

BIRMINGHAM – When the U.S. women’s national soccer team visited Legion Field last Sunday, the game was like any other friendly for most of the team’s players.

Another city in front of thousands of adoring fans in a game that ultimately resulted in a win.

Yet, for at least one player, though, it was also something of a homecoming on top of all that.

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USWNT Discusses Haiti Win, Alabama Experience [VIDEOS]

BIRMINGHAM — The U.S. was never going to lose against Haiti.

But that’s to be expected when you play reigning Women’s World Cup winners.

The women’s national soccer team played at Legion Field Sunday afternoon, routing the Haitians, 8-0, to extend its home unbeaten streak to 100 games.

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USWNT Stars Talk ‘College GameDay’ Experience

BIRMINGHAM — Soccer may be rising in popularity, but football is still king in Alabama.

So with ESPN’s “College GameDay” just under 60 miles away in Tuscaloosa for then-No. 2 Alabama’s Saturday night showdown against No. 15 Ole Miss, it only made sense for a few U.S. women’s national team players to stop by the set before their own game in Birmingham on Sunday.

Carli Lloyd, Julie Johnston and Meghan Klingenberg, all three of whom started every game for the world champion U.S. team this past summer at the Women’s World Cup in Canada, made the trek from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa Saturday morning as special guests of the weekly college football pregame show.

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Carli Lloyd Nets Hat Trick, USWNT Routs Haiti in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM – Carli Lloyd can’t stop scoring.

Propelled by her first-half hat trick, the United States produced another rout on its Women’s World Cup Victory Tour, extending its home unbeaten streak to 100 games in an 8-0 win over Haiti Sunday afternoon.

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Alabama Starts Cooper Bateman at QB vs. Ole Miss

Cooper Bateman received the nod as Alabama’s starting quarterback against No. 15 Ole Miss Saturday, taking the opening snap behind center on the team’s first offensive series.

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Saban: Coker, Bateman ‘Need to Improve’ At Quarterback [VIDEO]

When Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked about the team’s plan at quarterback between Jake Coker and Cooper Bateman heading into its Southeastern Conference opener against Ole Miss on Saturday, his response was more ambiguous than an actual definitive answer.

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Watch Nick Saban Breakdown MTSU’s Offense [VIDEO]

After refuting talk Monday that Alabama is a “heavy favorite” against Middle Tennessee State this weekend, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban took the time to better explain his reasoning Wednesday.

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Coker, Alabama Take Down Wisconsin in Season Opener

In his first career start, the fifth-year senior held off all comers – both Alabama quarterbacks and Wisconsin defenders alike – and the third-ranked Crimson Tide took out the No. 20 Badgers, 35-17, on Saturday at AT&T Stadium.

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Saban Provides Statistics From Second Fall Scrimmage

One week after completely holding out on providing statistics from its first fall scrimmage, Alabama coach Nick Saban gave a brief look at what the media and general public weren’t able to see from the Crimson Tide’s second fall scrimmage Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Watch Nick Saban Discuss Alabama’s Quarterback Battle [VIDEO]

On Wednesday evening, following the completion of Alabama’s first day of practice of the new school year on campus, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban discussed the current status of the starting job heading into the team’s second scrimmage this weekend.

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Watch Nick Saban Speak to Reporters After A-Day Game [VIDEO]

All things considered, Alabama’s 2015 A-Day was a success. As coach Nick Saban put it after its conclusion Saturday, the Crimson Tide escaped with minimal injuries and the players – especially the quarterbacks – had an opportunity to showcase their abilities.

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2015 Alabama A-Day Statistics

In terms of its outcome, A-Day is meaningless. But when factoring in statistics, it then becomes something of note.

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Alabama Releases A-Day Rosters

Two days before its annual A-Day spring game played inside Bryant-Denny Stadium, Alabama released its Crimson and White rosters for the intrasquad scrimmage Thursday.

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Official: Alabama Hires Former NBA Coach Avery Johnson

The school announced Monday evening that Avery Johnson, a former NBA head coach for the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, has accepted Alabama’s offer to become its next head coach.

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WR Cam Sims Has Torn ACL

Alabama wide receiver Cam Sims has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, UA coach Nick Saban confirmed Monday night.

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Inspired Alabama Dominates Illinois in NIT Opener

In front of a sparse but vibrant crowd of 2,348, Alabama dominated Illinois, 79-58, in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament for a coach who wasn’t even there.

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Alabama Players Speak to Media at Pro Day [VIDEOS]

Pro Day is a chance for players to showcase their talents in front of NFL scouts and coaches, but it’s also an opportunity for the media to talk to a school’s players for perhaps the final time.

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Brookwood, Bibb County Play To Lowest-Scoring Basketball Game in 38 Years

When Brandon Rutledge scored on the opening possession of his varsity boys basketball game last Saturday, the basket proved to be more than just the first points of the game. As it turned out, they were the only points of the game.

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Alabama Falls In Final Minute Against Florida

Of the 13 SEC teams Anthony Grant has faced since taking over as Alabama head coach in 2009, he has beaten 12 of the 13, not including his own. And after Tuesday night’s result, he’s still one win short.

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Jeff Garrett Out At Least 6-8 Weeks

Alabama freshman forward Jeff Garrett is expected to miss at least six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery for a fractured foot, coach Anthony Grant announced Wednesday.

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Top-ranked Alabama Blows Out Missouri To Capture 24th SEC Title

ATLANTA – After Missouri turned an early Alabama lead into a one-score game entering the start of the fourth quarter, the top-ranked Crimson Tide scored 21 unanswered to beat No. 16 Missouri, 42-13, and secure a place in the inaugural College Football Playoff.

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Alabama Hasn’t Received An Explanation For Simultaneous Catch

Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday that he never received an explanation about the simultaneous catch between cornerback Bradley Sylve and Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray, though he added he meant to call the league office about it.

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Tide Overcomes Injuries, Slow Start in Iron Bowl Tune-Up

Sandwiched in between a matchup with then-No. 1 Mississippi State and an impending showdown with Auburn in the Iron Bowl, Alabama’s game against FCS Western Carolina on Saturday was intended to be a light week. Instead, the Crimson Tide took a few more punches than expected and a few left a mark.

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Cooper, Five Other Starters Injured in Win Over Western Carolina

In what was intended to be a slight step back after back-to-back physical games against LSU and then-No. 1 Mississippi State the past two weeks, six Alabama starters were injured and had to leave the field during the Crimson Tide’s 48-14 win over Western Carolina.

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Saban Recalls Recruitment Of Amari Cooper [VIDEO]

Long before he became a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist, a potential Heisman Trophy candidate and a record breaker in nearly every other game, Amari Cooper was just one of many promising football prospects in a long list of them that Alabama had on their radar.

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After Long Drought, Bibb County Basketball Ready To Return To Former Glory

CENTREVILLE, Ala. – Over 90 minutes had passed, but Russ Wallace was still quietly seething.

It seemed innocent enough. As two teams of five worked on plays on the court, a group of kids – freshmen and junior varsity players – waited for their turn to play and shared a laugh.

If only they knew.

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Sims, Coker Split Reps, Guide Alabama To Weather-Shortened Win

In a game that could ultimately help decide a definitive starter at quarterback, Blake Sims and Jake Coker matched each other nearly every step of the way in a split-playing time role during second-ranked Alabama’s 41-0 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

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Blake Sims Helps Lead Tide Over WVU In Debut Outing

Making his first start since his high school finale, Sims finished where he left off years earlier, leading the charge to put No. 2 Alabama past West Virginia in a 33-23 victory Saturday.

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Blake Sims Named Alabama Starter vs. West Virginia

Blake Sims will take the field as Alabama’s starting quarterback when the Crimson Tide takes on West Virginia in its season opener in Atlanta this afternoon, Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN’s Tom Luginbill mere hours before Saturday’s game.

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Blake Sims Viewed as Ideal Leader and Teammate at Quarterback

Entering Saturday’s season opener against West Virginia, Sims is one of two leading candidates in position to replace AJ McCarron as Alabama’s new starting quarterback in 2014, and the path to get there was anything but straightforward.

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