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Grapevine Faith Varsity Men’s Basketball vs. Grace Prep

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Grapevine Faith’s Varsity men’s basketball team was defeated by Grace Prep Lions on Dec. 19. The night’s top shots are in the gallery above, and the rest can be seen below. Faith is currently leading the nation in three-pointers made after finishing second in that category last year.  The Lions will be back in action on Dec. 29 in the Whataburger Tournament. (more…)

Grapevine Faith Men’s JV Basketball vs. Grace Prep

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The Grapevine Faith Lions’ JV men’s basketball team took a tough loss to Arlington Grace Prep on Friday, Dec. 19. The best shots of the night are in the gallery above, and the rest of the photos are in the collection below. The Lions will be back in action on Jan. 6, when they face district rival Fort Worth Christian at home. (more…)

Women’s Basketball Hosts North Alabama for Exhibition Matchup on Sunday

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Photo courtesy of RollTide.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The women’s basketball team welcomes North Alabama to Foster Auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 9, for the Crimson Tide’s lone exhibition contest of the 2014-15 season. Game time is set for 2 p.m. CT, and admission is free.

FOLLOWING THE TIDE
Fans can follow Sunday’s action on Gametracker or keep up with the action via Twitter by following @AlabamaWBB.

THE MATCHUP
Alabama will look to build on the foundation it put down a year ago, climbing from the bottom of the Southeastern Conference standings to a tie for sixth place in the league. Along the way the Crimson Tide enjoyed some big wins, including at No. 9 Kentucky, 57-55, for the program’s first victory in Lexington since 2002 and first road W against a top-10 team since 1998 as well as its first win in program history at Vanderbilt. Alabama also closed the regular season with a 78-60 victory over No. 23 LSU, its first win against the Tigers since 2002.

North Alabama returns four starters who together averaged 11.2 points per game last season. The Lions finished with a 15-13 record last year and finished fifth in the Gulf South Conference. (more…)

Former Tide Baseball Standouts Begin Postseason Play

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Photo courtesy of RollTide.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Former Tide players Alex Avila (2006-08) of the Detroit Tigers and Tommy Hunter (2006-07) of the Baltimore Orioles kicked off postseason play on Thursday night in Baltimore facing off in the American League Division Series.

In three years at the Capstone, Avila played 178 games and held a career .303 batting average. Hunter played two seasons in an Alabama uniform, garnering a Freshman All-SEC selection and playing for Team USA in 2006.  (more…)

Baseball Kicks Off Fall Practice and Season Today

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Photo courtesy of RollTide.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama baseball team will begin fall workouts on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and will kick off live play Friday afternoon as the team plays its first intrasquad scrimmage of the new season.

The Tide will begin practice on Tuesday and will have full team practices on Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 2:30 p.m., before playing an eight-inning intrasquad on Friday afternoon. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for approximately 3:30 p.m. at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The first week of fall practice wraps up with another scrimmage on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.  (more…)

Alabama Accepting Flag Recipient Nominations for the 2015 Football Season

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama is now accepting flag recipient nominations for the 2015 football season. The Crimson Tide pauses to salute a member of the armed services before the playing of the National Anthem at all home games. Fans may nominate active duty or retired members of the military online.

The nomination should include honors and awards the person received, tours of duty and a short narrative of 100 words or less as to why the person is deserving of the nomination. A panel from The University of Alabama Athletics Department will select the honorees for the 2015 season. Those selected will be provided with complimentary tickets, in-game recognition and an American flag awarded by the Million Dollar Band.

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SEC Nation Works Around Tailgaters

Tim Tebow meets with fans and signs autographs on Friday afternoon. Tebow joined the ESPN team last year at the National Championship game.

Tim Tebow meets with fans and signs autographs on Friday afternoon. Tebow joined the ESPN team last year at the National Championship game.

TUSACALOOSA, Ala. – SEC Nation arrived in Tuscaloosa Thursday to prepare for their weekly Saturday production prior to the Alabama-Florida football game. The crew arrived with six tractor-trailers and their trademark bus. This is what it takes to move a set and crew around the country every week.

Bob Rauscher, SEC Network’s vice president of production, said, “Our philosophy with the show is to come to where things are happening, so we’ve chosen locations where things are already going on.” The tailgating atmosphere around the Quad at The University of Alabama appealed to the show’s producers. “There are fans mingling and hanging out before the games, and we’re basically just saying we’re going to be one of them,” Rauscher said. (more…)

Women’s Basketball to Kick Off Community Caravan Thursday

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Photo courtesy of RollTide.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The women’s basketball team has announced the dates for its inaugural Community Caravan. In an effort to give back to the local community, the team will be volunteering at local schools, hospitals and non-profit organizations as well as attending events on campus.

“We are so excited about our upcoming season on the court and are equally excited about taking time to give back to a community that means so much to our program,” said head coach Kristy Curry. Our student athletes are excited to reach out and impact our community in a number of ways this fall.” (more…)