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With the CFP play coming into play as of 2024, the CRIMSON-FAN's staff picks are below.
There is ONE - SEC game on the docket.
We've also given our predicted score for this new years ALABAMA game.
On with the CFP picks (time is Eastern and game played Saturday):
(Staff - UM) #4 UA (27) @ #1 UM (31)
(Staff - UT) #3 UT (27) @ #2 UW (38)
Alabama Crimson Tide (Southeastern Conference) (2007-present):
(!)-2007 Alabama 2-6 / 1-4 - T-3rd (West) W Independence
2008 Alabama 12-2 / 8-0 - 1st (West) L Sugar 6 6
2009 Alabama 14-0 / 8-0 - 1st (West) W BCS NCG 1 1
2010 Alabama 10-3 / 5-3 - 4th (West) W Capital One 11 10
2011 Alabama 12-1 / 7-1 - 2nd (West) W BCS NCG 1 1
2012 Alabama 13-1 / 7-1 - 1st (West) W BCS NCG 1 1
2013 Alabama 11-2 / 7-1 - T-1st (West) L Sugar 8 7
2014 Alabama 12-2 / 7-1 - 1st (West) L Sugar 4 4
2015 Alabama 14-1 / 7-1 - 1st (West) W Cotton, W CFP NCG 1 1
2016 Alabama 14-1 / 8-0 - 1st (West) W Peach, L CFP NCG 2 2
2017 Alabama 13-1 / 7-1 - T-1st (West) W Sugar, W CFP NCG 1 1
2018 Alabama 14-1 / 8-0 - 1st (West) W Orange, L CFP NCG 2 2
2019 Alabama 11-2 / 6-2 - 2nd (West) W Citrus 8 8
2020 Alabama 13-0 / 10-0 - 1st (West) W Rose, W CFP NCG 1 1
2021 Alabama 13-2 / 7-1 - 1st (West) W Cotton, L CFP NCG 2 2
2022 Alabama 11-2 / 6-2 - T-1st (West) W Sugar 5 5
2023 Alabama 12-1 / 9-0 - 1st (West)
(!)-Saban's record for the 2007 season was 7-6. In March 2009, the NCAA ruled that Alabama must vacate 21 victories due to sanctions stemming from textbook-related infractions discovered during the 2007 season, including five for the 2007 season. As such Saban's official record for the 2007 season stands at 2-6.
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A. All-time record: 960-336-43 - Win percentage: .74% - First season: 1892
B. Athletic Director: Present - Greg Byrne (2017– ):
C. Nick Saban 2007-present ...! Record -- 200-28
D. Past Athletic Director's:
J. W. H. Pollard (1907-10) - Guy Lowman (1910-11) - D.V. Graves (1911-15) - Thomas Kelley (1915) - B. L. Noojin (1918)
Charles Arthur "Yank" Bernier (1920-23) - Wallace Wade (1923-30) - Hank Crisp (1930-40) - Frank Thomas (1940-52)
Pete Cawthon (1952-1953) - Hank Crisp (1954-57) - Bear Bryant (1957-81) - Ray Perkins (1983-85) - Hootie Ingram (1989-95)
Steve Sloan (1987-89) - Glen Tuckett (1995-96) - Mal Moore (2007-13) - Bill Battle (2013-17)
E. Past Head Coaches:
E. B. Beaumont 1892 - Eli Abbott 1893-1895,1902 - Otto Wagonhurst 1896 - Allen McCants 1897 - W. A. Martin 1899 -
Malcolm Griffin 1900 - M. S. Harvey 1901 - W. B. Blount 1903-1904 - J. Leavenworth 1905 - J. W. H. Pollard 1906-1909 -
Guy Lowman 1910 - D. V. Graves 1911-1914 - T. Kelley 1915-1917 - Xen Scott 1919-1922 - Wallace Wade 1923-1930 -
Frank Thomas 1931-1946 - Harold Drew 1947-1954 - Jennings B. Whitworth 1955-1957 - Bear Bryant 1958-1982 -
Ray Perkins 1983-1986 - Bill Curry 1987-1989 - Gene Stallings 1990-1996 - Mike DuBose 1997-2000 -
Dennis Franchione 2001-2002 - Mike Price 2003 - Mike Shula 2003-2006 - Joe Kines 2006 -
F. Alabama has now won six national championships under Nick Saban, with the most recent coming in the 2020 season.
G. Alabama made the first five College Football Playoff fields before missing out in 2019.
H. Alabama has now won/claimed A Total OF 18 Nat'l Championships
The Alabama women's basketball team (8-2) defeated Coastal Carolina, 88-46, during Wednesday's 5th Grade Fast Break inside Coleman Coliseum.
The Crimson Tide's Sarah Ashlee Barker (17) and Aaliyah Nye (16) led the team in points with Loyal McQueen (11), Jessica Timmons (10) and Del'Janae "Burger" Williams (10) following with double digits.
JeAnna Cunningham collected a career-high of six rebounds, while Essence Cody earned a career-high in blocks (5), helping Alabama tally 37 rebounds and 15 steals in the win.
The Chanticleers (4-5) were led by Makaila Cange who scored 11 points and collected eight rebounds, while Deaja Richardson (15) and Arin Freeman (10) also scored double-figures.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team had 10 student-athletes selected to 11 spots on the 2023 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches Teams, which were unveiled Tuesday by the league office.
JC Latham (OL) represented the Tide offense on the first team while Justin Eboigbe (DL), Dallas Turner (LB), Terrion Arnold (DB), Kool-Aid McKinstry (DB) and Caleb Downs (DB) were all selected to the first-team defensive unit.
Also earning a spot on the first team were specialists Will Reichard (PK) and Kneeland Hibbett (LS)
The second-team selections included Tyler Booker (OL) on offense along with James Burnip (P) and Reichard (KOS) as part of the specialists group.
The No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide will square off with the No. 1 Michigan Wolverines in the College Football Playoff Semifinal on Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The contest is slated to kick off at 4 p.m. CT (5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT) and will be televised on ESPN.
The Crimson Tide and Wolverines will meet for the sixth time in the history of the series that dates back to 1988. It will mark the second-straight time the two storied programs will meet in the postseason as Alabama defeated Michigan, 35-16, in the 2019 Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. With that win, the Tide now leads the all-time series, 3-2.
The winner of the Semifinal between Alabama and Michigan will meet the winner of the contest between the No. 2 Washington Huskies and the No. 3 Texas Longhorns, who will play in the CFP Semifinal Game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Superdome in New Orleans on Jan. 1, 2024. The 2024 CFP National Championship Game is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 8 at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Alabama will make its eighth appearance in the Rose Bowl with this year's selection, owning a record of 5-1-1 in those contests. Most recently, the Tide defeated Notre Dame in the 2021 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game at the Rose Bowl (game played in Arlington, Texas due to COVID), 31-14.
Head coach Nick Saban is 16-6 in postseason games at Alabama, earning wins over Kansas State (2023 Sugar Bowl) Cincinnati (2022 CFP Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic), Ohio State (2021 CFP National Championship Game), Notre Dame (2021 CFP Semifinal Game at the Rose Bowl), Michigan (2019 Citrus Bowl), Oklahoma (2018 CFP Semifinal Game at the Orange Bowl), Georgia (2018 CFP National Championship Game), Clemson (2017 CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the 2016 CFP National Championship Game), Washington (2016 CFP Semifinal Game at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl), Michigan State (2015 CFP Semifinal Game at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic).
Prior to the CFP, the Tide defeated the Fighting Irish (2013 BCS National Championship Game at the Orange Bowl), LSU (2012 BCS National Championship Game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl), Michigan State (2011 Capital One Bowl), Texas (2010 BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl) and Colorado (2007 Independence Bowl).
ATLANTA - The No. 8/8/8 Alabama football team secured a 27-24 upset win over No. 1/1/1 Georgia Saturday afternoon inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. With the win, the Crimson Tide (12-1) secured the program's 30th Southeastern Conference Championship and the ninth under head coach Nick Saban.
Quarterback Jalen Milroe was named the game's Most Valuable Player after leading the team to its 11th consecutive victory. Milroe finished the contest with 221 total yards including 192 through the air on 13-of-23 passing and a pair of touchdowns.
Roydell Williams led the ground attack with 16 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown while Milroe contributed 29 yards with his legs. Isaiah Bond led the receiving corps with 79 yards on five receptions, while Jermaine Burton and Jam Miller each caught a touchdown pass in the win.
Defensively, Terrion Arnold led UA with six total tackles, including half a tackle for loss (-1 yard), to go along with a pass breakup. Malachi Moore and Trezmen Marshall each contributed five tackles and one TFL apiece with Marshall adding a key fumble recovery.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Alabama women's basketball team dropped a hard-fought contest at Syracuse, 79-73, Thursday night in the ACC/SEC Challenge at JMA Wireless Dome.
Sarah Ashlee Barker led the Crimson Tide (7-2) with 18 points and eight assists, while Aalyiah Nye scored 17 points and added five steals.
Essence Cody also reached double digits as she set a career-high with 14 points while pulling down a game-high nine rebounds.
The Orange (6-1) were led by Alyssa Latham (23 points and 12 rebounds) and Kyra Wood (10 points and 13 rebounds) each picking up a double double.
The No. 23/20 Alabama men's basketball team dropped an 85-77 decision to Clemson in the ACC/SEC Challenge Tuesday night inside Coleman Coliseum.
Mark Sears led the Crimson Tide (5-2) with a game-high 23 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists in the losing effort. Aaron Estrada (16) and Grant Nelson (14) also reached double digits.
The Tigers' (6-0) PJ Hall finished with a team-best 21 points to lead four players in double figures. Ian Schieffelin finished with nine points and a game-high 14 boards.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference announced each of its future 16 member teams' permanent baseball opponents on Thursday morning. Alabama will be paired with Auburn and Tennessee each year starting in 2025.
Beginning in 2025, SEC baseball teams will play a three-game series against two permanent opponents and eight rotating opponents for a total of 30 conference games. Standings will be kept in a single-division format, eliminating divisional standings.
The permanent opponents were determined based on a number of factors including geography, traditional opponents and strength of schedule.
The two teams have met 308 times in a series that dates back to 1896.
Alabama leads the all-time series, 168-140.
The Crimson Tide's record vs. Auburn: in Tuscaloosa (84-51) | in Auburn (56-63) | at neutral sites (28-26).
Alabama and Auburn last met in the 2023 SEC Tournament, with the Tide earning a 7-4 win over the Tigers to eliminate AU from Hoover.
The two teams have met 122 times in a series that dates back to 1897.
Alabama leads the all-time series, 78-44.
The Crimson Tide's record vs. Tennessee: in Tuscaloosa (46-18) | in Knoxville (26-24) | at neutral sites (6-2).
Alabama and Tennessee last met from April 15-17, 2022, in Knoxville with the top-ranked Vols earning a 2-1 series victory.
KATY, Texas – The Alabama women's basketball team defeated the Liberty Flames, 72-47, Sunday inside the Merrell Center to conclude the Betty Chancellor Classic.
With the win, the Crimson Tide finishes the event with a 2-1 record, including a 78-73 win over No. 20/15 Louisville on Friday, and improves to 7-1 on the season.
The Tide's Aalyiah Nye, who finished with 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting in Sunday's win, was named to the All-Tournament Team.Nye combined for 32 points, four rebounds and seven steals during the tournament.
Karly Weathers provided the spark off the bench for Alabama, matching Nye with a team-high 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including three-pointers.
Both Nye and Weathers were two of five UA players to pick up double digits in the victory, including Loyal McQueen (10), Essence Cody (10) and Jessica Timmons (10). Cody led the team with seven rebounds, including five defensive boards.
NICEVILLE, Fla. – The No. 17/15 Alabama men's basketball team ended the Emerald Coast Classic with a win over Oregon, 99-91, Saturday afternoon at Raider Arena for its fifth win of the season.
The Crimson Tide was led by Mark Sears scoring a season-high 27 points and was named to the Emerald Coast Classic All-Tournament team.
Aaron Estrada filled the stat sheet with 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists while Rylan Griffen scored a season-high 17 points.
Oregon (4-2) was led by Jermaine Couisnard with a team-high 24 points.
AUBURN, Ala. - Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe threw a touchdown pass to Isaiah Bond with 32 seconds left to lift the No. 8/8/8 Crimson Tide football team to a 27-24 victory over Auburn Saturday afternoon in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
With the Tide (11-1, 8-0 SEC) trailing 24-20 and facing 4th-and-31, Milroe found Bond for a game-winning 31-yard score to snatch the victory away from the Tigers (6-6, 3-5 SEC).
Alabama used a balanced offensive attack to pile up 451 yards of total offense, including 259 through the air and 192 on the ground. Milroe led the Crimson Tide's offense with 366 total yards which included 259 on 16-of-24 passing and 107 yards rushing across 18 attempts.
Bond finished the game with a team-leading five catches for 75 yards and a score, while Jermaine Burton had four catches for a team-high 107 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, Jalen Key returned to the lineup to lead UA with seven tackles, while Deontae Lawson, also returning from an absence, finished second at five total stops, including one sack (-3 yards). Dallas Turner contributed four tackles, including two for loss and a sack, to go with a quarterback hurry. Lawson and Turner helped the Tide finish with 6.0 TFLs (-41 yards) and four sacks (-28 yards) by day's end.
Alabama's win was the 19th fourth-quarter victory under head coach Nick Saban.
Saturday's Iron Bowl win was the Tide's 11th of the season. It marks the 27th time in program history that UA has recorded an 11-win season and the 15th under Saban.
The 2023 campaign also marks the 13th straight season with 11 wins under Saban, the longest streak of its kind in Southeastern Conference history.
Alabama finished the season a perfect 8-0 in SEC play to mark the sixth perfect conference finish during the Saban era. The Tide also went 8-0 in 2008, 2009, 2016 and 2018 and finished 2020 at 10-0.
With his nine points on the night (three PATs, two field goals), placekicker Will Reichard is now tied at 530 points with Keenan Reynolds (Navy) for the NCAA career points record.
Reichard is now second on the Alabama career field goals list with 80. He trails only Leigh Tiffin's mark of 83.
LUBBOCK, Texas - The sixth-seeded Alabama soccer team (12-5-5) concluded the 2023 campaign in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament Friday after falling 1-0 to third-seeded North Carolina (12-1-8).
North Carolina found its game-winning shot off a low driven ball from Ally Sentnor in the 19th minute. UA's Coralie Lallier would tally a career-high saves in net to hold the Tar Heels to just one goal in the game.
From Head Coach Wes Hart: "Today we lost to a very talented and well coached North Carolina team. I thought they had the run of the play in the first half, but I thought our response in the second half was excellent. We were able to gain much more territory and pin them in.
"Proud of our team today and throughout the season. We had big shoes to fill based on our success last season, and despite losing a core group of players from last season, we were able to put together a pretty impressive year."
A low driven ball from North Carolina's Ally Sentnor was the deciding play of the game as her shot put the Tar Heels up 1-0 in the 19th minute
The Crimson Tide recorded chances from Marianna Annest, Nadia Ramadan, Cameron Silva and Gianna Paul in the game, but was unable to find its equalizer
Coralie Lallier tallied a career-high eight saves in the game to conclude her freshman year with 42 stops and a 7-3-3 record
Despite the loss, Alabama put together one of its best seasons in program history as the Tide reached the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament for just the third time in program history
Alabama softball announced its 2024 schedule, which features two home tournaments and four SEC home series.
Highlights of the schedule include 27 games against 10 teams that made the 2023 NCAA Tournament, including six games against Super Regional participants Florida and Georgia and four games against Women's College World Series teams Tennessee and Florida State.
Fans can experience the best atmosphere in college softball with 29 regular season home games at Rhoads Stadium, including the Easton Bama Bash, T-Mobile Crimson Classic and SEC home series against Florida, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Tennessee.
The Crimson Tide will also play in the Buzz Classic in Atlanta hosted by Georgia Tech (Feb. 8-10) and the Green & Gold Classic hosted by UAB in Birmingham (Feb. 23-25). The 2024 SEC Tournament will take place May 7-11 in Auburn, Ala.
Additional information regarding home game ticketing, game times and television broadcasts will be announced at a later date.
Game dates and times are subject to change.
2024 Alabama Softball Schedule Highlights
Four games against two 2023 Women's College World Series teams
at Florida State (Tallahassee, Fla. - March 13)
3x vs. Tennessee (Tuscaloosa, Ala. - April 26-28)
Six games against two 2023 NCAA Super Regional teams
3x vs. Florida (Tuscaloosa, Ala. - March 8-10)
3x at Georgia (Athens, Ga. - March 15-17)
Two regular season home tournaments at Rhoads Stadium
Bama Bash (Feb. 16-18)
Southern Indiana, St. Thomas, Virginia
Crimson Classic (Feb. 29-March 3)
Arizona, South Alabama, UNI
Eight SEC series
vs. Florida - March 8-10
at Georgia - March 15-17
at Kentucky - March 28-30
vs. Ole Miss - April 5-7
vs. Texas A&M - April 12-14
at Arkansas - April 19-21
vs. Tennessee - April 26-28
at Auburn - May 3-5
Buzz Classic - Atlanta, Ga. - Feb. 8-10
Georgia Tech, Longwood, Villanova
Green & Gold Classic - Birmingham, Ala. - Feb. 23-25
UAB, Bradley, Western Carolina, UNA
2024 SEC Softball Tournament - Auburn, Ala. - May 7-11
The 2009 SEC Championship Game pit undefeated Florida, in search of three national championships in four years, against undefeated Alabama, which fell to the Gators in the same game the season before.
The documentary, which seems to gloss over the more explosive off-the-field issues plaguing the program to present a Disney-type presentation of all that the Gators overcame to be champions, did dive into the impact the night of Dec. 5, 2009, had on the program.
Mark Ingram rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns. Greg McElroy threw for 239 yards and a touchdown to claim the MVP award, and Alabama won 32-13. The Alabama defense held Tebow in check and left him crying at the end.
"We went against another juggernaut in Alabama, that for 365 days, they talked about losing to us," Tebow said looking back. "They preached about stopping us. They had the edge because they had nothing to lose, and we had everything to lose."
"Perhaps most interesting about the game is Florida believes - even today - they were the better team."
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