Alabama Crimson Tide

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Tide Beat Clemson for National Title

Bold Saban call turns game for Alabama

(Newser) - Alabama needed it all to win the toughest national title game it had ever played during the Nick Saban dynasty. All of its power. All of its speed. Even one gutsy trick. Derrick Henry, OJ Howard, and Kenyan Drake hit No. 1 Clemson with long touchdowns, and Alabama outlasted the... More »

A Heisman Shift: Running Back Wins It

Alabama's Derrick Henry takes honor, busting string of QBs

(Newser) - Derrick Henry has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming just the third running back to take college football's top honor in the past 16 years. The 6-foot-3, 242-pound Henry broke Herschel Walker's Southeastern Conference record with 1,986 yards rushing and matched an SEC mark with 23 touchdowns, leading... More »

Ala. Kicker Gets Condolence Letter —From Dubya

Bush pens letter of support after 3 botched kicks in Iron Bowl loss

(Newser) - From one No. 43 to another: Alabama Crimson Tide kicker Cade Foster, who has been receiving death threats since missing three field goals in his team's 34-28 Iron Bowl loss to Auburn a few weeks ago, has received words of encouragement from somebody who knows a thing or two... More »

Ala. Fan Killed After Woman 'Went Crazy' Over Loss

'She said we weren't real Alabama fans'

(Newser) - A senseless killing in Alabama: The sister of a woman shot dead after last week's Iron Bowl game says she was killed by a fellow fan enraged that her group didn't seem upset enough by the Crimson Tide's loss to archrivals Auburn, reports the Clarion-Ledger . Michelle Shepherd,... More »

QB's Girlfriend: ESPN's Fawning Not 'Creepy at All'

But network says Brent Musburger got a little carried away over Katherine Webb

(Newser) - If you haven't heard the name Katherine Webb today, you missed a lesson in instant celebrity-making. Webb, also known as Miss Alabama, is the girlfriend of Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron, whose team won the BCS title last night . But Webb's celebrity turn began early in the game... More »

Alabama Crushes Notre Dame to Win BCS Title

Crimson Tide has 3 championships in 4 years

(Newser) - Alabama rolled to its second consecutive BCS championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in a BCS championship game that was no classic after all. AJ McCarron threw four touchdown passes and Eddie Lacy ran for 140 yards and scored twice for the second-ranked Crimson... More »

Oops: Player's Dad Trips, Breaks $30K BCS Trophy

National champion Alabama is down a pricey bowl

(Newser) - Fummmmble! National champion Alabama was showing off its $30,000 crystal bowl trophy over the weekend when a player's father tripped on a rug near the display and sent it crashing to ground, reports the AP . It is now in "thousands of tiny pieces," notes AlabamaLive . The... More »

Crimson Tide Shuts Out Tigers

Alabama defense secures 21-0 BCS win

(Newser) - One of the best defenses in college football history kept the Louisiana State Tigers at bay last night as the Alabama Crimson Tide won the Bowl Championship Series title 21-0. Alabama held LSA to five first downs and 92 yards of offense, with LSU's offense finding its way into... More »

Alabama Holds Off McCoy-Less Texas

Texas rallies without QB, but Crimson Tide wins 37-21

(Newser) - Top-ranked Alabama rolled out to a big lead after No. 2 Texas lost star quarterback Colt McCoy on its first offensive series, and the Crimson Tide held off a furious second-half rally in a 37-21 victory that won the school its 13th national college football championship. McCoy, a Heisman Trophy... More »

Texas Win Would Be Hollywood Ending, But ...

... Alabama's just a better team

(Newser) - With the Bowl Championship Series title game set for Thursday night at the Rose Bowl, a Hollywood ending is called for—meaning, Chris Dufresne writes, a Texas victory. After all, it was 4 years ago on that very field that Vince Young showed a young Colt McCoy how to win... More »

Best, Worst of Bowl Season

Watch title game, skip Little Caesars (except the pizza)

(Newser) - With college football bowl season set to begin today, Dennis Dodd tells you which of the 34 are appointment viewing, and which you should avoid at all costs. The top three:
  • BCS title game—Alabama vs. Texas (Jan. 7, ABC): Storied traditions, a Heisman winner … and coaches with combined
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Alabama's Ingram Wins Heisman

Running back is the first Crimson Tide player to get honor

(Newser) - Mark Ingram completed the trophy case at Alabama, delivering the first Heisman to a school that boasts one of the richest histories in college football. The tough-running sophomore tailback turned tearful after winning the Heisman Trophy tonight in the closest vote in the award's 75-year history. He finished 28 points... More »

Alabama's Ingram Will Win Heisman

Site that's picked past 7 winners tabs Tide RB

(Newser) - Many observers believe Alabama running back Mark Ingram is going to be this year’s Heisman Trophy winner as college football’s top player—and a blog that’s correctly predicted the past seven recipients is one of them. Stiff Arm Trophy has Ingram nosing out Stanford running back Toby... More »

Wild Finish Means Texas Vs. 'Bama for Title

Longhorns edge Nebraska; Tide trounce Florida

(Newser) - Texas and Alabama will play for the BCS championship next month. The Longhorns survived a crazy finish and beat Nebraska 13-12 on a last-second field goal to make it to the title game. They almost didn't get a chance to kick when QB Colt McCoy mismanaged the clock and let... More »

Belichick Ties Strong in Florida-Bama Tilt

Coaches Meyer, Saban have deep ties to Patriots guru

(Newser) - Though he won’t be on the sidelines again until tomorrow, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick holds the common thread in today’s matchup between college football’s top-ranked. Urban Meyer and No. 1 Florida meet Nick Saban and No. 2 Alabama—both unbeaten—for the Southeastern Conference title... More »

Utah Upsets 'Bama in Sugar Bowl

(Newser) - Utah is the best of the BCS busters, the AP reports. Brian Johnson threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns, and the No. 7 Utes upset fourth-ranked Alabama 31-17 in the Sugar Bowl on tonight to finish 13-0. With the victory, Utah became the first team from a non-BCS conference... More »

Gators Beat Top-Ranked 'Bama

(Newser) - Florida defeated top-ranked Alabama today by taking over the fourth quarter of the SEC Championship game and winning 31-20, the Gainesville Sun reports. Tim Tebow (a repeat Heisman winner?) led the Gators with three touchdown throws, one to Riley Cooper to seal the game in the final minutes. Florida will... More »

5 Football Saturdays to Savor

Hype machine already churning for Ohio State-USC showdown Sept. 13

(Newser) - With the college football season set to kick off Thursday, blogger The Kid outlines the five weekends that will help decide who plays in the national championship game on Jan. 8 in Miami.
  • Aug. 30: Illinois and Missouri square off in St. Louis; Clemson and Alabama meet in Atlanta. “
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Georgetown Win Clinches Big East

Alabama stuns Vandy; Wisconsin beats Northwestern

(Newser) - John Thompson III accomplished something today his father never did – he led Georgetown to consecutive Big East regular season titles. The 11th-ranked Hoyas battled No. 12 Louisville and hung on to win in the final minute of the game, 55-52. Georgetown, winners of five straight, head to MSG next... More »

Vols Turn Back Crimson Tide

No. 7 Tennessee takes the messy game from Alabama 93-86

(Newser) - No. 7 Tennessee had dropped 16 of their last 17 games at Alabama, and it wasn't until the very end of last night's match up that the Volunteers ensured their hard-fought road win. The 93-86 game stayed close throughout, thanks in part to 43 total turnovers, but some clutch late-game... More »

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