TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT)– The Tuscaloosa News is reporting that former Alabama Athletics director Mal Moore has passed away at the age of 73. Sports columnist Cecil Hurt says Moore died this morning at Duke University Medical Center where Moore was being treated for pulmonary issues. It was announced earlier in the week that Moore was in need of a lung transplant. He had resigned earlier in March because of his health issues. He was replaced by Bill Battle.