During a time when most across the country are sheltering in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Tua Tagovailoa refuses to do either.
TUSCALOOSA — One year to the day he was announced as Alabama's head men's basketball coach, Nate Oats went north of the border to add an infusion of premium talent to his roster.
TUSCALOOSA — There is no downtime for Nate Oats, not even during a global pandemic.
TUSCALOOSA — When college basketball returns, Alabama coach Nate Oats could face a stark reality: the Crimson Tide might be without two of its top scorers from last season.
Fresh off a workout March 13, Jared Mayden sat at a table inside a bustling Mal Moore Athletic building filling out paperwork for what he anticipated would be one of the biggest days of his life — Alabama’s annual Pro Day, originally scheduled for Tuesday.
TUSCALOOSA — In the days following the NCAA and SEC decisions to cancel all remaining spring sports events through the end of the 2019-20 academic calendar due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne has had plenty on his mind.
TUSCALOOSA — In between practicing “social distancing” by holding multiple daily meetings remotely from home amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Greg Byrne has somehow managed to catch up on “two whole episodes” of the popular Neflix series "Ozark."
College football will be back, though the particulars remain a wait-and-see topic for Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey.
TUSCALOOSA — Roughly an hour before Alabama was scheduled to return to the field to kick off its annual spring practice schedule, the Crimson Tide football team announced it will join much of the rest of the sports world and postpone all activities in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Southeastern Conference athletics are on hold and may not return for some time.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In light of widespread concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southeastern Conference has taken the unprecedented step to suspend all on- and off-campus recruiting across all its sports through March 30, league commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday.
For Alabama head coach Nate Oats, the COVID-19 coronavirus scare provided an opportunity to joke about avoiding his regular media responsibilities and recommending stock options in hand sanitizer.
TUSCALOOSA — One of the biggest fallacies within the recruiting world is that Alabama doesn’t play true freshmen.
In its first season within Nate Oats’ high-flying offense, Alabama has been the SEC’s highest scoring team all season, averaging 83.1 points a game entering the final weekend of the regular season.
TUSCALOOSA — Just a week removed from hyper-extending his right elbow, John Petty Jr. told his teammates not to hold anything back when he returned to practice Thursday.
TUSCALOOSA — The final shot, a meaningless 3-pointer from sophomore guard Kira Lewis Jr., fell harmlessly into the hands of a Vanderbilt player without even touching the rim Tuesday night.
TUSCALOOSA — Twenty years after leaving Big Ten territory, Alabama head coach Nick Saban returned to his familiar stomping grounds to fill an important role on his coaching staff.
TUSCALOOSA — In another game without one of its top scorers, Alabama still managed to find a way to score 90 points for the ninth time this season.
Henry Ruggs III simply wants to be the best.
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Outside of a miracle run in Nashville next month, it appears Alabama’s NCAA tournament hopes in Nate Oats first season are no more.
TUSCALOOSA — Turns out Nick Saban's offseason will involve far more turnover than anyone — even himself — could've expected.
In a battle of premier Southeastern Conference point guards, Alabama’s Kira Lewis Jr. had the last laugh as his double-double helped pace an impressive 103-78 road win over Ole Miss’ Breein Tyree.
TUSCALOOSA — Nate Oats never hid the fact that the goal for his first season at Alabama was to return to the NCAA tournament.
The other night when Alabama lost at home to Texas A&M in basketball, the Tide trailed by four with 3.7 seconds left but Jaden Shackelford was to shoot three foul shots.
TUSCALOOSA — During a recent team meeting, Nate Oats asked his team what Southeastern Conference team had the best season last year, start-to-finish.
TUSCALOOSA — Consider Alabama’s bubble burst.
TUSCALOOSA — On a day a true program trailblazer was immortalized, the Alabama men’s basketball team did its best to keep its path to the NCAA tournament alive and well.
AUBURN —John Petty Jr.’s game-tying 3-pointer swished through the net with ease with 14 seconds remaining to even up a game that appeared over 4:18 into the contest Wednesday night.
TUSCALOOSA — Before every video session, Nate Oats lays it all out there for his players — the numbers that is.
In desperate need of a quality road win — or simply a win after dropping three straight coming into the weekend — Alabama’s backcourt tandem of Kira Lewis Jr. and John Petty Jr. delivered in style Saturday.
TUSCALOOSA — Nate Oats’ phone buzzed early Wednesday morning, just hours removed from the second of back-to-back disappointing home losses in which Alabama surrendered double-digit leads both times.
TUSCALOOSA — Two weeks after Freddie Roach was photographed wearing the script-A on his chest once again, Alabama formally announced his return to the Crimson Tide coaching staff.
TUSCALOOSA — National Signing Day isn’t what it used to be, and Alabama head coach Nick Saban appears to have garnered a certain disdain for that fact, even if he’s adjusted well to it.
TUSCALOOSA — No double-digit lead is safe for Alabama.
TUSCALOOSA — It's been more than 50 years since Wendell Hudson helped reshape the landscape of college athletics on the University of Alabama campus.
TUSCALOOSA — Without its top two defenders, Alabama simply didn’t have the capacity — or the bodies — to keep pace Saturday.
TUSCALOOSA — Alabama athletic department, annually one of the nation's most profitable Power 5 programs, was in the red last year. That divergence comes with an asterisk, however.
If Nate Oats was frustrated after Saturday’s non-conference win over Kansas State, Alabama’s first-year head coach was likely pulling out the silver hairs atop his head after Wednesday’s return to conference play.
TUSCALOOSA — The last time Herbert Jones and Trendon Watford squared off on the same court, it was more of a back-and-forth “king-of-the-hill kind of deal” last summer, where winning pales in comparison to the fiercely intense one-on-one battles to the rim.
TUSCALOOSA — For the second time in three years, Alabama will have to replace a majority of its starting secondary.
TUSCALOOSA — Not even two separate shooting droughts of more than six minutes each were enough to slow down Alabama’s potent offense.
TUSCALOOSA — Nate Oats didn’t mince words about Alabama’s season-high 25 turnovers in Wednesday’s 77-62 win at Vanderbilt.
MOBILE — From his vantage point across the line of scrimmage, Jared Mayden has seen the progression of Jalen Hurts.
MOBILE — Before this week, Jared Mayden hadn’t played much cornerback since the beginning stages in his Alabama career.
Alabama continues to ride a wave of success during Nate Oats’ inaugural season, notching its first three-game win streak of Southeastern Conference play with a 77-62 victory over Vanderbilt on Wednesday night inside the always difficult Memorial Coliseum in Nashville.
MOBILE — In the midst of a long-awaited reunion following Wednesday’s Senior Bowl practice, Nick Saban had a simple request of his former quarterback.
MOBILE — There’s a new face wearing Alabama’s script-A on his chest and it’s a familiar one to Crimson Tide fans.
MOBILE — Not even the elevator in the players’ Mobile-area hotel proved fan-free for Jalen Hurts.
MOBILE — Even with six in-state players in attendance this week, the most intriguing name at this year’s Senior Bowl is a former Alabama player beloved as much for what he didn’t do as what he did.
Sep 2Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Sep 9Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Sep 16Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Sep 23Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN
Sep 30Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Oct 7Kyle Field, College Station, TX
Oct 14Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Oct 21Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Nov 4Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Nov 11Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS
Nov 18Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Nov 25Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL