Sports

Soccer's new formation continues to pay off during spring

The University of Alabama Soccer team plays host to UAB on Friday in the fourth of five games in the 2018 spring season. The Crimson Tide is undefeated this spring, posting a 2-0-1 record with the lone draw coming against Clemson on March 3. The two wins came in convincing style as Alabama kept two clean sheets in its 2-0 defeat of Memphis to open the season along with the 3-0 thrashing of Alabama’s instate rival, Samford.


Teamwork continues to lead rowing to success

In less than ideal weather in Kansas City, Kansas last weekend, the Alabama rowing team posted a strong performance, winning 9 of its 10 races. One boat in particular, the Second Varsity 4+ boat, posted the fastest overall time in each of its two Double Dual. In the first race, the crew made up of  freshman coxswain Izzie Gonzales, sophomore Kylie Diffley, junior Cheyenne Adams, sophomore Keilani Hamann and junior Lauren Fehr posted a 7:42.319, besting Kansas by seven seconds. In the second race, it posted a 7:32.696 time, beating Kansas State by over 15 seconds.


PRACTICE REPORT: A Day countdown has begun

Alabama football players were greeted by a pleasantly warm afternoon as they took the practice fields on Wednesday afternoon. The official countdown to A-Day has begun, with only 10 days remaining until the annual spring game. Alabama will have five more practices before ending spring camp. 


Baseball drops UAB in offensive explosion

Coming into Tuesday’s game against UAB, Matt Malkin had knocked in six runs through the 18 games he had played this year. He didn’t have a problem knocking in his teammates as he accounted for six of Alabama’s 12 runs in its 12-3 win over UAB.  He sprayed the ball around the entire field, recording an extra-base hit to all three outfield spots. He finished 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and a walk.


Walker McCleney continues family tradition in his own way

The McCleney name is easily recognizable in the state of Alabama, especially in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.  John McCleney played center field for Samford’s baseball team in the late 1980’s and early 90’s and Haylie McCleney was one of the best softball players to ever play at Alabama, finishing as a four-time All-American with the highest batting average, on-base percentage and most walks in program history, while finishing in the top five in several other categories.  Both players played center field, just as Walker McCleney does for the Alabama baseball team.