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November 16, 1995 | Inquirer staff reviews and synopses, compiled by Christopher Cornell
A flavorful foreign film, a doomsday thriller and a family drama top this week's list of new movies on video. STRAWBERRY & CHOCOLATE 1/2 (1994) (Miramax) 110 minutes. Vladimir Cruz, Jorge Perugorria. Tasty Academy Award-nominated political comedy, set in 1979 Havana, in which a homosexual teaches a heterosexual communist about patriotism and friendship. In Spanish with English subtitles. R (brief sexual scene, profanity). CRIMSON TIDE (1995) (Hollywood) 115 minutes.
SPORTS
March 21, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Since last playing at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia, S.C., Alabama's gone from the bottom of the Southeastern Conference to the National Invitation Tournament semifinals. Alabama's 23-point defeat on Jan. 20 at South Carolina started a three-game slump that ended its SEC title chances and labeled it a second-division club. "We knew that wasn't the Alabama team we wanted to be remembered by," forward Roy Rogers said after the Crimson Tide sweated out a 68-67 victory over South Carolina last night.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1995 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Crimson Tide launches the summer movie season with the can't-miss partnership of Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman in an apocalyptic nuclear thriller that's a commendable near-miss. Don't be put off by the fact that the movie reunites the team (director Tony Scott and producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer) that created that rock-and-roll recruiting poster Top Gun. Crimson Tide is no Bottom Gun, and there are no Tom Cruise missiles aboard the USS Alabama. Freed to make a movie instead of a slick marketing campaign, Scott turns in a very deft and professional job with a plot that - at least for its first hour - is chillingly plausible and topical.
SPORTS
April 1, 1994 | By Mel Greenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Part of the reason Alabama has advanced to its first NCAA women's Final Four is provided on the first page of the Crimson Tide brochure, under the picture of former assistant coach Dottie Kelso. "We dedicate this season to her memory," the brochure says. "We miss her profoundly, but in our hearts shines a light - we were loved by Dottie Kelso. And no matter what else we ever achieve in our lifetimes, that will be our crowning glory. " That was written after Kelso died suddenly last September when a cyst burst behind her brain.
SPORTS
September 28, 1990 | By Dick Weiss, Daily News Sports Writer
The two schools are located on opposite sides of the state. The University of Alabama is the centerpiece of the city of Tuscaloosa, 58 miles east of Mississippi. Auburn is tucked away in a tiny town near the Georgia border, just a two-hour drive from Atlanta. Their campuses are connected by the tree-lined highways that crisscross the rural South. But, until recently, they have been worlds apart. Alabama has always been considered the capstone of the state's educational system.
NEWS
September 2, 2011 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
WHEN Joe Namath was recruited by Sonny Werblin, owner of the American Football League's New York Jets, in 1965, he had a choice between the Jets and the National Football League's Cardinals. He decided on the Jets, with which he went on to become a Hall of Famer, but told Werblin that he had one condition: that the Jets hire his old University of Alabama roommate, Ray Abruzzese. Ray, a South Philly kid, was playing defensive back for the AFL's Buffalo Bills at the time. Bills owner Ralph Wilson agreed to let Ray go and he joined Namath on the Jets.
SPORTS
December 2, 2012 | Associated Press
ATLANTA - Alabama is heading back to the national championship game - by a mere 5 yards. AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with 3 minutes, 15 seconds remaining, and the No. 2 Crimson Tide barely held off No. 3 Georgia, 32-28, in a Southeastern Conference title game for the ages Saturday. After an apparent game-clinching interception by Alabama was overturned on a video review, Georgia's Aaron Murray completed a 15-yard pass to Arthur Lynch, a 23-yarder to Tavarres King, and a 26-yarder to Lynch, who was hauled down at the Alabama 8 as the clock continued to run. The Bulldogs were out of timeouts.
SPORTS
January 8, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - One of these decades, maybe the SEC will just secede from the rest of the nation and hold its own playoff, which this season could have included six top 10 teams. Maybe then the other 110 or so FBS schools could actually hold a title game that one of them might have a chance in. Until then, better grab a Snickers. And when this thing goes to a four-team playoff in 2014, there's every chance it might resemble an SEC scrum. This much is clear: Monday night at Sun Life Stadium, the conference that has dominated college football since the midpoint of the last decade hoisted the Sears trophy for the seventh consecutive time, which of course seems pretty much impossible.
SPORTS
March 26, 1994 | By Mel Greenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The last challenge will be the toughest one when second-ranked Penn State meets No. 16 Alabama in the women's Midwest Regional championship in Austin, Texas, tonight. But if the Nittany Lions succeed against the Crimson Tide, coach Rene Portland's team will be on the way to its first NCAA women's Final Four. All season Penn State (28-2) has come through in key situations. The Lions won a road game at Rutgers for the first time in eight attempts. They won at Ohio State and at Vanderbilt in the same week after earning a No. 1 ranking in the women's coaches poll.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1995 | By Martin Booe, FOR THE INQUIRER
Maybe underneath the good manners, the genuine warmth, the easygoing charm, Denzel Washington has a dark side. Maybe at this moment, some inner voice is rebelling, screaming, GET THESE PEOPLE OUT OF MY FACE. Maybe. Well, on some level, probably. But it's hard to imagine having a better chance to discover anyone's dark side than this. Washington had slept only three hours the night before. He was up until 2:30 a.m. shooting a film called Virtuosity. His 4-year-old twins awoke him at dawn.
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November 20, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
MISSISSIPPI STATE, which had been No. 1 in the first three College Football Playoff polls, finally lost on Saturday at Alabama. So you figured there would be some movement in Week 4. And there was. Alabama moved up from fifth to the top spot. It's the first time the Crimson Tide has been in the first four. MSU, meanwhile, slipped to fourth. Which means if the inaugural playoff started tomorrow, the Bulldogs would still be in. And that's all that really matters. Oregon and Florida State, the lone remaining major unbeatens  unbeaten (sorry, Marshall)
SPORTS
September 19, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
SO WHAT DO we know about this Alabama team, really? Well, it's taken three games, but, for starters, we can finally say that Blake Sims is the No. 1 quarterback for the third-ranked Crimson Tide. And you were thinking junior Jake Coker, who transferred in after graduating from Florida State in May, would be AJ McCarron's successor. The same guy who supposedly nearly beat out Jameis Winston for the FSU job in the spring of 2013. But Sims, a senior who was the backup the last two seasons after getting carries as a running back in 2011, apparently wasn't ready to accept that role forever.
SPORTS
December 1, 2013 | BY JIM O'CONNELL, AP Basketball Writer
DREXEL COACH Bruiser Flint made it clear to his team that he wasn't happy with just making an appearance in the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden. He thought the Dragons could win a game, or even two. It took an extra 15 minutes of basketball, but they proved him right with an 85-83 victory over Alabama last night in the third-place game. "We didn't come here just to be in the tournament. To be honest with you, I was a little disappointed about Wednesday night, and I explained that to these guys," Flint said, referring to the 64-62 semifinal loss to No. 4 Arizona in which Drexel held a 19-point lead.
SPORTS
November 27, 2013 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
ALABAMA AND AUBURN have played every year since 1948. They didn't meet for 4 decades before that because of disagreements about expenses and where the officials should come from. The State Legislature finally had to intervene. Nowadays one sicko fan poisoned a tree. You can't make either of those up. On Saturday, top-ranked Alabama makes the 90-minute drive to No. 4 Auburn, only the second time that both will be in the top five. In 1971, No. 3 Alabama rolled the No. 5 Tigers and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Pat Sullivan, 31-7, in Birmingham.
SPORTS
November 11, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
AJ McCarron threw three touchdown passes, T.J. Yeldon ran for 133 yards and two scores, and top-ranked Alabama overwhelmed No. 10 Louisiana State, 38-17, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 SEC) turned to power football to take control of a game that was tied early in the third quarter. Yeldon carried 18 times in the second half, 25 overall, after catching the game-winning touchdown pass in last season's meeting with the Tigers (7-3, 3-3). Alabama scored the final 21 points to brush aside LSU. McCarron was a workmanlike 14-of-20 passing for 179 yards, letting Yeldon, Kenyan Drake and their blockers assert control.
SPORTS
September 13, 2013 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
IT'S FINALLY here. Alabama at Texas A&M, the rematch. The defending national champions, who haven't lost a road game since November 2010, going to College Station to take on Johnny Football, the first freshman to win a Heisman Trophy, who basically won it by beating the Crimson Tide, 29-24, last November in Tuscaloosa. About the only thing missing is prime time. This one's at 3:30 p.m. on CBS, which feels like some kind of oversight. The Tide, of course, is trying to win a ring for the fourth time in 5 years, and third straight.
SPORTS
August 6, 2013 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
EAGLES COACH Chip Kelly is no stranger to open competitions among players. He is also a fan of fast-paced, hard-working players who want to make the most of every opportunity. After joining the Eagles as an undrafted free agent following April's draft, defensive lineman Damion Square has risen to being a candidate for the starting nose tackle position. The 6-2, 293-pounder from Alabama feels ready for any opportunity after playing under Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, who also used the 3-4 defense.
SPORTS
March 18, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
SAINT JOSEPH'S will play St. John's in an NIT game at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hagan Arena. It is the second consecutive postseason for the Hawks (18-13). Saint Joseph's, the fourth seed, lost in the Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinals to VCU. St. John's (16-15) is the fifth seed. The game will be on ESPNU. The winner plays the winner of Virginia-Norfolk State. Defending national champion Kentucky headlines the list of teams set to compete in this year's NIT. The Wildcats aren't the only SEC team snubbed by the NCAA Tournament selection committee.
SPORTS
January 10, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE STAR of the Alabama-Notre Dame national title game wasn't wearing a helmet or shoulder pads. She was sitting in the stands cheering for her boyfriend, AJ McCarron, who quarterbacked the Crimson Tide to a 42-14 win over the Irish. When ESPN showed Katherine Webb - aka Miss Alabama USA 2012 - sitting next to McCarron's mom during the first quarter it created a tsunami-like wave of reaction. According to reports, the number of Webb's Twitter followers jumped from about 2,200 to over 160,000.
SPORTS
January 9, 2013 | Associated Press
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - It didn't take long for Alabama coach Nick Saban to turn his thoughts to next season. Maybe he let the Gatorade dry from the celebratory drenching first. Maybe. "The team next year is 0-0," Saban said Tuesday morning. "Even though I really appreciate what this team accomplished and am very, very proud of what they accomplished, we need to prepare for the challenges of the new season very quickly with the team we have coming back. " Apparently, the coach's 24-hour celebration rule applies mostly to players.
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