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An Avery Johnson hire could have upside for the Tide

  By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief April 5, 2015 When Alabama fans awake Easter morning, the ones that go hunting for Easter eggs might find an egg packed with an unusual prize – an NBA Finals resume. Alabama interviewed former Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson over the weekend, an interview that […]

Marshall out, Taylor back in? Crazy day in Bama athletics

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  By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief April 1, 2015 It’s not everyday the story of a player being kicked out of the program shares space with a story about a basketball coaching search, but welcome to April Fool’s Day 2015. Alabama received word late Wednesday that Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall had turned down Alabama’s coaching […]

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Battle made the only choice that made sense

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By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief March 15, 2015 Sometime over the last week, Anthony Grant’s job went from being safe for the 2015-2016 season, to being over. Make no mistake about it: Until Alabama fans got behind a last-minute effort to convince Athletic Director Bill Battle to make a change, a change was probably not […]

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Decision on Grant is more complex than it looks

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  By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief Feb. 28, 2015 Here we go again. Unfortunately, Alabama finds itself in the same position it was in late in the 2008-2009 season, watching Mark Gottfried coach out the string, knowing that no amount of money, intradepartmental support or good press was going to make an appreciable difference in […]

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Thoughts as basketball ends, football begins

The arrival of spring football is always heralded in the state of Alabama as the start of football’s “third season,” following the actual schedule and the two months when recruiting feels like a competitive endeavor in and of itself.

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Basketball was a mixed basket in 2011-2012

Basketball season presents a quandary for many Alabama fans, to the extent that trying to determine just how things are going is like asking a NASCAR fan to comment on Formula One racing: It’s not an area of expertise. Looking purely from a perspective of results, Anthony Grant’s team went further than did his 2010-2011 team, which improved upon the results of his first season in Tuscaloosa. Still, given the potential of what the 2011-2012 team could have accomplished, its eventual landing spot seems more than just a little disappointing.

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Grant releases 2011-12 Hoops Schedule

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama men’s basketball team will face a challenging non-conference schedule in addition to the traditional Southeastern Conference slate, head coach Anthony Grant announced Thursday.

Fifteen home dates, plus a contest in Birmingham, Ala., highlight a schedule that features at least 15 contests against teams that finished 2010-11 ranked in the top 100 of the RPI.

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Tide to Be Featured on ESPN Super Tuesday

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama men’s basketball team will appear once on ESPN’s Super Tuesday in 2012, the Southeastern Conference and ESPN announced Tuesday.

The network selected the Crimson Tide’s Feb. 14 contest against Florida to feature on the popular weekly series of games. Tipoff at Coleman Coliseum is scheduled for 6 p.m. CST on ESPN.

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