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Former Alabama Linebacker Hired as 49ers Assistant

The San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL players DeMeco Ryans and Daniel Bullocks as assistants on coach Kyle Shanahan's staff. The Niners announced Tuesday that Ryans will be defensive quality control coach and Bullocks will be assistant defensive backs…

Bama Basketball Holds Off Mizzou

Dazon Ingram scored 18 points - including 15 in the second half - and grabbed nine rebounds to help Alabama overcome dismal first-half shooting and defeat Missouri 57-54 Wednesday. Riley Norris, Braxton Key and Jimmie Taylor each added nine points,…

Alabama Lineman Arrested on Drug Charges

Tuscaloosa police say Alabama guard Lester Cotton has been arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. Police said in a statement released Monday that Cotton was arrested on Friday at about 11 p.m. during a traffic stop. The officer found…

Sarkisian Out as Alabama Offensive Coordinator

The Atlanta Falcons have hired Steve Sarkisian as their new offensive coordinator. The move was announced Tuesday, less than 24 hours after Kyle Shanahan left to become head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Sarkisian took over as Alabama's offensive…

National Signing Day 2017

Recap of National Signing Day 2017 for Alabama, Auburn, Local Colleges, and Local High Schools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XZLap4ArO4&t=37s

University of Alabama Football Assistant Charged with DUI

Former University of Alabama football standout and current Crimson Tide assistant strength and conditioning coach Josh Chapman has been accused of driving under the influence. Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman Lt. Teena Richardson tells news outlets that the 27-year-old coach was arrested…

University of Alabama Names New Athletic Director

Greg Byrne, Vice President for Athletics at the University of Arizona, will become the new Director of Athletics at The University of Alabama effective March 1, pending approval of The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. The 45-year-old Byrne,…

National Championship Game Ticket Scammer Arrested

Three brothers from Louisiana pulled a fast one on a man they say sold them fake tickets to root for Alabama during the national championship game against Clemson in Tampa. The Tampa Bay Times reports Joseph Steven Escalera agreed to…

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Sets Attendance and Viewership Records

The most significant college football game ever played in Atlanta delivered on all levels, as the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl set records for attendance, viewership and live streaming audience, officials announced today. An all-time Georgia…

Alabama Signs Two Top-Five JUCO Linemen

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has signed a pair of junior college linemen to start its 2017 recruiting class. The Crimson Tide on Wednesday announced the signing of offensive lineman Elliot Baker and defensive end Isaiah Buggs. Baker is a…

Heisman Winner Lamar Jackson Named AP POY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to capture the spotlight off the football field, adding The Associated Press' college football Player of the Year honor to his truckload of postseason awards. The youngest Heisman Trophy winner received…

Reports: Kiffin Accepts Head Coach Position at FAU

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -Alabama coach Nick Saban says Lane Kiffin is leaving the Crimson Tide and becoming the next head coach at Florida Atlantic. Saban says Kiffin will remain with Alabama for the College Football Playoff, in which the…

Alabama's Allen Finalist for Walter Camp Award

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Quarterbacks Lamar Jackson from Louisville, Deshaun Watson from Clemson and Jake Browning from Washington are among the five the finalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award. They're joined by defensive stars Jonathan…

Tide Set to Play Blue Devils in 2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

ATLANTA (www.Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com) – The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game returns to its ACC-SEC roots to open the 2019 college football season in Atlanta. The 12th installment of the nation’s longest-running kickoff game will feature the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Duke Blue…

Hale scores 19, Alabama beats Ball State 77-59

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Shannon Hale hit 3 of 5 from 3-point range and finished with 19 points and Alabama beat Ball State 77-59 on Friday night. After coming off the bench to score 13 in the first half, Hale…

Mikesell hits late 3, Dayton beats Alabama 77-72

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Ryan Mikesell made his second 3-pointer of the game with 76 seconds left to help Dayton beat Alabama 77-72 on Tuesday. Alabama coach Avery Johnson called his last timeout to set up a tying 3-point play…

Enhanced security for SEC Football Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (sec.org) – Fans attending the 2016 SEC Football Championship Game in Atlanta on December 3 will be asked to enter with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early and to see enhanced law enforcement presence in…

2016 Iron Bowl kickoff set, CBS 8 televises

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) - Kickoff for the Nov. 26 Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn is set for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on CBS, the SEC office announced on Monday morning. The Crimson Tide and Tigers will meet for…

Nick Saban: I voted with an absentee ballot

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban says he forgot about Election Day, not about voting. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's coach said after Saturday's 51-3 win over Mississippi State that he had an absentee ballot. The comment came in…

Hurts leads No. 1 Alabama's 51-3 rout of Mississippi State

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Jalen Hurts passed for career highs of 347 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards in less than three quarters in No. 1 Alabama's 51-3 rout of Mississippi State on Saturday. The freshman quarterback's…

Alabama's highly rated class highlighted by Sexton, Petty

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Avery Johnson's recruiting class at Alabama is rated among the nation's best. The second-year coach announced a five-player group Friday that's highlighted by five-star guards Collin Sexton and John Petty. Johnson called it a huge day…

2017 SEC men’s basketball preseason teams announced

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (sec.org) – The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 13th annual men’s basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first and second teams Thursday, tipping off another great season of SEC men’s basketball. Ten different schools are represented on the two teams with…

Auburn drops five setter at Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The Auburn volleyball team dropped a tough 3-2 (25-21, 19-25, 18-25, 25-20, 15-8) match at Alabama Wednesday night in Foster Auditorium. Auburn (14-13, 8-6) was led by junior setter Alexa Filley, picking up her 17th double-double of…

MVPs to be honored at 25th SEC Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (sec.org) – The Southeastern Conference will honor former championship game Most Valuable Players as part of the 25th SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, Ga., on December 3, the SEC announced. Many former MVPs will be on hand and…

Alabama extends win streak against No. 15 LSU, 10-0

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jalen Hurts broke loose for a 21-yard touchdown run to break a scoreless tie early in the fourth quarter, and No. 1 Alabama's defense thoroughly stifled Leonard Fournette and LSU in a 10-0 victory over…

Mississippi St upsets No. 7 Texas A&M 35-28

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Nick Fitzgerald ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns, Aeris Williams ran for a career-high 140 yards and Mississippi State used a dominant ground game to upset No. 7 Texas A&M 35-28 on Saturday. It was…

Auburn tankers dominate in dual meet wins over Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The Auburn women won 15 of 16 events and the Auburn men claimed nine wins as both teams toppled Alabama in dual meet swimming and diving action on Friday at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center. Auburn,…

Tide topples Faulkner 91-71 in exhibition game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (faulknereagles.com) - The University of Alabama capitalized on mismatched size and 15 first-half Faulkner turnovers to help propel itself into a 12-point lead at the break and eventual 91-71 final here at Coleman Coliseum this evening. Logan Jozwiak…

Faulkner preps for Tide Thursday in Tuscaloosa

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (faulknereagles.com)-- Faulkner's men's basketball team will travel to Tuscaloosa Thursday evening for an exhibition game against the University of Alabama at 7 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum. The contest will also be televised on the SEC Network+. Tickets are…

LSU's Campbell, Ga. Tech's Johnson arrested in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - A report by the Georgia Tech campus police says LSU freshman offensive lineman Donavaughn Campbell and Georgia Tech sophomore defensive back Jalen Johnson are facing criminal charges after allegedly getting in a fight outside a fraternity house.…

CFP Rankings: Texas A&M 4th behind 'Bama, Clemson, Michigan

UNDATED  (AP) -- Texas A&M was ranked fourth behind Alabama, Clemson and Michigan in the season's first College Football Playoff rankings. The Aggies (7-1) were surprisingly a spot ahead of unbeaten Washington on Tuesday in the first of six selection…

SEC graduate patch recognizes academic achievement

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (sec.org) – Southeastern Conference teams now include a new uniform patch which recognizes student-athletes who have earned their undergraduate college degree. For SEC student-athletes who have already earned their degree, but have not exhausted their eligibility, the SEC…

Saban: Eddie Jackson has successful surgery to repair leg

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama safety Eddie Jackson had surgery to repair a fractured left leg. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Tuesday that the operation "went really, really well." Saban says Jackson shouldn't have any problems in the future…

Tide's Allen named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) - Alabama senior Jonathan Allen was named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week for his performance last Saturday in the Crimson Tide's 33-14 win over then-No. 6 Texas A&M. The Lott IMPACT Player of the Week…

Tide at LSU game to be broadcast on CBS8

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) - Kickoff for the Nov. 5 away game between Alabama and LSU is set for a 7 p.m. CT kickoff on CBS, the SEC office announced on Monday afternoon. The Crimson Tide and Tigers will meet for…

Saban: Alabama safety Eddie Jackson out for season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban says star safety Eddie Jackson is out for the season with a fractured leg. Jackson didn't return to the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 33-14 win Saturday over No. 6 Texas A&M following a…

Texas A&M safety Donovan Wilson ejected for targeting

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Texas A&M strong safety Donovan Wilson has been ejected for targeting. Wilson appeared to deliver a hit to Alabama tailback Damien Harris's head on an interception return in the second quarter. Harris was trying to tackle…

No. 2 Auburn defeats Alabama 10-2 in exhibition

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The No. 2 Auburn equestrian team welcomed Alabama to the Plains for a hunt seat-only exhibition meet Friday afternoon and topped the Crimson Tide, 10-2, at the Auburn University Horse Center. “We’re really excited about the way…

Packers put RB Eddie Lacy on IR hours before Bears game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Packers have put top running back Eddie Lacy on injured reserve, another blow to Green Bay's scuffling offense. The Packers announced the move Thursday, hours before hosting the Chicago Bears. Lacy has been bothered…

Auburn equestrians welcome Alabama Friday for exhibition

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The No. 2 Auburn equestrian team is set to host Alabama for an exhibition meet Friday at 3 p.m. CT at the Auburn University Horse Center. The meet will feature hunt seat competition only. "This being a…

Donnan visits Capital City for QB Club Banquet

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AlabamaNews.Net)  - Former Georgia Head Football Coach Jim Donnan strolled through the Montgomery Country Club Tuesday night as the featured speaker for the Montgomery Quarterback Club's weekly banquet, and he had lots of good things to say about both…

SEC's Shaw named NCAA's secretary-editor for football rules

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)-- Southeastern Conference coordinator of officials Steve Shaw will become the NCAA's secretary-rules editor for football starting next season. The NCAA playing rules oversight panel announced Tuesday it had approved the recommendation of Shaw to replace Rogers Redding. Redding…

South Carolina tops SEC preseason women's basketball poll

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Defending Southeastern Conference women's basketball champion South Carolina is picked to win a fourth straight league title by a panel of SEC and national media. The SEC announced Tuesday that South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson was…

Tide trounces Vols in 49-10 runaway

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jalen Hurts and Bo Scarbrough each rushed for over 100 yards Saturday and No. 1 Alabama again got points from its defense and special teams in a 49-10 blowout of No. 9 Tennessee. Alabama (7-0, 4-0…

Lady Trojan netters complete ITA Championships' Opening Day 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (troytrojans.com) - Three members of the Troy women's tennis team wrapped up day one of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Southern Regional Championship hosted by the University of Alabama. The day started with a tie break win in…

AUM women finish 2nd at Crimson Classic in 2016 season finale

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (aumathletics.com)--- The Auburn Montgomery women’s cross country team finished second in the College Division of the Crimson Classic, hosted by the University of Alabama, Friday. NOTES • The Crimson Classic was the final meet of the season for the…

Tennessee announces WR Williams has been granted release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Wide receiver Preston Williams is leaving Tennessee's football team. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson confirmed Thursday that Williams had been granted his release from the ninth-ranked Volunteers' football program. Williams had caught nine passes for…

Auburn heads to Tuscaloosa for Crimson Classic

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The Auburn cross country team will travel to Tuscaloosa for the Crimson Classic tomorrow, the last meet before the SEC Championships on Oct. 28. The men will compete in the 8K race, which is set to begin at…

Tennessee's Jalen Hurd expected to play vs. No. 1 Alabama

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he expects Jalen Hurd to play Saturday against No. 1 Alabama after the junior running back missed a 45-38 overtime loss at Texas A&M last week with an unspecified injury. Jones…

Tide trio earns SEC Player of the Week honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (rolltide.com) - Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick, JK Scott and Jalen Hurts were all chosen as Southeastern Conference Players of the Week, the league office announced on Monday morning. Fitzpatrick was chosen on defense, Scott on special teams and Hurts…

Tennessee dismisses DT Danny O'Brien from team

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has dismissed defensive tackle Danny O'Brien from the program for an unspecified violation of team rules. The school announced his dismissal from the team Monday. The move comes two days after O'Brien was carted off…

Arkansas LB Greenlaw to miss 4-6 weeks with foot injury

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says linebacker Dre Greenlaw will need 4-6 weeks of recovery after undergoing foot surgery following the No. 22 Razorbacks' 39-20 loss to No. 1 Alabama. Bielema initially said after the loss that…

Arkansas professor arrested after screaming at Bielema

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas professor has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication after screaming obscenities at Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema following a 49-30 loss to No. 1 Alabama. Lawton Nalley, listed on the school's…

NCAA proposes satellite camps restrictions, early signing

UNDATED  (AP) --The NCAA wants to restrict when and where college football coaches can hold satellite camps and implement two early signing periods for high school prospects. The two proposals by the Division I Council were recommended by the football…

Report: Bama paid ex-assistant $317,000 to resolve dispute

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The Tuscaloosa News reports that Alabama paid former defensive line coach Bo Davis nearly $317,000 months after his resignation amid an investigation into NCAA recruiting violations. The newspaper reported Tuesday that Davis was paid $316,666.66 on…

SEC reveals 2016 class of Football Legends

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (sec.org) - The Southeastern Conference on Tuesday announced its 2016 SEC Football Legends class, a collection of former football standouts who will be honored at events surrounding the SEC Football Championship Game in Atlanta in December. The 2016…

Hurts, No. 1 Alabama rout Kentucky 34-6 after rough week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Jalen Hurts threw two third-quarter touchdown passes to Calvin Ridley and Ronnie Harrison scored on a 55-yard fumble return in No. 1 Alabama's 34-6 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern…

Alabama LB Tim Williams sits out half 2 days after arrest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama star defender Tim Williams sat out the first half Saturday night against Kentucky. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's outside linebacker was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a pistol without a permit early Thursday morning.…

Nick Saban: Backup QB Blake Barnett has left program, school

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama redshirt freshman quarterback Blake Barnett has left the program and withdrawn from school. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced Barnett's departure in a statement Thursday. The former five-star recruit from Corona, California, started the opener…

University of Alabama Football Star Arrested on Gun Charges

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama linebacker Tim Williams has been charged with carrying a pistol without a permit. The incident report shows that campus police arrested Williams on the misdemeanor charge at about 1 a.m. Thursday in his vehicle. Williams…

Saban unsure if Barnett still with team

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban says he doesn't know if backup quarterback Blake Barnett remains with the team. Saban says the redshirt freshman came to see him before Wednesday's practice "with some concerns about his future." He…

Reports: Tide QB Blake Barnett to transfer out of Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AlabamaNews.Net) - Four games into the 2016 football season, the Alabama Crimson Tide is apparently preparing to lose one of it's young quarterbacks. Multiple reports out of Tuscaloosa this afternoon have redshirt freshman Blake Barnett transferring out of…

Crimson Tide's "Voice" Eli Gold hits Capital City Tuesday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AlabamaNews.Net) -- The radio voice of Alabama Crimson Tide Football boomed through the Montgomery Country Club Tuesday night. Gold was the featured speaker for the Montgomery Quarterback Club's weekly banquet. The Tide's radio play by play man, who has…

Orgeron: Coaching LSU 'a dream,' offense will be 'tweaked'

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Ed Orgeron says that as a Louisiana native, it's "a dream" to have the opportunity to be LSU's head coach. The 55-year-old Orgeron, who was formally introduced as Les Miles' interim replacement on Monday, says…

Falcons' Jones returns to practice, Neal set for debut

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Julio Jones has joined practice for the first time this week, increasing his chances to play in the Falcons' game at New Orleans on Monday night. After being held out on Thursday and Friday with…

Alabama rallies, beats No. 19 Ole Miss 48-43

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - No. 1 Alabama scored two defensive touchdowns and another on special teams to overcome a three-touchdown deficit and beat No. 19 Mississippi 48-43 in a Southeastern Conference showdown on Saturday. Alabama (3-0, 1-0 SEC) freshman quarterback…

Tide announces 2017 football schedule

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) – The 2017 Alabama football schedule was finalized Tuesday and includes seven games at Bryant-Denny Stadium plus a neutral-site game against Florida State and four Southeastern Conference road games. The Crimson Tide opens the season against Florida…

SEC releases 2017 football schedules

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (sec.org) - The Southeastern Conference today announced the football schedules for all 14 SEC schools for the 2017 season. With 13 playing weekends, the 2017 schedule includes one open date for each team and conference contests scheduled each…

Tide preps for SEC schedule opener with Ole Miss Saturday

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) - The University of Alabama football team put in a 90-minute session in shells on Monday afternoon outdoors on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields in preparation for this weekend's Southeastern Conference opener against No. 19/17 Ole Miss. The…

Hurts leads No. 1 Alabama past Western Kentucky, 38-10

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Freshman Jalen Hurts passed for 287 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start to lead No. 1 Alabama to a 38-10 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday. Hurts likely nailed down the quarterback job…

Alabama doubles Kiffin's salary to $1.4 million this season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has doubled offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin's salary for this season. The university trustees' compensation committee approved Kiffin's new $1.4 million deal on Friday. It runs from July 1 to Feb. 28. He had been making…

Alabama freshman lineman Davis cleared by NCAA to play

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama freshman defensive tackle Raekwon Davis is eligible to play against Western Kentucky. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says the NCAA cleared Davis to play Wednesday. The 6-foot-7, 325-pound lineman missed the opening game against USC.…

Week 2 College Football Polls Released; Bama Remains #1

Texas is ranked for the first time under coach Charlie Strong, coming in at No. 11 in the latest Associated Press college football rankings after a rousing opening victory against Notre Dame. The last time the Longhorns were ranked was…

No. 1 Alabama rolls with freshman QB to beat No. 20 USC 52-6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - True freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts threw two touchdown passes to ArDarius Stewart and ran for two more scores as top-ranked Alabama began its national championship defense with a 52-6 victory over No. 20 Southern California on…

SEC debuts new branding initiative with the Richards Group

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (sec.org) – The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is launching its first branding campaign in collaboration with The Richards Group, the SEC’s agency of record. “It Just Means More,” a 60-second video, will air nationwide during SEC games, starting Thursday,…

Police investigating USC linebacker in sex assault case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A University of Southern California football player is being investigated on suspicion of sexual assault in Utah. Police documents released Tuesday show authorities are looking into allegations against linebacker Osa Masina stemming from a July…

Judge rules Alabama guard Alphonse Taylor not guilty of DUI

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A judge has ruled Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor is not guilty of driving under the influence. The Tuscaloosa News reports Municipal Judge Ricky McKinney issued his ruling Tuesday. Court records showed Taylor performed poorly on…

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