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Alabama Continues Bye Week Work

Alabama Continues Bye Week Work

The Alabama football continued its bye week practices on Wednesday with a two-hour workout on the Thomas-Drew Practices Fields in full pads.

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Football Goes Back to Basics during Bye Week; NFL Week Eight Spotlight

Football Goes Back to Basics during Bye Week; NFL Week Eight Spotlight

The football team worked for two hours in shorts and shoulder pads Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Field, completing the first of three bye week workouts.

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Two Alabama Defensive Players Named as National Award Semifinalists

Two Alabama Defensive Players Named as National Award Semifinalists

Landon Collins and Reggie Ragland were both named to national award semifinalist lists on Monday as the Butkus Award tabbed Ragland and the Jim Thorpe Award identified Collins.

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Coaching Staff Recognizes Players of the Week Following Tennessee Win

Coaching Staff Recognizes Players of the Week Following Tennessee Win

Six Alabama players were recognized by the coaching staff following Saturday’s 34-20 victory at Tennessee. Amari Cooper, Blake Sims and Ryan Kelly were honorees on offense, while Jonathan Allen represented the defense. Landon Collins and JK Scott made …

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Saban: LT Robinson (ankle) out a few weeks

Saban: LT Robinson (ankle) out a few weeks

Saban: LT Robinson (ankle) out a few weeks

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Alabama boosters paid off $3.1 million for Nick Saban’s home

Alabama boosters paid off $3.1 million for Nick Saban’s home

Alabama head coach Nick Saban may get frustrated by the pressure of not winning well enough according to some Alabama fans and pundits, but he has about $3.1 million reasons to be thankful for Alabama boosters today. Alabama boosters reportedly paid off the remaining $3.1 million owed on the home of Saban and his family…

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Report: Donor group bought Saban $3.1M home

Report: Donor group bought Saban $3.1M home

Report: Donor group bought Saban $3.1M home

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Amari Cooper has career day so Nick Saban had to defend it

Amari Cooper has career day so Nick Saban had to defend it

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper may be the best wide receiver in the country. As most good teams do, Alabama counted on its best offensive player to lead the way in a game Saturday. Cooper had a record-setting day with 224 receiving yards, a career high and new Alabama school record, in Alabama’s road victory…

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No. 4 Alabama Football Beats Tennessee in Knoxville, 34-20

No. 4 Alabama Football Beats Tennessee in Knoxville, 34-20

The No. 4 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Tennessee Vols, 34-20 in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday night in front of 102,455 in Neyland Stadium.

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

Auburn’s Robenson Therezie ‘getting back to the old me’

Auburn’s Robenson Therezie ‘getting back to the old me’

The guy who plays the Star position says it’s not about the individual, it’s about the defense as a whole as the No. 3 Tigers head to No. 4 Ole Miss

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Gus Malzahn finding depth in Auburn’s offensive line

Gus Malzahn finding depth in Auburn’s offensive line

Patrick Miller is heading back toward full health, and that gives the Tigers more options on the depth chart heading to Ole Miss

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Gus Malzahn looking at Ole Miss, not playoff standings

Gus Malzahn looking at Ole Miss, not playoff standings

Auburn came in at No. 3 in the new College Football Playoff standings, but the Tigers are more concerned about a tough game at No. 4 Ole Miss.

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Reese Dismukes and company give Auburn room to run

Reese Dismukes and company give Auburn room to run

The Tigers are comiing off their best rushing performance of the year, but a tough defense awaits when Auburn travles to Ole Miss in a College Football Playoff Top 4 showdown.

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Auburn is ranked No. 3 in first college playoff standings

Auburn is ranked No. 3 in first college playoff standings

The Tigers are in the hunt for the national title, though coach Gus Malzahn is looking more to Saturday’s game at Ole Miss. First things first…

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Gus Malzahn says Auburn improving, looking for big finish

Gus Malzahn says Auburn improving, looking for big finish

The Tigers play three of the Top 10 teams on the road before season’s end, starting with Saturday’s game at No. 7 Ole Miss. Recent history shows the offense is up to the challenge.

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Q&A: Senior quarterback Nick Marshall

Q&A: Senior quarterback Nick Marshall

The expectations for quarterback Nick Marshall were high when the junior college transfer arrived on The Plains in the summer of 2013. The dual-threat quarterback spent last season breaking down defenses while producing highlight reel plays every game….

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Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 8

Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 8

Updates from Week Eight on former Auburn Tigers now playing professionally in the National Football League led by Ben Grubbs making his 109th consecutive start and a career-long from Cody Parkey.

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Auburn’s Jonathan Jones has the knack for the big play

Auburn’s Jonathan Jones has the knack for the big play

The Tigers’ defensive back has a team-best five interceptions. Now, Saturday, the two SEC teams with the most interceptons meet at Ole Miss in a Top 10 game where everything is up for grabs.

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Cameron Artis-Payne showing Auburn he’s ‘a complete back’

Cameron Artis-Payne showing Auburn he’s ‘a complete back’

The Tigers’ tailback is the second-leading rusher in the SEC, and Gus Malzahn says the senior can do it all. But the coach has others in the wings, like Roc Thomas, Corey Grant…and Ricardo Louis

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No. 2 Florida State still unconquered, rallies to beat Louisville 42-31

Before we get to what Louisville didn’t do, first let’s discuss what Florida State did on Thursday night: overcome a 21-0 deficit on the road, score 42 points over the game’s last 30 minutes and 33 seconds, drop 580 yards of total offense (and 380 in the second half) against the nation’s top statistical defense,…

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Georgia Southern drubs Troy 42-10, pushes winning streak to six

One week after popping Georgia State to the tune of 69 points, 10 touchdowns in 11 possessions and 613 rushing yards, Georgia Southern kept the beat going with a 42-10 blowout of Troy on Thursday night. Nine Georgia Southern rushers combined for 421 yards and six touchdowns on 63 carries. Quarterback Kevin Ellison led the way with…

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NCAA upholds Todd Gurley suspension, won’t return until Nov. 15

The Todd Gurley saga has finally reached its final conclusion. The NCAA announced Thursday night it had upheld Georgia’s appeal of his four-game suspension for accepting more than $3,000 in exchange for autographs. Membership committee upholds Todd Gurley suspension upon appeal. He will be eligible to play Nov. 15. — Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) October 31, 2014…

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Former Iowa State coach, FSU and Vandy AD Clay Stapleton dies at 93

Former Iowa State head coach and Florida State and Vanderbilt athletics director Clay Stapleton passed away Thursday in Missouri City, Mo. He was 93. Stapleton is best known for coaching the Cyclones’ famed “Dirty Thirty” 1959 team, remembered for putting together a 7-3 season with only 30 players on the roster. It was Iowa State’s first winning…

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Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly, K-State WR Tyler Lockett headline list of Campbell Trophy finalists

The National Football Foundation on Thursday released its list of 17 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, college football’s highest scholar-athlete honor. Now in its 25th season, the Campbell Trophy is considered the academic version of the Heisman. “We are extremely proud to announce this year’s National Scholar-Athlete Class,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell.…

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No. 2 FSU’s 23-game winning streak on the ropes, trails Louisville 21-7 at the half

Thursday night in college football has a long history of seeing highly-ranked favorites see its dream season turn into ash in front of a raucous stadium, and it looks like another upset will get added to the lore tonight. Louisville has pounded No. 2 Florida State to the tune of a 21-7 first half lead…

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Gamecocks’ leading tackler out vs. Vols

South Carolina’s defense has struggled throughout the 2014 season with Skai Moore on the field.  Saturday, we’ll see how that side of the ball performs without him. According to defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward, Moore will not play in Saturday night’s game against Tennessee as the Gamecocks look to get to within one win of bowl eligibility…

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GaTech’s top two RBs ruled out vs. UVa.

The depth of Georgia Tech’s Top-Five ground game will, once again, be put to the test. The Yellow Jackets released their weekly injury report Thursday afternoon, with Zach Laskey and Charles Perkins listed as out for Saturday’s game against Virginia.  The former is dealing with  a shoulder issue, the latter a knee injury. Laskey suffered his…

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Tulane’s second-leading WR suffers practice injury

Whether or not Tulane has one of its top offensive playmakers for this week’s conference matchup remains to be seen. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Xavier Rush suffered an injury during practice Wednesday.  While the school didn’t specify the nature of the injury, although the Times-Picayune reported that the wide receiver suffered what looked…

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Hoke ‘not at all’ worried about Peppers bolting Michigan

Whether it be because of Brady Hoke‘s tenuous hold on his job or all of the tumult surrounding the football program or the injuries or the frustration borne out of everything, there have been some rumblings that highly-touted 2014 signee Jabril Peppers could — could — be thinking about a transfer from Michigan. For what…

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LSU FOOTBALL

Marx: Quinn Went Crowd Surfing. And It Was Terrific

Marx: Quinn Went Crowd Surfing. And It Was Terrific

LSU freshman Trey Quinn had a vision last week in the days leading up to the big game against Ole Miss. He even talked about it in the football team’s weight room – telling teammates and coaches what he saw coming.

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Football Returns to Practice During Bye Week

Football Returns to Practice During Bye Week

BATON ROUGE – LSU practiced for the first time since beating third-ranked Ole Miss on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium as the 16th-ranked Tigers went through a light workout here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

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Alleva Statement on Ole Miss Victory

Alleva Statement on Ole Miss Victory

BATON ROUGE – LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva issued the following statement today on the Ole Miss game, which the Tigers won 10-7 last Saturday night in Tiger Stadium:

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Martin Among Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalists

Martin Among Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalists

BATON ROUGE – LSU safety Ronald Martin is one of 15 players across the country to be selected as a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced Monday.

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Feinswog: Miles’ Trying Weekend End in Victory

Feinswog: Miles’ Trying Weekend End in Victory

Long after the field had been cleared, the stadium basically empty and most of the interviews done, his young quarterback passed Les Miles in the hallway near their locker room.

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LSU Vaults in National Rankings After Rebel Win

LSU Vaults in National Rankings After Rebel Win

BATON ROUGE — LSU’s 24th fourth-quarter comeback under head coach Les Miles helped the Tigers advance to No. 17 in the Amway Coaches Poll released Sunday morning.

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LSU Beats No. 3 Ole Miss Throwback-Style, 10-7

LSU Beats No. 3 Ole Miss Throwback-Style, 10-7

BATON ROUGE — With a combination of relentless rushing and a shutout second half by its ever-improving defense, the 24th-ranked LSU football team overcame a slew of mistakes and came back to knock off No. 3-ranked Ole Miss, 10-7, Saturday night in Tig…

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In Focus: Win Each Play

In Focus: Win Each Play

As the Tigers gear up for the final stretch of SEC play for the 2014 season, not one person in the locker room is more motivated to succeed than senior offensive lineman Elliott Porter. The LSU center has been the backbone and motivator this season fo…

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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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Ducks’ D unconcerned with Stanford’s new look – USA TODAY


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Ducks’ D unconcerned with Stanford’s new look
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Even though Stanford is sporting a new look on offense, that won’t change Oregon’s overall defensive strategy on Saturday afternoon when the two teams meet. The Ducks’ defense is aiming to be on the field as little as possible, shutting down whatever style …
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What Can UCF Expect from UConn? – Sports Talk Florida


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What Can UCF Expect from UConn?
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Tuck and O’Neill talks to UConn’s Radio Voice Joe D’Ambrosio about what the Knights can expect from Connecticut this weekend. uconn1. Tuck and O’Neill go in depth on the Huskies football team with UConn’s radio play by play voice Joe D’Ambrosio.
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Clippers hold off depleted Thunder to win opener – USA TODAY


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Clippers hold off depleted Thunder to win opener
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 23 points, making two free throws with five seconds left, Chris Paul added 22 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-90 in their season opener on Thursday night to usher in a new era …
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