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Football Moves Indoors for Thursday Practice

Football Moves Indoors for Thursday Practice

The Crimson Tide continued preparations for its season opener with a two-hour practice in full pads in the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility on Thursday afternoon. The practice was the 22nd of fall camp, leaving Alabama nine days away from kicking off its 201…

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Crimson Tide Turns Up the Heat at Practice

Crimson Tide Turns Up the Heat at Practice

The football team practiced outside on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields for two hours Wednesday in full pads with temperatures in the mid-90s.

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Saban still waiting for a QB to ‘take the bull by the horns’

Saban still waiting for a QB to ‘take the bull by the horns’

As has been the case since the spring, and especially since the Florida State transfer arrived, Alabama remains the most high-profile FBS team with an open and undecided quarterback competition. And, it appears, that will remain the case for the foreseeable future. Just 10 days before the opener, neither Jacob Coker, the presumptive favorite, nor…

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Crimson Tide Returns to Practice in Full Pads

Crimson Tide Returns to Practice in Full Pads

The football team practiced for roughly two hours Tuesday afternoon in full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields with the first game of the season just 11 days away. Following practice, head coach Nick Saban and the rest of the team took part in the…

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Coker or Sims? Who Should and Will Be Alabama’s Starter in 2014

Coker or Sims? Who Should and Will Be Alabama’s Starter in 2014

As we sit here just about a week until the 2014 college football season starts it’s hard to believe that the number two team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide, still do not know who their starting quarterback will be.The Alabama Crimson Ti…

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Alabama won’t make a decision at QB until someone ‘clearly wins job’

Alabama won’t make a decision at QB until someone ‘clearly wins job’

Alabama head coach Nick Saban isn’t happy with the persistent questions from the media regarding the team’s quarterback competition. Saban isn’t prepared to name a starting quarterback, and he may not do so before the Crimson Tide takes the field Aug. 30 against the West Virginia Mountaineers in Atlanta. Senior Blake Sims (pictured above) and junior Jacob Coker…

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Crimson Tide Holds Second Scrimmage of Fall Camp on Saturday

Crimson Tide Holds Second Scrimmage of Fall Camp on Saturday

The football team held its second, and final, scrimmage of fall training camp on Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Football Practices Indoors Friday

Football Practices Indoors Friday

The football team practiced for almost two hours Friday afternoon in shells at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility as they finish preparations for the final scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday.

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Saban bristles at steady stream of QB queries

Saban bristles at steady stream of QB queries

The overriding question when it comes to the 2014 Alabama Crimson Tide is, obviously, just who will replace three-year starter AJ McCarron at quarterback. As the SEC Network debuted Thursday, Nick Saban was part of the fledgling network’s opening day “ceremonies” and was, of course, asked about the quarterback competition between Florida State transfer Jacob Coker and McCarron’s 2013 backup…

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ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit says Nick Saban’s next stop won’t be the NFL. But where?

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit says Nick Saban’s next stop won’t be the NFL. But where?

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Kirk Herbstreit never flinched, no matter how strong the rumors surrounding Nick Saban’s future grew. A longtime friend of the Alabama coach, the

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

It’s time for a dress rehearsal at Auburn

It’s time for a dress rehearsal at Auburn

The Tigers will play like it’s game day on Friday to get ready for the Aug. 30 season-opener against Arkansas

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Nick Marshall among 10 Auburn players on coaches All-SEC

Nick Marshall among 10 Auburn players on coaches All-SEC

Sammie Coates, Reese Dismukes and Nick Marshall are on the first team on a squad heavy with Tigers on the various first, second and third teams.

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Alabama fan who poisoned Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner oaks agrees to dunk tank, pie toss for charity

Alabama fan who poisoned Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner oaks agrees to dunk tank, pie toss for charity

Auburn football fans might finally be able to seek their revenge against Harvey Updyke. Updkye, the Alabama fan who infamously poisoned Auburn’s beloved oak trees

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Premiere: ‘Bo, Barkley, Big Hurt’ is of Auburn legends

Premiere: ‘Bo, Barkley, Big Hurt’ is of Auburn legends

It’s the life and Auburn times of Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley and Frank Thomas, three sports legends who helped headline the Tigers’ accomplishment in sports.

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Gus Malzahn says talent runs deep with Auburn receivers

Gus Malzahn says talent runs deep with Auburn receivers

The Tigers return every wide or slot receiver who caught a pass last season, leading Auburn to plot a course for even more passes this season.

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Auburn enacts measures against counterfeit ticketing

Auburn enacts measures against counterfeit ticketing

AUBURN, Ala. — During the offseason, the City of Auburn took measures to protect fans from ticket counterfeiters. The Auburn City Council now requires individuals

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Auburn enacts measures against counterfeit ticketing

Auburn enacts measures against counterfeit ticketing

During the offseason, the City of Auburn took measures to protect fans from ticket counterfeiters. The Auburn City Council now requires individuals re-selling tickets within the Auburn City limits to have a permit. Additionally, Auburn Athletics offers…

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LaDarius Owens returns as Auburn takes peek at game plan

LaDarius Owens returns as Auburn takes peek at game plan

The Tigers are in game-week mode, even though the season-opener against Arkansas is a week-and-a-half away.

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18 Auburn Student-Athletes Graduate in 2014 Summer Term

18 Auburn Student-Athletes Graduate in 2014 Summer Term

A total of 18 Auburn student-athletes graduated as part of the Auburn University Summer 2014 graduating class earlier this month.

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‘Chance to be the best…’ Jordan Diamond on Auburn’s O-line

‘Chance to be the best…’ Jordan Diamond on Auburn’s O-line

There’s a lot to like across the front line, says Auburn’s redshirt sophomore, who wants to help in a career that has been slowed by injuries.

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Tom Osborne explains selection process for College Football Playoff

There is so much we don’t exactly know regarding the selection process to determine the inaugural College Football Playoff. This much we do know: A 13-member committee was created to choose the participants. Each member of the committee will be recused from voting when their school or conference is discussed A team’s strength of schedule and…

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Vanderbilt names its starting QB for season-opener

Derek Mason has made his first major decision as the new head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores. The team’s quarterback competition is over. Mason was able to differentiate between redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary, senior Stephen Rivers and sophomore Patton Robinette with nine days remaining before the start of the season. The result of the competition…

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Report: Oklahoma’s Blake Bell is taking snaps at QB

Blake Bell‘s full-time transition to tight end has been put on a slight hiatus. Bell is still projected to become the Sooners’ starting tight end this season, but he’s also working at quarterback with Oklahoma’s second-team, according to The Oklahoman. “Earlier this week, coach Bob Stoops said redshirt freshman Cody Thomas would likely be Knight’s…

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Former four-star recruit calls it a career at Wisconsin

The career of Wisconsin’s Vonte Jackson comes to an end before it truly got started. Jackson suffered from a series of knee injuries which eventually cost him his career. As a senior in high school, Jackson tore the ACL in his left knee. A year later, as a member of the Wisconsin Badgers, he tore…

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BYU finally confirms Jamaal Williams’ suspension

BYU running back Jamaal Williams announced three week ago he was suspended for the team’s season opener against the Connecticut Huskies due to an honor code violation. The school  finally acknowledged the suspension after Williams posted about it on twitter. “We were caught off-guard a little bit by that,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe told The Salt Lake…

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Kent State will honor fallen teammate

After the tragic loss of center Jason Bitsko, Kent State athletic director Joel Nielsen said, “We are heartbroken by the news of Jason’s death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, teammates and everyone whose lives he touched.” Bitsko was found unresponsive and passed away Wednesday. The senior will provide inspiration for…

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OL Joe Manley leaves Louisville, lands at WKU

Joe Manley began his collegiate playing career in his home state of Kentucky.  While continue it there, he’ll do so in a different football program. According to the Bowling Green Daily News, Manly suited up and practiced for the first time at Western Kentucky.  Just this past Friday, the offensive lineman had been granted a…

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Mark Dantonio, on Braxton Miller injury: ‘I felt bad’

With Braxton Miller going down with a season-ending shoulder injury earlier this week, Michigan State immediately became the favorite to win the Big Ten East according to most observes as well as the degenerates in Las Vegas. Just because of that, though, doesn’t mean the Spartans are jumping up and down and gloating over the Ohio…

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Pitt names Chad Voytik starting QB

As expected, Pittsburgh has turned to Chad Voytik under center. In an announcement that should surprise absolutely no one, Pitt head coach Paul Chryst announced that Voytik has been named as his starting quarterback.  The redshirt sophomore had been in a competition with senior Trey Anderson throughout the spring and on into summer camp, although…

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Former four-star lineman leaving Texas

A promising young offensive lineman will see, as it turns out, said promise realized at somewhere other than Texas. At a press conference Thursday, head coach Charlie Strong announced that Rami Hammad has become the latest player to leave the UT football program over the past few weeks.  Hammad, however, is not a forced departure as…

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LSU FOOTBALL

Eleven Tigers on Coaches’ Preseason Football Teams

Eleven Tigers on Coaches’ Preseason Football Teams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU placed a league-leading 11 representatives on the 2014 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Teams, the SEC announced Thursday.

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Hilliard Rushes for 100 Yards in Second Scrimmage

Hilliard Rushes for 100 Yards in Second Scrimmage

BATON ROUGE – Kenny Hilliard continued to build on what has been an outstanding fall camp for the senior running back Tuesday as he rushed for 100 yards in LSU’s second full-scale scrimmage of the preseason here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

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‘Les Miles Show’ to Debut at TJ Ribs; CST to Re-Air

‘Les Miles Show’ to Debut at TJ Ribs; CST to Re-Air

BATON ROUGE — The Les Miles Show presented by Capital One Bank will have its 2014 debut on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. CT from TJ Ribs on Acadian Thruway.

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Football Ranked No. 13 in AP Preseason Poll

Football Ranked No. 13 in AP Preseason Poll

BATON ROUGE — For the 14th-straight season, the LSU football team earned preseason top-25 recognition from the AP, as the writers’ poll was released Sunday afternoon.

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Two Weeks Until Opener, Football Shows Progress

Two Weeks Until Opener, Football Shows Progress

BATON ROUGE – LSU held its first full-scale scrimmage of training camp here Saturday as the 13th-ranked Tigers touched on nearly every phase of the game with a 125-play workout in Tiger Stadium.

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Football Sells Record 74,350 Season Tickets

Football Sells Record 74,350 Season Tickets

BATON ROUGE – LSU has sold out of season tickets for the 11th-straight year, as a school-record 74,350 season tickets have been purchased for the 2014 home slate, associate athletic director for ticket operations Brian Broussard announced.

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Football Ranked No. 13 in Preseason Coaches Poll

Football Ranked No. 13 in Preseason Coaches Poll

BATON ROUGE – For the second-straight season, the LSU football team was ranked No. 13 in the newly named Amway Coaches Poll, it was announced Thursday.

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Two LSU freshmen arrested last week by campus police in separate incidents | Saturday Down South

Two LSU freshmen arrested last week by campus police in separate incidents | Saturday Down South

It just hasn’t been that good of a month for Lealaimatafao. News broke last week

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Top three realistic targets- July: LSU Tigers | Saturday Down South

Top three realistic targets- July: LSU Tigers | Saturday Down South

LSU is one of the SEC’s programs that has a lot of room to grow

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