Alabama head football coach Nick Saban accepts The Coaches' Trophy after defeating Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS National Championship game (photo source Dennis Washington, WBRC)
Bama football players shower head football coach Nick Saban with Gatorade near the end of the Crimson Tide's 42-14 victory over Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship game (photo source Dennis Washington, WBRC)
Bama running back T.J. Yeldon runs for yards in the 2013 BCS National Championship game against Notre Dame (photo source Dennis Washington, WBRC)
A.J. McCarron talks to reporters after Alabama's 42-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game (photo source Dennis Washington, WBRC)
Alabama players celebrate their 42-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game (photo source Dennis Washington, WBRC)
Thursday, April 25 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-04-25 11:03:18 GMT
(RNN) - Big guys are likely to be the stars of the show Thursday night when the NFL Draft again airs in primetime on ESPN, live from Radio City Music Hall. Barring unforeseen weirdness - which can neverMore >>
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Thursday, April 18 2013 8:52 PM EDT2013-04-19 00:52:03 GMT
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Friday, March 29 2013 3:53 PM EDT2013-03-29 19:53:54 GMT
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Monday, January 7 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-01-07 11:00:08 GMT
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Sunday, January 6 2013 11:20 PM EST2013-01-07 04:20:58 GMT
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MIAMI, FL (WBRC) -
The University of Alabama Crimson Tide has claimed their 15th national title, the third in four years, after dominating Notre Dame in the Discover BCS National Championship game, 42-14.
The Crimson Tide began the game with a strong drive right through the Notre Dame defense. Five plays saw Alabama move into the endzone, including a 29-yard pass reception by Kevin Norwood and the score on a 20-yard rush by Eddie Lacy. Jeremy Shelley's extra point was good.
A series full of incomplete passes saw Notre Dame forced to punt after 3 plays. Alabama started up a 10-play drive to cover 61 yards. The highlight of the drive came as Lacy broke through the Notre Dame defense, only to be tripped up by a defender 3 yards short of the touchdown. The Tide scored on the next play as they feigned the rush before quarterback A.J. McCarron tossed the ball to Michael Williams, who was waiting in the endzone. Shelley added the extra point with 6:14 remaining in the first quarter.
Alabama grabbed another touchdown at the beginning of the second quarter. The Notre Dame offense was forced to punt after 5 plays and Alabama began a 8-play drive to cover 80 yards. Receivers Kevin Norwood and Amari Cooper made the big gains in the drive with a 25-yard reception and a 27-yard reception, respectively.T.J. Yeldon got the touchdown with a 1-yard rush with only 4 seconds having passed in the 2nd quarter. Shelley's kick was again good.
Notre Dame began to get their defensive legs underneath them in the 2nd quarter, forcing Alabama to punt twice. Unfortunately, the Irish offense was still being bullied by the Tide defense and remained scoreless. Alabama found their fourth touchdown right before the half came to a close. The 9-play drive saw the Tide cover 71 yards in 3:12. A pass to Christion Jones for 27 yards placed Alabama in the red zone and Eddie Lacy grabbed the score with an 11-yard rush on the following play with 31 seconds remaining in the half. Shelley's kick set the score at 28-0 to go into the locker room.
Coming back from halftime, Notre Dame was able to press down towards the goal line, but an interception by Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix stopped the effort short at the Alabama 3-yard line. The following Alabama drive covered the remaining 97 yards in 10 plays. Amari Cooper got the score after grabbing a McCarron pass while wide open, going 34 yards into the endzone. Shelley's kick put Alabama up 35-0 over Notre Dame.
The Fighting Irish got their chance to score on the following drive. The 9-play drive covered 85 yards in 3:26. A 31-yard Everett Golson pass to T.J. Jones put Notre Dame inside of Alabama territory. A few plays later, another pass to Jones for 14 yards got them to the 3-yard line. Golson claimed the touchdown after rushing for 2-yards with just over 4 minutes remaining in the third. Kyle Brindza's extra point was good.
Alabama negated the Notre Dame score on their next possession. the 14-play drive covered 86 yards and took 7:41 of gameclock time. T.J. Yeldon and Eddie Lacy rushed for several yards towards the goal, but the score was claimed with another pass to Amari Cooper for 19 yards with 11:27 remaining in the game.
Notre Dame still had some fight left in them and they proved it with a second touchdown. A series of Golson passes fueled the 10-play drive across 75 yards. A connection with DeVaris Daniels covered 28 yards to the Alabama 17. Notre Dame's Theo Riddick entered the endzone with a 6-yard pass with 7:51 remaining in the game. Brindza's extra point set the score at 42-14. This wrapped up the score for the championship game.
This win gives Alabama their 3rd national championship in 4 years; the 15th in UA history.
Friday, May 24 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-24 04:24:42 GMT
Last year, Cosby won Central Region championships in nearly every spring sport. 2013 has seen the Titans successful in the spring once again, as they appeared in all four Dominion District title gamesMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 12:14 AM EDT2013-05-24 04:14:48 GMT
The University of Richmond Spiders baseball team's comeback bid against the top-seeded Saint Louis Billikens fell short on Thursday night in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, 10-6. With the setback, Richmond'sMore >>
Richmond charged back after being down 7-0, but could not catch the Billikins and was eliminated from the Atlantic 10 Tournament.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:56 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:56:20 GMT
The Richmond Flying Squirrels (23-22) finished off a 9-4 win over the Trenton Thunder (24-23) with an ultra-rare triple play in front of 7,042 at The Diamond on Thursday night. The triple play was theMore >>
A triple-play highlighted the Flying Squirrels' second straight win as they ended their homestand on a high note and forced a series split with Trenton.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:21:59 GMT
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After falling to Charlotte in its first game of the day, Richmond was able to rebound and beat La Salle and will play at least another day.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:05 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:05:57 GMT
The Richmond Flying Squirrels (22-22) used five pitchers and barely hung on for a 5-4 victory over the Trenton Thunder (24-22) at The Diamond on Wednesday night. The Squirrels were covering for the absenceMore >>
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