Commission calls for rule changes, tougher penalties in NCAA basketball

After a recruiting scandal triggered by an FBI probe of college basketball, the NCAA now has the recommendations of the commission it empaneled to guide it in making changes in the sport. The major issue will be turning those recommendations...

Braxton Key transferring from Alabama

Braxton Key, a starting forward for most of his two seasons at Alabama, will transfer from the Crimson Tide basketball program. UA officials confirmed The News’ report on Friday morning with a release announcing that Key had been granted a...

Chris Stewart undergoes “serious medical procedure”

University of Alabama basketball and baseball play-by-play announcer Chris Stewart was in a Birmingham hospital on Monday night after what UA director of athletics Greg Byrne described as a “serious medical procedure.” The Stewart family did not immediately release details...

Best potential NBA fits for Collin Sexton

Alabama guard Collin Sexton confirmed what pretty much everyone assumed he would do after his one season at Alabama when he declared for the NBA draft on Thursday at a press conference with his teammates. Sexton did not hire an agent...

Sexton makes it official

University of Alabama guard Collin Sexton announced that he was “officially declaring” for the 2018 NBA Draft. “First, I want to thank God because without him, none of this would be possible,” said Sexton, who brought his teammates to join...

Collin Sexton expected to announce decision on Friday morning

The University of Alabama will hold a basketball press conference on Friday morning. While UA did not officially announce the reason for the press conference, The News has learned that freshman Collin Sexton will announce his future plans at...

Kristy Curry reflects on 2017-18 season

There are too many positive memories from the 2017-18 women’s basketball season for Alabama coach Kristy Curry to mention just one. The same goes for moments of disappointment, but Curry was proud of the way her team responded to...

PODCAST: Updates on softball, gymnastics, baseball and women’s basketball

Today's podcast features four guests to talk about four Alabama sports that are midseason or wrapping up their season. Sports editor Tommy Deas talks about the softball team after 2 SEC series and the return of Alexis Osorio. Intern...

Collin Sexton honorable mention All-American

Alabama men’s basketball freshman guard Collin Sexton was named as an Associated Press honorable mention All-American, it was announced Tuesday. Sexton is the 19th player in program history, and first since 2008 (Richard Hendrix), to earn All-America accolades. He is...

CECIL HURT: Final Four connections to Wimp Sanderson

The Wimp Sanderson coaching tree, not talked about in the same terms as Dean Smith’s, perhaps, but certainly representative of Sanderson’s long run of college success, has made it back to the Final Four. Porter Moser, the head coach at...

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