Saturday, May 25 2013 11:05 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:05:44 GMT
The Sun Belt Conference champion Troy baseball team will gather on Monday to watch the NCAA Baseball Tournament Selection Show in Trojan Arena. The show will air at 11 a.m. on ESPNU and will be shown liveMore >>
The Sun Belt Conference champion Troy baseball team will gather on Monday to watch the NCAA Baseball Tournament Selection Show in Trojan Arena.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:04:23 GMT
As he rounded first and realized his two-run single in the seventh inning had broken a scoreless tie against Missouri Baptist in the Avista-NAIA World Series here Saturday afternoon, Faulkner's Zak Colby,More >>
Top-ranked Faulkner (52-11), the tournament's top seed, plays The Masters (Calif.), ranked seventh in the last NAIA poll and seeded fourth, Monday afternoon at 3 central in a winners' bracket game at Harris Field.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:02:30 GMT
The Alabama softball team saw its season come to an end as it fell in game two of the Knoxville Super Regional to Tennessee, 5-3, Saturday evening at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. The Crimson Tide finishesMore >>
The Crimson Tide finishes its season with a 45-15 record while the Lady Vols advance to the Women's College World Series with a 49-10 mark.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:00:04 GMT
Troy, the Sun Belt Conference regular season champions, fell 3-2 to Arkansas State in a Sun Belt Tournament elimination game Friday afternoon at Tigue Moore Field after the Red Wolves rallied from an earlyMore >>
The Trojans wrap up the Sun Belt Tournament as one of just 21 teams in the country with 40 wins as Troy sits at 40-18 overall.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:45 GMT
The Alabama baseball team suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to the No. 2 ranked LSU Tigers in an elimination game in the SEC Tournament on Friday afternoon from the Hoover Met. The Tigers scored a pairMore >>
The Alabama baseball team suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to the No. 2 ranked LSU Tigers in an elimination game in the SEC Tournament on Friday afternoon from the Hoover Met. More >>
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama junior linebacker Dont'a Hightower and senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw were each selected as one of 12 semifinalists for the 27th annual Butkus Award, which goes to the nations' top linebacker it was announced on Monday afternoon.
Hightower and Upshaw lead an Alabama's defense that ranks No. 1 in the country in both scoring (6.89) and total defense (180 yards per game).
Hightower, a native of Lewisburg, Tenn., leads the team with 48 tackles including 6.0 tackles for loss (-22 yards), 1.5 sacks, one interception, six quarterback hurries and three passes defended. He was a semifinalist for the 2010 Butkus Award. Hightower was named the Lott IMPACT National Player of the Week and the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday following his performance against Tennessee.
Upshaw, a native of Eufaula, Ala., has a team-best 11.5 tackles for loss (-54 yards) and a team-high 4.5 sacks (-35 yards). He is third on the team in tackles with 26 stops, including 19 unassisted tackles. Upshaw returned his only interception, against Florida, 45 yards for a touchdown and has a team-high seven quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles.
"This Award is about honoring linebackers at all levels, and reminding them that they have a responsibility to serve as role models and to give back to society," said Dick Butkus, the legendary Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker.
The Butkus Award is selected by a 51-person panel comprised of scouts, coaches and journalists. Selectors follow all rules of their leagues, including limitations on contact with players. Individual votes remain completely confidential. Finalists will be announced on Nov. 22 and the winner will be reveled on Dec. 7.