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Nick Saban gives impassioned defense for D.J. Pettway’s second chance

Nick Saban gives impassioned defense for D.J. Pettway’s second chance

In February of 2013, four Alabama football players, including D.J. Pettway, were arrested in connection with a pair of robberies and, following an initial suspension, dismissed from the football program.  Only Pettway, in December of last year, was ultimately permitted to return to the Tide. The second chance caused enough of a controversy — Pettway…

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Crimson Tide Continue Bowl Practice with Ohio State Prep

Crimson Tide Continue Bowl Practice with Ohio State Prep

The top-seeded Alabama football team continued Ohio State preparations on Saturday afternoon with a two-hour practice in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility.

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Alabama Football Academics among Best in Nation

Alabama Football Academics among Best in Nation

Alabama’s top-seeded football team in the upcoming College Football Playoff Semifinal in the Sugar Bowl is one of the nation’s top academic programs as well.

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Alabama Works in Full Pads; All-America Honors Continue to Roll in for Tide

Alabama Works in Full Pads; All-America Honors Continue to Roll in for Tide

Alabama, the top-seeded team in the College Football Playoff, put on full pads for the first time during bowl preparations on Wednesday during in a two-hour practice inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

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Crimson Tide Begin Bowl Practice; Four Named to AP All-America Team

Crimson Tide Begin Bowl Practice; Four Named to AP All-America Team

The top-ranked Alabama football team returned to the practice field on Tuesday afternoon for roughly two hours in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

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Blake Sims Leads Charge in Final-Minute Comeback at LSU

Blake Sims Leads Charge in Final-Minute Comeback at LSU

While Blake Sims was talking with reporters last week the subject of the Crimson Tide’s previous visit to Tiger Stadium came up, when A.J. McCarron dramatically led Alabama on what’s been called “The Drive.” The game-winning 72-yard possession lasted j…

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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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Football Faces First True Road Test of the Season at Ole Miss

Football Faces First True Road Test of the Season at Ole Miss

The football team begins a stretch of four out offive games on the road – including two straight – Saturday, Oct. 4, when it travels to Ole Miss and Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss.

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

Auburn notebook: Duke Williams out, Carl Lawson in

Auburn notebook: Duke Williams out, Carl Lawson in

The Tigers’ head coach talked of the energy of young players, that all his players are academically eligible and the defense is trying to impress.

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Will Muschamp says it’s been great first week at Auburn

Will Muschamp says it’s been great first week at Auburn

The Tigers’ new defensive coordinator says he did his homework before taking the Auburn job. “We’ve got good enough talent for us to be fine.”

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First impressions: Defense knows Will Muschamp watching

First impressions: Defense knows Will Muschamp watching

Auburn’s defensive players say the intensity is high as the Tigers prepare for the Outback Bowl with Charlie Harbison calling the shots and new coordinator Will Muschamp evaluating everything.

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Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

When senior receiver Quan Bray runs through the tunnel of Jordan-Hare Stadium he sees thousands of screaming fans ready to cheer on the Tigers. When 11-year-old Luke Partain looks onto the field he quickly scans the field to find No. 4, Bray. Luke has …

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Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

When senior receiver Quan Bray runs through the tunnel of Jordan-Hare Stadium he sees thousands of screaming fans ready to cheer on the Tigers. When 11-year-old Luke Partain looks onto the field he quickly scans the field to find No. 4, Bray. Luke has …

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Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

When senior receiver Quan Bray runs through the tunnel of Jordan-Hare Stadium he sees thousands of screaming fans ready to cheer on the Tigers. When 11-year-old Luke Partain looks onto the field he quickly scans the field to find No. 4, Bray. Luke has …

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Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

Tiger Roar Digital: Quan Bray and His Biggest Fan!

When senior receiver Quan Bray runs through the tunnel of Jordan-Hare Stadium he sees thousands of screaming fans ready to cheer on the Tigers. When 11-year-old Luke Partain looks onto the field he quickly scans the field to find No. 4, Bray. Luke has …

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Three Join Auburn Football

Three Join Auburn Football

Three of the nation’s most highly rated junior college products will be joining the Auburn football program

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Bo Jackson named Doak Walker Legends Award winner

Bo Jackson named Doak Walker Legends Award winner

The former Auburn Heisman Trophy winner is recognizes for his accomplishments on the field, and off it.

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Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 15

Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 15

Updates from Week 15 on former Auburn Tigers now playing in the National Football League highlighted by another big game for rookie kicker Cody Parkey.

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As BGSU, S. Alabama trade late bowl punches, Falcons left standing

If you like your after-dark football a little dangerous and a lot wild, the Camellia Bowl was served it up just right. Seemingly in control at halftime, Bowling Green (8-6) watched as South Alabama (6-7), playing in its first-ever bowl game, whittled away at the deficit and actually took the lead late.  However, the Falcons matched the…

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Bowling Green in first-half control of bowl rookie South Alabama

Entering the first-ever Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, both Bowling Green and South Alabama were looking to end losing streaks and build momentum for the 2015 offseason.  Through two quarters of play, the MAC school is well on its way to doing just that. After jumping out to a quick 14-0 lead through the first half…

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UAB transfers land at Southern Miss, Troy

The exodus of UAB football players continues unabated, with Southern Miss and Troy the latest landing spots for the erstwhile Blazers. Friday evening, Troy announced that cornerback Lamarcus Farmer has signed a grant-in-aid agreement and will continue his playing career with the Trojans. A day later, kicker Nick Vogel confirmed to the Biloxi Sun-Herald that…

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Air Forces bakes Western Michigan for sweet 38-24 Potato Bowl victory

Camouflaged in all blue from head to toe and standing on a drenched blue field, Air Force raced past Western Michigan for a 38-24 victory in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Though Western Michigan trailed from the 10:12 mark of the second quarter on, the game played closer than the final score. Trailing 23-10 entering the…

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Leading receiver returning to UCLA for another season

Many FBS teams have to be concerned about losing players to an early jump to the NFL, but UCLA’s not one of them.  Well, at least not as far as one of its top offensive playmakers is concerned they won’t. With speculation apparently swirling that he was leaving early, Jordan Payton confirmed Saturday that he…

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Dan Mullen goes yard with staff party sweater choice

Other people can have “A Christmas Story” or “Miracle on 34th Street” or “It’s a Wonderful Life” or myriad others when it comes to Christmas movie classics.  For me, it doesn’t get any better this time of the year than “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” For those who haven’t seen it… shame on you; rectify that egregious…

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Nick Saban gives impassioned defense for D.J. Pettway’s second chance

Nick Saban gives impassioned defense for D.J. Pettway’s second chance

In February of 2013, four Alabama football players, including D.J. Pettway, were arrested in connection with a pair of robberies and, following an initial suspension, dismissed from the football program.  Only Pettway, in December of last year, was ultimately permitted to return to the Tide. The second chance caused enough of a controversy — Pettway…

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Air Force leading Western Michigan 20-10 at halftime of Potato Bowl

The story line of Saturday’s Famous Idaho Potato Bowl was Air Force’s experience and execution versus Western Michigan’s youth and ability. So far, experience and execution is winning out. The Falcons lead Western Michigan 20-10 at the half. Air Force has successfully bottled up the nation’s 12th-leading rusher (and second-leading freshman rusher) Jarvion Franklin, limiting him to…

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No. 22 Utah runs over Colorado State to win Las Vegas Bowl

Colorado State played Saturday’s Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl with head coach Jim McElwain watching from a proverbial plush leather recliner from Gainesville, Fla., and it showed. No. 22 Utah did everything it wanted on offense while stifling Colorado State’s potent passing attack for a 45-10 blowout victory. Utah scored a Las Vegas Bowl-record 21 first-quarter…

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UW Huskies call report that Marcus Peters choked coach ‘bull****’

Marcus Peters’ dismissal from Washington last month was preceded by a series of ugly incidents, something acknowledged by those around the football program.  What UW is taking issue with, however, is the latest specific report of ugliness. According to NFL.com earlier this week, a veteran NFL scout quoted anonymously claimed that he had witnessed the cornerback choking…

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LSU FOOTBALL

Bowl Edition of ‘Les Miles Show’ Dec. 26 at TJ Ribs

Bowl Edition of ‘Les Miles Show’ Dec. 26 at TJ Ribs

BATON ROUGE – The Les Miles Show – Music City Bowl Edition presented by Capital One Bank – will take place here in Baton Rouge on Friday, Dec. 26 from 8 to 9 p.m. at TJ Ribs on South Acadian Thruway.

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Nineteen Receive Degrees in Winter Ceremonies

Nineteen Receive Degrees in Winter Ceremonies

BATON ROUGE, La. – With the semester coming to a close last weekend, LSU held its December Commencement Ceremonies throughout campus Friday in Baton Rouge, as 19 student-athletes representing nine intercollegiate sports earned their degrees.

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Football’s Collins Named AP All-American

Football’s Collins Named AP All-American

BATON ROUGE – The honors for LSU senior offensive lineman La’el Collins continued to roll in on Tuesday as he was named second team All-America by the Associated Press, the news agency announced.

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Football Begins Prep for Notre Dame, Music City

Football Begins Prep for Notre Dame, Music City

BATON ROUGE – LSU started its bowl preparations for the Music City Bowl and Notre Dame Monday as the 23rd-ranked Tigers held their first workout in nearly three weeks here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

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Collins, Neighbors Accept Senior Bowl Invitations

Collins, Neighbors Accept Senior Bowl Invitations

BATON ROUGE – LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins and fullback Connor Neighbors have officially accepted an invitation to take part in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, the all-star game announced on Monday.

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In Focus: Sweet Home Louisiana

In Focus: Sweet Home Louisiana

LSU fans are second to none in the world of sports. It is more than just a game to Tiger fans; it is tradition, but more importantly, a way of life. As the echoing madness erupted through Tiger Stadium on October 25, the Tigers became victorious, and o…

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LSU Issues Parking, Stadium Alerts for GameDay

LSU Issues Parking, Stadium Alerts for GameDay

BATON ROUGE – Another record-setting crowd will be on hand Saturday when 14th-ranked LSU hosts fourth-ranked Alabama and school officials are asking fans to arrive early and take part of some of the many activities being held on campus.

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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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Fanaika Garners SEC Community Service Team POW

Fanaika Garners SEC Community Service Team POW

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU offensive lineman Hoko Fanaika picked up Southeastern Conference Community Service Team Player of the Week as announced Tuesday by the league office.

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LSU-Kentucky Football to Kickoff at Night

LSU-Kentucky Football to Kickoff at Night

BATON ROUGE — LSU’s Oct. 18 football game against Kentucky in Tiger Stadium will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised by the SEC Network, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday.

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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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