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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….

Alabama Freshman QB Arrested on DUI Charges

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)- Alabama reserve freshman quarterback Mac Jones was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence, according to a statement from the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s office. Jones was involved in a two car accident on 10th Ave. and Bryant Dr. Officers had Jones perform a field sobriety test and he was arrested shortly thereafter. Jones was also…

Lady Hornets Volleyball Handle Business Against In-State Rival Alabama A&M

The regular season Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champion Alabama State kept their conference winning streak alive with a 3-0 (25-20,25-11,25-20) victory over Alabama A&M Thursday night at Lockhart Gymnasium.   Alabama State (24-9, 17-0 SWAC) pushed their streak to 38 consecutive conference wins, with their last loss in conference play coming at the 2015 SWAC championship against Jackson State. The…

Auburn Basketball Players Suspended Indefinitely Amid FBI Investigation

1/3Danjel Purifoy Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Austin Wiley Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Chuck Person Show Caption Hide Caption Auburn will hold out sophomores Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy indefinitely in connection with a federal investigation into associate head coach Chuck Person. Auburn Athletics Department released following the following statement regarding the suspension of two star players: “To avoid any potential…

ASU Announces Changes to the 94th Turkey Day Classic

The Alabama State University University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced a change to the schedule involving the 94th annual Turkey Day Classic at ASU Stadium.   After Cheyney University, the original opponent, pulled out of the game due to financial difficulties at the university, Alabama State turned to a familiar foe to fill the gap for the contest – Edward…

ASU Volleyball Wins 37th Straight Game, Claims 3rd Straight SWAC Regular Season Title

The Alabama State University volleyball won their 37th consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) match Monday night over Alcorn State 3-0 (25-10,25-8,25-18), and in the process claimed the regular season conference championship with three conference matches remaining.   Alabama State (23-9, 16-0 SWAC) used a total team effort with 30 kills, and held Alcorn State to just 14 kills and a…