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Former Alabama LB Arrested on Felony Domestic Violence Charges

Authorities say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of attacking his girlfriend. The Santa Clara County District Attorney says Foster was charged Thursday and is scheduled to be arraigned later…

Alabama Gets First NCAA Tournament Win in 12 Years

Collin Sexton scored 21 of his team-high 24 points after halftime to lead Alabama to an 86-83 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night for the Crimson Tide's first NCAA Tournament win in a dozen years. John Petty kept ninth-seeded…

John Petty, Alabama Tops #17 Auburn in Rivalry Match-up

John Petty scored 27 points, Dazon Ingram added 16, and short-handed Alabama defeated No. 17 Auburn 76-71 on Wednesday night. Alabama played without its starting point guard and leading scorer, Collin Sexton, who sat out with an abdominal injury. But…

Host of Alabama Underclassmen Declare for NFL Draft

National champion Alabama is losing four more underclassmen to the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick, safety Ronnie Harrison and tailback Bo Scarbrough announced Thursday they're skipping their senior seasons. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says defensive tackle…

Tips for Buying Tickets to the National Championship Game

When scouting for discount tickets to a big sporting event or trying to snag seats to a sold-out concert, many consumers turn to the secondary ticket resale market, which includes online ticket exchanges and professional resellers (or brokers). Purchasing tickets…

SEC QB Transferring to Big Ten School Next Season

Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson says he will transfer to Michigan. Patterson made his commitment in a tweet on Monday after visiting the Ann Arbor, Michigan, campus last weekend . Patterson is recovering from a right knee injury that cost him…

Alabama Defensive Coordinator Named New Head Coach of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its head coach, capping a tumultuous search that cost an athletic director his job as the Volunteers attempt to recover from one of their most disappointing seasons.…

SEC Media Days 2018 Moving to Atlanta

The 2018 SEC Media Days will be held in Atlanta. The event was previously held in the Birmingham-Hoover area. This will be the first time in 33 years that the event will not be held in the Birmingham area.  

Sports Analyst Longshore Weighs in on Iron Bowl

    There was a lot of excitement in Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday as Auburn knocked off the Number One team for the second time in two weeks. Sports Analyst John Longshore says Auburn was…

Auburn fined $250k After Iron Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference has fined Auburn $250,000 after fans rushed onto the field to celebrate a win over No. 1 Alabama. The SEC announced the fine a couple of hours after the sixth-ranked Tigers' 26-14 Iron…

Alabama now #1 in Playoff Rankings; Auburn #6

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson up to No. 2 and Miami and Oklahoma joining the top four for the first time. Wisconsin was fifth and Auburn was up to sixth in…

Alabama Freshman QB Arrested on DUI Charges

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)- Alabama reserve freshman quarterback Mac Jones was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence, according to a statement from the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s office. Jones was involved in a two car accident on 10th Ave.…

Auburn Basketball Players Suspended Indefinitely Amid FBI Investigation

Auburn will hold out sophomores Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy indefinitely in connection with a federal investigation into associate head coach Chuck Person. Auburn Athletics Department released following the following statement regarding the suspension of two star players: “To avoid…

Los Angeles Selected to Host 2023 CFP

Los Angeles was selected to host the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, the College Football Playoff (CFP) announced today. Los Angeles’ bid was led by the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC).   “Los Angeles is a world-class city with…

Probe Prompts Soul-Searching Across NCAA Hoops

The federal corruption scandal enveloping college basketball has led more than two dozen prominent schools to review their programs and triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of the sport. The future is at stake for a business…

Alabama to Play Miami in 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

There will be a second Chick-fil-A Kickoff game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2021 - the first-ever meeting between Louisville and Mississippi. Officials made the announcement Tuesday. The game is normally held over the Labor Day weekend, though an exact date…

Father-Son Arrested for Brawl at Alabama-FSU Game

A father and son from Alabama are facing charges after a fight at Atlanta's newest stadium sent one woman to the hospital. WSB-TV reports Atlanta police arrested Charles Kraver and Charles Kraver Jr. after a fight during the Alabama vs.…

Alabama Remains Atop AP Polls; Auburn Falls to 13

Florida State slipped all the way to the No. 10 in The Associated Press college football poll after losing to Alabama and losing quarterback Deondre Francois to a season-ending injury. The Crimson Tide is No. 1 again, securing 60 of…

Alabama to Play Miami in 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

For the first time in 28 years, Alabama and Miami will face off on the gridiron in the 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. An exact date, kick time and television network will be finalized at a…

Alabama Loses Two Key LBs in 24-7 Win Against FSU

No. 1 Alabama has lost two key linebackers to season-ending injuries. Terrell Lewis and Christian Miller were hurt in the season-opening 24-7 win over No. 3 Florida State. Coach Nick Saban said Monday both are set for surgery. Saban also…

Alabama Places League-High 15 on Preseason All-SEC Teams

Alabama placed a league-high 15 players on the coaches preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams, including quarterback Jalen Hurts. The SEC released the teams on Wednesday with all 14 members represented. Alabama had four players on the first-team offense and four on…

Alabama Atop AP Preseason Poll, Auburn Ranked #12

Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for the second straight season and third time in five years. The Crimson Tide, coming off a last-second loss in the national championship game that left it No.…

ESPN College GameDay Will Be at "The GOAT"

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football’s longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show – is set to open the 2017 season at this year’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Florida State and Alabama in what in what could…

Alabama-Florida State Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Sold Out

The most anticipated college football game of the season – featuring Florida State and Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game – has officially sold out almost two months before the Seminoles and Crimson Tide are set to meet on Sept. 2.…

Julio Jones Named Alabama Pro Athlete of the Year

Oct 11, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) runs after a catch against the Washington Redskins during the fourth quarter at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Redskins 25-19 in…

Kick Times Set for 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Weekend

This season will open with a pair of prime time Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games when top-ranked matchups Florida State vs. Alabama and Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech start the year off as the first college football games played in the new Mercedes-Benz…

Suspended NFL LB Rolando McClain Arrested

Suspended NFL linebacker Rolando McClain has been arrested on misdemeanor drug and firearm charges after a police stop in Hartselle. Police Lt. Justin Barley says an officer pulled over McClain about 1 p.m. Friday because his car's window tint was…

Alabama's Key Declares for NBA Draft; Won't Hire Agent

Alabama forward Braxton Key is declaring for the NBA draft after leading the team in scoring as a freshman. The school said Monday Key won't hire an agent, giving him until May 24 to decide whether to return next season.…

Alabama Safety Arrested on Assault Charges

Alabama safety Deionte Thompson has been arrested in connection with a spring break assault in Texas. Thompson was booked into the Tuscaloosa County jail Friday, according to the Sheriff's Department Web site. The listed charge was fugitive from justice. Galveston…

Alabama Dominates Miss. State in SEC Tournament Opener

Dazon Ingram scored 17 points, Corbin Collins added 14 and Alabama shot well throughout to roll past Mississippi State 75-55 on Thursday in the Southeastern Conference tournament. The fifth-seeded Crimson Tide had it easy in its tournament opener, leading by…

Alabama Women's Basketball Shock Lady Vols in SEC Tourney

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Meoshonti Knight scored 16 points and 12th-seeded Alabama made 10 of 14 free throws in the final minute to upset fifth-seeded Tennessee 72-64 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday. The Crimson…

Former Alabama Linebacker Hired as 49ers Assistant

The San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL players DeMeco Ryans and Daniel Bullocks as assistants on coach Kyle Shanahan's staff. The Niners announced Tuesday that Ryans will be defensive quality control coach and Bullocks will be assistant defensive backs…

Bama Basketball Holds Off Mizzou

Dazon Ingram scored 18 points - including 15 in the second half - and grabbed nine rebounds to help Alabama overcome dismal first-half shooting and defeat Missouri 57-54 Wednesday. Riley Norris, Braxton Key and Jimmie Taylor each added nine points,…

Alabama Lineman Arrested on Drug Charges

Tuscaloosa police say Alabama guard Lester Cotton has been arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. Police said in a statement released Monday that Cotton was arrested on Friday at about 11 p.m. during a traffic stop. The officer found…

Sarkisian Out as Alabama Offensive Coordinator

The Atlanta Falcons have hired Steve Sarkisian as their new offensive coordinator. The move was announced Tuesday, less than 24 hours after Kyle Shanahan left to become head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Sarkisian took over as Alabama's offensive…

National Signing Day 2017

Recap of National Signing Day 2017 for Alabama, Auburn, Local Colleges, and Local High Schools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XZLap4ArO4&t=37s

University of Alabama Football Assistant Charged with DUI

Former University of Alabama football standout and current Crimson Tide assistant strength and conditioning coach Josh Chapman has been accused of driving under the influence. Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman Lt. Teena Richardson tells news outlets that the 27-year-old coach was arrested…

University of Alabama Names New Athletic Director

Greg Byrne, Vice President for Athletics at the University of Arizona, will become the new Director of Athletics at The University of Alabama effective March 1, pending approval of The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. The 45-year-old Byrne,…

National Championship Game Ticket Scammer Arrested

Three brothers from Louisiana pulled a fast one on a man they say sold them fake tickets to root for Alabama during the national championship game against Clemson in Tampa. The Tampa Bay Times reports Joseph Steven Escalera agreed to…

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Sets Attendance and Viewership Records

The most significant college football game ever played in Atlanta delivered on all levels, as the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl set records for attendance, viewership and live streaming audience, officials announced today. An all-time Georgia…

Alabama Signs Two Top-Five JUCO Linemen

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has signed a pair of junior college linemen to start its 2017 recruiting class. The Crimson Tide on Wednesday announced the signing of offensive lineman Elliot Baker and defensive end Isaiah Buggs. Baker is a…

Heisman Winner Lamar Jackson Named AP POY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to capture the spotlight off the football field, adding The Associated Press' college football Player of the Year honor to his truckload of postseason awards. The youngest Heisman Trophy winner received…

Reports: Kiffin Accepts Head Coach Position at FAU

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -Alabama coach Nick Saban says Lane Kiffin is leaving the Crimson Tide and becoming the next head coach at Florida Atlantic. Saban says Kiffin will remain with Alabama for the College Football Playoff, in which the…

Alabama's Allen Finalist for Walter Camp Award

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Quarterbacks Lamar Jackson from Louisville, Deshaun Watson from Clemson and Jake Browning from Washington are among the five the finalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award. They're joined by defensive stars Jonathan…

Tide Set to Play Blue Devils in 2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

ATLANTA (www.Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com) – The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game returns to its ACC-SEC roots to open the 2019 college football season in Atlanta. The 12th installment of the nation’s longest-running kickoff game will feature the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Duke Blue…

Hale scores 19, Alabama beats Ball State 77-59

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Shannon Hale hit 3 of 5 from 3-point range and finished with 19 points and Alabama beat Ball State 77-59 on Friday night. After coming off the bench to score 13 in the first half, Hale…

Mikesell hits late 3, Dayton beats Alabama 77-72

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Ryan Mikesell made his second 3-pointer of the game with 76 seconds left to help Dayton beat Alabama 77-72 on Tuesday. Alabama coach Avery Johnson called his last timeout to set up a tying 3-point play…

Enhanced security for SEC Football Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (sec.org) – Fans attending the 2016 SEC Football Championship Game in Atlanta on December 3 will be asked to enter with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early and to see enhanced law enforcement presence in…

2016 Iron Bowl kickoff set, CBS 8 televises

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) - Kickoff for the Nov. 26 Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn is set for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on CBS, the SEC office announced on Monday morning. The Crimson Tide and Tigers will meet for…

Nick Saban: I voted with an absentee ballot

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban says he forgot about Election Day, not about voting. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's coach said after Saturday's 51-3 win over Mississippi State that he had an absentee ballot. The comment came in…

Hurts leads No. 1 Alabama's 51-3 rout of Mississippi State

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Jalen Hurts passed for career highs of 347 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards in less than three quarters in No. 1 Alabama's 51-3 rout of Mississippi State on Saturday. The freshman quarterback's…

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