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Four Mississippi State Students Accused of Stealing Alabama Memorabilia for University Athletic Facility

Four Mississippi State University students are accused of breaking into the University of Alabama’s athletic facility and stealing memorabilia. Authorities say the break-in happened during the pre-dawn hours of April 4, six days before Alabama’s national championship football team met with President Donald Trump at the White House. Court records say the four got inside the Mal M. Moore Athletic…

Watford, Broughton Take Home State’s Top Basketball Honors

Mountain Brook High School’s Trendon Watford and Lee-Montgomery’s Zippy Broughton are the state’s basketball players of the year. Watford was named Mr. Basketball Tuesday by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Broughton is the state’s Miss Basketball. Watford is one of the nation’s top junior prospects. He led Mountain Brook to a second straight Class 7A state championship and fourth in…

Auburn’s Wiley Declares for NBA Draft after Being Ineligible for 2017-2018 Season

Auburn center Austin Wiley has put his name into the NBA draft pool but doesn’t plan to hire an agent. Wiley announced his decision Tuesday, becoming the third Auburn player to declare for the draft. He has until June 11 to withdraw his name if he doesn’t hire an agent. The NCAA ruled Wiley ineligible for last season after his…

2018 Alabama National Championship Team Visits President Trump and the White House

President Donald Trump is hailing the University of Alabama football team’s “win for the ages” in their latest championship season. Trump is hosting Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban and the players at the White House to honor their fifth national title in nine years. The president attended the championship game in Atlanta, in which Alabama staged a second-half comeback to…

Biscuits Drop 4th Straight Game to Shuckers

For the first time since 2015, the Montgomery Biscuits have started a season 1-4. The Butter and Blue lost another tough one on Monday night at Riverwalk Stadium, falling in their series finale to the Biloxi Shuckers (4-1) by a score of 5-3. The Biscuits started strong against Biloxi right-hander Cody Ponce, who walked Jake Cronenworth before serving up an…

Collin Sexton Leaving Alabama After Freshman Season to Enter NBA Draft

Collin Sexton, Alabama’s dynamic freshman point guard, is heading to the NBA. Sexton announced his decision on Friday and says he plans to hire an agent. A projected lottery pick, he led Alabama to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2012, thanks partly to a personal hot streak in the Southeastern Conference tournament. Sexton was a consensus top 10 recruit…

Jeff Davis Basketball Coach Announces His Retirement After 20 Years

After 20 years of coaching and over 200 career wins as Jefferson Davis High School’s head basketball coach, Terry Posey is retiring. Coach Posey lead the Jefferson Davis boys’ basketball team to a state championship in 2006 boasting a 35 and 2 record. The following year, the team finished as the state runner-up with a 28 and 6 record. In…

Jacksonville State and North Carolina A&T to Square Off in 2018 Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff

The defending Historic Black College and University (HBCU) national champion North Carolina A&T Aggies and the four-time defending Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) champion Jacksonville State Gamecocks will square off in the 2018 Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. The game will be televised on ESPN with kickoff time to be…

Danjel Purifoy Eliglible to Suit-Up for the Tigers Next Season

Danjel Purifoy (3)Auburn men’s basketball vs Eastern Kentucky on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 in Auburn, Ala.Photo by Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics Auburn forward Danjel Purifoy will be eligible to play most of next season. The university said Tuesday the NCAA ruled that Purifoy must sit out the first 30 percent of the season before returning. Both Purifoy and center Austin Wiley…

Lee Stand-Out Named Gatorade Alabama Girls Basketball Player of the Year

In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Zipporah Broughton of Lee High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade Alabama Girls Basketball Player of the Year.  Broughton is the first Gatorade Alabama Girls Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Lee High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also…