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Alabama Puts Finishing Touches on Tennessee Prep

Alabama Puts Finishing Touches on Tennessee Prep

The football team practiced for roughly 90 minutes in shells Thursday afternoon inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility as the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide made final preparation for its visit to Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium on Saturday.

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Football Puts Finishing Touches on Game Plan for Vols; NFL Week Seven Spotlight

Football Puts Finishing Touches on Game Plan for Vols; NFL Week Seven Spotlight

The football team worked for two hours in full pads Wednesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it put the finishing touches on the game plan for the Tennessee game Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

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Saban downplays Kiffin’s return to Tennessee

Saban downplays Kiffin’s return to Tennessee

Almost from the moment Alabama hired Lane Kiffin as its offensive coordinator this past January, Oct. 25 has been circled on many a Rocky Top fan’s calendar. That’s the day Tennessee will play host to Alabama.  It’s also the day that will mark Kiffin’s return to Neyland Stadium for the first time since unceremoniously dumping…

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Football Hits the Road for Matchup at Tennessee

Football Hits the Road for Matchup at Tennessee

The football team returns to the road for the third time in in the last four weeks with a trip to Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium. ESPN2 will have the national broadcast, and the game is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT.

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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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AUBURN FOOTBALL

Auburn’s Ellis Johnson knows the South Carolina way

Auburn’s Ellis Johnson knows the South Carolina way

The Tigers’ defensive coordinator coached with Steve Spurrier at South Carolina. Saturday, he’ll try to beat him in Jordan-Hare Stadium

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Rhett Lashlee looks to repeat Auburn’s second-half run

Rhett Lashlee looks to repeat Auburn’s second-half run

The Tigers took off in the second half of last season, and at the break, Auburn’s offensive coordinator looks for another run in 2014.

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Nothing’s slowing Auburn’s Josh Holsey now

Nothing’s slowing Auburn’s Josh Holsey now

The cornerback/safety/cornerback/safety has bounced back from last year’s knee surgery as the Tigers’ fourth-leading tackler

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Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 7

Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 7

Updates from week seven on former Auburn Tigers now playing in the National Football League highlighted by a career day from Jeremiah Ratliff and Tre Mason’s first career touchdown.

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Auburn’s offense on the go toward positive second half

Auburn’s offense on the go toward positive second half

Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee says the Tigers are itching to start the second half of the season with some positives to build on.

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Auburn notebook: Comings and goings and Braden Smith

Auburn notebook: Comings and goings and Braden Smith

Gus Malzahn talked about Roc Thomas, Jermaine Whitehead, Stanton Truitt and a big freshman offensive line who is ticketed for more playing time

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Tip of the visor: Innovative Gus Malzahn, Steve Spurrier

Tip of the visor: Innovative Gus Malzahn, Steve Spurrier

The Auburn coach says he has a lot of respect for the South Caroliina coach, who he’ll happen to meet Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium

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Auburn won’t be holding back with tough stretch ahead

Auburn won’t be holding back with tough stretch ahead

Gus Malzahn says he wants this year to improve each week like last year’s team did: “It’s extremely hard to do, but our guys did it last year and we’ve got to figure out a way to do it this year.”

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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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Big plays, turnovers push No. 10 TCU to 37-20 halftime lead over Texas Tech

Texas Tech had done it. More than a quarter into their visit to No. 10 TCU and already trailing 24-17, the Texas Tech defense had forced its first punt. Facing a fourth-and-7 from the Texas Tech 38, Gary Patterson pulled out a fake punt, and Red Raider defender Justis Nelson was flagged for interfering with Josh Doctson on a pass by punter Ethan…

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No. 1 Bulldogs lead Kentucky 17-10 at halftime despite slow start

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are playing their very first game as the nation’s No. 1 overall team. How the program reacted to the pressure of being the nation’s top team would be a telling sign as the Bulldogs progressed this season. Despite the team’s newfound success, the Bulldogs didn’t dominate the first half of Saturday’s…

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West Virginia punches first, OK State punches back; No. 22 WVU leads 14-10 at the half

No. 22 West Virginia looked like it was going to walk into Stillwater and come away with an easy victory. Seven minutes and 11 seconds into the game, the Mountaineers led 14-0 and quarterback Clint Trickett was making it look easy, hitting Kevin White for a 19-yard score and Mario Alford for a 79-yard catch-and-dash. And then… it all stopped. Oklahoma…

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Wolverines (somewhat) hanging with ‘little brother’ Sparty at halftime

It’s not the embarrassment it’s been most of this season, but it’s still yet another first-half deficit for Michigan. On a sun-splashed afternoon in East Lansing, Michigan State jumped out to a 7-0 first-quarter lead en route to a 14-3 lead after two quarters of play.  Jeremy Langford was responsible for both Spartan touchdowns, a two-yard…

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Pitt fumbles way to deep first-quarter deficit vs. GT

And I mean that quite literally. In a span of eight minutes and 30 seconds at the start of the first quarter of its game against Georgia Tech, Pitt fumbled five times… and lost all five fumbles.  Quarterback Chad Voytik and wide receiver Tyler Boyd were responsible for two apiece. The first three lost fumbles…

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Mother of Les Miles passed away Friday night

Sadly, Les Miles will be coaching with a heavy heart Saturday night. Friday night, a school spokesperson confirmed to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate, the mother of the LSU head coach, 91-year-old Martha, has passed away.  No cause of death has been released. Despite the loss, Miles is still in Baton Rouge and…

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No. 25 UCLA jumps out early, but Colorado making things interesting

UCLA wasted no time in taking a lead on Colorado. Paul Perkins got the scoring started early in the first quarter with a 92-yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage for the Bruins offense, following an offensive holding penalty.From there, the race was on for the Bruins, who lead Colorado 24-14 at the…

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Illinois hands Minnesota first Big Ten loss

Illinois (4-4, 1-3 Big Ten) may want to wear their gray alternate uniforms more often after today. The Illini rallied in the second half after it appeared the game had slipped away from them to hand Minnesota (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) its first loss in conference play this season. V’Angelo Bentley returned a Minnesota fumble…

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Abdullah runs for 225 yards and 3 TDs as No. 16 Huskers pound Rutgers

Nebraska and Rutgers playing a Big Ten conference game was weird to see. Watching Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah run wild over an overpowered defense was nothing out of the ordinary though. Abdullah added to his Heisman Trophy profile by rushing for 225 yards and three touchdowns as No. 16 Nebraska (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) blew…

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No. 11 Kansas State does enough to stay perfect in Big 12

When the sun comes up on Sunday, No. 11 Kansas State (6-1, 4-0 Big 12) will remain in first place in the Big 12. The Wildcats remain in control of the Big 12 after holding off Texas (3-5, 2-3 Big 12) on Saturday afternoon with a 23-0 victory over the Longhorns. Kansas State quarterback Jake…

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LSU FOOTBALL

GameDay: Classic Rivalry Set For Nation’s Spotlight

GameDay: Classic Rivalry Set For Nation’s Spotlight

BATON ROUGE – In a series that filled with tradition, great moments and drama, LSU and Ole Miss renew one of the long-standing rivalries in the Southeastern Conference on Saturday when the No. 23 Tigers hosts third-ranked and undefeated Ole Miss in a sold out Tiger Stadium.

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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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In Focus: Touchdown Travin

In Focus: Touchdown Travin

Speed is one of the most important assets an athlete can have in any sport. For players like Chris Johnson and Desean Jackson, speed is crucial to their success in the NFL. “Speed Kills” is an old football adage that is used by pundits, analysts and coaches. And if there was one player for LSU who embodies that statement, it would be Travin Dural.

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Fans Asked to Arrive Early, Enjoy Homecoming Events

Fans Asked to Arrive Early, Enjoy Homecoming Events

BATON ROUGE — With the largest crowd in Tiger Stadium history expected on Saturday when 23rd-ranked LSU hosts third-ranked and undefeated Ole Miss, school officials are asking fans to arrive early and take advantage of all of the activities being held…

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Tiger Tracks Features Football, Softball, Hoops

Tiger Tracks Features Football, Softball, Hoops

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 on Cox Sports Television.

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Late Coach Dietzel Elected to FCA Hall of Champions

Late Coach Dietzel Elected to FCA Hall of Champions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The late Paul Dietzel, former LSU, Army, and South Carolina football coach and a pioneer of the ministry, has been elected to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Hall of Champions, FCA president and CEO Les Steckel announced on Monday.

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Miles Previews Ole Miss Game at Weekly Luncheon

Miles Previews Ole Miss Game at Weekly Luncheon

BATON ROUGE — On Monday afternoon, LSU football head coach Les Miles recapped Saturday’s victory over Kentucky and looked ahead to this weekend’s Homecoming contest against Ole Miss.

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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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