Arkansas' winning season a launching point

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kelly Ward) HOOVER — While Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema made comments about the Razorbacks' win over Texas in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl that went viral Wednesday at SEC Media Days, he kept his speech tamer for print media.That didn't mean he wasn't going to take a shot at South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier who commented that teams like Arkansas and Tennessee were doing cartwheels over a 7-6 record.“And from day one, Coach Spurrier has been awesome to my wife … [Read more...]

Alabama soccer adds booster club

By outreach@cw.ua.edu By Kelly Ward | Managing EditorBefore the U.S. women's national team put on a scoring clinic against Japan in the 2015 Women's World Cup final Sunday evening, the Alabama Soccer Stadium opened its doors to families and fans for the opportunity to kick the ball around on the field.When the game started, some children kept playing, but most in attendance turned their attention to the screen to see the USWNT claim its third World Cup title and its first since 1999.First-year … [Read more...]

McCleney, Traina, and Team USA beat Japan 6-1 in softball world cup final

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kayla Montgomery) By Kayla Montgomery | Staff ReporterWhile the U.S. women's national soccer team was taking home its third World Cup title, USA Softball defeated Japan 6-1 in Irvine, California to win its eighth World Cup.The team featured two Alabama athletes. Senior centerfielder Haylie McCleney is in her second year with the team, and former pitcher Jaclyn Traina has been with the team for three seasons.Sunday's championship was the seventh meeting between USA and … [Read more...]

Carli Lloyd impresses in WWC final

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Shemaiah Kenon) No World Cup finalist has ever won the World Cup with more than two goals, until Carli Lloyd of the U.S. Women's National Team scored three goals in the first half in Sunday's final against Japan. “I've dreamed of scoring a shot like that,” said Carli Lloyd on scoring a hat trick against Japan that resulted in the United States becoming the first country to win three World Cups. This is the second time in the Women's World Cup where the United States … [Read more...]

SEC coaches to headline media days starting Monday

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kayla Montgomery) It's finally here.Monday marks the beginning of football season. The Southeastern Conference starts off its media days with the brand new commissioner Greg Sankey.Here's a schedule of who will be representing each school and when. Make sure to follow @CWsports for updates during the week.Monday, July 13:11:30 a.m. –2:20 p.m.Auburn TigersCoach: Gus MalzahnStudent‐athlete: Quarterback Jeremy JohnsonLast Season: 8-5 (4-4 SEC)vs. Alabama Nov. … [Read more...]

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...]

Brady punished for Goodell's prior mistakes

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Marquis Munson) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been to six Super Bowls, winning four. But his battle with the National Football League to prove his innocence in the infamous "Deflategate" scandal is proving to be tougher than both the New York Giants defensive line and the Seattle Seahawks secondary.Brady was suspended for four games by the league for allegedly having locker-room attendant Jim “The Deflator” McNally deflate the footballs in the AFC … [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...]