Former Alabama sprinter Emmit King, 62, was killed in a shootout in Bessemer on Sunday. King and other party shot each other outside a home in Bessemer after an argument, and both died from their wounds. King was a member of the Alabama track team in 1982-83, and won 1983 NCAA men’s 100 meter sprint championship. King would also win SEC indoor championships in the men’s 60 meter sprint in 1982 and 1983, and added an SEC outdoor championship in the men’s 100 meter sprint in 1982. At the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki, King would win a bronze medal in the 100 meter sprint, and a gold medal in the men’s 4×100 meter relay. King would qualify for the 1984 and 1988 Olympics as a relay team member.
Alan Pizzitola, a member of the Alabama Football 1973 national championship team, has died after a battle with ALS. Pizzitola, originally a walk-on in 1972, earned a scholarship in Spring 1973 and was First-Team All-SEC as a senior in 1975. Pizzitola launched Business Interiors Inc. in 1987, and served as its CEO until his death. He remained a donor to the athletic department for years, and the defensive backs room at the Mal Moore Athletic Complex is named for Pizzitola and fellow 70s defensive back Ricky Davis. Tommy Ford posted the following health update on Pizzitola back in April.
Patrick Surtain II has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Film review from this past week shows that he’s just getting started.
Another member of the 2012 Alabama Softball national championship team is returning to Tuscaloosa. Jadyn Spencer has been hired as the program’s Director of Operations.
Nikita Stover has been named head football coach at Decatur Heritage Christian Academy.
Mac Jones has filed a trademark application for “MJ10.”
Landon Dickerson is profiled by Philly Cover Corner.
Pats Pulpit looks at how Christian Barmore’s impact goes far beyond the stat sheet.
Xavier McKinney is turning into a defensive cornerstone for the New York Giants.
Amari Cooper has been activated from the Reserve / COVID-19 list, and is on track to play in the Cowboys’ game in New Orleans tomorrow night. Cooper has been sidelined for the past two games due to a positive COVID-19 test.
The Las Vegas Raiders have signed Carson Tinker to the 53-man roster. A spot opened up for Tinker when regular Raider long snapper Trent Sieg was placed on COVID reserve earlier this week.
Justin Thomas and his father Mike Thomas will defend their title at the PNC Championship later this month. The Champions Tour event features a golfer paired with a parent or child in a team competition.
Hapoel Jerusalem checks in on how Retin Obasohan is progressing with his Hebrew.
Links to today’s media availabilities:
- Jalen Hurts (starts at 8:10)
- Mac Jones
- Tua Tagovailoa
- Jaylen Waddle
- Patrick Surtain II
Jalen Hurts made a surprise visit to the Sts Neumann-Goretti High School football team this week, as they prepare for the Pennsylvania state semifinals on Friday.
Week 13 Injury Reports
Game Status Report – Thursday Game:
- Questionable – Amari Cooper (COVID activation)
- Doubtful – N/A
- Out – N/A
Practice Reports – Wednesday:
- Did Not Practice – Anthony Averett (shoulder, ankle), Bradley Bozeman (shin laceration), Landon Collins (foot), Ryan Kelly (knee), DeVonta Smith (illness).
- Limited Participation – Amari Cooper (COVID activation), Jalen Hurts (ankle), Kareem Jackson (neck).
- Full Participation – Mark Ingram (knee), Jaylen Waddle (glute).
- Amari Cooper – activated from the Reserve / COVID-19 list by the Dallas Cowboys.
- Carson Tinker – signed by the Las Vegas Raiders.
- Da’Shawn Hand – cleared waivers and became a free agent.
Scenes and Highlights
GOLF Outlaw Tour Legacy Classic Rd 2: Joshua Sedeno – 73-68, -1, T29 BASKETBALL Orlando 108, Denver 103. JaMychal Green – 12 minutes, 4 points (2-3 2pg, 0-2 3pg), 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 fouls. Dallas 139, New Orleans 107. Herbert Jones – 26 minutes, 3 points (1-7 2pg, 0-1 3pg, 1-1 FT), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turnover, 2 fouls. Kira Lewis – 15 minutes, 11 points (4-4 2pg, 1-2 3pg), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 0 fouls.