Alabama-Wisconsin selected for College Gameday Week 1

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Sean Landry) Alabama's season opener against Wisconsin in Fort Worth, Texas on Sept. 5 has been selected as the first location for ESPN's "College GameDay" pregame show this season. ESPN made the announcement via CollegeGameday's twitter account Monday morning.The appearance will be the Crimson Tide's 33rd (20-12) overall appearance on the program. Three Alabama games played host to the show last season, with the Crimson Tide going 2-1, beating Mississippi State and … [Read more...]

Construction continues on Sewell-Thomas renovations

By outreach@cw.ua.edu While students were away for the summer, construction crews were busy around the Capstone working to complete a multitude of projects across campus. Check in on the progress of the $42 million renovation of baseball's Sewell-Thomas stadium, which is receiving its first renovation since the 1990s. ...read more Source:: The Crimson White Sports       … [Read more...]

2nd Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K set for August

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kayla Montgomery) When Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran is in a room, people notice. His signature voice booms from the Bryant-Denny speakers on Saturdays in the fall, his chain of “Yeah yeah yeah,” a symbol that it is time to ramp up the energy. The coach has become a symbol of the Alabama football team. His mantra, a symbol of enthusiasm and motivation, for the second year in a row, will be the title of a 5K race in Tuscaloosa.This year will mark … [Read more...]

Kenyan Drake prepared to return after injury

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kelly Ward) HOOVER — The year has been a long one for Alabama running back 
Kenyan Drake.After ending his season with a leg injury at Ole Miss early October, Drake spent his offseason working on getting back to playing-form after surgery.“It's definitely been a hard road,” Drake said at SEC Media Days. “I've never had an injury to that extent before. Once it happened I had to really realize this wouldn't be a two or three week injury, it's going to be a four or five … [Read more...]

Burke draws complete picture in Saban biography

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (CW Staff) For the last eight years, Nick Saban has been the face of Alabama football. His sideline antics and press appearances have earned him a very distinct reputation in the college football world, but Forbes magazine's Monte Burke paints a different picture of the coach in his book Saban: The Making of a Coach. The Crimson White spoke with Burke to learn more about the making of his book and the making of the man that has become an Alabama icon.Q: What was it like … [Read more...]

Welter positioned to make NFL history as coach

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Marquis Munson) Back in 2014, former San Antonio Silver Star Becky Hammon became the first hired female assistant coach in the NBA when she landed a job on Gregg Popovich's San Antonio Spurs coaching staff. One year later, the Arizona Cardinals are making the same history on the football field.On Monday, the Cardinals announced they will add Jen Welter to their coaching staff as an intern to help coach the inside linebacker core. Welter will become the first woman in NFL … [Read more...]

Fournette overcomes hardships, excels in SEC

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Marquis Munson) By Marquis Munson | Contributing Writer
Leonard Fournette has been through the storm to become one of the best players in college football.In his sophomore season, the LSU Tigers running back has become one of the most talented backs in the SEC. However, growing up in New Orleans and impacted by Hurricane Katrina may have been the hardest battles Fournette has ever had to go through.Fournette was raised in the 7th Ward of New Orleans. He was only 10 years … [Read more...]

Kentucky's Lewis looks to past as motivation

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Marquis Munson) Kentucky's senior nose guard Melvin Lewis may be a big guy, standing at 6 feet 4 inches and weighing 332 pounds, but it was his big heart toward adversity on and off the field that was the story at last week's SEC Media Days in Hoover.Lewis grew up in Compton, California, one of the oldest cities in Los Angeles County and one of the most violent cities in Southern California. Known as the home of gangster rap and two of the most violent gangs in the … [Read more...]

LSU brings back some quarterback experience

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kelly Ward) HOOVER — LSU's 8-5 season was not up to standards.Head coach Les Miles said there were a number of factors involved in the year, including youth at quarterback and losing valuable juniors. Every year, the team loses a solid portion of the senior class to the NFL.“But what we've done and tried to do is we lose juniors, we're going to recruit to that void, and we've been pretty successful in the fact that we've brought some of those guys in and they've played … [Read more...]

Treadwell likely to return for Ole Miss season opener

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kelly Ward) HOOVER — Ole Miss was a different team without wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.Treadwell suffered a season-ending injury in the final minutes of Ole Miss' 35-31 loss to Auburn. He broke his leg as he fumbled the ball, which Auburn recovered in the end zone.“For it to happen like it did, adversity is certainly a teaching tool, but that next week, I don't know — I tried everything in the world, but I didn't sense that we could rebound from it,” head coach Hugh … [Read more...]