October 20, 2013 |
The Bowl Championship Series has been ripped, ridiculed ravaged and pilloried - and that's by the people who like it. The people who don't have treated it like a demon child. No one has ever called the BCS boring. The 16th and last season of the pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey began Sunday with Alabama on top and a lot of commotion down below. Alabama surprised only a few sequestered monks as the first BCS leader with an average of .9841. After hearing for weeks their team might be the real No.1, Oregon fans must have freaked out when Florida State was No. 2 by a slight .9348 to .9320 margin.
March 13, 2012 |
Rick Santorum has won the Republican presidential primary in Alabama, according to a projection by the Associated Press. Santorum had been running neck-and-neck with Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney in the final days, according to polls. All three candidates appeared to be in position to win some delegates, more than half of which are allocated proportionally based on the statewide vote. Returns showed Gingrich and Romney in a tight battle for second place. The victory could boost Santorum's effort to oust Gingrich from the race.
January 4, 2010 |
Anyone with even a passing interest in college football is probably familiar with the incomparable legacy of Paul "Bear" Bryant, the late, legendary Alabama coach. The stadium in Tuscaloosa where Coach Nick Saban's No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide plays its home games is named in Bryant's honor. As are a conference center, a street, a bridge, an academic center and a high school, among other landmarks. At the Paul W. Bryant Museum, where a reunion is held annually for the more than 500 people named for the former coach, Bryant's achievements can be broken down numerically: six national championships, 14 conference titles, 323 victories, 29 bowl appearances, three unbeaten seasons.
August 6, 2010 |
Defending national champion Alabama sits atop the preseason USA Today coaches' football poll. Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram returns at running back for the Crimson Tide, but nine starters are gone on defense. Alabama received 55 of the 59 first-place votes and 1,469 points from a nationwide panel of coaches. Ohio State picked up the other four first-place votes and is second with 1,392 points. Florida is third, followed by Texas, which lost to Alabama in last season's BCS title game.
April 28, 2013
I am a graduating senior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I'm not your typical Alabama college student and Birmingham isn't your typical Alabama city. I wanted to say thanks for the story ["Moving Ever Forward," by Alice Short, April 14] on our very diverse urban home. We do have a controversial history, but our youth are breathing life into the heart of the city through lively art galleries, cycling groups, park events, film festivals, and much more. I encourage Short to return to the city and witness history as it happens.
April 29, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has blocked Alabama from enforcing a state law that authorized the police to arrest and jail persons who hid or transported illegal immigrants. By an 8-1 vote, the justices let stand lower court rulings that said enforcing the immigration laws is the job of the federal government, not the states. Those rulings in turn were based on last year's Supreme Court ruling that threw out most of Arizona's strict immigration enforcement law. DOCUMENT: 2013 immigration reform bill Alabama's state attorney appealed to the high court earlier this year and argued that last year's decision in the Arizona case did not deal with a provision involving the transporting or concealing of illegal immigrants.