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Alabama stays undefeated in SEC play vs Arkansas

TUSCALOSSA, Ala. — — John Petty Jr. made five 3-pointers and set an Alabama program record, and finished with 17 points as the Crimson Tide routed Arkansas 90-59 on Saturday. Alabama (11-3, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) has won seven straight, its longest win streak since opening the 2011-12 season. Six-straight SEC victories is also its best since winning eight consecutive games…

Alabama dominates Kentucky to keep top spot in SEC

LEXINGTON, Ky. — — John Petty Jr. scored 23 points, including four of Alabama’s 14 3-pointers, Jaden Shackleford added 18 points and Alabama never trailed Kentucky to earn an 85-65 rout Tuesday night in a matchup of the Southeastern Conference’s top two unbeaten teams. The Crimson Tide (10-3, 5-0 SEC) won their fifth consecutive game to remain atop the conference….

Unstoppable Tide: Alabama routs Ohio St for national title

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — No. 1 Alabama has won the national championship game, 52-24 against No. 3 Ohio State. It was the final game of a season played entireply in a pandemic. Alabama went 13-0 as coach Nick Saban won his seventh national championship and sixth as coach of the Crimson Tide, all in the last 12 years. Justin…

Alabama prevails despite Cooper’s 26-point debut for Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Joshua Primo scored a career-high 22 points, Jordan Bruner added a season-high 20 and first-place Alabama edged last-place Auburn 94-90 despite a strong debut by freshman point guard Sharife Cooper. Cooper, a five-star recruit, was cleared to play before the game after the NCAA completed a prolonged inquiry into his eligibility. He finished with 26 points…

Texas fires Herman after 4 seasons, hires Tide OC Sarkisian

Alabama offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian  (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt) Texas has hired Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian as the Longhorns new coach. The move comes just a few hours after Texas announced the firing of Tom Herman after four seasons with no Big 12 championships. Sarkisian is the architect of a Crimson Tide offense that has produced two Heisman Trophy finalists…

Roll Tide! No. 1 Alabama beats Notre Dame 31-14 in Rose Bowl

Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) hurdles Notre Dame cornerback Nick McCloud (4) as he carries the ball for a long gain in the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) Alabama is rolling into another College Football Playoff championship game. DeVonta Smith caught three of fellow…

Tide’s DeVonta Smith the 1st WR to win AP Player of the Year

DeVonta Smith of Alabama is The Associated Press college football player of the year. He is the first wide receiver to win the award since it was established in 1998. Smith received 26 first-place votes and 114 points to finish ahead of his teammate and quarterback, Mac Jones. Jones received nine first-place votes and 67 points. They are the first…

AP Source: Auburn finalizing deal with Boise State’s Harsin

Bryan Harsin/Source: Boise State Athletics Auburn and Boise State’s Bryan Harsin are finalizing an agreement for him to become the Tigers’ head coach. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Harsin and Auburn were in the final stages of a deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because negotiations were not complete. The 44-year-old…

Gus Malzahn is out as Auburn’s Head Coach

AUBURN, Ala.—Auburn Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced Sunday a leadership change for Auburn football as Gus Malzahn will no longer direct the program. Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will serve as interim head coach. In eight years, Malzahn compiled a 68-35 record including a 39-27 mark in Southeastern Conference play. He led the program to an SEC Championship and BCS…

Nix leads Auburn over Mississippi State 24-10

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Bo Nix threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Auburn to a 24-10 victory over Mississippi State in its final regular season game of the year. Auburn put only field goals on the board in each of the game’s first three quarters, but Nix connected with Seth Williams early in the fourth to…