Welcome to Alabama: Deontay Wilder retains title in Birmingham

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...]

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...]

WATCH LIVE: Wilder-Molina weigh-in

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Sean Landry) Deontay Wilder and Eric Molina will weigh-in for the final time before Wilder defends his heavyweight title tomorrow night in Birmingham. Broadcast set to begin at 1 p.m. CT. Video courtesy Showtime Sports. ...read more Source:: The Crimson White Sports       … [Read more...]

All About That Bass: University of Alabama club fishing team to compete in Ranger Cup

By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Matthew Wilson) As a child growing up on the lake, John Davis would watch fishermen in boats catch bass, all the while dreaming of owning his own boat and competing in tournaments. Now, as president of The University of Alabama club fishing team, Davis is 
living that dream.Davis, a junior majoring in marketing, and his fishing partner Payton McGinnis, also a junior majoring in marketing, qualified for the 2015 Ranger Cup Team of the Year Challenge after placing seventh … [Read more...]

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...]