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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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Amari Cooper Wins Biletnikoff Award

Amari Cooper Wins Biletnikoff Award

Junior wide receiver Amari Cooper was presented the 2014 Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s outstanding college receiver on Thursday night at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show. He is the first Crimson Tide player to receive the prestigiou…

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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

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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Auburn’s Reese Dismukes wins All-American honors again

Auburn’s Reese Dismukes wins All-American honors again

The Auburn senior, already named the best center in the nation, landed on the American Football Coaches Association’s All-American team Wednesday

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Auburn notebook: Jovon Robinson impresses early

Auburn notebook: Jovon Robinson impresses early

Young Tigers, even some newcomers, are getting a look-see in the early stages of bowl practice, says Rhett Lashlee, who also talks Will Muschamp, Duke Williams and practice

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Auburn’s Reese Dismukes is AP first-team All-American

Auburn’s Reese Dismukes is AP first-team All-American

The Tigers’ center continued to pick up post-season awards Tuesday when he was named to one of the most respected All-American teams

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Auburn will honor Jakell Mitchell at Outback Bowl

Auburn will honor Jakell Mitchell at Outback Bowl

New defensive coordinator Will Muschamp also got his first look at the Tigers in a Monday practice for the Outback Bowl

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Auburn’s Sammie Coates says he’s turning pro

Auburn’s Sammie Coates says he’s turning pro

The redshirt junior receiver is coming off a career game that saw him catch five passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns.

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It’s ‘great energy’ as Will Muschamp joins Gus Malzahn

It’s ‘great energy’ as Will Muschamp joins Gus Malzahn

“It’s a pretty good combination the way I look at it. I’m excited to be coaching with him,” said Gus Malzahn, Auburn’s head coach, in welcoming his defensive coordinator back to Auburn.

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Official Statements on Tragic Passing of Jakell Mitchell

Official Statements on Tragic Passing of Jakell Mitchell

“I’m devastated and saddened by the passing of Jakell Mitchell. My thoughts and prayers are with Jakell’s family and friends, who are suffering through this senseless tragedy. I know the Auburn Family is hurting, especially our players and coaches, and…

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Report: Gator LT D.J. Humphries leaving early for NFL

Since the 2014 season ended, Florida learned that it will be losing defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. and running back Matt Jones to the NFL. Based on one report, new head coach Jim McElwain has lost another. Citing a source familiar with the situation, the Gainesville Sun is reporting that D.J. Humphries will forego his…

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Booted by UNC, Vic Koenning lands as DC at Troy

Monday, North Carolina officially announced that Vic Koenning won’t return in 2015, news that was reported nearly a week ago.  Two days later, the assistant coach officially landed a new job. In a press release, Troy announced that Koenning has been hired as first-year head coach Neal Brown‘s defensive coordinator. The hiring represents a return home of sorts for Koenning, who…

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Former Sooner WR Dannon Cavil finds new home at UTSA

Dannon Cavil never realized his potential during a brief, unremarkable stay at Oklahoma. Now, the wide receiver will attempt to jumpstart his playing career in the state to the south. Wednesday, UT-San Antonio announced that Cavil is one of four players — the other three being JUCO signees — who have been added to the football roster.…

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USF officially adds Ole Miss assistant as new DC

A couple of days after it was reported that USF would look to an SEC football program to fill its vacancy at defensive coordinator, that move has come to fruition. In a press release, USF announced that Tom Allen has been hired as the Bulls’ coordinator on the defensive side of the ball. Allen, who…

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Nebraska uses Pelini’s heated comments to support decision to move on

Bo Pelini may be the head coach at Youngstown State now, but his final interaction with his previous players at Nebraska has certainly raised more than a few eyebrows. Pelini, rarely one to hold back his feelings, ripped into Nebraska Athletics Director Shawn Eichorst in a meeting with players held after he was relieved of…

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Reports: WVU OC Shannon Dawson takes same job at Kentucky

West Virginia offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is taking his coaching game to Kentucky. The offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the Mountaineers will take on the role of offensive coordinator at Kentucky on the staff led by head coach Mark Stoops. Football Scoop was among the first to report the coaching transition via Twitter. Bruce…

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Michigan raises stakes and goes all in on Jim Harbaugh sweepstakes

At this point in the coaching carousel one thing seems to be pretty clear. Michigan is waiting for a certain someone to become available, and they are willing to wait for the moment to be just right.There may be no other way to explain how Michigan would part ways with Brady Hoke a few days…

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Wisconsin makes hiring of Pitt’s Chryst officially official

The worst kept secret in this year’s coaching carousel is now out of the bag. Wisconsin has hired Paul Chryst, who had been the head coach at Pittsburgh. Wisconsin was expected to name Chryst the new head coach as soon as the vacancy opened up, but state law in Wisconsin prevented the school from extending…

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Five-year old boy sent UAB his $1 allowance to try and help save UAB football

When I was young I saved my allowance to buy baseball cards and Nintendo games. One five-year old in Ohio decided to spend his hard-earned allowance to try to save UAB football. Bennett Williams, from Dublin, Ohio, is an Ohio State fan but adopted UAB as his second favorite team after thinking the logo for the…

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Neck condition ends career for Ohio State offensive tackle

Sometimes you just have to step away from football in order to ensure your own health and safety. Sometimes that decision is made for you by doctors. That is the case for Ohio Sate offensive tackle Kyle Dodson, who has been ruled medically ineligible to play for the Buckeyes. Ohio State has announced that Dodson has…

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LSU FOOTBALL

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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La’el Collins Named MVP at Football Banquet

La’el Collins Named MVP at Football Banquet

BATON ROUGE – Offensive tackle La’el Collins was named the recipient of the Charles McClendon Award as LSU’s most valuable player here Sunday night at the annual LSU Football Banquet.

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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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In Focus: No Secret

In Focus: No Secret

Junior linebacker Kwon Alexander was synonymous with hype from the moment he set foot on the LSU campus in the fall of 2012. His high school accomplishments and national rankings brought excitement to Baton Rouge and fans did not have to wait long to w…

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Source: Rajon Rondo open to re-signing with Mavs or Rockets – CBSSports.com


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Source: Rajon Rondo open to re-signing with Mavs or Rockets
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While the Celtics are engaged in trade discussions involving Rajon Rondo, the 28-year-old point guard is open to re-signing with at least two teams — the Mavericks and Rockets — a league source told CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger. Topics: Rajon …
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For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out – The Seattle Times


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For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out
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Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba. By RONALD BLUM. AP Sports Writer. Related. Reader Comments. Read all comments · Post a comment. advertising. NEW YORK —. Fred Claire can …
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Shutdown Corner Playoff Projection: Big shakeup in the NFC field – Yahoo Sports (blog)


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Shutdown Corner Playoff Projection: Big shakeup in the NFC field
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Here’s how the playoff field looks right now entering Week 16 of the NFL season, with the Arizona Cardinals still sitting atop the NFC field with home-field advantage and the Super Bowl being played on their home turf. However, with the Cardinals’ shaky …

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