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Welcome to BamaCentral!

About us: Everything from the site information to the house rules and how to contact BamaCentral.

BamaCentral is your Sports Illustrated home for all things Crimson Tide. 

It's not just a slogan or motto, it's something we take very seriously. 

The BamaCentral rooms

Home: The front page.  At the top is our cover or top story. Headlines are the last eight stories we posted. "Rolling on BamaCentral" ribbon features our daily videos, podcasts, the Joe Gaither Show, or other items unique to BamaCentral. 

Our sections highlight the core sports we cover: football, basketball, softball, baseball and recruiting. We also cover gymnastics, which is our featured sport in the All Things Bama section.

Bama/NFL includes the internet's most elaborate database on former Crimson Tide players in the NFL, including weekly updates during the season. Kristi F. Patrick oversees the page and the database.

Sections that can be accessed with our side menu include:

History: Includes Throwback Thursday plus charts and stories specific to the Nick Saban that can't be found anywhere else, and clarify his place in college football history. Please credit if referring to them. Jimmy Bank is our Crimson Tide historian.

ASWA: The home of the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

The 4-1-1: The nuts and bolts of BamaCentral, plus the Crimson Tide's roster, eligibility tracker and depth chart.

Our Own Depth Chart ... 

Christopher Walsh: Publisher, Editor in Chief, columnist

Katie Windham: Assistant Sports Editor and Senior Writer. Primarily covers football, basketball, softball and gymnastics. 

Joe Gaither: Host of the Joe Gaither Show, recruiting, daily operations.  

Blake Byler: Our Mr. Basketball, and also helps cover football. 

Edwin Stanton: Editor, weekly feature, football, basketball, softball


Jimmy Bank: Historian

T.G. Paschal: Photographer

Kristi Patrick: Bama in NFL, database guru

Anthony Sisco: Crimson Tikes


Will Miller: Baseball, women's sports

Mathey Gibson: Features, football, softball

Please contribute!

Have a question, found a typo or want to share an idea? Contact us at We are always looking for ways to improve.


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About The Arena Group/FanNation

The Arena Group is a coalition of websites operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Arena Group Holdings Inc is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AREN

The Arena Group's executive and product teams established themselves years ago as leading pioneers in digital sports by founding and 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.

In 2019, The The Arena Group, then known as Maven, secured the digital rights to Sports Illustrated. A year later, the team sites were re-branded FanNation.

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Thank you for being here. 

- Christopher Walsh

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