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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. 

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Home: The Home page shows the most recent posts on the site regardless of where they're posted. At the top is our cover story, with the second tier almost always, from left to right, the most recent news story, our video commentary of the day and the Crimson Tide Roll Call.

All Things Bama: Posted at the top are items unique to BamaCentral, including our latest podcast and commentaries.

Forums: Our message board, which are sports specific including football and recruiting, basketball, baseball and softball. Our private boards are for premium subscribers only.

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 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, including the Crimson Tide's roster, eligibility tracker and depth chart.

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• "When in doubt, take the high road," is a site motto. It will be used in deciding disputes and making decisions regarding the site.

• Above all else, have fun.


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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, The Arena Group is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN

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.

In late 2020, the team sites were re-branded FanNation.

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- Christopher Walsh

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