Monthly Archives: January 2010

VIDEO: Closing seconds of Auburn loss

A few seconds earlier …


Alabama at Auburn live updates

Follow the action from today’s Alabama/Auburn basketball game on Twitter.

Just follow this link.

Gerald Wallace an All-Star

Former Alabama star Gerald Wallace made his second straight NBA All-Star team Friday. He’ll represent the East in the new Cowboy Stadium in Texas.

Wallace is averaging 18.6 points and 11.0 rebounds for the Charlotte Bobcats. He’ll be the young franchise’s first all-star.

Slam dunk team hits Coleman

Check out the halftime show at last night’s Alabama/LSU basketball game featuring the Memphis Grizzlies dunk team. But keep scrolling down afterward.

That was impressive until I turned on SportsCenter this morning and saw top play No. 9. I went to college with the dunking cheerleader, Ebony. Good for her and all trampoline-assisted dunkers who don’t get the attention they deserve.

BCS Trophy spotted

No, it is not still at Walmart. Driving past the football complex before Wednesday’s basketball game with LSU, I spotted the glowing beacon of the Crimson Tide’s successful football season coming from a window facing Bryant Drive.

Bama blows away LSU after halftime

In a sudden turn of events, Alabama completed the first blowout win in quite a while. It devastated LSU in the second half, forcing 12 turnovers while out-scoring the Tigers 29-4 at one point to win its second straight game, 57-38.

The 38 LSU points was the lowest by any SEC team in Coleman Coliseum history and the fewest by and league foe since Tennessee managed just 37 in 1958. It was plenty ugly. LSU coach Trent Johnson looked like he could barely watch the final few minutes as his team wilted under the full-court pressure Alabama threw its way.

Now, it’s on to Auburn for the Crimson Tide. The basketball version of the Iron Bowl begins at 3 p.m. down on “the plains.”

Read more in the morning. I’m outta here.

(Photo of Anthony Brock by Alabama media relations)

Basketball live: Alabama vs. LSU

Instead of doing all the updates on the blog, check out the Bama Blog’s Twitter. It’s just faster.

Bryant-Denny Stadium expansion update

Here is the latest look at the progress at Bryant-Denny Stadium. See below for the full gallery to track the progress.

Updated Jan. 27, 2010

A-Day game scheduled for …

… April 17, according to an e-mail just received from the university. The game starts at 2 p.m. and the release said further details on television arrangements will be announced at a later day. I’ve got good money riding on another ESPN audience watching in.

The spring practice schedule (tentative edition) was also released.

Drills begin March 12, followed by a 10-day gap for spring break. The 15-date practice season ends with the A-Day game more than a month after it starts. As usual, all practices are off limits to the public except for the scrimmage.

It’s hard to believe football starts up again in just over a month and a half.

Senior Bowl via links

Since the Bama Blog can’t be in Mobile this week, here’s a look at the other coverage coming out of the scouting week.

  • Nick Saban made quite a stir when he showed up at practice Monday. Read this.
  • All 370 pounds of Terrence Cody is making plenty of news this week. See this and this.
  • Offensive lineman Mike Johnson is impressing in the early practices, so says Sports Illustrated.
  • Roy Upchurch is just happy to be invited.
  • On a side note, the blog hopes loyal reader Kristi Whitlock has a joyous birthday.

Terrence Cody weighs in at Senior Bowl

And Terrence Cody apparently a little heavier than the 354-pound number he listed during the season. According to Mobile Press-Register reporter Mike Herndon, he came in at 370 pounds at Senior Bowl activities this afternoon.

Read more here, but beware. There is a shirtless Cody photo waiting on the other side.

For the official weight totals of all involved, click here.

Another Alabama No. 1

Gymnastics just joined football as Crimson Tide programs that top national rankings in the new polls released Monday afternoon.

Wins over top programs such as Georgia and Arkansas vaulted (pun intended) Alabama into the top spot.

Upchurch heading to Senior Bowl

Roy Upchurch got the call late Sunday that he’d be invited to the Senior Bowl. LSU’s Charles Scott (you might remember him as “Chuck the truck”) is hurt and Upchurch was available.

He’s the sixth Alabama player to make the roster after being the No. 3 running back in the Tide offense this season. Javier Arenas, Terrence Cody, Mike Johnson, Colin Peek and Leigh Tiffin will also be in Mobile this week.

The game is at 3 p.m. Saturday and will be televised on the NFL Network.

Taking the Twitter plunge

In a move I once promised would never happen, the Daily Bama Blog is taking the leap in the Twittersphere. No, I will not be updating what I am doing at any given moment. But it will give you an opportunity to stay up to date easier.

So go ahead and bookmark if you want to stay informed with alerts when new posts are made. By signing up to “follow” the blog, it will send out messages every time something is posted on the “old fashioned” blog.

It will also allow me to get quick breaking news stories to you when my PDA is accessible and the laptop isn’t. So go ahead, join the Twitter revolution and stay even more up to date on all the Alabama athletic news.

VIDEO: Final moments of hoops win over MSU

Here are two quick videos of the defining moments in Alabama’s 62-57 win over No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday. The full replay will eventually be found at this link.

First, here is Anthony Brock making his free-throws with 17.8 seconds left followed by Bulldog Barry Stewart stepping out of bounds.

Finally, here is JaMychal Green icing the win at the free-throw line, followed by a missed 3-pointer and a quick Rammer Jammer.