American Outlaws starts Tuscaloosa chapter, promotes soccer

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Christian Elliott) An American Outlaws chapter is being formed in Tuscaloosa. According to their official website, the mission of the organization is to “support the United States National Soccer Teams through a unified and dedicated group of supporters” and create a local and national community to “unite and strengthen U.S. Soccer fans from all parts of the country.”Aaron Barrett, a University of Alabama alumnus, local high-school soccer coach and president of the … [Read more...]

Burks wins women's long jump title on 5th attempt

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Marquis Munson) By Marquis Munson | Contributing WriterFor Alabama's Quanesha Burks, the fifth time's the charm.On her fifth attempt of the day, Burks jumped a wind-aided 22 feet, 8 inches in the women's long jump. She had another attempt, but she didn't need it as she finished her record-breaking outdoor track and field season winning the biggest prize of 
them all.Burks went into the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with the top seed in the long jump … [Read more...]

Shelley Godwin joins women's tennis coaching staff

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kelly Ward) Shelley Godwin has been named the new assistant coach for women's tennis, head coach Jenny Mainz announced Friday in a release.Godwin spent the last four years as Middle Tennessee State's women's tennis head coach. She led the Blue Raiders to four consecutive winning seasons. She coached two ranked singles players. In the 2014-15 season, the Blue Raiders were ranked as high as No. 65 in the ITA rankings and finished the year at No. 75, which was the first … [Read more...]

Johnson adds veteran AAU coach Pospichal to staff

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Sean Landry) By Sean Landry | Contributing WriterAvery Johnson announced the addition of former AAU coach Scott Pospichal to his staff at Alabama via a UA Athletics release. Pospichal comes to the Crimson Tide with over 30 years of coaching experience at developmental levels, including a decade-long stint with the Texas Titans, one of the premier developmental basketball teams in the nation. During Pospichal's time, the team won four 
AAU championships.“Scott is a … [Read more...]

Avery Johnson adds veteran AAU coach Pospichal to Alabama basketball staff

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Sean Landry) Avery Johnson has announced the addition of former AAU coach Scott Pospichal to his staff at Alabama via a UA Athletics press release. Pospichal comes to the Crimson Tide with over 30 years of coaching experience at developmental levels, including a decade-long stint with the Texas Titans, one of the premier developmental basketball teams in the nation. During Pospichal's time, the team won four AAU championships.“Scott is a legendary AAU coach and we are … [Read more...]

Three Alabama players selected in MLB Draft

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kelly Ward) The Southeastern Conference has been the dominant conference in football. Fifty-four former SEC football players were selected in the 2015 NFL Draft.SEC baseball isn't far behind. The first two picks of the 2015 MLB Draft were SEC shortstops. Four of the first eight picks play in the SEC for teams in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.Through two days of the MLB Draft, three current Alabama players have been selected along with a first-round pick who … [Read more...]

Deas trains heavyweight champion Wilder

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Marquis Munson) Jay Deas has followed boxing his whole life. His brother, Tommy, used to write for various national boxing publications and his father would take them to all the fights within 100 miles. While attending Central High School, he collected over 3,000 boxing matches on VHS tape.Boxing promoters Butch Lewis and Don King would ask Deas for copies of his VHS fight tapes. Once Lewis, who represented Bernard Hopkins, called him and asked if he had any tape on … [Read more...]

​Dare gets clutch hit in 2-1 win over Oregon

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kelly Ward) OKLAHOMA CITY — Chandler Dare might be the shortest player on Alabama's roster. She's listed at 5-foot-2, along with senior Danielle Richard. The sophomore outfielder might not be that tall.Dare didn't have to be the biggest player on the team to get the biggest hit of the day in No. 6 Alabama softball's 2-1 win over No. 2 Oregon.With two outs and runners at second and third in the bottom of the second inning, Dare singled into right field, bringing two runs … [Read more...]

Alabama softball drops game to Michigan in WCWS opener

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kelly Ward) OKLAHOMA CITY — Michigan got big hits. Alabama didn't. Michigan gets to play Friday. Alabama plays on elimination Saturday.No. 6 Alabama softball (47-14) was shutout 5-0 to No. 6 Michigan (57-6) in the opening round of the Women's College World Series. The Wolverines had a solo home run and a grand slam in the win.Freshman right-hander Alexis Osorio (21-9) had threw six innings and allowed four hits and five runs. She walked four and struck out seven. She … [Read more...]

Alabama softball faces Michigan in rematch of early-season loss

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kelly Ward) OKLAHOMA CITY — The weather was more suited to Michigan than Alabama the last time the two softball teams faced off against each other.It was Feb. 20, and it was 37 degrees in Tuscaloosa.The Wolverines shelled the Crimson Tide 8-2 in the first game. The next day, they came back and beat Alabama 4-1.“They hit the ball better than they've ever hit that early in the season against us,” Alabama coach Patrick Murphy said. “And that really impressed me. And they … [Read more...]