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Kevin Connell

Kevin Connell covers University of Alabama athletics for Tide991.com. He previously covered Crimson Tide football and baseball for The Crimson White and women's basketball for The Tuscaloosa News. Kevin also covers local high school football, including work as a sideline reporter for Tide 99.1's radio broadcasts of Tuscaloosa County High School football games during the team's 2015 season. Kevin graduated magna cum laude from The University of Alabama with a B.A. in journalism (sports news & information concentration) and communication studies in December 2015.
President Obama Alabama White House visit
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WATCH: Videos from Inside Alabama’s White House Visit

WASHINGTON – Many watched the live stream video of it as it happened. Others went back and caught the uploaded video after the fact.

But most didn’t see what it looked like from the prospective of one inside the White House on Wednesday...

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President Obama Alabama White House visit
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Alabama Visits White House for Fourth Time in Seven Years

WASHINGTON – After the players settled into place and the warm greetings passed, President Barack Obama paused for a brief moment before turning to his right and addressing the elephant in the room bluntly:

“My first question is, Coach, what took you so long...

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National champions
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WATCH: Alabama Players Celebrate National Championship Win Over Clemson

GLENDALE, Ariz. – By now, they’re used to it.

That doesn’t make it any less exciting for them.

Alabama won the College Football Playoff National Championship Monday night, then reacted as one might expect once the game clock expired...

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Derrick Henry
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Derrick Henry Breaks Alabama’s Career Rushing Yards Record

GLENDALE, Ariz. – In his likely final game in an Alabama uniform, Derrick Henry went out with a bang.

The Alabama junior running back broke the Alabama career rushing yards record, previously held by Shaun Alexander, during Monday’s 45-40 College Football Playoff National Championship win over Clemson...

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Nick Saban
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Nick Saban: Kirby Smart Departure Like A Son Moving Away

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Goodbyes are hard, apparently even for Nick Saban.

That’s at least the impression he gave when asked about his final game coaching with Kirby Smart on Monday in the College Football Playoff National Championship game...

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Nick Saban Dabo Swinney
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WATCH: Final Saban, Swinney Press Conference Before National Championship Game

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Now, only the game stands in front of them.

Alabama coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney met with reporters for the last time until after Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game in a joint press conference Sunday morning...

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