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HZT Crimson Tide Daily Wrap 11-28-2013 (Happy Thanksgiving Edition)


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Men’s Basketball: Bama Falls to Duke 74-64

  • The Alabama men’s basketball team battled throughout the night against No. 6/5 Duke, but fell short in the end, 74-64, in the semifinal game of the NIT Season Tipoff in Madison Square Garden.

Iron Bowl rivalry extends to recruiting trail (Iron Bowl Preview)

  • Take a look at how the in-state recruiting war has broken down so far in the state of Alabama

Thriving under relentless pressure at heart of Nick Saban’s best coaching job (Iron Bowl preview)

  • There’s no way to quantify the pressure that takes over a team when the stakes get higher, but none have been forced to deal with it in the way Alabama has in its pursuit for a third consecutive BCS national championship.

SEC Football by the Numbers: Strength against strength (Iron Bowl preview)

  • A collection of stats and facts, streaks and feats for Saturday’s Iron Bowl.

11 holiday gift ideas for Alabama football fans, and more (holiday gift guide, photos)

  • Take a look at some fantastic gift ideas with some help from the University of Alabama Supply Store, The Locker Room and Alabama Express.

Five other recent Iron Bowls that weren’t mismatches (Iron Bowl preview)

  • While one team often has carried a distinct advantage into the game, these five games pitted closely matched teams and had outcomes to match.

Auburn ranked above Alabama in 2010 recruiting classes. Where are they now? (Iron Bowl preview)

  • Revisiting the 2010 class — the only year since 2007 when Auburn had a higher ranking than by than Alabama. Who panned out and who didn’t?

Stakes were also high 20 years ago, when Patrick Nix’s heroics helped Auburn stay unbeaten (Iron Bowl preview)

  • For Nix, 1993 Iron Bowl was a dream come true. Not surprisingly, former Alabama DB Willie Gaston remembers it much differently.

How Alabama-Auburn went from state feud to national showdown (Iron Bowl preview)

  • As the state of Alabama has collected crystal trophies the past four years, a funny thing happened: The majority of Alabama and Auburn players in this intensely local grudge match are no longer from Alabama.

Iron Bowl 2013 gameday: Auburn campus to open early for tailgating

  • Auburn has some new rules for tailgating for this special game as the campus will open earlier than usual to accommodate super fans.

SECond Look video: Iron Bowl 2013 looks to be a battle of strength on strength

  • In our new “SECond Look” video,’s Randy Kennedy and Mike Herndon preview the all-important contest between visiting No. 1 Alabama and home-team No. 4 Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn’s Jay Prosch faces toughest test yet against Alabama’s linebackers

  • The Auburn fullback has the attention of Nick Saban and Alabama’s linebackers. “He’s a physical guy. We’ve got to be ready for the things that he does,” Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley said this week.

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