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...

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,...

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...

NOTEBOOK: Alabama pitcher Lexi Kilfoyl settles in after rough starts

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Lexi Kilfoyl got her first SEC start Saturday and it didn’t go too well for the Tide freshman in the first inning. She gave up two runs on two hits with a walk and a hit-by-pitch. She settled in and...

Alabama softball’s KB Sides is SEC Co-Player of the Week

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BIRMINGHAM – Alabama softball outfielder KB Sides was named SEC Co-Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. Sides led the Crimson Tide with seven hits and a .778 batting average in the weekend series against then-No. 20 Arkansas....
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