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Police Arrest Second Suspect in Spades Lounge Shooting

Tuscaloosa Police arrested a second suspect in the Spades Restaurant and Lounge shooting that left a man critically injured in late July. As previously reported by the Tuscaloosa Thread, the incident occurred on July 27 when police were called to the West Tuscaloosa lounge on reports that a person was shot in the parking lot shortly before 1:30 a.m.
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Alabama Prospect Decommits From Big 10 Program

Class of 2023 defensive lineman Tomarrion Parker has decommitted from Penn State. The Phenix City, Ala., native chose the Nittany Lions in June of 2022 over Georgia, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Alabama. The four-star recruit discussed his decommitment decision with Chad Simmons from On3Sports. "The No. 120 overall prospect in...

Tide DL target Edric Hill narrows list, plans to commit soon

Alabama is after a number of top defensive linemen in the class of 2023, especially considering it’s a position of need for Nick Saban and company this cycle. One prospect of note is Edric Hill, a four-star recruit from Kansas City (Mo.) North Kansas City. He announced a final list of Alabama, LSU, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, and USC on Tuesday night, along with plans to "commit soon."

Alabama, Wisconsin top ESPN's annual 'Running Back U' rankings

There are a handful of schools in college football that can be considered “Running Back U.” In fact, ESPN published its annual lists of top five schools at each position. For running backs, there is an interesting dynamic considering the importance, but also randomness, of the position. Many consider running backs a dime-a-dozen since there are breakouts at the position everywhere.

Kool-Aid McKinstry makes drastic Alabama football decision ahead of 2022 college football season

Football will be everything in the 2022 NCAAF season for Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Kool-Aid McKinstry. According to Mike Rodak of, McKinstry will not let basketball in the way, as he tries to help Nick Saban and Alabama football in dominating anew on the field. “Kool-Aid McKinstry, speaking Tuesday to reporters for the […] The post Kool-Aid McKinstry makes drastic Alabama football decision ahead of 2022 college football season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

A booming Bid-ness: Why the University of Alabama's Bid Day is a big deal

Bid-ness will be booming this week at the University of Alabama. Bid Day, is UA's annual sorority fall recruitment event and will be held Sunday on campus in Tuscaloosa. That's when the participating students will find out which sorority has accepted their membership bid. Thousands participated in the first round of open house events for the sorority recruitment period known as “rush week,” which began Aug. 6.
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Alabama freshman loses 74 pounds, has ‘wiggle’ at 342 pounds

One of the largest recruits ever to be recruited by Nick Saban is still pretty large, but not quite as large as he was. Freshman defensive lineman Jaheim Oatis has lost 74 pounds in advance of his first season in Tuscaloosa, tweeting days before fall camp started that he weighed 342 pounds after previously tipping the scales at 416.
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Wynn sees wins in Nebraska’s future

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Stephon Wynn, Jr. helped Alabama win a national championship in 2020. In his four seasons with the Crimson Tide, the program’s record was 51-5. Wynn, however, left Alabama following the 2021 season to seek a new adventure. He wanted a fresh start for his final two years of eligibility, especially after battling injuries while in Tuscaloosa.

Frank Franz, longest-serving president in UAH history, dies

Frank Franz, whose 16-year tenure as president at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is the longest in the school’s history, has died. UAH interim President Charles Karr announced Franz’s passing Tuesday in an email to the UAH community. Karr said Franz died on Aug. 4 after a...

Multiple Alabama commits will play on ESPN this season

Multiple Alabama football commits will be featured on ESPN throughout the 2022 football season. Here is a look at when the Crimson Tide’s pledges will play and what ESPN channel it will be broadcast on. Mill Creek vs. Norcross. Date: Aug. 26. Time: 7 p.m. EST. Network: ESPN2. Thompson...

Former Alabama standout reaches the corn at Field of Dreams

Former Alabama standout Peyton Wilson slammed a home run into the corn beyond the left-field fence on Tuesday night in the first minor-league baseball game played on the diamond at the “Field of Dreams” movie site. Playing center field and batting second in the order for Quad Cities,...