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...

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...

SEC cancels athletic events for rest of academic year

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Southeastern Conference athletics for the 2019-2020 academic year are over. The SEC confirmed in a statement Tuesday afternoon that all regular season and non-conference games, postseason events, spring football games and pro days are cancelled. It reiterated its suspension of...

UA suspends spring football practice; spring sports suspension extended

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Within a few minutes of each other, both Alabama football and all spring sports saw their future thrown into further jeopardy. UA announced Friday afternoon — within a couple of hours of its first schedule spring practice — that its...

Alabama cruises, eagerly awaits SEC play

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BIRMINGHAM — Alabama baseball’s true test begins now. UA has spent the first three weeks of the season building up confidence, going 16-1 against a non-conference schedule and scoring double-digit runs in nine of those 17 games. The most recent...

Midweek Matchup: UAB

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UAB’s lineup was supposed to be among the best in Conference USA given everything it returned from last season. Then it started the season by scoring three or fewer runs in four of its first five games, then following...

Notebook: Alabama faces the shift for the first time in 2020

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There is still one more game before SEC play begins, but in the 16 games of non-conference play thus far, Alabama baseball has came, saw and conquered it all. The most recent addition to that list: the shift. Lipscomb was the...
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