Over the past 40 or so years being involved in intercollegiate athletics, specifically The University of Alabama, there have been a few things that made me want to cry "Uncle." And one of them is uncle. There have been far too many instances of an athlete making decisions based on an uncle's bad advice.
May 6, 2010
Alabama Coach Anthony Grant may have thought that recruiting for this year was finished. That was before he had a conversation with Justin Knox. Like everyone else, Grant had heard the rumors of a Knox transfer, so he called the upcoming senior inside player in for a conversation.
April 26, 2010
Better ball movement and a five-board advantage on the glass propelled Alabama to an 82-63 basketball win over Chattanooga Monday night before a paid (but sparse) crowd of 8,511 at Coleman Coliseum, a crowd which seemed to enjoy the 10 dunks by the home team, and the five men it placed in double digits.
December 22, 2008
This was not the same Alabama basketball team that took the Coleman Coliseum floor in a Sunday night loss to Mercer. The faces, names and numbers did not change, but the result did. Alabama evened its record and decimated Florida A&M 89-48 before a sparse crowd.
November 19, 2008
Alabama prides itself on keeping its in-state talent in the school colors. Guys like Ronald Steele and Richard Hendrix have kept Mark Gottfried's program in the national spotlight. Now, Justin Knox a Tuscaloosa native becomes the latest local product to pick Alabama.
August 6, 2006