INDIANAPOLIS — Barry Alvarez lived through the tidal wave of conference realignment that swept over college sports in the early 2010s as Wisconsin's athletic director, watching the Big Ten grow to 14 teams from the Midwest to the East Coast.
HOOVER — Count Nick Saban among those unable to predict the impact of the many recent changes in college athletics, including the ability for players to make money off their brand.
HOOVER — Over the summer, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban urged his fellow Alabama residents to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in a public service announcement.
HOOVER — Southeastern Conference front-runners Alabama and Georgia upgraded their depth and talent, adding key players when the transfer floodgates opened wide.
Most of the starters on the Alabama football defense will return in 2021, but the NFL still took a significant player at each level.
Alabama football players who leave for the NFL frequently leave big shoes to fill. But in a normal year, those might be a men’s 12 or 13 shoe size. This year, Crimson Tide players have left shoes closer to size 20.
During summers when track star Quanesha Burks makes it back to Hartselle, her former high school basketball coach, Gary Orr, gets her to speak to his current team.
Quanesha Burks, a former track star at Hartselle High and the University of Alabama, earned a spot in the Olympics by placing third in the long jump during the United States Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday.