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Levi Randolph becomes program’s first Academic All-American

For the first time in program history, Alabama men's basketball has an Academic All-American. Senior guard Levi Randolph has been selected to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, it was announced on Thursday.

Alabama, Georgia early leaders for 2017 star WR

Standout wide receiver Nico Collins of Clay-Chalkville HS in Pinson is one of the top sophomores in the state. The 6-5, 193-pound playmaker has picked up offers from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss.

Tuscaloosa standout is one to watch for 2017

For the last two years, football fans in south Tuscaloosa have been buzzing about Brian Robinson. The 6-1, 205-pound rising junior running back at Hillcrest HS led the Patriots to the third round of the state playoffs last season with 1,451 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns.

Gordo star releases top 7

Ben Davis, one of the state's elite prospects in the 2016 class, released his top seven schools via twitter this afternoon. The 6-4, 222-pound Davis, the son of former UA linebacker Wayne Davis, is thought to be a strong lean to the Crimson Tide. The schools Davis listed today are in no particular order.

Pennsylvania safety has Tide high on his list

Alabama recently joined a list of some of the nation's top programs in offering standout 2016 safety Andrew Pryts of Hickory HS in Hermitage, PA. Pryts now has 15 offers, including ones from Alabama, Duke, Kansas State, Michigan, North Carolina, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Stanford and Wisconsin.

Short-handed Tide hangs on to down Carolina

Rickey Tarrant was out again, but not alone. Michael Kessens joined him with a bruised knee. Shannon Hale joined both of them at the half. Despite the short roster, Alabama held off South Carolina for an SEC basketball win, 59-51, Tuesday night at Coleman Coliseum.

Alabama baseball takes game two, 4-2, to sweep first doubleheader of the season

TThe Alabama Crimson Tide took both ends of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Savannah State, downing the Tigers by a final score of 4-2 in the nightcap. Timely hitting by the Crimson Tide backed starter Jake Hubbard’s quality outing to seal the victory for Alabama. With the win, the Crimson Tide improves to 6-2 through the first eight games of the 2015 campaign.

Alabama baseball knocks off Savannah State, 7-2, in game one of doubleheader

The Alabama Crimson Tide used a five-run second inning to build an early lead 6-1, and hung on to secure a 7-2 victory over the Savannah State Tigers in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader at the Hoover Met. Casey Hughston hit a grand slam as part of the Tide’s five-run frame, while four Alabama pitchers combined to strand 14 Tiger baserunners.

Alabama offers 2016 Florida DE

Defensive end Keyshon Camp of Lake Gibson HS in Lakeland, Florida is one of the top prospects in the Sunshine State. The 6-4, 270-pound Camp, who committed early to Miami, has offers from Alabama, Duke, Florida, Louisville, Miami, Northwestern and Virginia Tech, among others, and he's drawing interest from Auburn and FSU.

Saban, Mississippi star connect during visit

The Crimson Tide staff hosted several prospects on unofficial visits over the weekend. One of Mississippi's top prospects visiting in Tuscaloosa was defensive end Jeffery Simmons of Macon-Noxubee County. During the visit, the 6-4, 265-pound Simmons picked up an offer from Nick Saban.

Tide a favorite for 2016 Virginia LB

Linebacker Jaquan Yulee of Indian River HS in Chesapeake, Virginia is one of the latest prospects to get an offer from Alabama. The 6-2½, 235-pound junior has also landed offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, FSU, Michigan, Virginia and Virginia Tech, among others. And he's drawing interest from Georgia, LSU, Michigan State and Ohio State.

Alabama baseball claims 2,500th victory with 8-3 win at No. 3 Houston

Five doubles, a home run and 14 total hits helped push the Alabama baseball team past the Houston Cougars, 8-3, on Sunday afternoon inside Cougar Stadium. With the win, Alabama improves to 4-2 this season and has now recorded 2,500 wins in the program’s history.

Alabama baseball falls in wild 14-9 game at third-ranked Houston

A combined 23 hits and seven errors led to a 14-9 final score, with the Alabama baseball team falling to the third-ranked Houston Cougars on Saturday evening inside Cougar Stadium. Following the loss, Alabama moves to 3-2 on the year.

Tide falls at home to Bulldogs

Alabama’s faint post-season hopes took another turn for the worse Saturday when the Crimson Tide basketball squad lost in overtime at home to Georgia, 66-65.

Alabama baseball falls to No. 3 Houston, 3-1

A three-run homer was the deciding factor in Friday night’s game, as the Alabama baseball team fell to the third-ranked Houston Cougars, 3-1. With the loss, the Crimson Tide moves to 3-1 on the early season.

Tennessee OL talks Alabama

Bryce Mathews of Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee is one of the top offensive linemen in the class of 2016. The 6-6, 275-pound junior has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Louisville, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt, and he's drawing interest from FSU, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Notre Dame and Stanford.

Junior WR blessed to get UA offer

It’s a good year for prospects in Mississippi, and Jordan Duncan is one of the state's best for 2016. The 6-2, 195-pound wide receiver from Oak Grove HS in Hattiesburg has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee, among others. He's also drawing interest from Arizona, California, Florida, FSU, LSU and UCLA.

Simmons discusses offer, decision

T.J. Simmons became the Tide's fourth commitment to the 2016 class on Thursday. The 6-2, 190-pound wide receiver from Clay-Chalkville committed to UA just moments after receiving an offer from Nick Saban. It was an offer that Simmons had been waiting on for a long time.

Simmons jumps at Tide offer

Clay-Chalkville wide receiver T.J. Simmons was expecting an offer from Alabama to come at anytime. The Tide offered today and the 6-2, 190-pound Simmons accepted immediately. Simmons also had offers from Cincinnati, Memphis, Mississippi State and South Alabama, among others.

In-state WR commits

WR T.J. Simmons has committed to Alabama. The 2016 star had 20 touchdowns, 17 receiving and three rushing, as a junior. The Tide staff compares Simmons to former UA star Kevin Norwood. Story coming.