No. 23 Alabama’s ability to be better defensively will be tested on Tuesday when Clemson arrives in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The game is part of the ACC/SEC Challenge, and both teams have shown explosive signs on offense. “We’ve got a good stretch here,” Alabama coach Nate Oats said. “I told our guys (that) five of our next seven opponents have offenses ranked in the top 40 of the country. So, our defense has to get significantly
Playing for third place in the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla., isn’t what No. 17 Alabama envisioned before the tournament began. However, that’s the situation for the Crimson Tide (4-1), who were upset 92-81 by Ohio State on Friday. Alabama will face Oregon on Saturday afternoon in a matchup of the two Friday losing teams. Oregon (4-1) fell 88-82 to Santa Clara in the second opening-round game. The Crimson Tide entered their contest leading
Alabama and Ohio State are anxious for their next challenges when they meet at the Emerald Coast Classic in Destin, Fla., on Friday. For the No. 17 Crimson Tide (4-0), wins against Morehead State, Indiana State, South Alabama and Mercer were precursors to a stretch ahead against six Power 5 teams in seven games, beginning with the Buckeyes (3-1). “We’ve got some tough ones, so we need to be ready to go,” Alabama coach Nate
No. 8 Alabama will look to remain in the College Football Playoff hunt when it hits the road to take on rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Saturday afternoon. Behind three touchdown passes from Jalen Milroe and a combined five rushing scores, the Crimson Tide (10-1, 7-0 SEC) trounced FCS opponent Chattanooga 66-10 to earn its ninth win in a row. Milroe has thrown for three touchdowns in consecutive games, boosting his total to
No. 22 Alabama will attempt to put triple digits on the scoreboard for the fourth straight game Friday night when Mercer visits Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Crimson Tide (3-0) scored 105, 102 and 102 points in their first three games, all at home, including Tuesday’s runaway 102-46 victory against South Alabama. Alabama will have a tougher time hitting the century mark against Mercer (1-2). The Bears are allowing 68.7 points per game this season and have
No. 8 Alabama takes a break from the rigors of the Southeastern Conference when it takes on FCS program Chattanooga on Saturday at Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Crimson Tide clinched a spot in the SEC Championship Game with last weekend’s 49-21 rout of host Kentucky. Alabama (9-1) has reeled off eight straight victories since a Week 2 loss to then-No. 11 Texas. But Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban is emphasizing to the players that they need
No. 22 Alabama will look to continue its red-hot scoring start to the season when South Alabama visits Tuesday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Crimson Tide (2-0) enters the matchup with the Jaguars averaging 103.5 points per game — good for fourth nationally — after blowout wins over Morehead State and Indiana State. In the 102-80 victory over the scrappy Sycamores, Aaron Estrada, Grant Nelson, Mark Sears and Jarin Stevenson all scored in double figures.
No. 24 Alabama will look to build off its impressive season-opening win over Morehead State when it hosts Indiana State in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday night. The Crimson Tide (1-0) jumped out a 20-point first-half lead and never looked back in cruising to a 105-73 win behind offseason acquisitions Grant Nelson, Aaron Estrada and Jarin Stevenson. Nelson, a North Dakota State transfer, led the Crimson Tide in points (24) and rebounds (seven) and was 7-of-12
Alabama remains in the national championship picture but badly needs to post a road win against Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington. That’s the perfect opponent for the No. 8 Crimson Tide, who have beaten the Wildcats in all seven meetings this century and stand 38-2-1 all-time against their fellow Southeastern Conference squad. Alabama (8-1, 6-0 SEC) enters its latest matchup with Kentucky (6-3, 3-3) on a roll with seven straight victories since a September loss
It will be tough for No. 24 Alabama to repeat last year’s historic success as the 2023-24 campaign opens with a home date against Morehead State on Monday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Head coach Nate Oats has built the Crimson Tide into a powerhouse and expectations are high following a 2022-23 season that ended with a 31-6 overall record, a 16-2 mark in the SEC and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.