Alabama may have delivered a win — and a drive — for the ages. Down 17-14 with fewer than two minutes remaining, ‘Bama gained possession on its own 28-yard line following a missed Drew Alleman field goal. AJ McCarron, who appeared rattled for most of the second half, completed three consecutive passes to junior wideout Kevin Norwood. Then the Tide completed the comeback: McCarron hooked up with freshman back T.J. Yeldon (pictured), who deked a defender and raced 28 yards to the end zone. Nick Saban’s squad improved to 9-0, while LSU’s Zach Mettenberger silenced many critics in defeat. He completed 24-of-35 passes for 298 yards and a touchdown. (AP)
GALLERY: College Football Top 25 Review

Alabama may have delivered a win — and a drive — for the ages. Down 17-14 with fewer than two minutes remaining, ‘Bama gained possession on its own 28-yard line following a missed Drew Alleman field goal. AJ McCarron, who appeared rattled for most of the second half, completed three consecutive passes to junior wideout Kevin Norwood. Then the Tide completed the comeback: McCarron hooked up with freshman back T.J. Yeldon (pictured), who deked a defender and raced 28 yards to the end zone. Nick Saban’s squad improved to 9-0, while LSU’s Zach Mettenberger silenced many critics in defeat. He completed 24-of-35 passes for 298 yards and a touchdown. (AP)

GALLERY: College Football Top 25 Review

Alabama quarterback Joe Namath and coach Bear Bryant stand on the sideline during a 1962 game against Tennessee. During his three seasons with the Crimson Tide, Namath led the team to a 29–4 record and a national championship in 1964. This year’s Alabama squad, which is ranked No. 1 in Andy Staples’ latest Power Rankings, is in position to win another championship if they keep up their dominant play.
STAPLES: Alabama No. 1 in this week’s Power Rankings GALLERY: Rare Photos of Joe Namath

Alabama quarterback Joe Namath and coach Bear Bryant stand on the sideline during a 1962 game against Tennessee. During his three seasons with the Crimson Tide, Namath led the team to a 29–4 record and a national championship in 1964. This year’s Alabama squad, which is ranked No. 1 in Andy Staples’ latest Power Rankings, is in position to win another championship if they keep up their dominant play.


STAPLES: Alabama No. 1 in this week’s Power Rankings 
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Joe Namath

Former Crimson Tide football star Javier Arenas surveys whats left of the street where he lives after tornadoes swept through Tuscaloosa in April 2011. The tornadoes killed 50 people, including six Alabama students. A year later, the people are still recovering emotionally and physically, says SI’s Lars Anderson.
ANDERSON: One year later, tornado still impacting life in Tuscaloosa
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Former Crimson Tide football star Javier Arenas surveys whats left of the street where he lives after tornadoes swept through Tuscaloosa in April 2011. The tornadoes killed 50 people, including six Alabama students. A year later, the people are still recovering emotionally and physically, says SI’s Lars Anderson.

ANDERSON: One year later, tornado still impacting life in Tuscaloosa

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CREDIT: Simon Bruty

This week’s issue of Sports Illustrated has three covers. The first  features Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas as the Bruins prepare to defend the Stanley Cup. The second is Detroit WR Calvin Johnson, who has helped the Lions race out to a perfect 4-0 record. The final cover is Alabama DL Josh Chapman and questions whether the Crimson Tide’s defense could be the best ever?  (Bruins - Damien Strohmeyer/SI; Lions - David E. Klutho/SI; Alamaba - Bill Frakes/SI)

This week’s issue of Sports Illustrated has three covers. The first features Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas as the Bruins prepare to defend the Stanley Cup. The second is Detroit WR Calvin Johnson, who has helped the Lions race out to a perfect 4-0 record. The final cover is Alabama DL Josh Chapman and questions whether the Crimson Tide’s defense could be the best ever?  (Bruins - Damien Strohmeyer/SI; Lions - David E. Klutho/SI; Alamaba - Bill Frakes/SI)