Alabama secured the weekend series sweep of Valparaiso with a 12-6 victory on Sunday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium to improve to 3-0 on the young season. The offense provided some late insurance after the Tide was forced to call on its bullpen early on the way to a win on getaway day.

Alabama welcomes Valparaiso to Tuscaloosa this weekend to kick off the 2018 season with a three-game series from Friday through Sunday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

The University of Alabama announced that five student-athletes have signed letters of intent to play football with the Crimson Tide Wednesday, joining 15 players who committed during the December early signing period.

Alabama men's basketball freshman guard Collin Sexton was named on the 2018 John R. Wooden Award Late Season Top-20 list, it was announced on Monday night. Sexton makes the late-season cut after landing on the Midseason Top-25 list on Jan. 11.

The Alabama baseball team will play nine nationally televised games during the 2018 season, the league office announced. The Crimson Tide will be featured on SEC Network seven times while also appearing on ESPNU twice in 2018.