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TideSports is the home of University of Alabama athletics coverage from The Tuscaloosa News. It’s your place for award-winning coverage of Alabama football, Alabama basketball, regular podcasts and coverage of several other Alabama sports. The best part: Everything is free.

The Tuscaloosa News’ sports department has earned either Grand Slam or Triple Crown recognition for excellence from the Associated Press Sports Editors every year since 2009. Its 2018 content won the Triple Crown for daily section, special section and website. APSE honors are based upon judging by sports editors from across the country.

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TideSports Staff


Edwin Stanton
Executive sports editor
Twitter: @edwinstantonu2

Edwin Stanton is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has been with The Tuscaloosa News since 2006. He used to work primarily on the copy desk and coordinate the Game Day section for Alabama football before being promoted to executive sports editor in 2019. He also covers Alabama softball and other Crimson Tide sports. Stanton previously worked at The Dothan Eagle for 10 years. Check out Stanton’s work.


Cecil Hurt
Columnist, Alabama basketball beat writer
Twitter: @CecilHurt

Cecil Hurt has covered Alabama football and basketball for the Tuscaloosa News since 1982. That period includes six national championships, nine SEC championships, two Heisman Trophy winners, the end of Paul W. “Bear” Bryant’s coaching career and seven appearances in the NCAA basketball tournament’s Sweet Sixteen. Check out Hurt’s work. 


Brett Hudson
Alabama football, baseball beat writer
Twitter: @Brett_Hudson

Brett Hudson joined Tidesports in August 2019 after 2 1/2 years on the Mississippi State beat. He is a University of Alabama graduate covering Alabama football and baseball and trying to find time to play some golf in between. Check out Hudson’s work.