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MLB Hall Famer Urges Voters to Keep “Known Steroid Users” Out of Cooperstown

Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan is urging voters to keep “known steroid users” out of Cooperstown. A day after the Hall revealed its 33-man ballot for the 2018 class, the 74-year-old Morgan argued against the inclusion of players implicated during baseball’s steroid era in a letter to voters with the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The letter was…

Extra: The Dye Effect

Exclusive Interview With Pat Dye and Charlie Trotman

Sports Reporter Darrell Puckett, sat down for an Exclusive one-on-one interview with Auburn coaching legend, Pat Dye, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Iron Bowl and his last game coaching.

Six-Person Advisory Committee to Help Choose Auburn’s Next AD

The search for Auburn University’s next athletics director is set to begin immediately with assistance from a six-person advisory committee. “We’re excited to see the high caliber of leaders interested in the position,” said Auburn President Steven Leath. “Jay Jacobs deserves great credit for leading Auburn athletics, and his successor can build on a department that’s already excelling in many…

ASU Picks Up First Win of Season with Double-Digit Victory Over Savannah State

during action against Savannah State Univeristy, Nov. 13, 2017.Photo by David Campbell/Alabama State University Arleatha Gipson led three Alabama State players in double figures as the Lady Hornets ran past Savannah State 81-61 at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome in non-conference action Monday night.   “I thought tonight’s game was a measuring stick for us as far as how we will possibly…

Former Auburn Basketball Coach Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ in Fraud Case

A prosecutor says the government has 16 hours of telephone conversations by fired Auburn associate head basketball coach Chuck Person to use against him at trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Boone in New York made the disclosure as Person pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in a college basketball bribery scandal. Indictments were returned last week against eight people, including…

Researcher: Aaron Hernandez’s Brain Suffered Severe CTE Damage

A researcher says Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior. The 27-year-old former New England Patriots player killed himself in April while serving life in prison for murder. Dr. Ann McKee of the CTE Center at Boston University presented the findings of her examination of Hernandez’s…

Former MLB Star Pitcher Killed in Plane Crash

Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news conference that Halladay’s ICON A5 went down about noon Tuesday near Holiday, Florida. The sheriff’s office marine unit responded to the downed plane and…

Former Lady Hornets Star Signs Oversees Basketball Contract

Former Alabama State University women’s basketball player Britney Wright has signed a contract to play overseas, signing to play in the Women Adriatic Basketball Association (WABA).   Wright has signed to play with Beroe in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria), and will be joining a team that is 2-3 on the young season.   “I would like to thank the coaches at…

Hill-Eley Leads Hornets to 3rd Straight Win

The Alabama State University football team won their third consecutive contest, spoiling the homecoming festivities for Jackson State University as they walked away with a 13-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) victory.   “There are a lot of things that we can get better at,” Alabama State interim head coach Donald Hill-Eley said. “But you are talking about three wins a…

ASU Women’s Soccer Wins 2nd Straight SWAC Title

Junior goalkeeper Gianna Guyot earned tournament MVP honors after her performance Sunday morning in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) championship match, helping Alabama State to their second consecutive conference title with a shootout victory over Grambling State University.   After the two teams finished regulation and overtime scoreless, the Lady Hornets were faced with a second consecutive penalty kick shootout….