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Men's Golf Battles Weather, Delays in Opening Round of 2018 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships...

on Saturday, May 26, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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Stillwater, Okla.;

The No. 5 Alabama men's golf team was one of 15 teams that did not finish the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Golf Championships on Friday. As a result, the field will conclude round one with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. CT on Saturday morning, with the Crimson Tide's second round beginning at 8:22 a.m. CT off Hole No. 10.

The story of Friday's first day was heavy rains and thunderstorms throughout the majority of the morning. Alabama was finally able to begin its round at 4:10 p.m. CT – nearly four hours after its originally scheduled 12:42 p.m. CT tee time.

"We just tried to keep our guys focused and create a plan during the delay," Alabama head coach Jay Seawell said. 


"We went out and ate some lunch then came to the course early and allowed them to chip and putt a little bit before warm-ups just to get them out of the hotel.

"I thought our guys did a really good job,"
Seawell said.

"The greens were really chewed up at the end with all the players that came before us and the rain we had. There are some things we have to do better – make a few more putts and get some birdies – but I'm fairly proud of how they did considering the conditions."
 

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Throwers Continue to Shine for Track & Field at NCAA East Prelim's...

on Saturday, May 26, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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Tampa, Fla.;

The Alabama track & field teams continued to excel in the throws at the NCAA East Preliminary on Friday in Tampa, Fla., as juniors Daniel Haugh and Kord Ferguson advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the men's discus and junior Portious Warren qualified for the national meet in the women's discus.

The trio were joined in qualifying on Friday by senior Britainy Smith (women's pole vault) and freshman Tamara Clark (women's 100 meters), giving the Tide eight individual qualifiers in seven events in the first two days of competition at the University of South Florida.

Haugh and Ferguson finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the men's discus to earn trips to Eugene, Ore., for the NCAA Championships. 


Haugh, who was already headed to Eugene after qualifying in the hammer throw on Thursday, posted a mark of 182-9 (55.71m) on his first throw of the competition.

Ferguson launched a throw of 180-6 (55.02m) on his second attempt to secure his spot.
 

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Softball Drops Extra-Inning Heartbreaker to Washington Friday, 3-2...

on Saturday, May 26, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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SEATTLE;

Alabama softball held a two-run lead for the majority of regulation before Washington rallied to tie it in the seventh and eventually win in walk-off fashion in the ninth, handing the Crimson Tide the extra-inning 3-2 loss in game one of the Super Regional series.

Alabama (36-19) took the first lead on a two-run double from senior Sydney Booker in the second inning.

The Washington (48-8) bats were relatively silent until the bottom of the seventh when the Huskies put two in scoring position to set up Sis Bates for the game-tying single up the middle.

Taylor Van Zee provided the walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth, an RBI single to give Washington the hard-fought 3-2 win.

Alexis Osorio (15-10) went the distance in the losing effort, striking out 10 batters over 8.0 innings pitched.


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Tide Adding Another Scholarship QB to It's Roster...

on Saturday, May 26, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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The Crimson tide is adding another scholarship QB to its roster...

Layne Hatcher, a three-star quarterback from Arkansas who had been committed to Arkansas State, announced his commitment to the Crimson Tide Friday afternoon.

Hatcher told Arkansas Online that he will report to Alabama on Saturday.Alabama had been talking to Hatcher for a while about joining the team as a preferred walk-on but got the commitment after extending a scholarship offer on Friday, according to Arkansas Online. 


Now, Bama will soon have a fourth scholarship QB.

Though Hatcher had been committed to Arkansas State since early February, he had yet to officially sign and will now instead join the Tide.

A three-time all-state selection, Hatcher is the Arkansas state record holder for career passing yards (15,907), career passing touchdowns (188) and single-game passing yards (757).

He threw for 5,766 yards and 66 touchdowns last season while leading his team to a 14-0 record and a state title.

"It's crazy," Hatcher told Arkansas Online.

"I was thinking I was going to Arkansas State a month from now to packing my bags tonight and going down tomorrow to Alabama."

Mazen Osama Moves to NCAA Quarterfinals with Victory Over No. 47 Runhao Hua...

on Saturday, May 26, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.;

Junior Mazen Osama continued his historical run in the NCAA Singles Tournament after advancing to the quarterfinals by cruising past No. 47 Runhao Hua (Michigan), 6-1, 6-4, in the Round of 16 on Friday morning at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C.

No. 10 Osama will move on to play against No. 1 Martin Redlicki of UCLA tomorrow with the time of the match yet to be announced.

With the win over Hua, Osama improves to 18-7 in singles play on the season, including defeating 12 nationally-ranked foes.

The All-American's victory over No. 65 Trevor Johnson in yesterday's Round of 32 matchup, marked the first time ever that a Crimson Tide player has advanced to the Sweet 16.

Osama will look to continue his run against Redlicki who is 19-4 in singles play during the dual match season.

Most recently, Redlicki defeated Mississippi State's Giovanni Oradini in the Round of 16, 6-2, 6-1.

Redlicki was also named the ITA Senior Player of the Year and led UCLA to the semifinals in this year's NCAA Team Tournament.

Track & Field Qualifies Five on First Day of NCAA East Preliminary...

on Saturday, May 26, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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TAMPA, Fla.;

Alabama track & field's Vincent Kiprop, Alfred Chelanga, Gilbert Kigen, Daniel Haugh and Portious Warren punched their tickets to the NCAA Track & Field Championships with their performances on the opening day of the NCAA East Preliminary at the University of South Florida on Thursday.

Kiprop, Chelanga and Kigen finished 1-9-10, respectively in the men's 10,000 meters on Thursday evening with Kiprop winning in 29:16.49 after edging Lawrence Kipkoech of Campbell and Ben Flanagan of Michigan down the stretch for the win. 


Chelanga and Kigen crossed the finish line in 29:26.35 and 29:28.76, respectively.

The trio earned three of the 12 qualifying spots for the NCAA Championships, which will take place June 6-9 at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.

In the day's first event, Haugh finished fourth in the men's hammer throw with an effort of 234-3 (71.41m). Haugh's effort ranks No. 4 on Alabama's all-time list.

Warren opened the evening session on Thursday with a fifth place finish in the women's shot put with an effort of 55-8 ½ (16.98m) to join Haugh as the second Tide thrower to earn a trip to Eugene. Warren's mark is the sixth-best effort in UA history.

"This was a solid opening day," Alabama head coach Dan Waters said.

"Any time you're competing in a regional, the objective is to get through to the championships and we were able to do that in several events. I'm also pleased we advanced to the quarterfinals in the sprints and hurdles today. That sets us up well for the rest of the meet."


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Tide and Trojans in 2020 Rematch AdvoCare Classice...

on Thursday, May 24, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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ARLINGTON, Texas;

The 2020 AdvoCare Classic will feature a rematch between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the University of Southern California Trojans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Today's announcement will mark the ninth faceoff between these two powerhouses bringing great college football history to AT&T Stadium on Labor Day weekend.

"This is another fantastic season-opening matchup that will give our team and our fans a bowl-like experience coming out of the gates," said Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne.

"We've played in some incredible games at AT&T Stadium over the last few years, and we look forward to what will surely be another one in the 2020 AdvoCare Classic."

The revived rivalry between Alabama and USC occurred in the 2016 AdvoCare Classic with the Trojans falling to the Crimson Tide 52-6.

The 2016 game was the first meeting between the teams in more than three decades.

The majority of the schools' football history dates back to the 1970s due to the friendship between head coaches John McKay (USC) and Paul "Bear" Bryant (Alabama) where each team won a game on their opponents' turf.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to open another season at the AdvoCare Classic in 2020," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said.

"Our team and our fans have always enjoyed playing in North Texas and AT&T Stadium is a fantastic competitive environment.

This event has always been a first class with the intensity of a bowl game. We are also pleased to have the chance to once again face USC, and we look forward to a great game."


Alabama is scheduled to open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 in Orlando, Fla., against Louisville.

The Crimson Tide will then face Duke in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in 2019 and Miami (Fla.) in the 2021 game in Atlanta.

Lauren Stephenson Wins 2017-18 Golfstat Cup...

on Thursday, May 24, 2018 Click Here To Comment!
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STILLWATER, Okla.;

Alabama women's golfer Lauren Stephenson won the 2017-18 Golfstat Cup, the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced Wednesday prior to the start of the NCAA Women's Match Play Championship.

The Golfstat Cup is presented to the collegiate golfer who posts the best scoring average in relation to par each season. Stephenson is Alabama's first Golfstat Cup winner since the award's inception in 1996.

Stephenson completed the stroke play portion of the season Monday at the NCAA Championships and finished with a season scoring average of 69.76 to set a new Alabama school record. 


She recorded 19 rounds in the 60s and 26 rounds of par or better in 33 round played this season, both of which lead the team.

The Lexington, S.C., native earned individual medalist honors at the Mason Rudolph Championship and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic this season and posted eight top-three finishes and 11 top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments this year to lead the Tide in both categories.

This summer, Stephenson will compete for the United States in both the Palmer Cup and Curtis Cup as well as participate in the 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur.