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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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All is not right with Texas A&M after No. 21 Aggies lose to No. 7 Alabama 59-0

All is not right with Texas A&M after No. 21 Aggies lose to No. 7 Alabama 59-0

Where have you gone Johnny Manziel? The answer is Cleveland, and the Texas A&M Aggies obviously miss their former quarterback’s presence. The No. 7 Alabama Crimson Tide annihilated the No. 21 Aggies 59-0 Saturday. Nick Saban‘s squad dominated every level of the game.  The Crimson Tide racked up 602 total yards. Meanwhile, the Aggies’ explosive offense…

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No. 7 Alabama Football Shuts Out No. 21 Texas A&M, 59-0

No. 7 Alabama Football Shuts Out No. 21 Texas A&M, 59-0

No. 7 ranked Alabama football used a big first half to shut out No. 21 Texas A&M, 59-0, Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

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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Justin Garrett on the move as Auburn ramps up practice

Justin Garrett on the move as Auburn ramps up practice

Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson says Justin Garrett, Kris Frost and Cassanova McKinzy are the prime guys in the linebacker rotation as Auburn shifts strategy for practice.

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Auburn moves up in the coaches Top 10

Auburn moves up in the coaches Top 10

Tigers didn’t play, but still made a move in the Top 10. Rest time is over, however. South Carolina visits Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday

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Big Braden Smith’s role expanding at Auburn

Big Braden Smith’s role expanding at Auburn

The freshman is offensive tackle by trade, but got a little work at guard during the bye week, and played some tight end in the Tigers’ last game.

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Two student-athletes nominated for Rhodes Scholarships

Two student-athletes nominated for Rhodes Scholarships

Auburn student-athletes TJ Leon (men’s swimming & diving) and Patrick Young (football) have been recognized as two of Auburn’s Rhodes Scholar nominees, the university announced on Friday.

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Gimel President’s patience rewarded in Auburn’s D-line

Gimel President’s patience rewarded in Auburn’s D-line

The sophomore defensive lineman didn’t have much playing time, but suddenly he’s started the last two games at end, proving that patience can pay off for those who impress in practice.

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Candidates for governor of Florida debate FSU, of course

There has been plenty of conversation about Florida State and its handling of the Jameis Winston investigation and so much more. At this point, I am not going to delve into that conversation now, but it is interesting to note just how important the image of Florida State football is in the state of Florida. On…

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Tebow just another former college star slamming his former team

It’s tough watching Florida Gators football this season. Even former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow thinks so. Tebow, a former Heisman Trophy winner at Florida and still a fan favorite among the Florida faithful, went on radio recently and suggested one of the many problems Florida is battling through right now is a lack of identity and…

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Does the AP poll have an SEC bias?

This week’s latest Associated Press top 25 poll features four teams from the SEC in the top five, which has helped to ignite the discussion about a perceived SEC bias from poll voters. Is it legitimate? Looking to defend the integrity of its poll, the AP decided to dig into the numbers to see if there is…

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Big 12 reprimands Baylor SID for Twitter rant

Baylor sports information director Heath Nielsen vented some frustrations during Baylor’s road loss to West Virgina on Saturday by taking to Twitter. The Big 12 did not take too kindly to comments made by Nielsen on Twitter, and issued a public reprimand for his social media rant. In addition to a public reprimand, the Big 12 has…

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Heart of Dallas Bowl has a tasty new sponsor

The Heart of Dallas Bowl has a brand new bowl sponsor. Zaxby’s, a popular casual restaurant chain found throughout the southeast, has signed on for a four-year sponsorship deal with the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The game, played in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium, will be sponsored by Zaxby’s through the 2017 season, and the…

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Sun Belt offers some alternative sports programming tonight

Word is there is some important sporting event getting started tonight, but we will leave the baseball conversation to our friends over at Hardball Talk. If baseball is not your thing, feel free to tune in to some good old-fashioned Tuesday night Sun Belt Conference action as Louisiana hosts Arkansas State in a battle of…

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Utah State loses QB Garretson to wrist surgery

This season has not been kind to Utah State quarterbacks. For the second time this season the Aggies are losing a starting quarterback due to injury. Darell Garretson, who had been starting in place of an injured Chuckie Keeton, will undergo wrist surgery. The recovery will keep him off the field for at least a…

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Devin Gardner shrugs aside social media criticism and racism

Twitter is full of anonymous online bullies who feel it is their right to be able to say whatever they want at whomever they want. Athletes may be the most targeted among the Twitterspehere, and it gets ugly time and time again, especially when a player or team is not performing well. Michigan quarterback Devin…

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Elbow injury likely ends season of Beavers starting wideout

Unfortunately, the injury to one of Oregon State’s leading receivers was as bad as originally feared. In the second half of last Thursday night’s double-overtime loss to Utah, Richard Mullaney suffered an elbow injury.  At the time, Mike Riley said the wide receiver would be “out for a while.” A few days later, the head…

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ACC, Notre Dame announce games through 2025

Tuesday afternoon, Notre Dame further cemented its relationship with the ACC. Both the school and the conference announced today the playing dates through the 2025 season, with the release stating that the announcement “formally [seals] the partnership that began this season.” The conference had previously announced games involving members of the league and the Irish through…

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LSU FOOTBALL

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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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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In Focus: Reality Check

In Focus: Reality Check

The reality of the real world will hit everyone at some point in time. What do I want to do? Who do I want to be? These are all questions everyone deals with and this is especially true for those who choose to play football professionally.

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Moreau to Represent LSU as SEC Legend

Moreau to Represent LSU as SEC Legend

BATON ROUGE – Former LSU standout Doug Moreau has been named to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Legends of Football, the league office announced on Thursday.

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LSU Gears Up for Record-Breaking Alumni Band

LSU Gears Up for Record-Breaking Alumni Band

BATON ROUGE – When the 325 students in the LSU Tiger Marching Band take the field at halftime on Saturday, Oct. 18, they will be joined by 380 alumni of the Golden Band from Tigerland, bringing the total number of performers to more than 700.

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In Focus: A Football Life

In Focus: A Football Life

“Hard working, motivated, and ambitious” — all words LSU tight end Logan Stokes used to describe his teammate D.J. Welter. Coming off of a 13-game start in his junior season, as a senior in 2014, there were a lot of expectations for the 6′-1″ middle linebacker. His five years of experience on this team is an essential piece to the puzzle in order to ensure this team’s camaraderie on and off the field.

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In Kansas City, Daring Style Spans Years – New York Times


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Does the AP poll have an SEC bias?

This week’s latest Associated Press top 25 poll features four teams from the SEC in the top five, which has helped to ignite the discussion about a perceived SEC bias from poll voters. Is it legitimate? Looking to defend the integrity of its poll, the AP decided to dig into the numbers to see if there is…

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UFC rescinds Cung Le’s one-year suspension after previously testing positive for … – Bloody Elbow


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