Author: CW Sports Staff

Ten players recognized by coaching staff

By outreach@cw.ua.edu The Crimson Tide coaching staff recognized 10 players this week after Alabama beat Georgia 38-10. Four players represented the offense this week. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley and running back Derrick Henry were recognized after each one picked up over one hundred yards and a touchdown. Both players were also recognized by the SEC. Quarterback Jake Coker and center Ryan Kelly were the other players selected to represent the offense this week. Coker completed 11-of-16 pass attempts for 190 yards and one touchdown. Reggie Ragland was one of the defensive players honored this week. Ragland led the team, for the fourth time this season, with eight tackles. A’Shawn Robinson, five tackles, and Eddie Jackson, four tackles, also represented the defense this week. Jackson picked off his second pass this season, and returned it 50 yards for a score. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Adam Griffith and Cyrus Jones represented the special teams unit this week. Griffith was honored for the third consecutive week after he made a 29-yard field goal to give him four consecutive successful kicks. Jones returned five punts for 53 yards, and one of his returns went for 23 yards which was a season best for him. Fitzpatrick blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown. …read more Source:: The Crimson White Sports...

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Two players earn honors from SEC

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (CW Staff) The SEC recognized two Alabama players this week. Henry was named the SEC offensive player of week for the second time this season, and Calvin Ridley was named the SEC freshman player of the week. Running back Derrick Henry was recognized after he rushed for 148 yards on 26 carries. Henry used one of those carries to rush 30 yards for a touchdown. He has now tied the school record for consecutive games with a rushing touchdown at 10. Henry’s eighth game over 100 yards also saw him set new career highs for yard and rushing attempts. Freshman Calvin Ridley was the other player honored. He caught five passes for a career high 120 yards. Ridley took one of those receptions 45 yards for a touchdown. …read more Source:: The Crimson White Sports...

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Golf seeks to defend title in Birmingham

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Elliott Propes) The 2015 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate is back and the No. 16 Alabama men’s golf team is looking to defend its title. The event is in Birmingham at the Old Overton Country Club, where the Crimson Tide won in 2014. This is the tournament’s 30th year anniversary, and Alabama has won seven of the last eight tournaments. This year Alabama will play three rounds in two days. The field will be a tough one including No. 1 Florida State. The other top-25 teams competing in the event include No. 3 Auburn and No. 23 Florida. Alabama’s starting lineup consists of senior Tom Lovelady, junior Robby Shelton, sophomores Tyler Hitchner and Steven Setterstrom and freshman Davis Riley. …read more Source:: The Crimson White Sports...

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Volleyball falls to Kentucky

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Terrin Waack) The Alabama volleyball team (7-10, 1-2 SEC) played four sets Sunday afternoon against Kentucky. The score was back and forth during each set, but in the end, Kentucky pulled through with a 3-1 win. During its first set, Alabama had the lead at 12-10 but then Kentucky took the lead back at 14-13. Once it took the lead, it kept it. The Wildcats stayed at least two points ahead, finishing it off 25-19. Sophomore Emily Stebbins pulled Alabama ahead, 2-1, right away during the second set. Kentucky pulled ahead and stayed ahead until Alabama fought back to tie it up at 18-18. Although the two passed the 25-point mark, Kentucky came out on top and won, 27-25, give it a 2-0 set lead. Kentucky went into the third set with momentum. Alabama trailed 8-1 early on. It clawed its way back and tied it up at 13-13 and then again at 24-24. With back-to-back kills by junior Brittany Thomas, Alabama won set three, 26-24, preventing Kentucky’s sweep. The fourth set was a lot like the first and second set. Each point was a battle and neither team could get more than a one-point lead. Kentucky was first to break the trend and set the score at 11-9. The teams were tied up, 19-19, but Kentucky got on a roll and won, 25-20. Sophomore Kat Huston...

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Freshman show up big in road win

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kelly Ward) ATHENS, Ga. — On Monday, Alabama wasn’t supposed to beat Georgia. After a 72 game streak, the Crimson Tide opened as an underdog to the Bulldogs. At halftime on Saturday, when Alabama led 24-3, the team didn’t look like much of an underdog. When the game finished and the 38-10 rout was complete, the team admitted to taking the Vegas slight personally. “We don’t think we’re underdogs any game we go to play in, but at the same time, it’s not about what outside people say,” senior cornerback Cyrus Jones said. “We know what type of team we have and we just wanted to come in here and make a statement, dominate every phase of the game and I think we did that.” Jones, who helped anchor the secondary, watched as three freshmen on defense and special teams came into their own. Defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick blocked a punt and returned it one yard for a touchdown. Redshirt freshman cornerback Marlon Humphrey snagged his first career interception. Ronnie Clark closed out Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert’s day with an interception late in the fourth quarter. Jones said the freshmen are poised out on the field, not nervous. “I think it just attributes to the older guys helping out, just making sure that they know what they’re doing and just letting them know that it’s nothing,” Jones...

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