Avery Johnson

Players-only meetings are built differently in San Antonio

Nobody wins when the family feuds.<p>After easily dispatching the Washington Wizards, Wednesday night ended with a report from Mike Finger of the San …


College Coaches Cannot Be Contained

ATLANTA — Drew Speraw, a Kansas State assistant coach, found himself in an unenviable position near the end of the Wildcats’ tight win over the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, last Sunday: He had to physically grab his boss.<p>Bruce Weber, Kansas State’s head coach, is a defense-first guy. …

March Madness

I Went Deodorant-Free For 3 Months — Here's Why You Should, Too

OK let's get this straight for a second — I sweat.<p>Like, a lot.<p>I don't understand how some people step out of SoulCycle with the perfect glow and dry hair, needing only to trade their yoga pants for jeans to hit happy hour. I, on the other hand, usually emerge from the studio looking like I took a …

San Francisco

Alabama Professor Trolls Avery Johnson Jr. After NCAA Tournament Loss To Villanova

Alabama basketball had a strong season this year. The Crimson Tide reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012, and won a game in the …


The Young Bull | by Collin Sexton

“<i>Y el MVP del Campeonato Mundial FIBA U17 es</i> … Collin Sexton!”<p>I look up with my head turned sideways.<p><i>Did they just say my name over the P.A.?</i><p>I look …

Collin Sexton

The Forgotten Dallas Mavericks: Brad Davis

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 7: Brad Davis speaks during Derek Harper's jersey retirement ceremony on January 7, 2018 at the American Airlines Center in …


NBA notebook: Curry targeting Friday return

Ravaged by injuries, the Golden State Warriors could have star point guard Stephen Curry back for their next game.<p>Curry is targeting a return to …


How March Madness Affected the Draft Stock of Three Top Prospects

The first weekend of the NCAA tournament ended the college careers of many top prospects in this year’s NBA draft. An elite recruit might be able to …


Hardaway officially takes over at Memphis: 'Losing is not an option'

Hardaway officially takes over at Memphis: 'Losing is not an option'<p>The Memphis Tigers have their new man, with former NBA star Penny Hardaway being …


The mostly bad history of NBA All-Stars as college coaches

Memphis is turning to Penny Hardaway -- the former NBA All-Star and Tigers legend who does not have any Division I experience as a head coach or …

College Sports

Avery Johnson earned a five-figure bonus for Alabama's NCAA run

Alabama's NCAA tournament appearance will net a few extra bucks.

College Football

Alabama basketball: Avery Johnson hoping to carry momentum of NCAA Tournament appearance into next season

<i>Alabama football drives the conversation here at</i> <i>the Rammer Jammer</i><i>, SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap, but we’ll cover news for every facet</i> …

College Sports

Positivity in postgame locker room after Tide's season-ending loss

TUSCALOOSA — Most postgame locker rooms, especially after the team inside experiences a devastating season-ending defeat, are often filled with raw …


Alabama Basketball: What did the ’17-18 season portend for ’18-19?

Should Alabama fans be content the season is over so more focus can return to football or should Alabama basketball fans dream bigger dreams for next …

College Sports

Jumbo Package: Tide basketball players look to the future

Your latest Crimson Tide news and notes.Happy Monday, everyone. It was a rough weekend on the diamond as both the men and women dropped two of three. …

College Sports

WATCH: FunnyMaine’s latest video captures the emotions of Alabama’s NCAA Tournament appearance

Thanks to Alabama’s performance in the SEC Tournament, the Crimson Tide not only advanced to the 2018 NCAA Tournament but won a game in the tourney’s …

College Sports

Villanova uses Alabama to remind everyone why it's the favorite

Make no mistake about it: Alabama was not an easy out.<p>Just in the last week alone, the Crimson Tide recorded victories over three tournament teams: …


Johnson, Tide know Sexton is NBA bound

PITTSBURGH – Collin Sexton is proud of how Alabama played in the NCAA Tournament.<p>“I feel like, honesty, I feel like we proved a lot,” he said. …

College Sports

Duke, Villanova avoid upset trap that captured Virginia

Updated 6 minutes ago<p>Tired after staying up late to prepare for an afternoon practice, Villanova coach Jay Wright planned an early bedtime Friday …

College Basketball

This was Alabama's year. Did it meet expectations?

It's sometimes hard to read the emotion of a losing locker room.<p>Not the case after Alabama football's heartbreaking loss to Clemson in the 2016 …

College Sports

Bama Basketball Sent Home By Villanova

Don’t be sad because it’s over, be happy because it happened. Despite an up and down season by the Tide, it was pure joy to be entertained by Collin …


WATCH: Comedian ‘FunnyMaine’ parodies how Alabama basketball fans watched postseason

Alabama basketball fans endured a rollercoaster of emotions this season, but the campaign ends the same way Alabama’s football season did: With a …

Trae Young

Villanova runs hot over Alabama, in play if not temperament

PITTSBURGH — Villanova’s Mikal Bridges and Alabama’s Collin Sexton crossed paths one last time late in their NCAA tournament matchup Saturday, and they briefly made eye contact as Sexton hurled a profanity at Bridges following a dunk. It could have been a volcanic moment, but instead it was …


Former Nets coach taking Alabama to new heights

PITTSBURGH — It sounds impossible because it seems impossible: Alabama basketball once was better than Alabama football.<p>In the early years of the …

College Football

Alabama coach Avery Johnson on the NBA decision that awaits Collin Sexton.

Alabama coach Avery Johnson on the NBA decision that awaits Collin Sexton.<p>Johnson on Sexton's future

Collin Sexton

Johnson: 'We're playing some of our best basketball'

Alabama head coach Avery Johnson joins The Paul Finebaum Show to talk about how the Tide have matured this season and their showdown vs. No. 1 seed …


Avery Johnson is keeping his promise

<b>Welcome to SEC Country’s daily</b> <b>Alabama Crimson Tide podcast</b><b> with Ryan Fowler. In this edition, we talk with SEC Country’s Marq Burnett to recap</b> …

College Football

Alabama will be better without Collin Sexton

It wasn't completely useless, this St. Patrick's Day sobering of Alabama's young basketball team in the NCAA Tournament's Round of 32.

Birmingham, AL

Alabama Basketball: Tide dumped from NCAA by Nova 3pt explosion

Alabama basketball could not withstand an explosion of 17 made threes by the Villanova Wildcats and went down 81-58 in NCAA Tournament second …

College Sports

What Lawson Schaffer saw in around-the-back pass that blew up his phone

Alabama walk-on Lawson Schaffer had a moment to remember late in the loss to Villanova in the NCAA tournament.