Tagovailoa, No. 1 Alabama hosts No. 18 Mississippi State

Football 11/09/18, 09:01

No. 1 Alabama just dispatched its biggest division challenger, and now faces its closest rival.Geographically, at least.The Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 CFP) hosts No. 18 Mississippi State (6-3, 2-3) Saturday trying to extend a 10-game winning streak over the West Division rival from about 90 minutes ...

Week 11 Preview: Big Ten intrigue; RB 4 Heisman; UAB-elieve

Football 11/09/18, 04:16

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson are facing ranked foes this weekend, but the conventional wisdom is neither will be tested.The Crimson Tide, after running roughshod over LSU last week, returns home to face No. 18 Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. Alabama is a 25-point favorite. Later, the Tigers ...

Georgia tries to improve playoff hopes with win vs. Auburn

Football 11/08/18, 05:05

Here are some things to watch during Week 11 of the Southeastern Conference football season:GAME OF THE WEEKAuburn (No. 24 College Football Playoff) at No. 5 Georgia (No. 5 CFP): This rematch of last year's SEC championship game is important to Georgia's playoff hopes. If Georgia falls to Auburn for ...

SEC drama still lingers even with league title game set

Football 11/07/18, 13:22

The calendar has barely hit November and the Southeastern Conference championship game matchup is already set: Alabama will meet Georgia for the league title.It's the earliest in the season that both division winners have been decided since the league split into two groups in 1992.Both are trying to remain focused ...

Harper leads No. 11 Auburn to 101-58 win over South Alabama

Sports 11/07/18, 00:30

Jared Harper had 20 points, 13 assists and six 3-pointers to lead No. 11 Auburn to a 101-58 season-opening win over South Alabama on Tuesday night.Sporting their highest preseason ranking since 1999, the Tigers raced to a big early lead and kept adding to it. They had six players score ...

Update: Byrne re-elected in Alabama House District 1

U.S. 11/06/18, 23:23

The Latest on Election Day in Alabama (all times local): 9:23 p.m. Voters in the 1st District of southwestern Alabama have elected Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne to a third full term in office. The Fairhope resident defeated Democratic nominee Robert Kennedy Jr. of Mobile in balloting Tuesday. Byrne campaigned in part by advocating construction ...

Michigan up to 4th in CFP behind Alabama, Clemson, ND

Sports 11/06/18, 22:49

Michigan moved into the fourth spot of the College Football Playoff rankings, behind Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame.Georgia was next at five, followed by Oklahoma.The playoff picture cleared up after a weekend where several contenders asserted themselves. The top-four teams in the final rankings on Dec. 2 will play in ...

Mississippi State’s defense set to take on for No. 1 Alabama

Football 11/06/18, 18:05

Mississippi State's first-year coach Joe Moorhead has developed a routine during his weekly news conference: He introduces the next opponent and then talks in length about the matchup.This week's subject was No. 1 Alabama."Obviously, a lot of this goes without saying," Moorhead said with a hint of a grin. "But ...

All-America Watch: Sun Devils star WR; Alabama DT

Football 11/06/18, 13:36

The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The eighth All-America watch of the season features Arizona State's top target; Alabama's dominant defensive tackle and Boise State's quarterback, all on the verge ...

Georgia focused on team from Alabama _ Auburn, that is

Football 11/05/18, 19:04

The No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs are firmly focused on a team from Alabama.No, not the mighty Crimson Tide.After locking up a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game for the second year in a row, Georgia briefly celebrated but quickly turned its attention to Saturday night's game against Auburn, the ...

LSU’s Orgeron discusses ‘biggest day’ on the job

Football 11/05/18, 18:44

LSU coach Ed Orgeron proclaimed that Monday was his "biggest day" on the job since he took over the Les Miles in 2016.The coach expressed concerned about the psyche of his players after the dual blow of losing big at home to No. 1 Alabama and then hearing their own ...

No. 1 Alabama’s overshadowed defense pretty good, too

Football 11/05/18, 17:17

The offensive questions kept coming for Alabama coach Nick Saban at his latest news conference.Did you create such a different kind of offensive team by design? How has the offense evolved since the opener? Talk about the offensive line, the receivers.The top-ranked Crimson Tide still plays defense , too, if ...

Cutcliffe has Duke bowl eligible again

Football 11/04/18, 19:43

David Cutcliffe has turned Duke into postseason regular.The Blue Devils are bowl eligible for the sixth time in seven seasons after beating Miami on Saturday. This is Duke's 11th season under Cutcliffe. Before he arrived, Duke's last bowl appearance was during the 1994 season.Duke is one of 48 teams that ...

Alabama-LSU on CBS draws best TV rating of college season

Football 11/04/18, 13:42

CBS says Alabama-LSU in prime time Saturday drew the best overnight television rating for any college football game this season.The top-ranked Crimson Tide's 29-0 victory against the Tigers, who came into the game ranked No. 4 in the AP Top 25, earned a 6.7 rating. That was up 81 percent ...

Ivey touts experience, Maddox the need for change

Football 11/04/18, 13:18

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and challenger Walt Maddox agree the gubernatorial election is about choice.Ivey says the election is about keeping Alabama on the right track. Maddox frames it as a decision to break with the choices that have kept Alabama mired in the past.The race pits the 45-year-old Tuscaloosa ...

Tagovailoa, No. 1 Alabama roll past No. 4 LSU, 29-0

Football 11/03/18, 23:30

Tua Tagovailoa threw two touchdown passes and ran 44 yards for a score in his toughest test this season, Alabama's defense stifled No. 4 LSU, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide remained unbeaten with a 29-0 victory Saturday night.Tagovailoa took the field wearing a brace on right knee, threw his first ...

No. 1 Alabama expects toughest test yet at No. 4 LSU

Football 11/02/18, 11:09

As quarterback sensation Tua Tagovailoa tries to envision what awaits him and top-ranked Alabama at LSU's Tiger Stadium, he could use recent history as a guide.Even during this decade of dominance, the Crimson Tide hasn't so much thrived as survived at deafening Death Valley, where a crowd exceeding 102,000 is ...

Hurricane-tossed Gulf Coast braces for more rain, wind

U.S. 11/01/18, 22:52

Powerful storms are expected to continue Friday through a region still trying to recover from Hurricane Michael.Storms covered a wide area of the country reaching from beaches to the Great Lakes, but howling wind and driving rain threw a particular scare into the Florida Panhandle, which was ripped apart by ...

Prime-time matchup: Tua Tagovailoa takes on LSU secondary

Football 11/01/18, 12:09

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa has been one of the nation's most electric quarterbacks, flinging one touchdown pass after another without a single interception.Grant Delpit and the LSU defensive backs welcome the challenge."I think we match up well with them," the Tigers safety said. "We have the best DBs out there."In a ...

1 dead, thousands without power as storms hit Deep South

U.S. 11/01/18, 11:49

Storms moving through the Deep South with howling wind and pounding rain were blamed for at least one death and left nearly 110,000 homes and businesses without electricity early Thursday.At least two other people were sent to a hospital because of a possible tornado touchdown in Louisiana, and forecasters said ...

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