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How not to be scared of even Nick Saban

I learned quickly not to be scared or intimidated. As a wide-eyed sophomore, I sat near the back of the Naylor Stone Media Suite at a Nick Saban press conference and grabbed the microphone, hands trembling. I had been assigned to ask a question for a story another Crimson White reporter was doing ...

Gymnastics team takes down defending national champion Gators

In a dead heat through three rotations against defending national champion Florida, the Alabama gymnastics team faced exactly the kind of situation it will at nationals – one with no room for error against the most talented team in the country. And the No.

Tide prepares for Gators, practices for postseason

Upon returning from a second-place finish at the Perfect 10 Challenge in Oklahoma City on Sunday, Alabama gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson wrote “.025” in big, black numbers at the top of the white board that hangs in the team’s practice facility. She challenged gymnasts to write their names ...

Pettway, Reed set to step in

Alabama coach Nick Saban typically only takes a junior college transfer if the player can fill an immediate need and is talented enough to do so. Most recently, cornerback Deion Belue was a two-year starter the last two seasons coming from Northeast Mississippi Community College.

DeMeo strengthens routine mentality

While Alabama gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson has changed her lineup around this season, mixing in freshmen to get experience while holding out some veterans to ease their workload, there has been one constant in the mix. Senior Sarah DeMeo has competed in every routine this year, the only gymnast ...

UA Gymnastics to defend streak at Auburn

While the Alabama gymnastics team’s win streak against Auburn currently sits at 107, it hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park, especially on the road. Two years ago, the Crimson Tide escaped by a margin of just .075.

UA comes back against Georgia

Coming off a big road loss to LSU and trailing Georgia after three rotations at home, it would have been easy for the Crimson Tide to cut its losses and look to next week. Instead, Alabama finished with a bang on floor and came away with a huge victory as the season ramped into high gear. The ...

Evans' decision solidifies unanimous No. 1 class

Sitting in front of a crowded auditorium, Rashaan Evans reached down below the table to pull out a hat – the preferred method for recruits to announce which school they’re going to attend. Evans reached down and paused, adding a few more seconds to what was already the most anticipated (and only ...