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Matt Dover

  • joined Nov 05, 2009
  • last login Oct 23, 2013
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I write part-time for Roll 'Bama Roll, but I work full-time in Chicago. Prior to moving here in the summer of 2011, I spent two years in grad school at Harvard University and two years working in New York City with the Teach For America program. I am a proud 2007 graduate of The University of Alabama and a native of Jasper, Alabama.

I grew up as a diehard fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide, the school where both of my parents graduated. My dad took me to every single home football game from age six onward, as well as several basketball games growing up. To this day, no matter where I am, I never miss an Alabama football or basketball game. I'm also an avid follower of the U.S. national soccer team, having fallen in love with that sport as well after attending a few games in person.

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Breaking Down N.D.: Quarterbacks and Running Backs

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In the final part of our series breaking down each unit of the Fighting Irish ahead of the BCS national championship game, we take a look today at the Notre Dame quarterbacks and running backs.

Breaking Down Notre Dame: Receivers and Tight Ends

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In Part V of our series breaking down each unit of the Fighting Irish ahead of the BCS national championship game, we take a look today at the Notre Dame receivers and tight ends, assessing their...

Breaking Down Notre Dame: the Offensive Line

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In Part IV of our series breaking down each unit of the Fighting Irish ahead of the BCS national championship game, we take a look today at the Notre Dame offensive line, assessing its component...

Breaking Down Notre Dame: the Secondary

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In Part III of our series breaking down each unit of the Fighting Irish ahead of the BCS national championship game, we take a look today at the Notre Dame secondary, assessing its component parts...

Tide seeks turnaround against Tulane

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The Crimson Tide basketball team will look to reverse a dispiriting December slide when they host the Tulane Green Wave this evening.

Breaking Down Notre Dame: the Linebackers

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In Part II of our series breaking down each unit of the Fighting Irish ahead of the BCS national championship game, we take a look today at the Notre Dame linebacking corps, assessing its component...

Breaking Down Notre Dame: the Defensive Line

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In Part I of our series breaking down each unit of the Fighting Irish ahead of the BCS national championship game, we take a look today at the Notre Dame defensive line, assessing its component...

Tide takes on Mercer at 1pm

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The Crimson Tide basketball team will try to head into the holidays on a high note when they take on the Mercer Bears Saturday afternoon in Coleman Coliseum.

Tide looks to bounce back against Texas Tech

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A reeling Crimson Tide basketball team will hit the road again tonight to take on Texas Tech in a game that the suddenly struggling Tide desperately needs.

Bama looks to bounce back against Dayton

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Following a heartbreaking last-second loss on the road at now-#11 Cincinnati on Saturday, the Crimson Tide basketball team will return home tonight to face the Dayton Flyers, looking to bounce back...

Tide faces year's biggest non-conference test

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In the most unfortunately-timed Alabama basketball game ever, the Crimson Tide will hit the road to face top-20 opponent Cincinnati in what will be a major early measuring stick for this year's...

Bama looks to keep rolling tonight against Lamar

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The Crimson Tide basketball team will look to extend its unbeaten record with a home game tonight against the Lamar Cardinals.

Tide aims to remain unbeaten on Friday night

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The Crimson Tide basketball team will attempt to remain unbeaten early in the 2012-2013 season when they host the Charleston Southern Buccaneers on Friday night in Coleman Coliseum.

Tide holds off Oregon State, awaits Villanova

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The Alabama basketball team held on to beat Oregon State in the 2K Sports Classic semifinal in New York's Madison Square Garden. The Tide will advance to take on Villanova in the final tonight.

Tide heads to Big Apple to take on Oregon State

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The Crimson Tide basketball team will resume its nonconference slate with a neutral court matchup against Oregon State tonight in the 2K Sports Classic.

Observations from Tide basketball's 2-0 start

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The Tide basketball team is off to a 2-0 start to the season. How is the team looking so far and what are the expectations for what is to come?

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Tide hoops opens season tonight with a tough mid-major test

Two things that you may find hard to believe: 1) College basketball season starts tonight. I know, it snuck up on me too. I didn't even have time to prepare any season preview articles due to a...

Eblen decides to forego senior season with Tide basketball

Alabama point guard Ben Eblen will be foregoing his senior season with the Crimson Tide basketball team.

Devonta Pollard commits to Alabama

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One of the nation's top 25 high school basketball players committed to play for the Crimson Tide next season, marking perhaps the biggest recruiting victory for the program in a decade. The...

Five-star prospect Devonta Pollard, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound forward from Porterville, Miss., will...

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Five-star prospect Devonta Pollard, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound forward from Porterville, Miss., will make his college choice Friday during a 5 p.m. ceremony at his high school, Pollard's mother, Jessie, confirmed to the Tuscaloosa bureau. Along with Alabama, Pollard will have three other hats on the table: Missouri, Georgetown and Texas.

5-star basketball recruit Devonta Pollard to choose college Friday; Alabama makes his final 4 Looks like the entire saga may come to a conclusion on Friday evening. A lot riding on this decision for Anthony Grant and Alabama's program, as Pollard has been the staff's top target for the 2012 class all along. Hope for the best.

Tide gets commitment from state's top junior hoops star

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Anthony Grant and the Crimson Tide basketball team received a huge commitment on Friday from 6'9" forward Jimmie Taylor of Greensboro. Taylor is considered to be one of the top 30 juniors in the...

A shooting guard who had narrowed his choices to Alabama and Florida will sign today with Florida,...

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A shooting guard who had narrowed his choices to Alabama and Florida will sign today with Florida, according to The Ledger of Lakeland, Fla. Devon Walker, a star at Winter Haven (Fla.) High School, will play for the Gators, his dad told the newspaper Thursday.

Don Kausler, Jr., al.com The late signing period for college basketball is underway, and the Tide learned in the last day that it will miss out on one of its major targets to SEC rival Florida and Billy Donovan. The Tide's biggest target, though, 5-star forward Devonta Pollard, is still available and will decide soon between Alabama, Missouri, Texas, and Georgetown, with many believing Alabama has a strong shot.

Alabama among top "dual-sport" schools

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"7. Alabama Football: Let’s see: two national titles in the last three years; and it could have been three in four if a certain quarterback everyone thinks can’t throw didn’t make three perfect third-down touchdown throws in the 2008 SEC Championship Game. And—yep, and—no one recruits better. Basketball: Anthony Grant took a stand this year with suspensions of key players, and still found a way to get a young Alabama team in the tournament. Once Florida coach Billy Donovan’s top assistant, Grant won big at VCU and will take the Tide deeper in the tournament down the road. The future: How much potential is there? The Tide could jump all the way to No.1 if Grant does what most think he will—and if Nick Saban continues to dominate all things college football." via Sporting News

Alabama v. Creighton: NCAA Tournament Game Thread

Time 12:40 pm CST Location Greensboro, NC Venue Greensboro Coliseum TV TBS Stream NCAA March Madness Online Audio Crimson Tide Sports Network Live stats ESPN...

NCAA Tournament Day 1: Afternoon & Evening Thread

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March Madness gets fully underway today. Chime in here with all comments and updates on today's afternoon games as we count down to Alabama-Creighton tomorrow afternoon. Higher Seed Lower Seed C...

NCAA Tournament Game Breakdown: Alabama v. Creighton

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The 2012 NCAA Tournament will begin in full today, meaning we are now just a day away from Alabama's long-awaited return to March Madness. In one of the most anticipated matchups of the opening...

First look at the Creighton Blue Jays

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We're just three short days away from the Crimson Tide's return to the NCAA Tournament. As we count down the hours, we'll begin taking a closer look at Bama's opening round opponent, the Creighton...

The wait is over. The Tide is returning to March Madness. photo courtesy UA media relations via...

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The wait is over. The Tide is returning to March Madness. photo courtesy UA media relations via @AlexS_ESPN

NCAA Tournament Selection Show: Open Thread

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It's here, folks. Selection Sunday. CBS will be continuing their coverage following the B1G Tournament title game leading right up to the Selection Show itself beginning at 5:00 pm CST. Tune in...

Selection Sunday has arrived: what to look for

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Selection Sunday is upon us. And for the first time in way too long, the Alabama Crimson Tide will hear its name called when CBS airs its NCAA Tournament Selection Show nationally at 5:00 pm CST. F...

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