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Recruiting: The latest on the next Crimson Tide players, plus everything in league with SI All-American. Tyler Martin oversees the page.
Bama/NFL: The internet's most elaborate database on former Crimson Tide players in the NFL, including weekly updates during the season. Kristi F. Patrick handles the page.
History: Includes Throwback Thursday plus charts and stories specific to the Nick Saban that can't be found anywhere else, which attempt to clarify his place in college football history. Please credit BamaCentral.com if referring to them. Jimmy Bank is our Crimson Tide historian.
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Meet the BamaCentral Staff
Our Own Depth Chart ...
Christopher Walsh: Publisher, Editor in Chief, columnist
Joey Blackwell: Football, basketball, baseball
Tony Tsoukalas: Football, features, recruiting coordinator
Katie Windham: Football, softball, gymnastics, recruiting
Edwin Stanton: Editor, weekly feature, football/basketball/softball
Joe Pickren: Recruiting, NFL, player evaluation
Jimmy Bank: Historian
Cary Clark: Instant Analysis host
Anthony Sisco: Crimson Tikes
T.G. Paschal: Photographer
Kristi Patrick: Bama in NFL, database guru
Clayton Connick: Recruiting, women’s basketball, backup baseball
Blake Byler: Recruiting, women’s basketball, plug-in writer
Clay Miller: Site host/social media
BamaCentral beats: Football, Men’s Basketball, Baseball
Other responsibilities: Video Director
Been with BamaCentral since: 2018
Joey Blackwell is a staff writer for Bama Central and has covered the Crimson Tide since 2018. He primarily covers Alabama football, men's basketball and baseball, but also covers a wide variety of other sports.
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BamaCentral beats: Alabama football, BamaCentral Recruiting Coordinator
Been with BamaCentral since: Jan. 1, 2022
Tony Tsoukalas has been covering Alabama since 2016, working for the Anniston Star and Rivals before joining BamaCentral. A native of The Woodlands, Texas, Tsoukalas attended the University of Alabama from 2008-12. He served as the sports editor of the student paper, The Crimson White, during his senior year. Before covering Alabama, Tsoukalas covered high school sports at The Meridian (Miss.) Star and the Victoria (Texas) Advocate. He also served as a copy editor for The Tuscaloosa News.
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BamaCentral beats: Football, basketball, gymnastics, softball
Been with BamaCentral since: January 2021
Katie has been covering Alabama athletics in some capacity since 2019. Originally from Montgomery, she is a two-time graduate of the University of Alabama with degrees in News Media and Sports Hospitality. You can find her on press row at Bryant-Denny, Coleman Coliseum or Rhoads Stadium.
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Editor, weekly feature, football/basketball/softball
Primary responsibility: Recruiting
Joined BamaCentral: May 2022
Social media: @averagejoescout
BamaCentral Publisher, Editor in Chief, Columnist
Been with BamaCentral since: July 2018
Christopher Walsh has covered Crimson Tide football since 2004, and is the author of 26 books including Decade of Dominance, 100 Things Crimson Tide Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, Nick Saban vs. College Football, and Bama Dynasty: The Crimson Tide's Road to College Football Immortality.
He's a seven-time honoree of Football Writers Association of America awards and has won the Herby Kirby Memorial Award, the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s highest honor for story of the year, three times. At the most recent ASWA awards banquet he took home best story on a deadline and enterprise awards, and placed in the top two for best columns for the sixth straight year.
Previous beats include the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, along with Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks. Originally from Minnesota and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, he currently resides in Tuscaloosa.
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The Arena Group's executive and product teams established themselves years ago as leading pioneers in digital sports by founding Rivals.com and Scout.com and, in the process, revolutionizing college recruiting coverage and online social communities.
The business model is the same one the founders used to build Rivals and Scout, and marries proven leadership with next-generation technology to create a world-class home for elite, independent publishers and reporters. The Arena Group is partnering exclusively with press-credentialed veterans to leverage the robust platform. In an era where sports journalism has been displaced by direct marketers pitching clickbait, memes and lists, the Arena Group is embracing authenticity and professional reporting direct from the field of play.
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- Christopher Walsh