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Football Kicks off Home Slate with Florida Atlantic on Saturday

Football Kicks off Home Slate with Florida Atlantic on Saturday

The football team opens the 2014 home schedule on Saturday when it takes on Florida Atlantic at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will mark the second meeting between the two teams with Alabama winning the 2012 contest, 40-7.

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Blake Sims Helps Lead Crimson Tide to Victory in First Start at Quarterback

Blake Sims Helps Lead Crimson Tide to Victory in First Start at Quarterback

Blake Sims waited for four years to finally get his chance. He tried different positions, probably took more snaps on the scout team than any other scholarship player and kept plugging away.

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Saban: WR DeAndrew White has ‘little separated shoulder’

Saban: WR DeAndrew White has ‘little separated shoulder’

Alabama’s closer-than-expected win over West Virginia came with a little bit of personnel cost. Following the game, Nick Saban said that starting wide receiver DeAndrew White suffered what the head coach described as a “little separated shoulder.”  At least for the moment, the prognosis is that White will be out for a week or so. The Tide…

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Alabama survives West Virginia scare

Alabama survives West Virginia scare

No. 2 Alabama (1-0) was a heavy favorite against West Virginia (0-1), but Nick Saban‘s Crimson Tide had to fight for a victory to prevent a rare three-game losing streak. Alabama held off West Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta, winning 33-23. Alabama used Blake Sims under center and never had a need to…

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No. 2 Alabama Football Beats West Virginia, 33-23

No. 2 Alabama Football Beats West Virginia, 33-23

The Alabama football team compiled 538 total yards of offense, with the rushing attack accounting for 288 yards and three touchdowns to help propel the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide to a 33-23 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers to kick off the 201…

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Blake Sims, not Jacob Coker, to get start for Tide vs. WVU

Blake Sims, not Jacob Coker, to get start for Tide vs. WVU

In the end, the presumptive frontrunner will find himself on the sidelines when Alabama’s offense takes to the field for the first time in 2014. A couple of hours prior to the opener against West Virginia, and as was hinted at earlier in the week, Nick Saban confirmed to ESPN that Blake Sims will be…

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Crimson Tide Gets in Final Prep for West Virginia

Crimson Tide Gets in Final Prep for West Virginia

The football team practiced for 75 minutes Thursday afternoon in shorts and helmets inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility as the Crimson Tide held its final practice leading up to Saturday’s showdown with West Virginia.

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Eddie Jackson available for Alabama, if needed

Eddie Jackson available for Alabama, if needed

Alabama is not going to rush cornerback Eddie Jackson back to the playing field, but he will be available for the Crimson Tide Saturday against West Virginia if he is needed. Head coach Nick Saban said he would prefer to proceed with caution with Jackson, who underwent knee surgery to repair a torn ACL in…

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Crimson Tide Fine Tunes Game Plan for Mountaineers

Crimson Tide Fine Tunes Game Plan for Mountaineers

The football team practiced for 75 minutes Wednesday afternoon in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility as the Crimson Tide continues its game-week preparations.

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

Auburn’s Rhett Lashlee likes play of his quarterbacks

Auburn’s Rhett Lashlee likes play of his quarterbacks

Jeremy Johnson and Nick Marshall each did well in the season-opening victory, and that, says the Tigers’ offensive coordinator, was expected.

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Auburn’s Daniel Carlson is SEC freshman of the week

Auburn’s Daniel Carlson is SEC freshman of the week

The punter and kicker had a good day in his college debut, whether it was booming punts or kickoffs, or hitting his first field goal.

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Newcomer Q&A: D’haquille Williams

Newcomer Q&A: D’haquille Williams

D’haquille Williams offers Auburn fans just another something to get excited about. The No. 1 junior college transfer arrived to add to an already deep Tiger receiving corps. Williams, a 2013 NJCAA honorable mention All-American, begins 2014 as a prese…

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Auburn’s Melvin Ray adds to his collection of big plays

Auburn’s Melvin Ray adds to his collection of big plays

The wide receiver is averaging an eye-popping 26.4 yards per catch, including a long touchdown reception in Saturday’s win over Arkansas.

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From the Desk of David Housel: August 30

From the Desk of David Housel: August 30

The more things change, the more they remain the same…Same song, second verse, third verse, fourth verse.Auburn-Arkansas, August 30, 2014.Same song, umpteenth verse of college football’s oldest controversy.

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Jeremy Johnson strong in his support of Nick Marshall

Jeremy Johnson strong in his support of Nick Marshall

The sophomore made a spot start, and turned in an impressive performance, hitting 12-of-16 passes for 243 yards, all in the first half.

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Auburn notebook: Cameron Artis-Payne has big game

Auburn notebook: Cameron Artis-Payne has big game

The Tigers’ running back had 177 yards rushing on a busy day for the offense. The news and notes and quotes from Auburn’s win over Arkansas.

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Auburn’s D? 2 yards rushing, 3 first downs in second half

Auburn’s D? 2 yards rushing, 3 first downs in second half

The Tigers break away from a halftime tie by shutting down Arkansas in a most convincing fashion.

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Duke Williams catches on fast in his Auburn debut

Duke Williams catches on fast in his Auburn debut

The new Auburn receiver catches nine passes in his first Auburn game as he lives up to the hype that followed him to the Tigers.

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Louisville downs Miami, now owns ACC record for all-time winning percentage

Tomorrow morning, Miami will wake up in south Florida and begin preparation for an opponent other than Louisville. That’s a wonderful thing for Al Golden and his football program. In closing the 2013 season and opening this season with losses to these Cardinals (36-9 in the Russell Athletic Bowl, 31-13 tonight), Miami watched its offense score two total…

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Standout Nebraska DE Randy Gregory doubtful for McNeese State game

An old basketball injury could cost Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory the first two games of his 2014 season – at least. Gregory left the Cornhuskers’ 55-7 defeat of Florida Atlantic after the first defensive series, and is now doubtful for Saturday’s game with McNeese State. According to head coach Bo Pelini, a non-contact play aggravated an old…

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Louisville-Miami a beautiful mess through one half, Cards lead 14-10

Though it is the final game of extended Week 1 of the 2014 college football season, we must remember tonight is indeed still Week 1 for everyone. Because all three teams on the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium field tonight – Louisville, Miami and the officials – have been sloppy as all get out. Louisville leads Miami…

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Time served: Suspensions for three Gators washed away with the rain

Florida’s season-opening game with Idaho wasn’t the only thing that washed away in downpour that pelted Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday. Gators head coach Will Muschamp announced Monday that defensive tackle Darious Cummings, wide receiver Demarcus Robinson and defensive tackle Jay-nard Bostwick had satisfied their suspensions and would be eligible to play against Eastern Michigan this week despite the fact that they,…

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Citing “stuff”, Urban Meyer suspends Ohio State TE for two games

Ohio State tight end Marcus Baugh did not play in the Buckeyes’ 34-17 win over Navy, and he will not play against Virginia Tech this Saturday, either. In meeting with the media Monday, head coach Urban Meyer provided what has to be the least informative answer of all time in explaining the reason for Baugh’s two-game suspension. “Stuff.” That’s…

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With two cracked bones in his spine, Baylor QB Bryce Petty listed as day-to-day

The main story line to emerge from No. 10 Baylor’s 45-0 thumping of SMU on Sunday night was not the sharp teeth and elongated claws of the Bears’ defense, but the back of Heisman Trophy hopeful quarterback Bryce Petty. Petty was lifted at halftime of a 31-0 game after grabbing his left hip and noticeably grimacing multiple…

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Alabama starting DB Williams played on a broken foot

Alabama defensive back Jarrick Williams will be out of action for the next four games due to a broken foot. Williams played the entire game Saturday in Atlanta against West Virginia. He reportedly felt he had a sore foot, but was able to keep playing for the Crimson Tide in the victory over West Virginia.…

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Iowa State’s best receiver is done for the year

As if losing at home to North Dakota State was not enough of a rough way to start the 2014 season for Iowa state, Iowa State was dealt a bad hand again today. Head coach Paul Rhoades announced wide receiver Quenton Bundrage is out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. Bundrage went…

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Charlie Strong: Starting QB David Ash out against BYU

Texas head coach Charlie Strong says his starting quarterback, David Ash, will not be available this weekend for a home game against BYU. Ash apparently took a hit in the first quarter against North Texas on Saturday that raised a caution flag later that night. Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes will now be expected to be the…

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Will Chicago’s Big Ten team lose to Chicago’s MAC team?

Only about a 30-minute drive from the Windy City, Northwestern portrays itself to be Chicago’s Big Ten team. If that is the case, then perhaps Northern Illinois should start making a claim to be Chicago’s MAC team. This weekend  the two schools will meet each other on the field for just the eighth time in…

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LSU FOOTBALL

Tiger Stadium Seatbacks Available Until Sept. 3

Tiger Stadium Seatbacks Available Until Sept. 3

BATON ROUGE – Fans have until the close of business on Wednesday, Sept. 3, to order a “Tiger Stadium Seat,” which will be installed at your ticket location for all games in Tiger Stadium this season.

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Feinswog: LSU Eats Better

Feinswog: LSU Eats Better

As she was explaining exactly what the new LSU “Healthy Tiger” fueling stations offer, a big lineman stopped on his way from lifting weights to changing into his practice uniform. He surveyed the smorgasbord laid out before him in the football practice facility, grabbed a beef jerky and a plum, and moved on. And Jamie Meeks nodded and smiled.

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Lowe: LSU Football is Never Boring

Lowe: LSU Football is Never Boring

BATON ROUGE – I never thought after a day of watching blowouts, surprises, strange PSAs from universities around the country, and rain delays that tested the ability of studio analysts on all of the ESPN family of networks that it would be after 11 p.m. before I saw what I was waiting to see in LSU’s 28-24 win over Wisconsin in Houston.

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Ready for Primetime: LSU Comes Back to Beat Badgers

Ready for Primetime: LSU Comes Back to Beat Badgers

HOUSTON — No. 13 LSU overcame a 17-point deficit with 21 unanswered points in the second half to defeat No. 14 Wisconsin, 28-24, in front of a record crowd at NRG Stadium in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff late Saturday.

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GameDay: LSU Football Opens 2014 Against Wisconsin

GameDay: LSU Football Opens 2014 Against Wisconsin

HOUSTON — The long days and weeks of preparation are now behind them. The work on the field and the study in the video room is complete. Kickoff is finally at hand.

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LSU to Enhance Social Media Offering to Huge Fan Base

LSU to Enhance Social Media Offering to Huge Fan Base

BATON ROUGE – LSU fans following the football team on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on gamedays will see a new feature as LSU Athletics is rolling out infographics through its social media platforms starting with the Wisconsin game tomorrow night.

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Tiger Tracks to Feature Football, ‘Move-In Day’

Tiger Tracks to Feature Football, ‘Move-In Day’

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU Tiger Tracks, a program highlighting various aspects of the university and its athletic department, begins its fifth season at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday on Cox Sports Television.

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Football Sells Record 74,350 Season Tickets

Football Sells Record 74,350 Season Tickets

BATON ROUGE – LSU has sold out of season tickets for the 11th-straight year, as a school-record 74,350 season tickets have been purchased for the 2014 home slate, associate athletic director for ticket operations Brian Broussard announced.

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Football Ranked No. 13 in Preseason Coaches Poll

Football Ranked No. 13 in Preseason Coaches Poll

BATON ROUGE – For the second-straight season, the LSU football team was ranked No. 13 in the newly named Amway Coaches Poll, it was announced Thursday.

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Two LSU freshmen arrested last week by campus police in separate incidents | Saturday Down South

Two LSU freshmen arrested last week by campus police in separate incidents | Saturday Down South

It just hasn’t been that good of a month for Lealaimatafao. News broke last week

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US Open: Milos Raonic drops 5-set marathon to Kei Nishikori – CBC.ca


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US Open: Milos Raonic drops 5-set marathon to Kei Nishikori
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Milos Raonic was eliminated from the U.S. Open by Japan’s Kei Nishikori in five sets early Tuesday. The 10th-seeded Nishikori prevailed 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals after a match that had both players straining to find extra …
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