Saturday morning, Earnest Shelton will walk across a temporary stage inside Coleman Coliseum, receiving a bachelor's degree in management after only three-and-a-half years at the University of Alabama.
December 16, 2004
You knew it would happen eventually. Following an incredible ride through the NCAA Tournament–which capped off one of the best three-year periods in Alabama men's basketball history–Mark Gottfried's name came up in connection with a prominent coaching vacancy.
Is Mark Gottfried dodging the press? Why won't Alabama's head basketball coach say something about the rumors of him possibly going to Ohio State? Is this a Petrino situation? We have some advice for Crimson Tide basketball followers.
ATLANTA -- Is the campaign just beginning?
<br><br>Or is it already over?
Blame it on the all-mighty dollar.
<br><br>Though they would never admit it, most college basketball coaches are focused on the NCAA Tournament right now. But first, because of big-money television deals brokered by the various league offices, college coaches must deal with the distraction of their respective conference tournaments.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Go ahead. Admit it.
<br><br>You underestimated this Alabama men's basketball team. It's OK. Nobody's judging. Heck, I did it myself.
After Bama's surprising win Saturday over Top Five Mississippi State in Starkville, Kennedy Winston was asked about the Tide's chances to play in the post-season.
<br><br>"We're still alive and kicking," was Winston's response. "Very much so."
February 23, 2004