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Our Pre-Season & Post Spring Games 2018 SEC Predictions...

on Monday, June 18, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
SEC Football 2018 Predictions:

The biggest upset of the (post)spring has just been announced as Paul Finebaum has Alabama as his No. 1 team in the SEC.

Of course we're JK, but the SEC Network host has unveiled his thoughts on where each and every program currently sits with spring practice in the rearview mirror across the league.

Finebaum posted his list early in May:
With Mr. Finebaums picks released, here’s a recap of how each team performed on the field in 2017:

2017 Season Records
1. Alabama
(13-1 overall, 7-1 in the SEC)

2. Georgia
(13-2, 7-1)

3. Auburn
(10-4, 7-1)

4. Mississippi State
(9-4, 4-4)

5. South Carolina
(9-4, 5-3)

6. Florida
(4-7, 3-5)

7. LSU
(9-4, 6-2)
8. Texas A&M
(7-6, 4-4)

9. Missouri
(7-6, 4-4)

10. Kentucky
(7-6, 4-4)

11. Ole Miss
(6-6, 3-5)

12. Tennessee
(4-8, 0-8)

13. Arkansas
(4-8, 1-7)

14. Vanderbilt
(5-7, 1-7)

Our Crimson Fans Officially-Unofficial Post-Spring Games 2018 SEC power rankings...

West Division

1. Alabama

2. Mississippi State

3. Texas A&M

4. Auburn

5. LSU

6. Arkansas

7. Ole Miss
East Division

1. Georgia

2. So. Carolina

3. Kentucky

4. Florida

5. Tennessee

6. Missouri

7. Vanderbilt

Christian Edwards Wins Men’s Triple Jump at USA Track & Field Junior Championships...

on Sunday, June 17, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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Alabama's Christian Edwards won the men's triple jump on Day 2 of the 2018 USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday.

Edwards, who took the lead with a leap of 51-2 ¾ (15.61m) on his third jump of the competition, clinched the title with a mark of 52-1 ¼ (15.88m) on his sixth – and final – attempt of the evening. The effort equals his second-best jump of the season.

The win is the first for an Alabama athlete at the U.S. junior championships since Hayden Reed won the men's discus at the 2014 meet in Eugene, Ore., following his freshman season with the Tide.

Hasani Knight of the University of Miami (Fla.) was second at 51-0 (15.54m). Louisiana Tech's Jelaani Davis was third at 49-5 (15.06m).

With the win, Edwards has clinched a spot on the United States under-20 national team that will compete in the IAAF U20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland in July.

The Lake Charles, La., native joins fellow Alabama freshmen Daija Lampkin and Tamara Clark as members of the U.S. U20 teams.

Lampkin finished second in the women's 100 meters on Friday to qualify while Tamara Clark finished fourth in the 100 to earn a spot on the U.S. 4x100-meter relay.

Clark was also in action on Saturday, finishing third in the prelims of the women's 200 meters in 22.95 to advance to Sunday's final.

A top-three finish in the final would qualify Clark for the 200 meters at the world championships.

In addition to Clark's appearance in the 200 final at 3:15 p.m. CT Sunday, UA freshman Jaimie Robinson will compete in the women's triple jump at 1:45 p.m. CT.

Daija Lampkin and Tamara Clark Post Top-Four Finishes in 100 Meters at USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships...

on Sunday, June 17, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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Bloomington, Ind.;

Alabama freshmen Daija Lampkin and Tamara Clark finished second and fourth, respectively, in the women's 100 meters on the opening day of the 2018 USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Bloomington, Ind. Friday.

Lampkin's finish earns her a spot on the United States' Under-20 team that will compete in the IAAF U-20 World Championships next month in Tampere, Finland. Clark and Lampkin will also make the squad as members of the team's 4x100-meter relay.

In Friday's race, Lampkin crossed the finish line in 11.34 earn the runner-up spot behind winner Twanisha Terry of USC (11.24). Clark (11.364) was edged out for third place in a photo finish with Florida State's Jayla Kirkland (11.363).

Lampkin and Clark will be in action again on Saturday in first round of the 200 meters at 5:40 p.m. CT. The top eight finishers will advance to Sunday's final at 3:15 CT.

Alabama freshman Christian Edwards will also compete Saturday evening in the men's triple jump at 5:10 p.m. CT.

Sunday's final day of competition at the junior championships will also include UA freshman Jaimie Robinson in the women's triple jump at 1:45 p.m. CT.

Nine-Time WCC Coach of the Year Glenn Putyrae Named Head Rowing Coach at Alabama...

on Sunday, June 17, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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Glenn Putyrae, nine-time West Coast Conference Coach of the Year, has been selected as the new head coach of the Alabama rowing team, Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced on Friday. 

Putyrae comes to Tuscaloosa with 19 years of head coaching experience having spent 15 of those over two stints at Gonzaga (1999-2007, 2011-18) and the other four at Georgetown (2007-11).

"I am thrilled to announce that we have reached an agreement with Glenn Putyrae to be the next head rowing coach at The University of Alabama," said Byrne. 

"Four areas really stood out for us as we progressed through the interview process with Glenn, and those were his passion, his work ethic and his vision and belief for the future of this program. He's had great success leading both Gonzaga and Georgetown, and we are confident he will do the same for the Crimson Tide." 

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Track & Field Sending Four Athletes to USA Junior Outdoor Championships this Weekend...

on Saturday, June 16, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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Alabama freshmen sprinters Tamara Clark and Daija Lampkin and triple jumpers Jaimie Robinson and Christian Edwards will compete at the USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships, June 15-17, in Bloomington, Ind.

In addition to competing for national championships in their events, the quartet will be looking to earn spots on the U.S. Under-20 team that will compete in the IAAF World U20 Championships, July 10-15, in Tampere, Finland.

Clark enters the meet as the No. 2 seed in the women's 100 meters.

The High Point, N.C., native set the UA school record in the event at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships in May. Clark will also compete in the 200 meters in Bloomington.

Lampkin will join Clark in both the 100 and 200 this weekend.

She is coming off a debut season in Tuscaloosa that saw her record the second-fastest indoor 200-meter time in school history at the SEC Indoor Championships in February.

The Middletown, Del., native also ran the lead leg on the Tide's 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams. She earned All-America honors in the 4x100 outdoors and the 4x400 indoors.

Prelims in the 100 meters will be held at 5 p.m. CT on Friday. The opening round of the 200 meters will take place at 5:40 p.m. CT on Saturday.

Robinson will compete in the women's triple jump and is looking to represent the United States on the international stage for the second year in a row.

The Flossmoor, Ill., native was a silver medalist in the triple jump at the Pan American U20 Track & Field Championships in Peru last July. The women's triple jump final is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. CT on Sunday.

Edwards is entered in the men's triple jump on Saturday at 5:10 p.m. CT.

The Lake Charles, La., native earned All-America honors in the event at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., last weekend and finished second in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships in February to earn all-conference honors.

He finished sixth in the triple jump at the SEC outdoor meet in May.

Lauren Stephenson Named Golfweek Player of the Year...

on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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Alabama's Lauren Stephenson is the 2017-18 Golfweek Player of the Year for women's collegiate golf, the magazine announced this week.

Stephenson is the first Alabama player to receive the honor in the 20-year history of the award.

The honor is the second national award for the Lexington, S.C., native. In May, she won the Golfstat Cup, presented annually to the women's collegiate golfer with the best scoring average. Stephenson's 69.76 average is a school record and the lowest in the 20-year history of the award.

The Lexington, S.C., native tied for seventh at the NCAA Championships and was a member of the U.S. squad that won the Curtis Cup this past weekend.

"The honors keep pouring in for Lauren," Alabama head coach Mic Potter said.

"And they are well deserved! She has put together one of the most historic seasons in college golf in terms of consistency, and it is great that Golfweek has recognized that."
Stephenson and Alabama sophomore Kristen Gillman were also named First Team All-Americans by Golfweek while junior Cheyenne Knight was a second-team selection.

The recognition is the second for all three this year. The Women's Golf Coaches Association tabbed the trio First Team All-Americans last month.

Gillman finished second to Stephenson for the Tide this season with a 70.55 scoring average and was 39-under par in 11 tournaments in 2017-18.

The Austin, Texas, native was also a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup squad and finished as the No. 3 amateur at the U.S. Women's open earlier this month.

Knight, who announced earlier this month that she was beginning her professional career, was a three-time All-American and All-Southeastern Conference selection in her three seasons in Tuscaloosa.

The Aledo, Texas, native was the Women's Golf Coaches Association Freshman of the Year in 2015-16 and the SEC Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2016-17.

She ended her UA tenure with a 71.54 scoring average, which ranks third in school history.

Track & Field/Cross Country Wins 2017-18 USTFCCCA Division I Men’s Program of the Year...

on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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The Alabama men's track & field/cross country team is the 2017-18 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) John McDonnell NCAA Division I Men's Program of the Year, the association announced Tuesday.

The honor is the first for the Alabama program.

"This is a great honor for Alabama track & field and cross country," UA head coach Dan Waters said.

"It demonstrates that we've built an all-around program here.
This is a highly-competitive sport so to be able to be great in all three seasons means you have great athletes, great coaches and great commitment.

It's a true credit to our student-athletes for the way they competed and our assistant coaches for their dedication to the program.

"I also want to thank The University of Alabama, our director of athletics Greg Byrne and our sport oversight, Brad Ledford, for their support of our program," Waters added.

"I especially want to thank our entire coaching staff – Dion Miller, Miguel Pate, Adam Tribble, Blaine Wiley, Derek Yush, Mike Bartolina, Connor Mahoney-Ashberry and David Virgets. This award is about them and every young man on our roster."

The Program of the Year award has been presented annually since 2009 to the track & field and cross country program with the best combined finish at the NCAA cross country, indoor and outdoor national championships.

The Crimson Tide finished 14th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, ninth at the indoor championships and tied for fifth at the outdoor championships for 28.5 total points to edge out Arkansas, which finished second with 31 points.

Waters and his staff will be honored at the USTFCCCA Convention in San Antonio, Texas in December.

Softball Ranked No. 14 in Final National Polls...

on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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The final national polls for the 2018 softball season have been released, and Alabama is ranked No. 14 in the USA Today/NFCA and Softball polls.

Alabama has finished in the top 25 every season since 2000, a streak of 19-straight years.

The Crimson Tide ended its 2018 campaign with a 36-20 record and made its 20th-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, having done so every year under head coach Patrick Murphy.

The Tide, playing in its 14th-straight regional round in Tuscaloosa, swept Middle Tennessee, Wisconsin and Oregon State to claim its 16th regional title and push its regional win streak to 37-consecutive games.

With the win, Alabama earned a spot in the Super Regional round, continuing its streak as the only team in college softball to play in all 14 NCAA Super Regional rounds since its inception in 2005.