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Grandson of Alabama champ pledges NIL money to CTE research

Sep. 20, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

As a walk-on long snapper — even one at powerhouse Alabama — Kneeland Hibbett doesn’t figure to rake in a lucrative endorsement deal. What he does earn he wants to put to good use. The grandson of a Crimson Tide national champion, Hibbett has pledged to donate a...

No. 2 Bama's Reichard has flipped script for Saban kickers

Sep. 18, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

Will Reichard points to the sky every time he makes a kick for Alabama, and he’s made many. The second-ranked Crimson Tide’s kicker — easily the most successful of the Nick Saban era — is honoring God with the gesture and also his late father, Gary. That includes Reichard’s...

1st female president at Alabama's Stillman College to retire

Sep. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Stillman College's first female president, Cynthia Warrick, has announced plans to retire after leading the Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based historically Black college for five years. Stillman’s Board of Trustees has launched a national search for Warrick’s...

No. 2 Alabama hosts Louisiana-Monroe after close call

Sep. 15, 2022 01:33 AM EDT

Nick Saban doesn’t have to give his players a history lesson. The Alabama coach need only point to last weekend’s Sun Belt Conference stunners ahead of Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Monroe, incidentally the architect of the most humbling loss of his tenure in Tuscaloosa....

Sarkisian trek from Bama built pipeline to aid Texas rebuild

Sep. 07, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Steve Sarkisian left his job as an Alabama assistant to be the head coach at Texas in January 2021 and quickly blazed a 735-mile trail from Tuscaloosa to Austin for others to follow. The core of his offensive coaching staff made the trek and a handful of...

Young, Anderson driven and dominant for top-ranked Tide

Aug. 28, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

Will Anderson Jr. glowers at the camera like it was an opposing quarterback on third-and-5. Standing next to him, Alabama’s Heisman Trophy -winning quarterbeack, Bryce Young, sports a beatific smile befitting football’s glamour position. The two most decorated players in college...

Alabama gives Saban new 8-year, $93.6 million deal

Aug. 23, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban is getting a new eight-year contract worth at least $93.6 million, eclipsing the recent megadeal of Southeastern Conference rival Kirby Smart. The University of Alabama trustees compensation committee on Tuesday approved a one-year...

State approves alcohol sales at Bryant-Denny stadium

Aug. 17, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Beer and wine sales are coming to Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama. Dean Argo, a spokesman for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said Wednesday that the agency gave approval to an alcohol license for the vendor at Bryant-Denny...

Small plane makes emergency landing in Alabama; no injuries

Jul. 15, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing of his small plane in an Alabama field Friday morning. Tuscaloosa Police told WBRC-TV in Birmingham that a pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in Tuscaloosa County around 10:20 a.m. ...

Alabama officer honored for saving woman in river

Jul. 02, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An officer with the University of Alabama Police Department has been hailed as a hero for rescuing a woman from the Black Warrior River. Officer Albert Canzoneri, who has been with department for nearly eight years, earned the Chief of Police’s Medal of...