Blake Byler

Blake Byler

Blake Byler is a staff writer for BamaCentral and primarily covers Alabama basketball and football. He has covered a wide variety of Crimson Tide sports since 2021, and began writing full-time for BamaCentral in 2023. You can find him on Twitter/X @blakebyler45.

Saraland's Ryan Williams (1) scores his second touchdown of the night against Clay-Chalkville during the AHSAA Class 6A football state championship game at Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday December 8, 2023.
Football

Kalen DeBoer and Nick Saban Rave About Freshman Wide Receiver Ryan Williams

Both the current and former head coach spoke highly of the 5-star freshman at SEC Media Days.

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Jan 13, 2024; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; The University of Alabama introduced new head football coach Kalen DeBoer with a press conference at Bryant-Denny Stadium. DeBoer speaks during the press conference.
Football

Live Updates: Kalen DeBoer at SEC Media Days

Alabama's head coach will address the media at media days for the first time in his Alabama tenure.

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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart speaks in Dallas, Texas at SEC Kickoff 2024
Football

Kirby Smart Shares Appreciation for His Time with Nick Saban

The Georgia head coach took time out of his opening statement at SEC Media Days to share some thoughts about his time with Saban at Alabama.

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SEC commissioner Greg Sankey speaking at SEC Kickoff 2024 in Dallas, Texas
Football

Everything SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey Said During Media Days Address

A full transcript of Sankey's address on the state of the SEC in Dallas to kick off SEC media days.

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Aiden Sherrell on his official visit to Alabama
Basketball

Alabama Basketball Newcomer Breakdown: Aiden Sherrell

The 5-star center's shooting capabilities and versatility bring a unique element to the Crimson Tide frontcourt.

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Alabama football players Jalen Milroe, Tyler Booker and Kadyn Proctor visiting Children's of Alabama
All Things Bama

Alabama Football Players Visit Children's Hospital: Roll Call, July 11, 2024

Your daily briefing on what's going on with Alabama Athletics, including full TV listings.

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Alabama head coach Nate Oats gives directions to his team during practice for the Crimson Tide Men   s Basketball team Monday, Sept. 25, 2023.
Basketball

What is Alabama Basketball's Philosophy on the Mid-Range Shot?

Alabama assistant coach Ryan Pannone explained some misconceptions and some reasonings for the Crimson Tide's offensive system.

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Jan 5, 2021; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA;  Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith poses for a photo after being announced the winner of the 2020 Heisman Trophy. Mandatory Credit: Kent Gidley/Heisman Trophy Trust via USA TODAY Sports
All Things Bama

Who Was the Best Alabama Football Player Under Nick Saban? Just a Minute

With the conclusion of BamaCentral's Saban 250 series, Blake Byler and Katie Windham discuss who they think the greatest player under Saban was.

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Apr 7, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard JD Davison (20) brings the ball up the court against the Toronto Raptors during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Basketball

Celtics Re-Sign JD Davison to Two-Way Contract

Davison will enter his third season in the Celtics organization this coming fall.

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Alabama Head Coach Nate Oats, assistant coach Bryan Hodgson and the bench erupt after an apparent foul was not called. Alabama defeated Auburn 83-64 in Coleman Coliseum Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]

Alabama Vs Auburn Men S Basketball
Basketball

Alabama Basketball Schedules Arkansas State, Former Assistant Bryan Hodgson

The Crimson Tide will play host to its former assistant for the second straight season.

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Apr 14, 2024; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Keon Ellis (23) dribbles the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers in the third quarter at the Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
All Things Bama

Keon Ellis Starts Summer League with Strong Performance: Roll Call, July 8, 2024

Your daily briefing on what's going on with Alabama Athletics, including full TV listings.

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Derrion Reid on his official visit to Alabama.
Basketball

Alabama Basketball Newcomer Breakdown: Derrion Reid

Reid enters his freshman season as the second-highest rated recruit in Alabama basketball history.

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