Michael Casagrande

@ByCasagrande

Alabama Crimson Tide beat writer for http://t.co/wqQFpKuKC0. WKU grad. Covered Miami 2012-13. Opinions expressed here are the right ones.

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(Andrew Steele) gets his photo taken with Pat Summit after 86-56 Lady Vol win. Cool moment.

Tony Mitchell, Andrew Steele among early arrivers in Foster Auditorium for Tennessee at Alabama women's hoops.

Party is over in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Live view of Bryant-Denny.

Sun peeking through clouds in Tuscaloosa.

Coleman emptying out.

Student seats not quite full 15 minutes before tip.

Vanderbilt arrives in Coleman Coliseum.

This seat saved for a certain VIP attending tonight's basketball game.

Tony Mitchell throws it down in warmups.

You know you're early to cover a basketball game when the women's team is practicing in the arena.

Coleman Coliseum set up for Tide gymnastics season debut with Georgia tonight.

Trent Richardson chats with reporters after announcement.

Three chairs in place for Alabama news conference starting in 10 minutes.

Our lucky night. Ted Valentine is calling tonight's Alabama-LSU hoops game.

Student seats packed 40 minutes before tipoff.

I didn't see players holding up iPad apps or website printouts last night. Newspapers still matter.

Huge crowd out here for Alabama pep rally.

Alabama pep rally happening now.

Neville Brothers playing a free show in the French Quarter.