The easiest way to memorialize Jeff McIntyre is to start from the professional side and these seven words:
TUSCALOOSA — Alabama capped off its month of spring football with its annual A-Day game. The White team, made up of the first-team defense and second-team offense, beat the Crimson team 31-17.
If it’s true that athletics are the front porch of a university, the University of North Alabama’s entrance has needed more than just a fresh coat of paint and some other touchups as it transitions to Division I, at least from a facilities point of view.
The SEC brought its basketball tournament back to the Music City this week, but the reality is that hoops are almost a secondary story to what’s going on off the court.
North Alabama’s first basketball season in Division I came to an abrupt halt in Flowers Hall on Friday night, the Lions women’s team victimized 55-53 by North Florida in the first round of the ASUN tournament.
Flowers Hall was at near capacity Friday night to see the Florence boys and Summertown girls repeat as champions of the TimesDaily Classic. The Falcons held off a late comeback by Deshler, while Summertown beat district rival Loretto in an all-Tennessee final.
The debate that no one in the college football world could imagine — is Alabama a dominant defensive football team? — continued on Monday. It didn’t exactly rage. There are always a few Alabama fans upset if an opponent gets a single first down, even if the Crimson Tide offense scores 60 poi…