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Lane Kiffin gets last laugh as Alabama rolls past Florida

Lane Kiffin gets last laugh as Alabama rolls past Florida

Love him or hate him, Lane Kiffin is making a positive contribution to the Alabama Crimson Tide offense. No. 3 Alabama rolled up 645 yards of total offense during its 42-21 victory over the Florida Gators. While Alabama has been known as a run-first, methodical offense during head coach Nick Saban‘s tenure, the team’s new…

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No. 3/2 Alabama Football Downs Florida, 42-21

No. 3/2 Alabama Football Downs Florida, 42-21

No. 3/2 ranked Alabama football team opened up Southeastern Conference play with a resounding 42-21 win over the Florida Gators in front of a capacity crowd of 101,821 in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Football Puts Finishing Touches on Game Plan for Florida

Football Puts Finishing Touches on Game Plan for Florida

The football team worked out for just under two hours in shells Thursday inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility as it put the finishing touches on the game plan for the Southeastern Conference opener on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium against …

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Water Stations and Express Lanes Added to Bryant-Denny Stadium

Water Stations and Express Lanes Added to Bryant-Denny Stadium

As part of Alabama’s continuing effort to provide a comfortable venue for fans, nine watering stations have been added this week at Bryant-Denny Stadium as well as Express Lanes for those without items needing to be searched.

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Crimson Tide Moves Indoors for Wednesday Practice

Crimson Tide Moves Indoors for Wednesday Practice

The football team continued its preparations for Saturday’s Southeastern Conference opener against Florida with a two-hour practice at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility on Wednesday.

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Football Begins Game Planning for Florida

Football Begins Game Planning for Florida

The football team practiced for two hours in full pads Tuesday on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it prepares for the Southeastern Conference opener on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium against Florida.

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Football Welcomes Florida for SEC Opener on Saturday

Football Welcomes Florida for SEC Opener on Saturday

The football team wraps up its three-game home stand Saturday, Sept. 20, when it welcomes Florida to Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Southeastern Conference opener. The game marks the 38th meeting between the two teams with UA owning a 22-14 lead in the s…

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Tide may get starting WR, CB back for Gator game

Tide may get starting WR, CB back for Gator game

The key word in that headline, though, is “may,” especially as it pertains to the latter. With their SEC opener against looming five days down the road, Nick Saban used part of his allotted time during the SEC coaches teleconference to address the status of a pair of injured starters, wide receiver DeAndrew White and…

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

Rookies, veterans: Auburn’s secondary enjoys solid start

Rookies, veterans: Auburn’s secondary enjoys solid start

The Tigers started players with experience, sure, but also played a secondary that featured four players who didn’t play a snap of defense at Auburn last season.

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Auburn still No. 5, now has eight Top 25 opponents

Auburn still No. 5, now has eight Top 25 opponents

Tigers passed the first of many Top 25 tests with a win over Kansas State last Thursday. Homecoming is next for Auburn.

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Auburn’s Reese Dismukes up for Senior CLASS Award

Auburn’s Reese Dismukes up for Senior CLASS Award

The Auburn center is recognized for his play on the football field and his work in the community and his leadership abilities.

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Trovon Reed to Auburn: ‘I can’t let you down…’

Trovon Reed to Auburn: ‘I can’t let you down…’

The senior has two catches this year…as a defensive back after spending his first four years on the roster as a wide recevier. Yes, he’s happy with his second career at Auburn.

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Auburn’s DBs come through on a busy night at K-State

Auburn’s DBs come through on a busy night at K-State

Kansas State’s went nowhere fast trying to run, so the Wildcats kept Auburn’s revamped secondary busy with the pass. The Tigers answered the call.

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Auburn’s Duke Williams delivers in the clutch

Auburn’s Duke Williams delivers in the clutch

The Tigers’ receiver knew he let one get away in the first half, but he came through in the fourth quarter to help Auburn beat Kansas State

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‘The moments never too big’ for Auburn’s Nick Marshall

‘The moments never too big’ for Auburn’s Nick Marshall

The Tigers’ quarterback turned in a steady fourth quarter to help Auburn come through in the clutch, just as it so often did last season with Nick Marshall on board

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No. 5 Auburn grits out 20-14 win at No. 20 K-State

No. 5 Auburn grits out 20-14 win at No. 20 K-State

In a game in which yards and points were a premium, Auburn’s defense gave the Tigers room to breathe and head home with a victory.The Tigers rode their defense early, scored an insurance touchdown early in the fourth quarter and beat Kansas State 20-14…

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Week 4 Game of the Week Preview: #5 Auburn @ #20 Kansas State

Week 4 Game of the Week Preview: #5 Auburn @ #20 Kansas State

Week four of the college football season is here and it starts with a bang on Thursday night. It’s very rare that the game of the week takes place on a Thursday night to start the weekend off, but that’s what we have this week.The number fi…

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Maryland loses DE Quinton Jefferson for the season

As good as Saturday was for the Maryland Fighting Edsalls, defeating ever-so-brief ACC rival Syracuse, 34-20, it’s been an equally bad Sunday for the program. The Terps already suffered the loss of tight end Andrew Isaacs for the year, and now they’ve lost Quinton Jefferson. The junior will undergo season-ending surgery after injuring his knee in last week’s…

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UCLA QB Brett Hundley is practicing, but Jim Mora won’t commit for Thursday

We already know No. 15 Arizona State will be without starting quarterback Taylor Kelly for Thursday night’s massive Pac-12 South showdown, but what of UCLA’s own starting quarterback. Brett Hundley has returned to practice after leaving the Bruins’ 20-17 win over Texas with a left elbow injury, wearing a brace on his left arm. Though observers believe Hundley…

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Deshaun Watson will start at QB for Clemson Saturday vs. UNC

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney finally admitted Sunday what the rest of us have known for the past four weeks: the Tigers are a better team when Deshaun Watson plays at quarterback over Cole Stoudt. Swinney announced Sunday that Watson would garner his first career start Saturday versus North Carolina. Just got off the call with Dabo Swinney, and he has made…

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Old Dominion, North Texas made Conference USA history on Saturday

It was a record-breaking day for a pair of Conference USA teams on Saturday. In Houston, Old Dominion defeated Rice 45-42, thereby giving the Monarchs their first win in Conference USA play. Taylor Heinicke led the way for Old Dominion, connecting on 27-of-43 throws for 430 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. The Monarchs built…

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Rutgers loses star RB Paul James for the year

Rutgers is off to a strong 3-1 start to its first Big Ten season, and that’s in part because running back Paul James was off to such a strong start to his junior season. The Scarlet Knights, however, will have to play the final two-thirds of their season without him as head coach Kyle Flood confirmed Sunday James has…

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Upset loss, press conference ripping makes Mizzou-South Carolina an awkward GameDay host

For the first time since 2006, ESPN’s College GameDay has waited until Week 5 to cover its first game involving an SEC team. It’s about time, really, considering more than half the conference is ranked, and nearly the entire SEC West is placed among the top 17. So it’s only fitting that the SEC’s 2014 GameDay debut is…. unranked…

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Alabama, Oklahoma gain ground on No. 1 FSU and No. 2 Oregon in latest AP Top 25

Just as they did in Sunday’s Coaches Poll, No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Oklahoma inched closer to No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Oregon in the latest edition of the AP Top 25. Florida State saw its totals dip from 1,466 to 1,439 after its 23-17 win over then-No. 22 Clemson, and Oregon…

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Melvin Gordon’s epic day places him atop NCAA record books

And to think it all started with a fumble. Melvin Gordon led an all out obliteration of Bowling Green’s rushing defense in the 19th-ranked Badgers’ 68-17 rout that registered on all sorts of record books from school, to conference, to country. Let’s start with Gordon, because that’s where it all starts for Wisconsin. The junior toted…

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Bama’s Blake Sims, ECU’s Zeek Bigger claim Week 4 Camp honors

One player from a Power Five school and another from a Non-Power Five program have laid claim to a top weekly national honor. As it does every Sunday, the fine folks at the Walter Camp Foundation announce its national Players of the Week.  This week, those honors go to Alabama’s Blake Sims and East Carolina’s…

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Bama’s Blake Sims, ECU’s Zeek Bigger claim Week 4 Camp honors

One player from a Power Five school and another from a Non-Power Five program have laid claim to a top weekly national honor. As it does every Sunday, the fine folks at the Walter Camp Foundation announce its national Players of the Week.  This week, those honors go to Alabama’s Blake Sims and East Carolina’s…

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LSU FOOTBALL

Football Drops in National Polls

Football Drops in National Polls

BATON ROUGE — Following Saturday’s 34-29 loss to Mississippi State, the LSU football team dropped to No. 18 in the Amway Coaches Poll released Sunday morning.

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Furious Comeback Comes Up Short in Loss to State

Furious Comeback Comes Up Short in Loss to State

BATON ROUGE — Big plays by Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott foiled the LSU football team’s perfect start to the season on Saturday, as the Bulldogs held off a furious comeback in the final minutes the eighth-ranked Tigers, 34-29.

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GameDay: Football Opens SEC Slate vs. State

GameDay: Football Opens SEC Slate vs. State

BATON ROUGE – LSU hasn’t lost a football game to Mississippi State since October of 1999. The eighth-ranked Tigers will look to keep that streak intact on Saturday when LSU welcomes undefeated Mississippi State to Tiger Stadium for the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

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In Focus: Big Game Hunter

In Focus: Big Game Hunter

The starting defensive end at Louisiana State University is familiar with a level of expectation that is unprecedented around the rest of the country.

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Collins Named Senior CLASS Candidate

Collins Named Senior CLASS Candidate

BATON ROUGE – LSU senior left tackle La’el Collins is one of 30 Football Bowl Subdivision players nationwide selected as a candidate for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced Thursday.

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In Focus: Next In Line

In Focus: Next In Line

For LSU senior tight end Travis Dickson football is a family affair. His grandfather played football at Ole Miss. His father, Dick, played at Mississippi State, and his brother, Richard, was a four-year starter at tight end at LSU and is the school rec…

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LSU Issues Reminders; Encourages Early Arrival

LSU Issues Reminders; Encourages Early Arrival

BATON ROUGE – With the largest crowd in Tiger Stadium history expected on Saturday when No. 8 LSU hosts undefeated Mississippi State, LSU officials are asking fans to arrive early and to take advantage of the new parking lots around campus.

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Football Defense Among Nation’s Leaders

Football Defense Among Nation’s Leaders

BATON ROUGE – Three games into the 2014 season and the LSU defense finds itself ranked among the national leaders in several major categories, including a No. 2 ranking in scoring defense at 8.3 points per game.

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Tiger Tracks to Feature Football, Volleyball

Tiger Tracks to Feature Football, Volleyball

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU Tiger Tracks, a program highlighting various aspects of the university and its athletic department, can be seen at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday and at 3 p.m. Thursday CT on Cox Sports Television.

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Football, Family Go Hand-in-Hand for Kragthorpes

Football, Family Go Hand-in-Hand for Kragthorpes

The first family of LSU football? Team Miles, of course, because Les is the head coach and over the past 10 years we’ve all gotten to know his wife, Kathy, and watch the four kids grow up.

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Maryland loses DE Quinton Jefferson for the season

As good as Saturday was for the Maryland Fighting Edsalls, defeating ever-so-brief ACC rival Syracuse, 34-20, it’s been an equally bad Sunday for the program. The Terps already suffered the loss of tight end Andrew Isaacs for the year, and now they’ve lost Quinton Jefferson. The junior will undergo season-ending surgery after injuring his knee in last week’s…

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