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  1. Oklahoma and Alabama have history everywhere by on the field

    Ivan Maisel

    Oklahoma and Alabama's histories intertwine in a lot of ways, none of them being an actual on-the-field rivalry, which makes their Allstate Sugar Bowl meeting all the more interesting.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  2. Which era will Steve Sarkisian bring to USC?

    Ivan Maisel

    Will Steve Sarkisian's tenure at USC resemble Pete Carroll's time in Troy or the post-Bear Bryant era at Alabama?

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  3. Washington Huskies coach Don James coached with respect, earned i...

    Ivan Maisel

    Legendary Washington coach treated players, assistants with respect and earned it in return.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  4. Legacy of Bear Bryant lives on in hearts of minds of Alabama Crim...

    Ivan Maisel

    Paul W. "Bear" Bryant was born 100 years ago today. In Alabama, a statue of him lords over the stadium that bears his name. As two of his former teams prepare to play in the season's most anticipated game, the memory of the man perseveres as his legend has taken root and grown in college football culture.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  5. Maisel: Moore leaves legacy at Alabama

    Ivan Maisel

    They don't make athletic directors like Mal Moore anymore. The modern athletic director is a guy whose favorite athletic gear is a deposit slip. He climbs the ladder of "development," the euphemism for fundraising. He has to hire a search firm to hir...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  6. College football's first major primetime game still stands out

    Ivan Maisel

    One of the first televised college football games in prime time -- Ole Miss at Alabama -- turned out to be one of the greatest in the history of the Southeastern Conference.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  7. For Alabama fans, Saturday's showdown with Penn State offers memo...

    Ivan Maisel

    Penn State-Alabama is less a rivalry than a reunion of two traditional programs brought to prominence by the sport's giants.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2010
  8. Perennial pigskin paradigm questioned

    Ivan Maisel

    "Defense wins championships" is a staple of the coaching lexicon, but has the advent of the passing game changed the eternal premise of the game? Ivan Maisel explores.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2006
  9. Shula can't escape Croom's shadow

    Ivan Maisel

    It was like Bear Bryant was speaking, but the man at the podium was Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2004