BIRMINGHAM – The question has become an annual summer ritual for opponinets eager for a changing of the guard in Tuscaloosa: When is Nick Saban going to retire?

TUSCALOOSA — One by one, as usual led by a couple of its seniors, the Alabama softball team high-fived and hugged nearly every one of the more than two dozen fans and family waiting to greet them when their Swift Air charter plane landed Monday afternoon at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.

Alabama couldn’t keep the night of upsets going against top-seeded Oklahoma when junior Nicole Mendes laced a two-out, RBI-triple off the wall in center to edge the eighth-seeded Crimson Tide 3-2 in the first round of the Women’s College World Series on Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

TUSCALOOSA – There could only be one plucky underdog that made it out of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional, and Alabama’s powerful bats made sure it was the eighth-seeded Crimson Tide.

TUSCALOOSA – One day after missing out on a highly coveted in-state product, first-year Alabama men’s basketball coach Nate Oats once again dipped into his Buffalo past to help fill out his new roster.

TUSCALOOSA – Alabama has once again dipped back into its South Florida well for a highly rated receiver when it landed a commitment from Top-100 2020 product Thaiu Jones-Bell on Monday.