CECIL HURT: Answers not easy for this football scheduling quiz

This pop quiz is being given because, as is natural in the college football information wasteland of late June, one of the annual topics is scheduling, who is scheduling whom and, invariably, what kind of non-conference schedule Alabama is...

CECIL HURT: Not vintage, but a decent year for Alabama sports

The athletic year 2018-2019 is over at The University of Alabama. Whether you view the season as a fine wine from a vintage year or a bottle of off-the-convenience-mart-shelf with a screw top and an expiration date coming up...

CECIL HURT: June’s now a big month for recruiting

When the NCAA recruiting calendar changed a couple of years ago with the addition of a December signing date, hardcore followers of football talent knew that there might be unintended consequences. No one predicted, though, that the month with...

CECIL HURT: Walt Gary will continue to touch lives

At Nick Saban’s annual Nick’s Kids charity golf event last Thursday, a worthy event for a worthy cause, many of the people who passed through the Old Overton clubhouse en route to the course asked the same questions to...

Nick Saban retiring soon? Don’t bet on it

VESTAVIA HILLS -- Hypothetically, Nick Saban could make a killing in Las Vegas. An online sports book — not quite the MGM Grand but still a legal betting establishment — has set an over/under of 5.5 years before Saban announces...

CECIL HURT: There’s lots to distill on SEC’s alcohol decision

The war raged for three years. They battled in the aisles and under the stately oaks of The Quad. They fought on the radio airwaves and the darkest swampy recesses of Alabama Twitter. Sometimes it was neighbor against neighbor,...

CECIL HURT: Bohannon continues long-term rebuilding effort

Brad Bohannon isn’t standing still and he doesn’t intend to let the University of Alabama baseball program stand still either. “Since the season ended (on May 18), I think I’ve been at home two nights,” Bohannon said on Friday during...

CECIL HURT: Starr, as quarterback and person, was the legend of a lifetime

To say that Bart Starr was, in my eyes, the definitive NFL player of his time actually understates the case. That’s partly a measure of the greatness of Starr, who passed away Sunday at the age of 85 after a...

CECIL HURT: After flat start, Crimson Standard donations on the rise

Call it an upswing. Call it the result of a significant marketing push. You can’t quite call it an avalanche, not in this heat. But after a start that wasn’t exactly slow — a better adjective might be wary —...

CECIL HURT: In the tricky world of football scheduling, Alabama-USF makes sense

With the announcement of a three-game football series against South Florida — one that begins in Tampa in 2023, or fairly soon by the standards of future college scheduling — Alabama will once again find itself facing the judges...
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