Alabama softball, women’s tennis to host 2021 SEC tournaments

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The Alabama softball team and the women's tennis team will host the 2021 Southeastern Conference Tournaments, the league announced Thursday. The Crimson Tide teams were scheduled to host tournaments this year before the all spring sports were canceled due to...

For some sports, extra year of eligibility could be issues down the road

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With one of the smaller rosters among the University of Alabama spring sports and just 4.5 scholarships to use in an equivalency sport, the golf teams, both men’s and women’s, might seem to have a fairly straight path in...

UA coaches digest NCAA action

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Patrick Murphy has a roster sheet that he thinks must look like that of a Major League Baseball general manager. It lists players by position, handedness, speed and power through the next six to seven years, or as far...

NCAA grants additional eligibility to spring athletes

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The COVID-19 pandemic ended the 2020 spring sports calendar across college athletics, and no athlete will lose a year of college athletics for it. The NCAA’s Division I Council, in a Monday vote, granted all spring sport athletes an additional...

One more year of waiting for Olympics doesn’t faze Haylie McCleney

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Haylie McCleney and the members of Team USA softball have already been waiting several years to compete in the Olympic Games. Twelve to be exact. So one more year of waiting is nothing for them. The 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo were...

Kirani James makes peace with Olympic postponement

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Kirani James is one of the best 400-meter sprinters in the world. He hasn’t been doing a lot of running lately. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken James — the former University of Alabama sprinter from Grenada — out of training...

Alabama softball seniors want to return for another season

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Patrick Murphy has a million things racing through his mind this week. Unfortunately, none of them have to do with planning for an upcoming opponent. The Alabama softball coach has been holed up at his home, just like most everyone else,...

Bohannon: “There were a lot of teary eyes, coaches and players included.”

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Refocusing from short-term visions to long-term ones is what kept the University of Alabama baseball team focused for its March 12 practice. That is, until both were ripped out from under them. On that day, UA coach Brad Bohannon knew...

Greg Byrne addresses COVID-19 stoppages, stadium renovation and more

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Sarah Cornell’s farewell to college athletics was particularly hard-hitting for Greg Byrne. https://twitter.com/Cornball/status/1238555924136169472 Byrne, the University of Alabama’s Director of Athletics, used her social media post after the cancellation of spring sports as an example for his emotions for UA seniors...

Sankey addresses immediate future of SEC athletics

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Optimism is hard to find in college athletics of late. That extends to the Southeastern Conference offices, one day after the league officially canceled all regular season and postseason games, spring football games and pro days for the rest of...
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