Two more UA gymnasts speak on Kiaku’s racism allegations

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Makarri Doggette had trouble staying silent, but speaking up wasn't easy either. She wanted to share her experience while not invalidating the experience of others — namely Tia Kiaku, the former University of Alabama gymnast who alleges racism in...

“We shine as one”: Alabama gymnasts, head coach respond to allegations of racism in...

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UPDATE, 8:09 p.m. — UA head gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth released a statement on her Twitter account. "I feel throughout this experience that we have all learned and are continuing to learn together. As the head coach, I am ultimately...

Tia Kiaku outlines racist treatment in UA gymnastics

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Tia Kiaku addressed claims of racist behavior with University of Alabama leadership, gymnastics coaches and fellow gymnasts. In all instances, she felt she was not taken seriously. Kiaku said she confronted a teammate about use of the N-word during a...

Former UA gymnast alleges “disturbing” racial incident occurred at team practice

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A former University of Alabama gymnast said via social media Tuesday night that she had been involved in a “very disturbing” incident that included a racially inappropriate comment during a practice last season. Tia Kiaku, a walk-on member of the...

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...

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...

Alabama gymnastics topples rival Georgia

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he University of Alabama gymnastics team’s goals are still ahead in the SEC and NCAA postseason —but a win over Georgia is still sweet, especially on senior night. The Crimson Tide equaled its second-best score of the season and raised...

Alabama senior gymnasts hope to go out in style vs. Georgia

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By Taylor Morgan Special to Tidesports After closing last week’s meet with a season-best 49.550 on the floor, the Alabama gymnastics team picked up another win against Kentucky to push it to No. 8 in the polls. Alabama will celebrate senior night...

Seniors make 2020 gymnastics season something special

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After four years Alabama gymnasts Shea Mahoney, Wynter Childers and Maddie Desch will celebrate their senior night in Coleman Coliseum on Saturday. The trio will compete in their final regular-season home meet at 7:15 against the Georgia Bulldogs. Head coach Dana...

Big beam routines lift Alabama gymnastics past Kentucky

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After two rotations on Friday night, the University of Alabama gymnastics team found itself in a much closer competition against visiting Kentucky than expected. However, No. 9 Alabama moved on from a middling performance on bars in the second rotation...
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