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rugman11

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On Scoring Droughts

Anybody who has watched an Alabama men's basketball game this year is familiar with the scene. We're less than five minutes into the second half. Trevor Releford has just nailed a pair of free...

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Alabama-Tennessee WCWS Open Thread

I didn't see an Open Thread for the WCWS, so I figured I'd create this thread if anybody wants to chat. First pitch has been pushed back to 6:25. The winner of this game will face the winner of...

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Weekend Bubble Watch Rooting Guide

A big win for Bama has them moving up to the ten line in The Bracket Project, averaging a 10 seed in 83 of the 86 bracket projections. Even better, the Tide have been projected as "in" in every...

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Bubble Watch Rooting Guide (Feb. 20-24)

I had hoped I wouldn't have to do this again this year, but Alabama's recent losses have put them square on the bubble once again. Unlike last year, we're not trying to play our way in so much as...

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Bama Basketball Five-Man Stats

Edit: rugman11 has put together a really nice compilation of Alabama basketball's lineup data through the first 11 games this year. He's also added some nice analysis on the various lineup...

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Bama Five-Man Stats Through Five Games

RBR user rugman looks at Alabama basketball's "five man stats" after the first week of the season to make a few conclusions about the Crimson Tide team.

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North Florida Five-Man Stats

I'm hoping to continue these posts throughout the year to track the quality of Alabama's five-man units throughout the season.  The reason for tracking five-man units is to look at how players...

The NCAA has notified Ohio State that it will face a "failure to monitor" charge in addition to...

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The NCAA has notified Ohio State that it will face a "failure to monitor" charge in addition to more allegations of rules violations by its troubled football program. Ohio State will strip itself of five total football scholarships over the next three years in response to the further alleged violations, the school announced Thursday. The Buckeyes, who were awaiting a ruling after appearing before the NCAA committee on infractions Aug. 12 for the tattoo-for-memorabilia scandal, received another notice of allegations from the NCAA on Nov. 3. Those allegations revolved around a Cleveland-area booster who provided extra benefits to players. ... [The Booster's] charity, called Cornerstone of Hope, was involved with a secondary violation involving a lack of paperwork in 2006. In its response, Ohio State said it told DiGeronimo to stop interacting with coaches, visiting athletic facilities and being around the program. However, the school still allowed athletes to work at DiGeronimo's company and attend his charity events -- though it said players were strongly encouraged to fill out the necessary paperwork to do so.

And Boom goes the dynamite. A relatively minor charge in the grand scheme of things, but this is the first time the Ohio State program has been charged with either Failure to Monitor or Lack of Institutional Control. It's still entirely possible nothing will come of this, but the institutional penalties, which had previously seemed unlikely, are now back on the table.

In terms of metered-market household ratings, [LSU-Alabama] was the second highest rated regular...

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In terms of metered-market household ratings, [LSU-Alabama] was the second highest rated regular season game on CBS in 24 years.

It's no condolence now, but the LSU/Alabama game brought in a huge rating, peaking at almost 19 million viewers in primetime. Given that the number of viewers was increasing as the night went on and the game finished out of the standard primetime hours, it's a strong possibility that 20 million people watched the overtime period, an unheard of number for regular season college football.

Potential has never been an issue for [Jamychal] Green, who has steadily improved in each of his...

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Potential has never been an issue for [Jamychal] Green, who has steadily improved in each of his three seasons in Tuscaloosa. If he makes the same type of jump from his junior year to his senior one, he'll be one of the best players in the country and Alabama will be a major player in the SEC.

SBNation publishes their preseason All-American list and Alabama's Jamychal Green is named as a second-team forward.

Alabama junior linebacker Dont'a Hightower and senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw were each selected...

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Alabama junior linebacker Dont'a Hightower and senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw were each selected as one of 12 semifinalists for the 27th annual Butkus Award, which goes to the nations' [sic] top linebacker it was announced on Monday afternoon.

Rolltide.com reports that Hightower and Upshaw have been named semifinalists for the Butkus Award. Previous Alabama winners include Rolando McClain in 2009 and Derrick Thomas in 1988. Additionally, the high school award nominees include Class of 2012 Alabama commit Dillon Lee and 2012 targets Kwon Alexander, Josh Harvey-Clemons, Quanzell Lambert, and Deaysean Rippy

Apparently, in addition to the 30 for 30 documentary on the Alabama/Auburn rivalry, ESPNU has put...

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Apparently, in addition to the 30 for 30 documentary on the Alabama/Auburn rivalry, ESPNU has put together a documentary on the SEC's expansion to 12 and the 1992 SEC championship game. Here's the trailer.

There are many great rivalries in sports: Yankees-Red Sox, Michigan-Ohio State, North...

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There are many great rivalries in sports: Yankees-Red Sox, Michigan-Ohio State, North Carolina-Duke. But they don't compare to the venomous and consuming in-state college football rivalry that is Alabama-Auburn. With no pro sports, the state of Alabama centers around one game in the year: The annual meeting between the two universities called the "Iron Bowl." And you could not script what has transpired in the state in the past two years. On the field, each school celebrated a national title, Heisman Trophy winner and Iron Bowl win. Outside the lines, the rivalry has taken a twisted turn, with a stunning tale of poisoned trees and a historic force of mother nature that brought both sides of this split state together.

ESPN is relaunching their 30 for 30 series as ESPN Films presents, including a documentary on the Alabama-Auburn rivalry, set to premiere on Tuesday, November 8. The first film "Catching Hell", focused on the Bartman play and was fantastic. Hopefully this will be as good.
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So I'm getting married.

This has nothing to do with Alabama football, so if you're looking for that, move on.   I've been debating whether or not to post this for the last couple of weeks, but I decided that the wisdom of...

The BCS announced Monday it has stripped USC of its 2004 national championship. The move is the...

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The BCS announced Monday it has stripped USC of its 2004 national championship. The move is the latest penalty levied against the University in the wake of the scandal involving former Trojan running back Reggie Bush.

via KTLA It was a formality, really, at this point. But the BCS made it official this afternoon. Which means that this billboard will need to be changed.
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Men's Golf Looks to Advance to Championship Round

We don't normally pay attention to golf around here, but with all of the hubbub recently with the softball team's trip to the Women's College World Series and the baseball team's forthcoming...

Trevor Lacey Announcement Live Stream

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Top Alabama basketball prospect Trevor Lacey is announcing which school he'll be playing for this afternoon at 2:00. He'll be choosing between Alabama, Auburn, Kansas, and Kentucky. Kansas appears to be the frontrunner and Auburn the dark horse with Bama and Kentucky somewhere in between.

20. Alabama The run to the NIT title game was no fluke. Alabama finished 12-4 in conference play...

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20. Alabama The run to the NIT title game was no fluke. Alabama finished 12-4 in conference play and has the core of its team back with Tony Mitchell leading the charge for coach Anthony Grant. Arkansas brings in a top recruiting class and Mike Anderson will have the Hogs in the mix, but the SEC West has to run through Tuscaloosa for the foreseeable future.

Andy Katz puts together his incredibly early Top 25 and the Tide crack the list

University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore announced Friday that the newest addition to...

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University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore announced Friday that the newest addition to the Walk of Champions plaza outside Bryant-Denny Stadium will be unveiled on April 16, 2011, prior to kickoff of the A-Day game. The statue of head coach Nick Saban will be the fifth to be displayed and will join UA national championship coaches Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Paul "Bear" Bryant, and Gene Stallings.

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Tide Gymnastics Look to Claim SEC Championship Saturday at 4:00

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The SEC Gymnastics Championship will take place at 4:00 this afternoon in Birmingham. WVUA 90.7 will carry the coverage on the radio or you can follow the scoring here. The Tide are ranked second nationally and are seeking their seventh SEC title and second in three seasons.

So do they give buckeye leaf stickers for a heads-up email? The lawyer, who alerted head coach Jim...

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So do they give buckeye leaf stickers for a heads-up email? The lawyer, who alerted head coach Jim Tressel, that some players were selling football memorabilia to the owner of a local tattoo parlor, identified as a former Ohio State letterman, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Christopher Tee (sic?) Cicero lettered in football for the Buckeyes in 1983, when Tressel was a first-year assistant, under Earl Bruce, in Columbus. It was a series of emails, from Cicero, that Tressel failed to disclose to his bosses, or the NCAA that led to the coach’s proposed two-game suspension and $250,000 fine yesterday.

This was the extent of Sportscenter's coverage of the Ohio State story tonight, March 9th.
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Bubble Watch Rooting Guide (Championship Week)

(*Updated Saturday, March 12th, 11:30 AM*)   Well, we’ve made it this far.  Through all of the trials and tribulations of this crazy year, we’ve reached the final week of the season with a...

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Weekend Bubble Watch Rooting Guide (March 4-6)

I have to warn you, things are starting to get ugly.  Of the 24 brackets added or updated on Wednesday and Thursday, we were not in a single one.  Still, The Bracket Project currently has us ranked...

All remaining tickets for Saturday’s Alabama versus Georgia men’s basketball game have been sold...

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All remaining tickets for Saturday’s Alabama versus Georgia men’s basketball game have been sold according to the Alabama athletic ticket office. The game is the fourth straight home sellout for the Crimson Tide and the fifth this season.

rolltide.com reports that the regular season finale against Georgia has sold out two days in advance.
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Bubble Watch Rooting Guide (Feb. 28 – Mar. 3)

Okay, so last Saturday kind of sucked.  The Tide’s tournament hopes took a hit.  But, thankfully, a number of teams helped us out by laying eggs of their own.  As it stands now, we are perched...

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Weekend Bubble Watch Rooting Guide

ed. - bumped from the fanposts.  Big thanks to rugman11 for doing such a good job on these. I apologize for the lateness of this weekend’s bubble watch, but I left my fully-written first draft on a...

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Bubble Watch (Feb. 21-Feb. 24)

ed.- Bumped from the fanposts Well, it’s that time.  With only three weekends to go before the SEC Tournament, the Tide are poised to make a serious run at the NCAA Tournament.  Unfortunately, our...

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Weekend Bubble Watch

ed. - bumped from fanposts, good stuff to keep in mind over the weekend. Well, it’s that time.  With only three weekends to go before the SEC Tournament, the Tide are poised to make a serious run...

If we don't make the Tourney because of this game, I will personally hunt down this ref and burn...

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If we don't make the Tourney because of this game, I will personally hunt down this ref and burn down his house.* * ed.- The opinions expressed by rugman11 are in no way indicitave of the policies of Roll Bama Roll or SBNation. Neither RBR or SBNation encourage or condone the hunting down of refs or the burning of their houses, no matter how badly they may deserve it.

The Tostitos BCS National Championship Game between Auburn and Oregon attracted the top overnight...

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The Tostitos BCS National Championship Game between Auburn and Oregon attracted the top overnight metered cable television rating ever....The game drew a 67.0 rating in Birmingham, Ala., and a 37.5 in Portland, Ore. -- the home markets of the two teams.

ESPN. For those of you who don't follow television ratings as closely as I do, last night's BCS Championship game was the highest rated cable program ever and was watched by 67 percent of Birmingham households. By contrast, last year's Championship Game was watched by 67.4 percent of Birmingham households.
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