Bobby Petrino guarantees Louisville will beat Alabama

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Louisville coach Bobby Petrino is raising expectations ahead of his team’s season-opening tilt against Alabama.

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Alabama Football: In Najee Harris’ life, football greatness the least challenge

For most Alabama football players excelling on the field is their most demanding challenge. For Najee Harris, football is the easiest of life’s dilemmas. It is a long way from the lesser known locales in the Bay Area of California to Tuscaloosa. The physical distance is considerable. For Alabama football player Najee Harris, the locations are worlds apart […]Alabama Football: In Najee Harris’ life, football greatness the least challenge - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.Original link
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Five-star big man Armando Bacot commits to North Carolina Tar Heels

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Five-star big man Armando Bacot announced his commitment to North Carolina on Thursday.

Bacot, the No. 21-ranked recruit in the 2019 ESPN 100, chose the Tar Heels over a final group that included Duke, Oklahoma State, Georgia and VCU. North Carolina was considered the heavy favorite for most of the past few months, although Duke made a renewed effort toward the end of July.

Bacot, a 6-foot-10 center from Richmond, Virginia, who attends IMG Academy (Florida), is coming off an impressive July in which he cemented himself as one of the top big men in the country. He won MVP honors at the Nike Peach Jam, leading Team Takeover to a championship, then helped lead them to another title at The 8 in Las Vegas.

Bacot averaged 14.7 points and 11.0 rebounds in bracket play at the Peach Jam, including a 14-point, 14-rebound effort in the championship game.

The Tar Heels will honor coach Roy Williams, who has won three national titles in his 15 seasons at UNC, by naming the basketball court after him.

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Alabama Football: Training Days, Episode Two

ESPN’s “Training Days: Rolling with the Tide” continues its deep dive into the Alabama football program, this time focusing on several key assistants and, of course, Kobe Bryant. The second episode of Training Days is a perfect example of why Alabama football fandom could be the secret weapon to our nation’s defense. What would you […]Alabama Football: Training Days, Episode Two - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.Original link
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Parents of Jordan McNair say Maryland Terrapins coach DJ Durkin 'needs to go'

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NEW YORK -- Marty McNair, the father of late Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair, told ESPN on Thursday that football coach DJ Durkin should be fired because he didn't deliver on his recruiting promise -- simply taking care of Jordan.

"When I think of DJ Durkin, all I remember is him sitting at our kitchen table and assuring me that he would take care of my son," Marty McNair said, "and he did anything other than that.

"I think he should be relieved of his job. I don't think that he should be allowed to coach anyone else's child in an environment like this. My child died. That's something we'll never get back. That's something that will never heal. Yeah, he needs to go."

In an interview with ESPN at the Algonquin Hotel, Marty McNair and Jordan's mother, Tonya Wilson, openly grieved the June 13 death of their son as they talked about his final practice on May 29, which ultimately led to heatstroke.

The University of Maryland board of regents has called a special meeting Friday to receive updates about the school's actions in the wake of the June 13 death of football player Jordan McNair.

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Alabama Football: Fall camp session No. 11 with good injury news

Alabama football finished session No. 11 of fall camp Wednesday night. The team worked in full pads and two injured players returned to action. Alabama football worked under the lights again on Wednesday. It was another fall camp session in full pads. There are two more practice sessions this week before the second and last […]Alabama Football: Fall camp session No. 11 with good injury news - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.Original link
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Alabama has plans to renovate Bryant-Denny Stadium

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The University of Alabama has plans to renovate some of its athletic facilities, including the football team’s home, Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Alabama football: Electrifying playmaker Jaylen Waddle impressive

The wide receiver position is a strength for Alabama football this upcoming season. Adding captivating Jaylen Waddle to the mix ensures the Crimson Tide has plenty of elite talent. According to 247Sports, Jaylen Waddle was the No. 5 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 39 overall player in the 2018 class. Read up on […]Alabama football: Electrifying playmaker Jaylen Waddle impressive - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.Original link
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Alabama Football: Fall camp session No. 10 and other tidbits

Check out what happened as Alabama football reached the halfway point of fall camp. Plus, some other Crimson Tide tidbits. Alabama football completed the first half of fall camp Tuesday. On a hot Tuscaloosa afternoon, the Crimson Tide worked in full pads. Except for Ale Kaho who had to complete his last day of not […]Alabama Football: Fall camp session No. 10 and other tidbits - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.Original link
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USA Basketball gold medalists share memories from FIBA U17 World Cup, FIBA Americas U18 Championship

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MVP Jordan Horston, right, and her teammates at the FIBA U17 World Cup had plenty to celebrate this summer.

It was a golden summer for USA Basketball's U18 and U17 women's teams. For the players, the highlights weren't contained to the court. From Colorado's Rocky Mountains to Latvia's Baltic beaches, their memories dot the globe.

We caught up with several of the gold medalists from the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Mexico and the FIBA U17 World Cup in Belarus. They shared their most memorable moments.

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Ed Oliver, Rashan Gary, Khalil Tate and others; reranking the 2016 recruiting class

Aug 21, 2018

The 2016 recruiting class was one of the most hyped classes in recent memory. After a run of five consecutive No. 1 classes, Alabama was unseated in 2016 by Florida State. The Seminoles' class was led by No. 5 overall recruit Levonta Taylor, one of nine players who earned five-star ratings from ESPN that year. Three years later, the class has by and large lived up to expectations and also produced some breakout stars. We examined how different the class would look if we reranked players based on their college production. Here are the top 25 players knowing what we know now.

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ESPN 300 Hot Board Five-star predictions

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Recruiting has slowed down a touch now that we are in a dead period and approaching the season. Most prospects will focus on their high school team and put recruiting on the back burner, and that includes some of the top prospects in the nation.

Of the 11 five-star recruits in the 2019 class, five remain uncommitted. While most of them are planning to wait to announce their decisions, there are a select few schools that stick out, helping to make predictions on where those recruits will eventually land. Here is a look at the uncommitted five-stars and where they currently stand.

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Alabama Crimson Tide fans need to check out this exclusive sale

Alabama Crimson Tide fans need to check out this exclusive one-day sale on apparel from Tailgate. Use the code FanSided at checkout to save 20% on your purchase. Before you know it, the Alabama Crimson Tide will be taking on the Louisville Cardinals to kick off the 2018 season. But before the Crimson Tide take […]Alabama Crimson Tide fans need to check out this exclusive sale - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.Original link
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True freshmen Justin Fields, Trevor Lawrence compete for starting QB job

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Trevor Lawrence's reputation was already something of a local legend before he hit high school. His mom, Amanda, remembers being at a restaurant about a half-hour outside their hometown of Cartersville, Georgia, when a man nervously approached, asking for an autograph. Trevor was in eighth grade at the time.

Cartersville high school coach Joey King had heard the hype, too, and he knew Lawrence would be something special. But the first-year coach had another QB on the roster, a 6-foot-5 junior with a strong arm, too. Still, he was curious enough about the kid everyone was buzzing about to invite him out for spring practice, four months before Lawrence would officially begin high school.

Could quarterback J.T. Daniels go from high school junior to USC's starting lineup as Sam Darnold's successor? Daniels is among the first-year players who could make plays from the minute they step on the field.

Preseason all-ACC team, players to watch, words from the ACC commissioner and everything you need to know for the start of the season.

From the All-SEC team to power rankings and Heisman hopefuls, we've got you covered, gearing you up for college football Saturdays this fall.

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Report: Tua Tagovailoa takes lead in Alabama QB competition

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Tua Tagovailoa took an early lead in the Alabama quarterback competition, according to a report.

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Alabama Football: Saban update and Saturday scrimmage tidbits

Alabama football conducted its first fall camp scrimmage Saturday and afterward, Nick Saban gave an update including injury news. It has been serious business for Alabama football since the start of fall camp. It got even more serious on Saturday inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama football conducted the first full-contact scrimmage of camp. Alabama football camp […]Alabama Football: Saban update and Saturday scrimmage tidbits - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.Original link
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Nick Saban addresses the media following Alabama's first scrimmage of 2018 fall camp

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Nick Saban is "not the Wizard of Oz" - with a magic Coke bottle wand

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Watch Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa and the Alabama QBs practice Saturday

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Watch the video above as Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa, and the Alabama quarterbacks run drills during fall camp 2018.

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Alabama Football: Freshman LB Jaylen Moody could contribute early

Jaylen Moody was little-heralded and a late addition to the Alabama football 2018 class. Before the 2018 season ends, he could be one play away from a key role in the defense. Star ratings, especially in the 5-star haven that is the Alabama football program, can be tricky. Across the football landscape, former 2-stars like JJ […]Alabama Football: Freshman LB Jaylen Moody could contribute early - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.Original link
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