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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…

Alabama's highly rated class highlighted by Sexton, Petty

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Avery Johnson's recruiting class at Alabama is rated among the nation's best. The second-year coach announced a five-player group Friday that's highlighted by five-star guards Collin Sexton and John Petty. Johnson called it a huge day…

2017 SEC men’s basketball preseason teams announced

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (sec.org) – The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 13th annual men’s basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first and second teams Thursday, tipping off another great season of SEC men’s basketball. Ten different schools are represented on the two teams with…

Auburn drops five setter at Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The Auburn volleyball team dropped a tough 3-2 (25-21, 19-25, 18-25, 25-20, 15-8) match at Alabama Wednesday night in Foster Auditorium. Auburn (14-13, 8-6) was led by junior setter Alexa Filley, picking up her 17th double-double of…

MVPs to be honored at 25th SEC Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (sec.org) – The Southeastern Conference will honor former championship game Most Valuable Players as part of the 25th SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, Ga., on December 3, the SEC announced. Many former MVPs will be on hand and…

Alabama extends win streak against No. 15 LSU, 10-0

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jalen Hurts broke loose for a 21-yard touchdown run to break a scoreless tie early in the fourth quarter, and No. 1 Alabama's defense thoroughly stifled Leonard Fournette and LSU in a 10-0 victory over…

Mississippi St upsets No. 7 Texas A&M 35-28

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Nick Fitzgerald ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns, Aeris Williams ran for a career-high 140 yards and Mississippi State used a dominant ground game to upset No. 7 Texas A&M 35-28 on Saturday. It was…

Auburn tankers dominate in dual meet wins over Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The Auburn women won 15 of 16 events and the Auburn men claimed nine wins as both teams toppled Alabama in dual meet swimming and diving action on Friday at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center. Auburn,…

Tide topples Faulkner 91-71 in exhibition game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (faulknereagles.com) - The University of Alabama capitalized on mismatched size and 15 first-half Faulkner turnovers to help propel itself into a 12-point lead at the break and eventual 91-71 final here at Coleman Coliseum this evening. Logan Jozwiak…

Faulkner preps for Tide Thursday in Tuscaloosa

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (faulknereagles.com)-- Faulkner's men's basketball team will travel to Tuscaloosa Thursday evening for an exhibition game against the University of Alabama at 7 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum. The contest will also be televised on the SEC Network+. Tickets are…

LSU's Campbell, Ga. Tech's Johnson arrested in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - A report by the Georgia Tech campus police says LSU freshman offensive lineman Donavaughn Campbell and Georgia Tech sophomore defensive back Jalen Johnson are facing criminal charges after allegedly getting in a fight outside a fraternity house.…

CFP Rankings: Texas A&M 4th behind 'Bama, Clemson, Michigan

UNDATED  (AP) -- Texas A&M was ranked fourth behind Alabama, Clemson and Michigan in the season's first College Football Playoff rankings. The Aggies (7-1) were surprisingly a spot ahead of unbeaten Washington on Tuesday in the first of six selection…

SEC graduate patch recognizes academic achievement

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (sec.org) – Southeastern Conference teams now include a new uniform patch which recognizes student-athletes who have earned their undergraduate college degree. For SEC student-athletes who have already earned their degree, but have not exhausted their eligibility, the SEC…

Saban: Eddie Jackson has successful surgery to repair leg

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama safety Eddie Jackson had surgery to repair a fractured left leg. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Tuesday that the operation "went really, really well." Saban says Jackson shouldn't have any problems in the future…

Tide's Allen named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) - Alabama senior Jonathan Allen was named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week for his performance last Saturday in the Crimson Tide's 33-14 win over then-No. 6 Texas A&M. The Lott IMPACT Player of the Week…

Tide at LSU game to be broadcast on CBS8

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) - Kickoff for the Nov. 5 away game between Alabama and LSU is set for a 7 p.m. CT kickoff on CBS, the SEC office announced on Monday afternoon. The Crimson Tide and Tigers will meet for…

Saban: Alabama safety Eddie Jackson out for season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban says star safety Eddie Jackson is out for the season with a fractured leg. Jackson didn't return to the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 33-14 win Saturday over No. 6 Texas A&M following a…

Texas A&M safety Donovan Wilson ejected for targeting

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Texas A&M strong safety Donovan Wilson has been ejected for targeting. Wilson appeared to deliver a hit to Alabama tailback Damien Harris's head on an interception return in the second quarter. Harris was trying to tackle…

No. 2 Auburn defeats Alabama 10-2 in exhibition

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The No. 2 Auburn equestrian team welcomed Alabama to the Plains for a hunt seat-only exhibition meet Friday afternoon and topped the Crimson Tide, 10-2, at the Auburn University Horse Center. “We’re really excited about the way…

Packers put RB Eddie Lacy on IR hours before Bears game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Packers have put top running back Eddie Lacy on injured reserve, another blow to Green Bay's scuffling offense. The Packers announced the move Thursday, hours before hosting the Chicago Bears. Lacy has been bothered…

Auburn equestrians welcome Alabama Friday for exhibition

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The No. 2 Auburn equestrian team is set to host Alabama for an exhibition meet Friday at 3 p.m. CT at the Auburn University Horse Center. The meet will feature hunt seat competition only. "This being a…

Donnan visits Capital City for QB Club Banquet

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AlabamaNews.Net)  - Former Georgia Head Football Coach Jim Donnan strolled through the Montgomery Country Club Tuesday night as the featured speaker for the Montgomery Quarterback Club's weekly banquet, and he had lots of good things to say about both…

SEC's Shaw named NCAA's secretary-editor for football rules

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)-- Southeastern Conference coordinator of officials Steve Shaw will become the NCAA's secretary-rules editor for football starting next season. The NCAA playing rules oversight panel announced Tuesday it had approved the recommendation of Shaw to replace Rogers Redding. Redding…

South Carolina tops SEC preseason women's basketball poll

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Defending Southeastern Conference women's basketball champion South Carolina is picked to win a fourth straight league title by a panel of SEC and national media. The SEC announced Tuesday that South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson was…

Tide trounces Vols in 49-10 runaway

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jalen Hurts and Bo Scarbrough each rushed for over 100 yards Saturday and No. 1 Alabama again got points from its defense and special teams in a 49-10 blowout of No. 9 Tennessee. Alabama (7-0, 4-0…

Lady Trojan netters complete ITA Championships' Opening Day 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (troytrojans.com) - Three members of the Troy women's tennis team wrapped up day one of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Southern Regional Championship hosted by the University of Alabama. The day started with a tie break win in…

AUM women finish 2nd at Crimson Classic in 2016 season finale

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (aumathletics.com)--- The Auburn Montgomery women’s cross country team finished second in the College Division of the Crimson Classic, hosted by the University of Alabama, Friday. NOTES • The Crimson Classic was the final meet of the season for the…

Tennessee announces WR Williams has been granted release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Wide receiver Preston Williams is leaving Tennessee's football team. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson confirmed Thursday that Williams had been granted his release from the ninth-ranked Volunteers' football program. Williams had caught nine passes for…

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