Trending Tuscaloosa – Monday
Here are the stories making the rounds in Tuscaloosa as of midday Monday:

Alabama is the nation's pick to claim this year's recruiting title, according to a Sportsnation poll on ESPN.com.
The University of Alabama decreased its recruiting expenses by nearly 5% in 2011-12, but still spent clo…
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State: Alabama ranks 4th in nation for higher education cuts.
National: Boy Scouts reconsiders ban on gays.