Rise to the moment of truth Thursday, February 2, 2023


State college basketball roundup: Montevallo wins on late 3-pointer while UAH and West Alabama join five-way tie for 1st in GSC

Troy's Zay Williams became the 10th player in Troy history to score at least 1,000 points in his career.

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Crimson Tide football legend John Hannah — 'I always loved Alabama'; Says Bear Bryant taught him how to 'outwork everybody'

During an appearance on this week's "1819 News: The Podcast," NFL Hall of Fame offensive lineman John Hannah, who starred at the University of Alabama, discussed his football career, including playing for legendary football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.

Allen Flanigan (22) during the Game between the #13 Arkansas Razorbacks and the #22 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Jan 7, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Auburn bounces back with wire-to-wire victory over Arkansas

Classes have not even started, students are still enjoying their winter breaks, but when Wendell Green Jr. opened the game with a four-point play, there was a sense of something different in the air of Neville Arena. It was not a perfect game from the Tigers, but Auburn’s game plan was sound and the Jungle roared once again as the Tigers took down the No. 13 Razorbacks 72-59. 

Poor defense and critical mistakes are part of UAB's overtime loss at FIU on Saturday night

UAB fell to 0-2 on its Florida trip after allowing 90 points in a loss to a FIU that began the week without a Conference USA win.

Samford holds on to win at UNC Greensboro

Samford owns sole possession of first place in the Southern Conference standings with a win at UNC Greensboro.

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Miller, Sears lead Crimson Tide to blowout victory over Kentucky Wildcats

Saturday, No. 7 Alabama put together another impressive game, blowing out Kentucky 78-52 and advancing their SEC record to 3-0 for the first time since the 1986-87 season.

Samford and UNC Greensboro play on Saturday with first place in the Southern Conference at stake

Samford and UNC Greensboro are the only two teams still unbeaten in Southern Conference men's basketball play.

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Alabama play-by-play voice Eli Gold diagnosed with 'treatable' form of cancer

The “Voice of the Crimson Tide”, Eli Gold, missed the entire 2022 football season due to health issues and announced Friday that he is battling with a “treatable” form of cancer.

UAB needs to turn the page quickly after Thursday's C-USA loss at FAU

UAB tries to get out of Florida with at least one win as the Blazers play at FIU in a Conference USA game on Saturday night.

College basketball roundup: Troy and South Alabama get Sun Belt Conference wins

Troy and South Alabama grabbed home conference wins on Thursday.

Transfer portal cornerbacks Brian Mayes and Donte Thompson are expected to be among a large group of visitors at UAB this weekend

Both of the starting cornerbacks for an Incarnate Word team that lost in the FCS semifinals are expected to visit UAB this weekend.

Coach Hugh Freeze, Coach Zac Etheridge and Coach Carnell Williams talk during the morning of Auburn football signing day on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics
Former Western Kentucky offensive tackle Gunner Britton commits to Auburn

Hugh Freeze and his staff earned the commitment of former Western Kentucky offensive tackle Gunner Britton. 

UAB falls by two points in the Conference USA first place showdown at FAU

UAB comes up short as FAU's Johnell Davis has a career night in the Owls' win.

First place in C-USA men's basketball on the line when UAB visits FAU on Thursday

UAB and FAU are the only two teams still unbeaten in Conference USA men's basketball play.

Samford shoots the basketball well in a Southern Conference win over VMI

Samford hits a season-high 14 3-pointers in the win over visiting VMI

Johni Broome(4) shoots against Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum. Zach Bland/AU Athletics
Auburn falls to Georgia in first SEC road game of the year

There were no late-game heroics from Wendell Green Jr. this time at Stegeman, as the Auburn faithful in Athens and at home watched as the Bulldogs dismantled the Tigers 76-64. Mike White is now 7-3 against Bruce Pearl in the SEC and has his first signature win at Georgia. 

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Auburn prepares for first SEC road test

The Georgia Bulldogs were the worst team in the SEC last season, but that did not the No. 1 Tigers from dueling with their familiar foes in a contest that had every fan on the edge of their seat until a Wendell Green, Jr. layup saved the day for Auburn and preserved that No. 1 ranking for a bit longer.

UAB guard Ledarrius Brewer is close to returning to the lineup after breaking a bone in his hand

Ledarrius Brewer has missed three Conference USA games after breaking a bone in his left hand.

Andrea Cournoyer Bailey settling back into basketball after busy Christmas break

Samford's leading women's basketball scorer left for Christmas break at Andrea Cournoyer and returned as Andrea Bailey.

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Alabama dominates Ole Miss in SEC home opener

Alabama welcomed an underachieving Ole Miss team to Coleman Coliseum Tuesday for the Crimson Tide’s SEC home opener, winning 84-62.

Bryant Vincent's coaching journey takes him to the West for the first time

Former UAB interim head coach Bryant Vincent takes over as the University of New Mexico offensive coordinator .

Marathon conference play continues for UAH and the other Gulf South Conference basketball teams

UAH remains in a tie for first place in the Gulf South Conference with a narrow in over Union College on Monday.

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30 years later: Gene Stallings and the 1992 Alabama National Championship team remembered
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Alabama's Anderson, Gibbs, Young to forego senior season for the 2023 NFL Draft

Monday morning, three juniors for Alabama's football program announced that they would skip their senior season and enter the 2023 NFL Draft.

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Alabama moves up, Auburn moves down in latest AP top 25 college basketball poll

The University of Alabama and Auburn University basketball teams both remain in the top 25 in the country.

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5 takeaways: Alabama vs Kansas State

Saturday, No. 5 Alabama put an end to their 2022 season beating No. 9 Kansas State 45-20 in the Sugar Bowl.

Bryant Vincent hired as the offensive coordinator at the University of New Mexico

Former UAB interim coach Bryant Vincent, who also spent five seasons at the program's offfensive coordinator, is headed to New Mexico to be the Lobos' offensive coordinator.

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