Sexton chosen by Cavaliers

Former University of Alabama guard Collin Sexton became the first Crimson Tide player selected in the first round of the NBA Draft in 17 years when the Cleveland Cavaliers chose him with the eighth pick of Thursday night’s draft. Almost...

Avery Johnson in New York to support Collin Sexton on draft day

By almost any measurement, Thursday will be a historic day for University of Alabama basketball. Avery Johnson arrived in New York City on Wednesday night to be a part of that history. Johnson will be in the green room on...

Sexton destination may depend on Cavalier plans

Whether America will be as focused on LeBron James’ Decision 3.0 as it was on the first two versions remains an open question but at least one American will be paying very close attention.  That American is Collin Sexton. ...

Chris Stewart overwhelmed by support following stroke

The clock was ticking on Chris Stewart. No one was sure how much time had gone by or how much was left, but the situation was dire as he was wheeled into surgery two months ago. The radio play-by-play voice...

CECIL HURT: C.M. Newton was more than a legendary coach

In the days since C.M. Newton’s passing last week, the one player most connected with Newton and his basketball legacy has taken time to reflect, not just on an important moment in history but on a 50-year friendship. Wendell Hudson...

Troy hires former Alabama basketball player Andrew Steele

TROY – Former Alabama basketball player Andrew Steele has been named Troy's new director of operations following a two-year stint at South Alabama, head coach Phil Cunningham announced Wednesday. Steele takes over for Mike Worley who was promoted to...

Alabama establishes C.M. Newton scholarship

The Alabama athletic department established the C.M. Newton Memorial Scholarship, in honor of the former Crimson Tide basketball coach. Newton, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, passed away on June 4 at the age of 88. The memorial...

Alabama learns 2018-19 SEC basketball opponents

The Alabama men’s basketball team will play home-and-home SEC series against Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt in the 2018-19 season. The Southeastern Conference announced each school’s league opponents Wednesday. Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State are Alabama’s annual...

PODCAST: Remembering C.M. Newton

Former Alabama men's basketball coach C.M. Newton passed away on Monday at 88. TideSports' Cecil Hurt and Ben Jones look back at the life of Newton, who had a major impact on college and professional basketball. Newton won a...

CECIL HURT: C.M. Newton was more than a legendary coach

The date was March 18, 1976. Seven years earlier, the University of Alabama had a basketball team. Most colleges did. Not many people cared. There were some loyalists who remembered the Rocket Eight. If they were truly long-time gray-haired loyalists,...

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