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Nick Saban's massive Alabama football contract extension is official

Alabama football coach Nick Saban’s contract extension through the 2028 season is official. The compensation committee of the University of Alabama system board of trustees approved the deal in a virtual meeting Monday. The university announced it had agreed on the extension with Saban in early June, a deal that...
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Alabama NewsCenter — Eli Gold to Be Voice of Birmingham Squadron Basketball Team

Alabama broadcasting legend Eli Gold will be the “official voice” of the Birmingham Squadron, the NBA G League team for the New Orleans Pelicans. Gold is best known as the play-by-play announcer for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team and is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Gold will be the primary play-by-play announcer for all home and away games of the Squadron’s inaugural season, beginning in November.
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Nick Saban, 10 other Alabama head coaches got contracts extended

New contracts for 11 Alabama head coaches and two assistant coaches were unanimously approved by the board of trustees’ compensation committee. The headliner, an extended deal for Nick Saban previously announced in June, pushes his contract through February 2029. He’ll continue to make a base $275,000 salary with talent fees starting at $8.4 million in 2021 going all the way up to $11.225 million in the 2028 season.
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Alabama radio voice Eli Gold to add offseason play-by-play gig

Long-time Alabama football radio play-by-play announcer Eli Gold has picked up an offseason gig calling games in another sport. Gold has called Alabama football games since 1988, but now will add the NBA G-League’s Birmingham Squadron, AL.com reported. Gold will serve as the primary play-by-play announcer for both home and away broadcasts of the Squadron, the affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans that will begin play in Legacy Arena this winter after it relocated from Erie, Pennsylvania.
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AL's Tidiane talks commitment to Peru State

(Council Bluffs) -- A vital part of Abraham Lincoln's state basketball tournament run will take his talents to Peru State. Christian Tidiane, the six-foot-five-inch big man in Coach Jason Isaacson's rotation, joined Upon Further Review to discuss his commitment. "It's great to continue playing basketball," Tidiane said. "It (basketball) has...
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100 Days Until Alabama Basketball Tips Off

The summer Alabama athletics offseason is quickly coming to a close as August opens up. The Crimson Tide is now 34 days away from kicking off its football season on Sept. 4 against the Miami Hurricanes. While most of the focus is on defending the 2020 football national championship we...
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