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Tide interested in Missouri QB

For this year's recruiting class, the Tide went to Texas and caught quarterback Nick Fanuzzi. For next year's class, the Tide will again extend its quarterback search beyond the Southeast. One top quarterback of interest is... Inside

Florida DE is on Tide's watch list

By Lee Richards

There is no question that defensive end will be a major need in the upcoming recruiting class. Alabama already has one possible candidate committed in Pickens County standout Michael Williams. An out-of-state end drawing early interest from the Tide is… Inside

Bama among favorites for Louisiana WR

By Lee Richards

"My favorites are Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Alabama," says this Bayou State wide receiver. Inside

Mississippian on Bama's list

The state of Mississippi will continue next year to be a prime recruiting area for the Crimson Tide. One of the Mississippi prospects who will be recruited by Alabama is Charleston defensive end/linebacker… Inside

St. Paul's star to visit Tuscaloosa this weekend

By Lee Richards

"Coach Saban told me I reminded him of [former LSU star running back] Joseph Addai. He likes my power, speed, and that I'm a physical runner…" Inside

Spring practice dates set

Courtesy Doug Walker
UA Media Relations

Alabama's Spring Football Practice is slated to begin Saturday, March 24 and conclude with the Annual A-Day Spring Game on Saturday, April 21. Inside

Curt Cignetti joins Alabama football staff

Courtesy Doug Walker
UA Media Relations

Nick Saban announced today that Curt Cignetti, former tight ends coach, recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach at North Carolina State University, had joined the Crimson Tide football coaching staff. Inside

Another Dora prospect emerging

By Lee Richards

Last fall, Dora defensive end Chavis Williams emerged as a top prospect during his senior season. Next fall, Dora might have another player -- running back/linebacker Lavertis Towns -- who develops into an outstanding prospect. Inside

Versatile Mobile star to attend Bama's Junior Day

By Lee Richards

"When Coach Saban offered me recently, he was asking about which position I wanted to play in the NFL. He mentioned quarterback, receiver and defensive back…" Inside

Matthes, Quigley lead Alabama to sweep of Canisius

Courtesy Barry Allen
UA Media Relations

Sophomore right fielder Kent Matthes swatted two home runs and drove in four runs and sophomore left-hander Miers Quigley threw five scoreless innings and a career-high eight strikeouts as Alabama completed a three-game sweep of Canisius College with an 8-5 win Sunday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Inside

Alabama defeats Kentucky

Courtesy Chris Woodfin
UA Media Relations

The 25th ranked Alabama basketball team ended its two-game losing streak with a wire-to-wire victory over the No.20 (AP) Kentucky Wildcats 72-61 in Coleman Coliseum Saturday afternoon. Inside

Tide starts 2008 class with a bang

Alabama landed its first commitment of the 2008 class from Reform-Pickens County tight end/defensive end Michael Williams. The 6-6, 240-pound Williams is expected to be one of the state's elite prospects next fall. Inside

Mississippi star ranks Bama as an early favorite

By Lee Richards

"I like a lot of schools right now -- Georgia, Florida, LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Michigan, Georgia Tech and Florida State. If I can, I'd like to play outside the state…" Inside

Tide might be close to offering OL

"Alabama is staying in regular contact. They've talked about making an offer pretty quick…" Inside

Bama interested in Bayou State RB

By Lee Richards

Under Nick Saban the Crimson Tide made late in-roads in recruiting in Louisiana. Look for the Alabama staff to continue pounding the Bayou State for top players in 2008. This 6-1, 210-pound running back already has the Tide's attention. Inside

Troy beats Alabama in 12-inning game

Courtesy Barry Allen
UA Media Relations

Troy University scored three runs in the 12th inning, its second three-run inning of the game, to post a 7-5 come-from-behind win over the No. 20 University of Alabama baseball team in a frigid Wednesday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Inside

Big OL could be a bigtime player

As the spring recruiting period approaches, watch for this offensive lineman to emerge as one of the state's best prospects at his position. "He could be a big, bigtime player," says his high school coach. Inside

Tide has early lead for athletic DL

As a junior, this quick, athletic, 6-3, 260-pound defensive end made 88 tackles and 12 sacks. In one game at tight end, he hauled in eight passes for over 100 yards. Inside

Huffman trio getting early looks

Birmingham-Huffman head coach Alan Plump says that next season he'll have three legitimate D1 prospects, including… Inside

Bama offers speedy junior tailback

As a junior, this speedy tailback used his 4.37 speed to blister opponents for over 1,000 yards, while averaging 13 yards per carry. Last week, he picked up a scholarship offer from Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Inside

Pickens County junior DE/TE picks up Bama offer

If Nick Saban offers a scholarship to a junior this early, the player must be good. This standout from Pickens County-Reform, AL is very good. Inside

Valley LB to visit Bama

"Coach [Kirby] Smart from Alabama has already been by here," says Valley head coach Roger McDonald. "He said that Johnny sure is one heck of a football player." Inside

Tuscaloosa DL drawing early interest

By Lee Richards

Possibly one of the state's top defensive linemen next season will be just a few minutes from the Alabama campus. Inside

Alabama sweeps Georgia State, 9-3

Courtesy Barry Allen
UA Media Relations

Emeel Salem celebrated his 22nd birthday in style Sunday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The senior center fielder from Mountain Brook hit two home runs in his first two at-bats to lead the No. 25 University of Alabama baseball team to 9-3 win over Georgia State to complete a three-game sweep of the season-opening series. Inside

Bama targets top junior DE

By Lee Richards

"Alabama offered me earlier this week. It was my first offer. It caught me off-guard. I was surprised and excited at the same time…" Inside

Tide class meets needs

Shoring up the defensive front was a top priority for the Tide, and Nick Saban and his staff did an outstanding job of addressing that need. They signed 10 players on the defensive front. Inside

Nothing could sway Gibson from the Tide

By Lee Richards

Brandon Gibson had been leaning to Alabama all along. But in recent weeks, Auburn tried to make a late push for the 6-1, 193-pound wide receiver from UMS-Wright in Mobile. Inside

Bama had to make up ground to land Tarrant star

By Lee Richards

"I thought that if schools like Michigan, Miami and Tennessee wanted me, then why wouldn't Alabama?" Inside

Steele and Riley lead Alabama past MSU

Courtesy Chris Woodfin
UA Media Relations

Ronald Steele drove the length of the court and sank a lay-up with seven seconds remaining to give the Alabama basketball team an 80-79 win over Mississippi State. Inside

Saban's NSD Press Conference

Courtesy Ben Blevins
UA Media Relations

"We are very pleased with the players we were able to attract in a short period of time here." Inside

New Tiders

The following have signed to play football for the Tide:

QB Nick Fanuzzi
RB Jamar Taylor
RB Demetrius Goode
FB Jeramie Griffin
WR/DB Tarence Farmer
WR Brandon Gibson
WR Darius Hanks
WR/KR Marquis Maze
TE Chris Underwood
OL William Vlachos
OL Patrick Crump
DE Luther Davis
DT Josh Chapman
DT Jeremy Elder
DE/DT Nick Gentry
DT Alfred McCullough
DT Kerry Murphy
LB/DE Alex Watkins
LB/DE Chavis Williams
LB Jennings Hester
LB Rolando McClain
CB Kareem Jackson
CB/S Chris Lett
S Michael Ricks

Griffin wants to help Tide return to winning ways

Batesville-South Panola, MS fullback Jeramie Griffin (6-0, 225, 4.6) knows all about winning. Griffin, who was on South Panola teams that won 60 straight games, never lost a game during his prep career. Inside

Murphy decides to stay home

By Lee Richards

"[Coach Steele] seemed a little nervous at first, but I think he knew that I was going to come on home to Alabama." Inside

Chapman flips to the Tide

By Lee Richards

"I'm not a guy to base my decision strictly on football, and I thought Alabama was the place to better help me launch my career." Inside

Bama lands Hoover duo

The Crimson Tide landed a double whammy this afternoon when the Hoover defensive tackle duo of Kerry Murphy (6-5, 338) and Josh Chapman (6-1, 300) announced they would sign with the Crimson Tide tomorrow. Inside

Not enough time to land Louisiana star

When Nick Saban was named head coach at Alabama, he said that recruiting is all about relationships. Here's a story that reflects exactly what the coach was saying. Inside

Decisions forthcoming

By Lee Richards

Over the next two days, several prospects being recruited by Alabama will make their decisions. Inside

Davidson is SEC Player of the Week

Courtesy Becky Hopf
UA Media Relations

A week that included 31 points to lead a road win at LSU followed by 10 rebounds and nine points to help win a home game against South Carolina that put the University of Alabama in first place in the Southeastern Conference Western Division has landed Jermareo Davidson as the SEC Player of the Week. Inside

Mississippi sleeper waiting on an offer

By Lee Richards

"Coach Saban told me they are going to wait, but I should know about an offer maybe as early as tomorrow..." Inside

Visit solidifies his commitment

By Lee Richards

"Before I came on my visit, people here told me Alabama was a great place. My visit solidified everything…." Inside

Mobile standout returns from Bama visit

By Lee Richards

"Coach [Nick] Saban is supposed to let me know by Tuesday if I will get a regular offer or a grayshirt…" Inside

Louisiana DL gives Alabama high marks

"It was a real good visit. The facilities are nice. Everything is state of the art. The academic center is very impressive. Overall, the facilities are better than anything I've seen, and the passion the fans have and the environment is great…" Inside

Georgia DL discusses commitment to Bama

By Lee Richards

The Tide picked up its first commitment of the weekend on Sunday when defensive lineman Jeremy Elder of College Park-North Clayton, GA committed to head coach Nick Saban. Elder, a 6-3, 275-pounder with 4.85 speed, committed during his official visit. Inside

Alabama defeats South Carolina 64-61

Courtesy Kyle Murphy
UA Media Relations

After being down 32-26 at halftime, the Crimson Tide rallied to outscore the Gamecocks 38-29 in the second half to seal the victory. Inside

Final recruiting weekend

By Lee Richards

Alabama will host a handful of top prospects this weekend in Tuscaloosa. Inside

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