CECIL HURT: State doesn’t have as many great players as before

Theories abound as to why the last 15 years or so of University of Alabama basketball has not matched the Crimson Tide’s golden era in the 1970s and '80s. That’s a big question, the kind that doesn’t have a...

CECIL HURT: It’s deja vu for Alabama basketball

Imagine you are on a journey. Imagine your journey is from one end of the state of Kansas to the other. On a tricycle. Into a headwind. You don’t encounter any high mountains or deep valleys. You don’t find yourself...

CECIL HURT: The politics of boxing

College football isn’t perfect in the way it chooses its national champions, but it’s better than it once was. Young college football fans would have a hard time imagining a scenario where the two top contenders — Clemson and...

CECIL HURT: Alabama scheduling headed in right direction

A home-and-home football series with West Virginia might not have the immediate marquee value of Alabama’s two other recently-announced home-and-homes, Notre Dame and Texas, but in some ways, the WVU series might be more indicative of where Crimson Tide...

CECIL HURT: NCAA hopes barely alive, what about Alabama’s heart?

For all the obituaries that have been written about the Alabama men’s basketball team’s season — you couldn’t call them eulogies, given the angry tone of 99 percent of the social media commentary and at least one newspaper column...

CECIL HURT: Rescheduling SEC games not a problem — until it is

Football schedulng in the Southeastern Conference isn’t necessarily the source of most conspiracy theories. That would be SEC officiating, which provides new fodder for the paranoia mill on every fall Saturday. Scheduling comes close, though, largely because in a 14-team...

CECIL HURT: Alabama must fix ‘energy level’ issue, and fast

Give the Alabama basketball team credit for one thing as it enters its third annual February swoon. Over the course of back-to-back blowout losses in the past week, one in Starkville and the other at home to a Florida...

CECIL HURT: AAF financial success not yet determined

Is the Alliance of American Football going to be a financial success? That’s not certain and one weekend, albeit a successful first weekend in terms of positive reviews and decent television ratings, isn’t enough data to make any final...

CECIL HURT: Final thoughts on SEC recruiting winners and losers

College football recruiting always leaves a few odds and ends to clear up — you can’t cover all the highs and lows in a day. The 2019 Alabama recruiting class has been micro analyzed, of course, but there are...

CECIL HURT: Ishmael Sopsher signing adds to LSU-Alabama feud

“It’s not political.” With those words, Ishmael Sopsher, the defensive tackle from Amite, Louisiana, prefaced his decision to sign with the University of Alabama. He was the big piece of the puzzle, metaphorically as well as physically, in the Crimson...
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