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Durand assists in local tournament

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kayla Montgomery) As the Fourth of July holiday draws near, countless people will trade the boardroom for board shorts, dress shoes for water skis and office supplies for River Rats and Coppertone, preparing to spend the holiday weekend at the nearest lake. University of Alabama junior Russell Durand will spend his holiday on the water as well, assisting with the Pro Ski Tour's Malibu Cup in Tuscaloosa.The weekend is one of few this summer where Durand is not competing … [Read more...]

Inaugural Malibu Cup part of July 4 events on river

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Marquis Munson) On the Fourth of July weekend, the Pro Ski Tour will host the Inaugural Malibu Cup in Alabama featuring some of the best of the best in water skiing for Pro Men and Women Slalom, ski show and exhibitions.The two round prelims will take place Friday at LymanLand, and the top 12 men and top eight women will move on to the semi-finals on Black Warrior Saturday morning. The top four men and women competitors will move on to the finals later
that … [Read more...]

On The Twitterverse SEC Takeover

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (CW Staff) On Monday, the Alabama Crimson Tide took over the SEC Network, featuring 12 notable Alabama games with the help of Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram. An hour of original content, Built by Bama, also aired. Take a look at the live tweets from the Crimson takeover. https://twitter.com/CWsports/status/615363531953827840^11 p.m. 2009 SEC Football Championship … [Read more...]

Former Alabama baseball players in the MLB

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kayla Montgomery) Earlier this month, six Alabama baseball players were taken in the 2015 MLB Draft. It was the highest number of Crimson Tide players taken since 2010, and the five players selected before the start of the 15th round were the most in UA history. The Crimson Tide baseball team is no stranger to the MLB, with five former players currently making waves.Tommy Hunter:Hunter holds a 2-1 record as a reliever for the Baltimore Orioles, with 22 strikeouts in 31 … [Read more...]

By the numbers: Gymnastics attendance

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Caroline Gazzara) Team USA is making a bid to win the Women's World Cup since its last title in 1999. Sixteen years later, Team USA is on the hunt once more to make itself a household name again. The U.S. came close in 2011, falling to Japan in the championship match. But after Monday night's 2-0 win against Columbia, America will face off against China to determine its potential fate. The quarterfinals are an important time in the World Cup. It's the midpoint of the … [Read more...]

Women's World Cup matchup between USA and China one to watch

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Caroline Gazzara) Team USA is making a bid to win the Women's World Cup since its last title in 1999. Sixteen years later, Team USA is on the hunt once more to make itself a household name again. The U.S. came close in 2011, falling to Japan in the championship match. But after Monday night's 2-0 win against Columbia, America will face off against China to determine its potential fate. The quarterfinals are an important time in the World Cup. It's the midpoint of the … [Read more...]

Lakers should draft Jahil Okafor

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Marquis Munson) This Thursday, the 2015 NBA Draft gets underway and teams will try to rebuild their organizations with some of the most talented college and international players. One of those teams in dying need of rebuilding is the Los Angeles Lakers, which finished last season with a 21-61 record.Earlier this week, it was reported that the Minnesota Timberwolves, who hold the No. 1 pick, are going with Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns. That leaves the second-best … [Read more...]

Soccer coach talks recruitment

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kelly Ward) Alabama soccer coach Wes Hart was hired in April after the team spent a month without a coach. In the meantime, he's been away recruiting, moving his family and getting adjusted to life at Alabama. The Crimson White caught up with Hart at an American Outlaws watch party for the U.S. Women's National Team's match against Nigeria in the group stage of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.Q: How is the recruiting going?A: It went well. I went over to Europe, saw some … [Read more...]

Duckworth partners with Read Bama Read

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Stephanie Ziegler) The tornado that hit Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011, left a handful of libraries completely destroyed, taking away the opportunity for local children to read the books libraries once held on their shelves.When it seemed like the rest of the world forgot the storm, Alabama gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth said she wanted to bring back the passion in her community and felt a calling to give back to those affected by the tornado.“When you have disasters, … [Read more...]

Welcome to Alabama: Deontay Wilder defends WBC heavy weight title

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Sean Landry) BIRMINGHAM -- Welcome to Alabama.For one night only, the biggest sporting event in the state so famed for college football wasn't the Iron Bowl. There was no ‘Roll Tide,' or ‘War Eagle' or even ‘Go Blazers' in the sold out crowd in UAB's Bartow Arena on Saturday night.There was only ‘BombZquad' and ‘DE-ON-TAY' and the WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World standing over knocked-down challenger Eric Molina shouting “Welcome to Alabama” as Tuscaloosa native … [Read more...]