Tide crush Auburn, claim Iron Bowl

AUBURN| The Crimson Tide took the motto, “never again” into the 2011 season after losing 28-27 in last year’s Iron Bowl. Saturday the Tide made true to its words, beating the Auburn Tigers 42-14. “We knew what was at stake,” quarterback AJ McCarron said. “We had to come out and play our game and that is what we did. We came out with a victory. The Tide got on the board first in an unusual manner, when quarterback AJ McCarron connected on a 41-yard pass to wide receiver Kenny Bell off of a … [Read more...]

Tide suffers its first loss

TUSCALOOSA| For Alabama Saturday night’s 9-6 overtime loss to LSU was a story of missed opportunities. The Crimson Tide missed four field goals on the night, including a 52-yard attempt by Cade Foster in over time. The Tigers would then end the game, as LSU kicked knocked in a 25-yard field goal to win the game. “We had lots of opportunities in the game that we did not take advantage of,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. Alabama found itself driving in LSU territory early in the fourth … [Read more...]

Richardson, Tide rip Rebels

OXFORD|Alabama shut down the Ole Miss Rebels Saturday night, defeating the Rebels 52-7. However, the start of the game had many Tide fans in panic, as the Crimson Tide appeared destined for yet another slow start. When Ole Miss quarterback Randall Mackey connected with Nickolas Brassell for a 59-yard strike on the third play of the game, the thought for Alabama was “oh not again.” The play showed shades of previous games this season when the Tide had got off to poor starts. “They had … [Read more...]

Alabama Stomps Gators in the Swamp

GAINSEVILLE| What looked like a possible stumbling block in Alabama’s season turned out to be one more stepping stone for the Crimson Tide, as the Tide beat Florida 38-10 to bring its record to 5-0 (2-0). It started off rocky for the Tide when Florida quarterback John Brantley connected with receiver Andre Dubose for a 65-yard touchdown strike on the first play from scrimmage. “I think at the beginning of the game we were a little bit too hyped up,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “We … [Read more...]

Tony’s Taste of the Town: Hooligan’s

There is no question that game days in Tuscaloosa are hectic. Between the tailgating and the hustle and bustle of getting to Bryant-Denny Stadium, many fans lose the chance to sit back and relax on Saturday. Hooligans, located at 1915 University Blvd., might very well be Tuscaloosa’s cure to the fast paced stress of game days. “Hooligans is awesome because it has this really great combination of really good and affordable food,” said Alex Hollinghead, a senior majoring in math and … [Read more...]

Tide cruises to 27-11 win over Penn State

STATE COLLEGE| What started out as rough waters became easy sailing for the Alabama Crimson Tide, as the team defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 27-11, moving Alabama to 2-0 on the season. Penn State drove 54 yards on its opening drive, controlling the clock for 7:34 minutes before kicking a field goal to go up 3-0 on the Tide. Alabama then went three-and-out in a drive that lasted no longer than a minute. “This was a tough atmosphere especially in the beginning of the game,” head … [Read more...]

Tide finds new weapon in Maze

Much has been made about The University of Alabama’s potent run attack, with Heisman candidate Trent Richardson leading the way. However, Saturday’s game against Kent State showed the Crimson Tide that they have another weapon up their sleeves if need be. Marquis Maze shined in his first game as the Tide’s primary receiver, racking up eight receptions en route to 118 yards and a touchdown. With Darius Hanks having to sit out in order to use his medical red-shirt and Duron Carter not playing … [Read more...]

Tony’s Taste of the Town: The Waysider


Any true southerner will tell you that at the center of all southern cooking is a nice, hearty southern breakfast. Residents of Tuscaloosa need look no further than their own back yard to find one of the tastiest breakfast restaurants in the South. The Waysider, located on 1512 Greensboro Ave. in downtown Tuscaloosa is the oldest operating restaurant in Tuscaloosa, and just one taste of The Waysider’s melt-in your-mouth biscuits lets you know why. “We have been here since 1951 continually … [Read more...]

Tide bounces back with big win over MSU

The game after its heartbreaking loss to LSU, the Crimson Tide displayed one of its most spirited performances of the season beating Mississippi State 30-10. The Tide wore more than just its pride on its sleeves as the team came out in new Nike Pro Combat jerseys. The jerseys, which were part of a promotional event by Nike, featured an American Flag on the sleeve as a tribute to veterans, along with hounds tooth print in the numbers and on the helmets. “I think the players showed that they … [Read more...]

Alabama vs. Tennessee: A rivalry not forgotten

Terrence Cody blocks a field goal as time expires to secure Alabama's 12-10 victory over Tennessee last season. It was Cody's second blocked kick of the fourth quarter. / CW | John Michael Simpson

Every Alabama fan remembers seeing Terrence Cody’s block last season against Tennessee. They remember the call by Verne Lundquist: “Blocked again. Cody Again. Alabama wins!” Last season reminded Tide fans how great the Tennessee rivalry is, and although the Tide awaits a sure to be classic game in November against Auburn, the Tide must still get through one of its most heated and traditional rivals first. “The Tennessee game is certainly a signature game,” head coach Nick Saban said. “There … [Read more...]