Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back T.J .Yeldon (4) runs with the ball against Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Prince Shembo (55) during the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Alabama won 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide Featured on Sports Illustrated Commemorative Issue


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The Alabama Crimson Tide are featured in a new collector’s issue of Sports Illustrated celebrating the Tide’s three BCS Championships in the past four seasons.

Alabama’s 42-14 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the BCS Championship game gave the Crimson Tide its first back-to-back championships since the 1978-79 seasons.

The 80-page special edition is being sold in newsstands and booksellers across the state of Alabama at a price of $7.99.

According to the Sports Illustrated website, the commemorative edition features a look back at the 2012 season, in which the Crimson Tide went 13-1, with its only loss being to Texas A&M, who were playing in their first season in the Southeastern Conference.

The issue also looks back at some of the all-time legends of Alabama football, such as former Tide legend Joe Namath.

As with all commemorative issues, this special edition is separate from the regular weekly edition of Sports Illustrated.

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