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Host of Alabama Underclassmen Declare for NFL Draft

National champion Alabama is losing four more underclassmen to the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick, safety Ronnie Harrison and tailback Bo Scarbrough announced Thursday they’re skipping their senior seasons. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne is also entering the draft. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley already had announced his departure. Fitzpatrick is a unanimous…

Tips for Buying Tickets to the National Championship Game

When scouting for discount tickets to a big sporting event or trying to snag seats to a sold-out concert, many consumers turn to the secondary ticket resale market, which includes online ticket exchanges and professional resellers (or brokers). Purchasing tickets from the secondary market can be a great deal but, unfortunately, ticket fraud can occur. “For every big sporting event,…

Alabama, Georgia Congressmen Make Wager on National Championship Game

Congressmen Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Drew Ferguson (R-GA) today announced a friendly wager on the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. Ferguson is staking Chick-fil-a on a Bulldog victory, and Byrne is risking Alabama seafood for a Crimson Tide win. Congressman Byrne said: “We saw a mean, aggressive, and inspired Alabama team…

Lady Hornets Fall to Grambling State, Allow First NCAA Women’s Quadruple Double in 25 Years

Shakyla Hill’s assist with the closing seconds of Grambling State’s win over Alabama State gave the junior guard the fourth quadruple-double in NCAA women’s basketball history on Wednesday night. Hill found Monisha Neal for a 3-pointer that wrapped up the Tigers’ 93-71 win over the Hornets and accounted for Hill’s 10th assist to go with 15 points, 10 rebounds and…

Two Auburn Players Skipping Senior Season to Enter NFL Draft

Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis and tailback Kamryn Pettway are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft. Both announced their decisions Wednesday on social media. Tailback Kerryon Johnson has also declared his plans to turn pro. Davis is a second-team Associated Press All-American who started all three seasons at Auburn, including as a true freshman. He is projected as…

ESPN President Resigning Due to Substance Abuse Problem

ESPN President John Skipper says he is resigning to take care of a substance abuse problem. The sports network says its former president, George Bodenheimer, will take over as acting head of the company for the next 90 days. Skipper says in a statement that he’s struggled for many years with substance addiction, giving no details of the specific problem….

SEC QB Transferring to Big Ten School Next Season

Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson says he will transfer to Michigan. Patterson made his commitment in a tweet on Monday after visiting the Ann Arbor, Michigan, campus last weekend . Patterson is recovering from a right knee injury that cost him the final month of last season, but he should be ready to compete in 2018. In seven games, Patterson passed…

ASU Removes Interim from Hill-Eley’s Title, Named School’s 29th Head Football Coach

Alabama State University and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced that the interim tag will be removed from Donald Hill-Eley Thursday afternoon, and he will become the 29th head coach in school history.   “Coach Hill-Eley is a veteran who has already proven his ability to provide the kind of leadership that is needed for the University’s football program,” said Alabama State…