Alabama Basketball Player Arrested Following A Child's Kidnapping

Devonta Pollard, a rising junior basketball player at the University of Alabama, was arrested today following the April 30 kidnapping of a six-year-old girl from Mississippi. The Tuscaloosa News reports that he was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Six people, including Pollard's mother, Jesse… » 6/04/13 10:40pm 6/04/13 10:40pm

Tree-Poisoner Harvey Updyke Will Spend Six Months In Jail And Five…

Harvey Updyke, the Alabama football fan that, in 2010, poisoned two oak trees that figure prominently in Auburn athletic traditions, and then essentially confessed to the act (a Class-C felony in Alabama) unbidden on Paul Finebaum's radio show, accepted a plea deal on Friday. While Updyke will get credit for time… » 3/23/13 11:40am 3/23/13 11:40am

"Sweat Is Just Your Fat Crying," Says Weird Sign In Alabama Weight Room

That's it, we've officially run out of motivational slogans to slap on the walls of places where college athletes congregate. The day that this sign was hung up in the University of Alabama football team's weight room is the day that someone should have taken a step back and said, "You know what, maybe we're trying a… » 2/27/13 3:15pm 2/27/13 3:15pm

Don't Worry, Rest Of College Football, Alabama's Only Getting The…

It's been a good week for college football teams not named "Alabama" because they've been able to bask in the notion, however mistaken, that the gap Alabama between themselves and Alabama is closing. A loss to Texas A&M dropped the Crimson Tide to a previously unthinkable 9-1, and now the team finds itself… » 11/17/12 9:15am 11/17/12 9:15am

Arkansas's Drop Out Of The Top 25 Is Second Only To Michigan's After The …

Remember about 17 hours ago, when the Arkansas Razorbacks lost to 30-point underdog Louisiana-Monroe in Little Rock? SEC teams that lose to Sun Belt teams can expect to take a dip in the rankings, but this one is especially dramatic: Arkansas fell from eighth to nowhere in this week's version of the AP Poll. Not since… » 9/09/12 4:35pm 9/09/12 4:35pm

The Sabanization Of College Football Is A Total Bummer

Yesterday we lauded San Diego State's Rocky Long for potentially eschewing the kick (field goals or punts) in fourth-down situations, a strategic move that's become something of a totem in the advanced football stats discussion. Today, kind of the opposite: it seems college coaches are lining up to imitate the… » 8/14/12 6:10pm 8/14/12 6:10pm

If He Knew How, Nick Saban Would Troll Football Websites To Get Back…

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban's "first news conference of the preseason practice schedule" is annually a seminal moment in Tuscaloosa. At this year's FNCotPPS, Saban expressed dismay with the speed by which stories/rumors/innuendo spreads in the information age. Sayeth Saban to the press corps, "You all … » 8/06/11 12:30pm 8/06/11 12:30pm

Here's Video Of The Nick Saban Statue Descending "From The Clouds Of…

Not one to be outdone by statue-unveiling Florida and/or statue-announcing Auburn, the Crimson Tide made a nine-foot statue of Nick Saban available for everyone in Tuscaloosa to see yesterday. » 4/17/11 4:00pm 4/17/11 4:00pm