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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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Tide may get starting WR, CB back for Gator game

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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Derrick Thomas to be Posthumously Honored at Sept. 13 NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, Presented by Fidelity Investments

Derrick Thomas to be Posthumously Honored at Sept. 13 NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, Presented by Fidelity Investments

The University of Alabama and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that they will jointly honor the late Derrick Thomas with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, on Sept. 13 in Tuscaloosa during the game between Alabama and Southern Miss. Thomas’ mother Edith Morgan will represent Thomas on the field.

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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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Stagg Bowl XLII: Wisconsin-Whitewater claims sixth DIII title in eight years

The Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks are champions once again. Since Lance Leipold took over the the program in 2007, the Warhawks have done nothing but win football games. The team’s sixth championship — all under Leipold’s watch — came Friday in Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl XLII when the Warhawks once again beat the Mount Union Purple Raiders…

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RB Deantre Lewis abruptly leaves Arizona State Sun Devils

Senior running back Deantre Lewis will not finish his career as a member of the Arizona State Sun Devils. After finishing the regular season with 298 total yards as both a running back and a wide receiver, Lewis will not play in the Sun Bowl against the Duke Blue Devils. RB Deantre Lewis has left #ASU…

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Gus Malzahn uncertain of D’haquille Williams’ status for Outback Bowl

Auburn wide receiver D’haquille Williams continues to be bothered by lingering injuries and illness. The Outback Bowl is 13 days away, but Auburn’s leading receiver isn’t currently on track to play in the game. When asked about whether Williams would definitely play against the Wisconsin Badgers, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn wasn’t willing to commit one…

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Former four-star TE transfers from Vanderbilt to Colorado State

The Colorado State Rams don’t have a head coach yet, but they’ve already landed a big commitment. Tight end Mitchell Parsons was one of the crown jewels in the Vanderbilt Commodores’ 2013 recruiting class. The former four-star recruit was considered the nation’s seventh-best tight end prospect, according to Rivals.com. After a redshirt season and no…

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Missouri will be without its second-leading receiver for Citrus Bowl

The Missouri Tigers will be without their second-leading receiver, Jimmie Hunt, for the Citrus Bowl against the Minnesota Gophers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter reported Hunt underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday. Hunt was second on the team in receptions (40), yardage (698) and receiving touchdowns (7) this season. The senior is also coming off the best game of…

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Big 12 would look ‘East not West’ if league decides to expand

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby provided the first hint of possible expansion during an interview on 740 AM the Game with the Orlando Sentinel‘s Mike Bianchi. Expansion could be vital for the league as it moves forward after being left out of the first College Football Playoff. Once the Baylor Bears and TCU Horned Frogs…

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CFT Previews: Your Dec. 20 Viewer’s Guide

Taking a quick-hit look at the Dec. 20 bowl menu, which on “opening weekend” features five bowl games as the 2014 postseason kicks off. WHO: Nevada (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) WHAT: The 14th R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La. WHEN: 11 a.m. ET on ESPN THE SKINNY: Unless you were on…

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Danny Hope officially added to Willie Taggart’s USF staff

After a two-season absence, Hope — and one of the best mustaches — has returned to college football. Following up on a couple of days worth of speculation, USF announced Friday afternoon that Danny Hope has been added to Willie Taggart‘s coaching staff at USF.  The long-time college assistant will serve as the Bulls’ co-offensive…

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Leukemia fighter, frosh DB to serve as captain in Chips’ bowl game

If you recall, last May we made mention of a heartwarming story coming out of Central Michigan.  Shortly after signing with CMU in February of 2013, Derrick Nash was diagnosed with leukemia and was told that he’d be forced to sit out that season.  Nash vowed to return to the playing field, while the university vowed to…

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Report: Harbaugh’s family, friends encouraging him to take UM job

The will-he-or-won’t-he spinning of the Wheel of Harbaugh has taken yet another turn, perhaps the most interesting and dramatic one in this whole extended soap opera. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, and citing sources close to the situation, the family and friends of San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh “have been encouraging him…

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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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Padres trade for Justin Upton – U-T San Diego


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A.J. Preller’s idea of going all-in is something to behold. The Padres’ first-year general manager has traded for outfielders Matt Kemp and Wil Myers and catcher Derek Norris in the last week. Friday, Preller acquired another power bat from the Braves in Justin …
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