|August 16, 2013||Alabama prepares for second scrimmage|
|August 15, 2013||Alvin Kamara has knee scoped, Wilson Love day-to-day|
|August 15, 2013||Alabama continues practice on a cool summer day|
|August 14, 2013||Alabama completes final two-a-day|
|August 14, 2013||T.J. Yeldon featured on Sports Illustrated Cover|
|August 14, 2013||Alabama heads inside for final two-a-day|
|August 13, 2013||Amari Cooper sits out of practice|
|August 12, 2013||Alabama basketball improves to 2-0 on European trip|
|August 12, 2013||Alabama returns to practice after day off|
|August 11, 2013||Alabama adds 18th commit for 2014 class|
TUSCALOOSA -- After limping through practice with a brace on his right knee Wednesday, Alabama freshman running back Alvin Kamara missed Thursday’s practice to have his knee scoped. Kamara did not participate in drills Wednesday.
“Alvin Kamara needed a scope,” Tide coach Nick Saban said Thursday. “It’s not very serious. Probably very similar to what Mark (Ingram) had a couple years ago. He’ll probably be out a couple of weeks.”
Saban praised Kamara for how he’s performed during camp and didn’t rule out the possibility of him contributing this season.
“He was doing extremely well,” Saban said. “He’s going to be a really good player. This is not something that would supersede us continuing to try to use him this year if he can come back and learn while he’s not out there and be able to continue to develop.
“By learning from other people’s mistakes and watching the film. Sometimes you can see the big picture that way better than you can when you’re out there right in the middle of it.”
Sophomore defensive lineman Wilson Love has missed a couple of practice with what Saban described as not a major issue.“Wilson Love has a medical issue, he’s day-to-day,” Saban said. “He should be back any day. Not really a major problem.”
TUSCALOOSA -- After a blowout victory in its first game, the Alabama men’s basketball team needed a late run to defeat Gembo, 86-79, on Monday night.
The Crimson Tide used a 13-4 run late in the fourth quarter to propel them to 2-0 on its European Tour, which includes an 85-68 victory over Meppel (Netherlands) on Saturday night.
Senior guard Trevor Releford led the charge with eight of his game-high 24 points during the spurt, including a pair of threes. Releford also added a team-high six assists and two steals.
Junior forward Nick Jacobs added a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, including 12 points in the second half. Junior guard Rodney Cooper collected 11 points and eight rebounds, while freshman Shannon Hale added six points and eight boards in the victory.
Sophomore guard Retin Obasohan, a native of Antwerp, Belgium, finished with six points, three assists and three steals. He played in front of approximately 100 of his friends and family.
The Tide will have a quick turnaround as it plays the Antwerp Giants II on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. local time (noon CDT).