Difficult day today — trying to track down the story of a man killed by a freight train. In any case, here are the stories at 2:30 p.m. on a Friday.
— With spring practice starting today, here are looks at interesting position battles, via tidesports.com and al.com. I'll say this: I'm much, MUCH more interested in the battles for center & LT than I am in the QB spot. But that could just be me.
— Speaking of that vacated LT position, Andre Smith either flopped spectacularly or did great at his pro day in Tuscaloosa. 3Sib has the roundup.
— Basketball-related stuff: Scarbo lauds the job done by Phillip Pearson; Bama Hoops does the same; and si.com tells the story of Mykal Riley's (probably) life-saving shot.
— Finally, here's an actual newspaper story about Roller Derby. I can neither confirm nor deny that I'm going.