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Thompson scores 20 as Alabama A&M defeats Southern 82-61

Feb. 04, 2023 21:52 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Messiah Thompson scored 20 points as Alabama A&M beat Southern 82-61 on Saturday night. Thompson was 7-of-9 shooting, including 4 for 6 from distance, and went 2 for 3 from the line for the Bulldogs (9-14, 5-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Dailin...

Clowney, Griffen lead No. 4 Alabama to hold off LSU 79-69

Feb. 04, 2023 19:25 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Noah Clowney and Rylan Griffen led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points each to carry No. 4 Alabama to a 79-69 victory over LSU on Saturday. Nimari Burnett and Mark Sears each had 13 points and Brandon Miller had 11 for the Crimson Tide (20-3, 10-0...

Cotton scores 22, Grambling takes down Alabama State 73-60

Feb. 04, 2023 19:19 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Virshon Cotton scored 22 points as Grambling beat Alabama State 73-60 on Saturday night. Cotton shot 7 for 13 (5 for 9 from 3-point range) and 3 of 6 from the free throw line for the Tigers (14-8, 7-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Jourdan Smith scored...

AP source: Alabama hiring Notre Dame OC Tommy Rees

Feb. 03, 2023 18:58 PM EST

Alabama is hiring Notre Dame assistant coach Tommy Rees to be its offensive coordinator, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was being finalized and still needed university...

University of Alabama initiatives honor retired Sen. Shelby

Feb. 03, 2023 15:30 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama on Friday announced two new initiatives honoring the legacy of recently retired U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby. The Shelby Endowment for Distinguished Faculty will leverage $100 million in congressional funding to establish an endowment...

Alabama coach Nate Oats gets new 6-year, $30 million deal

Feb. 03, 2023 14:26 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nate Oats has agreed to a new six-year, $30 million contract amid the program's best regular season in decades. Oats will average $5 million plus incentives over the deal running through the 2028-29 season under a deal approved Friday by the...

Lawmakers raise concerns, delay prison healthcare contract

Feb. 02, 2023 21:19 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Members of a legislative oversight committee on Thursday raised concerns about the Alabama prison system's $1 billion inmate healthcare contract, questioning a state official about the cost, selection process and lawsuits filed against an earlier version of the company. ...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 01, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Dothan Eagle. January 28, 2023. Editorial: Let the sun shine Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey began her new term on a positive note, at least among a constituency concerned with improving transparency in government. The governor issued an order outlining steps to improve public...

Alabama routs Vanderbilt 101-44 for largest win over SEC foe

Jan. 31, 2023 23:05 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Brandon Miller scored 22 points to help No. 4 Alabama rout Vanderbilt 101-44 on Tuesday night for the Crimson Tide's largest margin of victory over an SEC opponent ever. Alabama (19-3, 9-0 SEC) shot 59% from the field and 46% from 3-point range to pull off...

About 80 inmates released with ankle monitors under new law

Jan. 31, 2023 20:15 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — About 80 Alabama inmates were released with ankle monitors Tuesday as a 2021 law took effect requiring inmates to spend the final few months of their prison sentence on supervised release, the Alabama Department of Corrections said. The law requires inmates...