Baseball Kicks Off Fall Practice and Season Today

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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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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…)

Tide Baseball Alumni Having Success in MLB

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama Crimson Tide has had at least one player selected in the Major League Draft for the past 36 years.  This season former Tide players have taken advantage of their opportunities and found success in the big leagues.

With the Rockies’ promotion of second baseman Josh Rutledge (2008-10), the Crimson Tide currently has five former players in the Major Leagues. Rutledge was called up after hitting .360 in two seasons at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Rutledge has been viewed as a standout defensive player throughout his career and has provided a spark for the Rockies on defense. (more…)

Former Tide Baseball Player Earns Paul W. Bryant Alumni-Athlete Award

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Former Crimson Tide outfielder and current team physician, Dr. Jeff Laubenthal, was honored with the 2014 Paul W. Bryant Alumni-Athlete Award at halftime during Saturday’s home football game against Florida Atlantic University.

“It’s such an unbelievable honor that they’ve bestowed on me,” said Laubenthal. “It means the world to me, because to be included in the same sentence with people like Ozzie Newsome, Bart Starr, Hootie Ingram, Joe Namath and people of that nature, because you know the mark that they have left on the University. It’s really humbling.” (more…)

Erin Routliffe and Maya Jansen Named ITA Collegiate All-Stars

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Erin Routliffe and Maya Jansen added to their awards today when they were named to the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Collegiate All-Star Team as one of only three doubles teams to receive this honor. Earlier this summer, the duo was named the ITA National Women’s Doubles Team of the Year as well.

“I’m proud of Maya and Erin for being named to the ITA Collegiate All-Star Team,” said Alabama head coach Jenny Mainz. “They are truly deserving of this noteworthy accomplishment and worked hard to achieve this distinction. They did an exemplary job finishing the season strong and making Alabama history.” (more…)

Brumbaugh Overcomes Injuries, Earns Scholarship

After suffering two season-ending spinal injuries, senior Daniel Brumbaugh led the team in strikeouts this year. (Photo courtesy of Sally Thomas)

After suffering two season-ending spinal injuries, senior Daniel Brumbaugh led the team in strikeouts this year. (Photo courtesy of Sally Thomas)

GRAPEVINE, Texas – What would you do if your hopes and dreams seemingly came crashing down before they ever began? Senior Daniel Brumbaugh experienced such disappointment in his freshman season with the baseball team. Brumbaugh fractured his back early on in the season and faced the possibility of never reaching his goal of playing collegiate baseball. He faced a hard road back, but this fall he signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Richmond next year, achieving his dream. (more…)

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Written by Assistant Editor Emily Macdonald with contributions from Editor Brian Ogden

#1 Soccer vs. Southlake and Fourth Straight Title

Sophomore soccer players receive a proclamation from Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate celebrating their fourth straight title alongside their coaches. (Photo courtesy of Grapevine Faith Athletic Department)

Sophomore soccer players receive a proclamation from Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate celebrating their fourth straight title alongside their coaches. (Photo courtesy of Grapevine Faith Athletic Department)

For the fourth year in a row, Faith’s soccer team has claimed the title of State Champions. This 4-peat was an outstanding accomplishment for the team, especially the seniors, for they have been prominent leaders on the team. This title didn’t come without challenges, though. The team played many major opponents, including large public schools like Southlake, but their hard work and determination helped them pull through and achieve yet another state championship win for Faith. Their fourth win was celebrated at an all-school pep talley at which the team and coaches were honored and the award was formally presented to the school. Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate also issued a proclamation making May 6, 2014 Faith Christian School State Soccer Champions Day. (more…)