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BREAKING: SCOTT COCHRAN REPORTEDLY LEAVING ALABAMA FOR COACHING ROLE AT GEORGIA

Longtime Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran is reportedly leaving the Alabama football program for an on-field coaching position at the University of Georgia, according to several reports. Cecil Hurt of The Tuscaloosa News first broke the news on Twitter in the early afternoon Monday. Scott Cochran, the longtime strength and conditioning coach for

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SARKISIAN STICKS WITH ALABAMA

By WVUA 23 Reporter Chad Jeter Tuscaloosa, AL – Alabama football offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has reportedly taken his name out of consideration for the head coaching job at the University of Colorado. It was reported that Sarkisian recently interviewed for the job, but new reports claimed he’s informed head coach Nick Saban that he

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WENDELL HUDSON HONORED WITH JERSEY RETIREMENT, LUNCHEON

Story by WVUA 23 Reporter Kayla Smith The University of Alabama retired former basketball player Wendell Hudson’s No. 20 jersey on Saturday, making him the first University athlete to have his number retired. As the first African American scholarship athlete at UA, he shaped the game of basketball at the University. Hudson was honored at

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STUDENTS REACT TO LIMITED SEATING FOR A-DAY

Story by WVUA 23’s Maria Blough. The current renovation of Bryant-Denny stadium means A-Day at the University of Alabama is going to be different this year. Come April 18, 2020, only 30,000 to 35,000 fans will get to watch the game from inside the stadium due to ongoing construction. It usually can hold more than 100,000

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ALABAMA RUN-RULES USF TO WIN THIRD-STRAIGHT

Alabama only needed five innings to dispatch the University of South Florida in its third game of the St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational on Friday morning. The Crimson Tide claimed its second run-rule victory in a row after beating the Bulls 9-1 behind a strong batting and pitching performance. Alabama’s victory over USF came the

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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA NAMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT LIFE

The University of Alabama has named Myron L. Pope its new Vice President for Student Life, it was announced in an email from UA News on Friday morning. Pope, an Alabama native who has three degrees from the Capstone, will be filling a position that has been vacant since David Grady resigned in July of

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FORMER ALABAMA SAFETY THROWS VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY AT LOCAL YMCA

Story by WVUA 23’s Tatumn Vaught Despite the NFL Combine approaching quickly, former Alabama safety Xavier McKinney made time to visit the local children of The Benjamin Barnes Branch of the YMCA. As the season of love is in full swing, McKinney planned a Valentine’s Day party that included pizza and cupcakes for the after-school

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ALABAMA’S A-DAY GAME SET FOR APRIL 18, CAPACITY TO BE LIMITED

The Alabama A-Day Game is scheduled for 1 p.m. on April 18, but fewer fans will be in the stadium for a glimpse at the Crimson Tide’s 2020 team. Due to ongoing construction on Bryant-Denny Stadium, the capacity of the game will be limited to around 35,000. The A-Day Game is the 15th and final

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ALABAMA SOFTBALL STARTS TOURNAMENT WITH WIN OVER LIBERTY, FACES WASHINGTON NEXT

Just three days after being cleared to play by the NCAA, Abby Doerr made an impact for Alabama’s softball team. With the Crimson Tide even with Liberty at 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning, the catcher from Oregon blasted a two-run home run to give Alabama the lead. The Crimson Tide never looked

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ALABAMA BASEBALL OPENS 2020 SEASON FRIDAY

By WVUA 23 Reporter Crimson Jeffers The University of Alabama baseball team will open their 2020 season at Sewell-Thomas Stadium at 3 p.m. Friday with a series against the Northeastern Huskies. It will be a “best two out of three” series, with the other games taking place Saturday at Noon and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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ALABAMA SOFTBALL PLAYERS REACT TO NEW RENOVATIONS

Alabama’s softball players held their hands over their mouths, gasping in excitement as they got their first look last week at the newly renovated facilities at Rhoads Stadium. The players were treated to state-of-the-art improvements to the lounge, locker room and clubhouse. The updates are part of a $3 million upgrade to the softball stadium

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UA STUDENTS GIVE BACK WITH 24-HOUR MARKETING MARATHON

Capstone Agency, The University of Alabama’s student-run communications firm, will hold its fourth-annual CreateAthon from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1 at Reese Phifer Hall. 67 Capstone Agency students will stay awake for 24 hours to provide public relations, communications, marketing and advertising work for 13 West Alabama and Birmingham non-profit organizations. “Many of these nonprofits

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BAMA ALL-GIRL CHEER WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, CO-ED TAKES RUNNER-UP

The University of Alabama sent its all-girl and co-ed cheerleading squads to Orlando, Florida this past weekend to compete in the 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship. The squad returned as champions. The all-girl squad took the top spot for the second time in the program’s history on Sunday, while

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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUTWILER RESIDENCE HALL

  Construction on the University of Alabama’s new $150 million Julia Tutwiler Residence hall is underway. The new 365,000 square foot dorm, designed by Birmingham architectural firm TURNERBATSON and Mackey Mitchell Architects of St. Louis, Mo., is expected to be completed by mid-2022. The new facility will be home to 1,285 first-year female students. The

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ALABAMA HOSTS MISSISSIPPI STATE WEDNESDAY IN SEC HOME OPENER

The Crimson Tide’s men’s basketball team is looking to bounce back after a tough double-overtime loss at Florida to open Southeastern Conference play. Alabama will host the Mississippi State Bulldogs, coming off a loss of their own to the Auburn Tigers. A visible strength on the year for Mississippi State has been rebounding, likely in

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ALABAMA BASKETBALL FALLS TO NO. 6 NORTH CAROLINA IN THE BAHAMAS

The Alabama men’s basketball team lost to No. 6 North Carolina, 76-67, Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the 2019 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis. The Crimson Tide played hard throughout the first half and trailed by six at halftime. However, in the second half, the Tar Heels went on a 14-2 run

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ALABAMA SOFTBALL’S CLAIRE JENKINS TO MISS 2020 SEASON AFTER TEARING ACL

Even though softball season is still months away from officially starting, Alabama has already lost a key member of its team. Senior shortstop Claire Jenkins will miss the 2020 season as she recovers from a torn ACL that she suffered in practice, it was announced in a press release on Thursday afternoon. Jenkins underwent surgery

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ALABAMA WOMENS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL PRACTICE REPORT

The Alabama women’s wheelchair basketball team closed out its week with an active practice. The Crimson Tide returned several key players to its roster this season, including Arinn Young, Rosie Lalonde, Babsi Gross and Kate Lang. Alabama also added freshman Catha Weiss. Head coach Ryan Hynes noted that Avery Downing would not be playing basketball

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UA CLAY SHOOTING TEAM TO HOST “BAMA BLAST” TOURNAMENT

The best clay shooters in the southeast will converge in Calera, Alabama, on Oct. 12 for the fourth annual “Bama Blast” tournament hosted by the University of Alabama Clay Shooting Team. Alabama’s team members will compete against shooters from Auburn, Mississippi State, Florida State and several other schools. Originally formed in 2013, the UA Clay

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ALABAMA ROWING OPENS SEASON IN OKLAHOMA CITY

Alabama rowing kicked off the 2019-2020 season with a strong weekend in Oklahoma City. The first day at the Head of the Oklahoma saw the Crimson Tide finish with five top-five finishes, including a gold medal from Jordan Bradburne, Lily Butler, Emma Ewell, Justine Hobbs, and Rachael Tullis in the Women’s Collegiate Novice/Frosh 4+. “It

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WATCH: NICK SABAN MEETS WITH THE MEDIA

Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban address the media for the last time ahead of the Crimson Tide’s upcoming tilt with the University of Southern Mississippi on Saturday, September 21st. The game kicks-off inside Bryant-Denny Stadium at 11:00 AM on ESPN 2.

ALABAMA FANS PERSIST DESPITE DANGEROUSLY-HIGH TEMPERATURES

By WVUA 23 Reporter Grace Campbell The heat index in Tuscaloosa reached over 107 degrees on Saturday, but that didn’t stop Alabama fans from cheering on the Crimson Tide in and around Bryant-Denny Stadium. Although the opponent was New Mexico State, a team that many picked to lose to Alabama by over 50 points, the

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