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Alabama Defensive Coordinator Named New Head Coach of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee has hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its head coach, capping a tumultuous search that cost an athletic director his job as the Volunteers attempt to recover from one of their most disappointing seasons. The school scheduled a news conference for 6:05 p.m. Thursday to introduce Pruitt. Pruitt’s hiring comes six days after former…

Alabama Ranked #4 in Final CFB Playoff Ranking, Faces Clemson in Semifinals

Alabama is in. The Crimson Tide got the nod over Ohio State and will play Clemson in the College Football Playoff on Jan. 1, likely in the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma and Georgia will meet in the other semifinal – probably the Rose Bowl – on New Year’s Day. Tide or Buckeyes was the question facing the selection committee, the toughest…

SEC Media Days 2018 Moving to Atlanta

The 2018 SEC Media Days will be held in Atlanta. The event was previously held in the Birmingham-Hoover area. This will be the first time in 33 years that the event will not be held in the Birmingham area.  

Ole Miss Gets Two-Year Bowl Ban, Loss of Scholarships Following Sanctions

The seemingly never-ending  investigation by the NCAA into Ole Miss athletics is finally over — and the football program took the brunt of the penalties. The NCAA will officially announce its sanctions later Friday, but reports from SBNation and ESPN note that the school will receive four years probation, a two-year total bowl ban (one additional year from what has already been self-imposed) and see a…

No. 6 Auburn Holds Off No. 1 Alabama, 26-14 in Iron Bowl

Tigers Win First Iron Bowl Since 2013-2014 Season

The 82nd edition of the Iron Bowl did not disappoint for Auburn fans as the Tigers defeated top ranked Alabama, 26-14. Tigers quarterback Jarrett Stidham exemplified moments of excellence throwing for 237 yards on 21-of-28 attempts, while also adding 51 yards off 12 carries and one rushing score. Kerryon Johnson kept the chains moving on the ground for Auburn as…

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…