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Alabama starting center set to return this week

Alabama starting center set to return this week

Alabama certainly came back with a strong showing against Texas A&M after critics nitpicked a 14-13 victory over Arkansas enough to set head coach Nick Saban off. Now, as the Crimson Tide get set to travel to Tennessee, the offensive line should get a little stronger. Center Ryan Kelly will return to the starting line-up…

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Why Dan Mullen Is Not Leaving Mississippi State

Why Dan Mullen Is Not Leaving Mississippi State

They are already talking about it all over the airwaves in Florida. Dan Mullen needs to replace Will Muschamp in Gainesville.While the Gator faithful may put on a full court press to secure the offensive mind to come back the school that he helped win …

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Notre Dame Football: Irish Fall, But Remain In The Hunt

Notre Dame Football: Irish Fall, But Remain In The Hunt

“Second sucks.”And there’s no getting over defeat no matter how close a game is.But for Irish faithful and a gritty football team, comfort (in small quantities) can be had based on Saturday’s outcome against Florida State.Especially when many come…

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Alabama’s Defense Shines in Shutout of Texas A&M

Alabama’s Defense Shines in Shutout of Texas A&M

Just like with their offensive counterparts the University of Alabama defensive players knew that Saturday was going to be their day even before kickoff.

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All is not right with Texas A&M after No. 21 Aggies lose to No. 7 Alabama 59-0

All is not right with Texas A&M after No. 21 Aggies lose to No. 7 Alabama 59-0

Where have you gone Johnny Manziel? The answer is Cleveland, and the Texas A&M Aggies obviously miss their former quarterback’s presence. The No. 7 Alabama Crimson Tide annihilated the No. 21 Aggies 59-0 Saturday. Nick Saban‘s squad dominated every level of the game.  The Crimson Tide racked up 602 total yards. Meanwhile, the Aggies’ explosive offense…

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No. 7 Alabama Football Shuts Out No. 21 Texas A&M, 59-0

No. 7 Alabama Football Shuts Out No. 21 Texas A&M, 59-0

No. 7 ranked Alabama football used a big first half to shut out No. 21 Texas A&M, 59-0, Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Limited Amount of Tickets Available for Saturday’s Alabama-Texas A&M Football Game

Limited Amount of Tickets Available for Saturday’s Alabama-Texas A&M Football Game

A limited amount of football tickets remain to the University of Alabama’s football game versus Texas A&M game slated for this Saturday, October 18.

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Tide likely without starting center a second game

Tide likely without starting center a second game

Injured during the Oct. 4 loss to Ole Miss, Ryan Kelly was expected to miss a “couple of weeks.”  Coming up on Game Two, that hazy timeline is holding true. Following practice Wednesday, Nick Saban labeled the starting center as doubtful for this weekend’s game against Texas A&M.  Kelly has not practiced since suffering the injury,…

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

Auburn-Ole Miss will be under the lights in Oxford

Auburn-Ole Miss will be under the lights in Oxford

Kickoff between the two teams currently ranked in the Top 5 will be either 6 or 6:15 on Nov. 1 in a big SEC showdown.

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Jeff Whitaker’s positive attitude remains plus for Auburn

Jeff Whitaker’s positive attitude remains plus for Auburn

The defensive lineman may not have the stats, but he has the right mindset to contribute on and off the field for the Tigers.

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Justin Garrett on the move as Auburn ramps up practice

Justin Garrett on the move as Auburn ramps up practice

Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson says Justin Garrett, Kris Frost and Cassanova McKinzy are the prime guys in the linebacker rotation as Auburn shifts strategy for practice.

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Auburn moves up in the coaches Top 10

Auburn moves up in the coaches Top 10

Tigers didn’t play, but still made a move in the Top 10. Rest time is over, however. South Carolina visits Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday

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Big Braden Smith’s role expanding at Auburn

Big Braden Smith’s role expanding at Auburn

The freshman is offensive tackle by trade, but got a little work at guard during the bye week, and played some tight end in the Tigers’ last game.

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Two student-athletes nominated for Rhodes Scholarships

Two student-athletes nominated for Rhodes Scholarships

Auburn student-athletes TJ Leon (men’s swimming & diving) and Patrick Young (football) have been recognized as two of Auburn’s Rhodes Scholar nominees, the university announced on Friday.

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Gimel President’s patience rewarded in Auburn’s D-line

Gimel President’s patience rewarded in Auburn’s D-line

The sophomore defensive lineman didn’t have much playing time, but suddenly he’s started the last two games at end, proving that patience can pay off for those who impress in practice.

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Carnell Williams is Auburn’s 2014 SEC Legend

Carnell Williams is Auburn’s 2014 SEC Legend

The Auburn running back still holds the school record for touchdowns in a game and a career, and now officially will be recognized as one of the SEC’s best.

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‘Whatever I can do’: How Tre’ Williams fits in at Auburn

‘Whatever I can do’: How Tre’ Williams fits in at Auburn

The freshman has started at linebacker, but has helped the Tigers in a lot of other ways, and that’s OK with him.

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Gus Malzahn looking for more consistency in passing game

Gus Malzahn looking for more consistency in passing game

Auburn is using this bye week to work on some basics. “I know that’s really helped us…we’re really hoping that will pay off on the consistency part in the second half,” said Gus Malzahn

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Alabama starting center set to return this week

Alabama starting center set to return this week

Alabama certainly came back with a strong showing against Texas A&M after critics nitpicked a 14-13 victory over Arkansas enough to set head coach Nick Saban off. Now, as the Crimson Tide get set to travel to Tennessee, the offensive line should get a little stronger. Center Ryan Kelly will return to the starting line-up…

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Clemson loses leading rusher to torn ACL

Clemson managed to avoid an upset at the hand of Boston College, but came at a cost. Freshman running back Adam Choice has been lost for the season after tearing his ACL on Saturday. The injury occurred early in the game, on Clemson’s second offensive possession of the game. Choice will now rehab and work…

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Texas Tech’s leading receiver treated for laceration from off-campus melee

Texas Tech wide receiver Jakeem Grant was injured in an off-campus alumni gathering gone bad with a shooting and melee incident early Sunday morning. He was treated for a laceration and released at a nearby hospital, but his status with Texas Tech’s football program is unknown or unconfirmed at this time. According to the information…

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No update on QB Trevor Knight form Bob Stoops

Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight was forced to be taken out of Saturday’s game against Kansas State, but he did return. On Monday, during the weekly Big 12 coaches conference call, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops had no updates to share on Knight’s status moving forward. Knight returned to Saturday’s game with a brace on his…

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Heisman trust ‘erroneously’ removed integrity from Mission Statement after website redesign

There was a bit of a kerfuffle earlier this month when Sports Illustrated noticed the word “integrity” was no longer part of the Heisman Trust’s Mission Statement. Now we know why: A mix-up in a redesign of the Heisman’s website. “During the website creation process ‘integrity’ was erroneously omitted from the Trust mission statement by…

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The Will Muschamp era at Florida summed up in one stat

Florida held Missouri to 119 yards of offense on Saturday. Maty Mauk completed six of 18 passes for 20 yards while Mizzou combined to rush 31 times for 99 yards, barely a three-yards-per-carry average. The final score: 42-13 Mizzou. Three years ago, Florida State gained 95 yards on the Gators in the Swamp. E.J. Manuel…

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Archie Manning takes leave of absence from College Football Playoff selection committee

Archie Manning will take a leave of absence from the College Football Playoff selection committee following complications stemming from a knee replacement surgery and will not participate in picking the four teams for the inaugural tournament this year. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was the first to report Manning’s decision to step down. “It is an honor…

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Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks ties Bear Bryant for sixth all-time with 323 wins

The football programs at Carson-Newman University and the University of Alabama have next to nothing in common beyond playing the same sport. Until now. Carson-Newman, a Division II school in Johnson City, Tenn., stormed back from a 35-27 halftime deficit to defeat Tusculum College 55-35 on Saturday, giving head coach Ken Sparks his 323rd all-time win. The victory…

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Upon further review, ACC defends offensive pass interference penalty against Notre Dame

Just as surgeons are highly unlikely to announce they botched it, officials are very reluctant to announce one of their one got it wrong. Especially in a high-profile case like the decisive call that took Notre Dame’s would-be game-winning touchdown off the board Saturday night at Florida State. In the wake of the call, the…

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Criticism of USC DC Justin Wilcox reportedly at core of spat between LenDale White and Pat Haden

“You can win championships for this program,” former USC running back LenDale White told the Los Angeles Times Saturday, “but you can’t voice your opinion.” That opinion White is talking about is the opinion the former Trojan holds of USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox. White tweeted the following during last Saturday’s game with Arizona, which USC eventually won on a…

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LSU FOOTBALL

Football Returns to Rankings Following Blowout

Football Returns to Rankings Following Blowout

BATON ROUGE — Consecutive SEC victories helped the LSU football team return to the national rankings on Sunday, as the Tigers were ranked No. 23 in the Amway Coaches Poll released Sunday morning.

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‘ESPN College GameDay’ Announces Return to LSU

‘ESPN College GameDay’ Announces Return to LSU

BATON ROUGE — ESPN’s College GameDay will make its 10th trip to LSU this weekend as the popular college football preview show will air live from the Parade Grounds prior to the Tigers’ game against undefeated Ole Miss on Saturday.

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Magee, LSU Defense Run Over Kentucky, 41-3

Magee, LSU Defense Run Over Kentucky, 41-3

BATON ROUGE — LSU senior running back Terrence Magee started the game with a career-long kickoff return and finished his evening with two touchdowns runs in the third quarter to spark the Tigers past Kentucky, 41-3, on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

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GameDay: Football Returns Home to Face Kentucky

GameDay: Football Returns Home to Face Kentucky

BATON ROUGE – LSU returns to Tiger Stadium for the first time in nearly a month on Saturday when the Tigers host Kentucky in a key Southeastern Conference contest for both teams.

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In Focus: Reality Check

In Focus: Reality Check

The reality of the real world will hit everyone at some point in time. What do I want to do? Who do I want to be? These are all questions everyone deals with and this is especially true for those who choose to play football professionally.

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Moreau to Represent LSU as SEC Legend

Moreau to Represent LSU as SEC Legend

BATON ROUGE – Former LSU standout Doug Moreau has been named to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Legends of Football, the league office announced on Thursday.

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LSU Gears Up for Record-Breaking Alumni Band

LSU Gears Up for Record-Breaking Alumni Band

BATON ROUGE – When the 325 students in the LSU Tiger Marching Band take the field at halftime on Saturday, Oct. 18, they will be joined by 380 alumni of the Golden Band from Tigerland, bringing the total number of performers to more than 700.

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In Focus: A Football Life

In Focus: A Football Life

“Hard working, motivated, and ambitious” — all words LSU tight end Logan Stokes used to describe his teammate D.J. Welter. Coming off of a 13-game start in his junior season, as a senior in 2014, there were a lot of expectations for the 6′-1″ middle linebacker. His five years of experience on this team is an essential piece to the puzzle in order to ensure this team’s camaraderie on and off the field.

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Tiger Tracks Features Football, Nutrition Center

Tiger Tracks Features Football, Nutrition Center

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, 3 p.m. CT Thursday and 2 p.m. CT Friday and Saturday on Cox Sports Television.

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Fournette, Alexander Named SEC Players of the Week

Fournette, Alexander Named SEC Players of the Week

BATON ROUGE – LSU running back Leonard Fournette and offensive guard Vadal Alexander both picked up Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors for their performance in the Tigers’ 30-27 win over Florida on Saturday night, the league office announced on Monday.

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Alabama starting center set to return this week

Alabama certainly came back with a strong showing against Texas A&M after critics nitpicked a 14-13 victory over Arkansas enough to set head coach Nick Saban off. Now, as the Crimson Tide get set to travel to Tennessee, the offensive line should get a little stronger. Center Ryan Kelly will return to the starting line-up…

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