‘Bama’s Tagovailoa, LSU’s Orgeron among SEC best in 1st half

Football 10/17/18, 15:00

It's no surprise that top-ranked Alabama is once again the class of the Southeastern Conference halfway through the season. And considering his ample talent, the emergence of Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa as an offensive force could have been easily predicted.The rest of the SEC has produced a myriad of surprises, ...

In governor’s race, issues of age, health and forthrightness

Health 10/17/18, 14:52

Gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox's introductory television ad aimed to convey crucial details to voters. He described rebuilding tornado-ravaged Tuscaloosa as the city's mayor and called his politics "pro-life and pro Second Amendment." He also emphasized his age."I'm Walt Maddox. I'm 45 years old," Maddox said at the ad's start.In Alabama's ...

Update: Alabama trying to replace Collin Sexton

Basketball 10/17/18, 12:02

The Latest on Southeastern Conference media day (all times Eastern):11:50 a.m.Alabama has a tough task: The Crimson Tide need to replace point guard Collin Sexton, who led them back to the NCAA Tournament in his lone season in Tuscaloosa.Sexton declared for the NBA draft after his freshmen season and selected ...

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

Texas 10/17/18, 05:16

Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why.Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, ...

Midterms! Who’s hot so far in college football, CFP forecast

Football 10/16/18, 14:13

The midpoint of another season has arrived and the burning question is — yet again — can anybody beat Alabama?This is the third straight year the Crimson Tide has started the season No. 1 and ripped through its first seven games with little resistance. In 2016, the Tide outscored its ...

Tagovailoa one of 5 Alabama midseason All-Americans

Football 10/16/18, 12:15

Tua Tagovailoa and four of his Alabama teammates highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team.Tagovailoa, the prolific quarterback of the top-ranked Crimson Tide, has 21 touchdown passes and no interceptions without having to attempt a pass in the fourth quarter because Alabama has been so thoroughly dominant. The Tide is ...

Saban: Tagovailoa’s knee has improved, won’t miss practice

Football 10/15/18, 14:12

Alabama coach Nick Saban expects quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to practice Monday and play against Tennessee this week.Tagovailoa aggravated a sprained right knee in the third quarter against Missouri Saturday night and didn't return. Saban said Monday that Tagovailoa is "probably better this week than he was last week" and hasn't ...

Death sentence vacated for man who threw children off bridge

U.S. 10/15/18, 10:22

An Alabama man convicted of killing four children by throwing them off a bridge had his death sentence reduced by a judge Monday to life imprisonment, after tests showed the man had an IQ of 51.The state attorney general's office and defense lawyers jointly asked the judge to change Lam ...

STAT WATCH: Alabama hits midway point atop offensive charts

Florida 10/15/18, 03:22

Alabama leads two of the four major offensive categories, Darrell Henderson of Memphis has overtaken Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor in rushing and Washington State's Gardner Minshew is the only quarterback averaging more than 400 yards pass per game as the college football season enters its second half.The Crimson Tide have scored ...

College Football Poll: LSU back to No. 5; Michigan to 6th

Football 10/14/18, 14:23

After four of the top eight teams lost, The Associated Press college football poll had a new look behind No. 1 Alabama, with Ohio State reaching No. 2, LSU jumping back to No. 5 and Michigan moving into the top 10 for the first time this season.The Crimson Tide received ...

Tagovailoa, No. 1 Alabama race past Missouri 39-10

Football 10/13/18, 22:54

Tua Tagovailoa passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns before leaving with an injury in No. 1 Alabama's 39-10 victory over Missouri on Saturday night.The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) shrugged off another would-be challenger in the league, but got a scare when the star quarterback went down after ...

Alabama’s Tagovailoa hurt in Missouri game

Football 10/13/18, 21:41

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was being checked out on the sideline after getting hurt on a run.Tagovailoa stayed on the ground for a while after sliding at the end of a run in the third quarter of the top-ranked Crimson Tide's game Saturday night against Missouri.He trotted off the field ...

Tua vs. Drew: Star QBs share stage for Missouri-Alabama

Football 10/12/18, 14:14

It's the Southeastern Conference's top young gun versus the elder statesman.No. 1 Alabama's quarterback Tua Tagovailoa , the high-flying sophomore star, takes on Missouri and its own prolific passer Drew Lock Saturday night.It's an intriguing matchup of talented quarterbacks in a game where the so far unchallenged Crimson Tide (6-0, ...

No 21 Auburn tries to rebound against Tennessee

Football 10/12/18, 10:34

Circumstances have changed significantly since the last time Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt matched his defense against Gus Malzahn and Auburn's offense.The Volunteers and 21st-ranked Tigers face off Saturday with each nursing more humble aspirations than national and Southeastern Conference championships.Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 SEC) is seeking a breakthrough league win under Pruitt, ...

Tennessee tries to end 15-game losing skid against SEC West

Football 10/11/18, 15:45

Facing the Southeastern Conference Western Division brings out the worst in Tennessee.The Volunteers have lost 15 straight games to the SEC West. Tennessee's last win against a Western Division opponent was a 52-14 trouncing of Mississippi in 2010.Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 SEC) is looking to end the skid as the Vols ...

Missouri faces uphill battle after South Carolina loss

Football 10/11/18, 12:49

Missouri led South Carolina by two possessions heading into halftime and the Tigers were about to get the ball back to start the second half on the road.Nothing went according to plan the rest of the way.Through a downpour in Columbia, South Carolina, Missouri's talented offense slipped and made mistakes. ...

No. 2 Georgia gets tough test at No. 13 LSU in SEC matchup

Football 10/11/18, 04:08

Here are a few things to watch in Week 7 of the Southeastern Conference football season:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU: Georgia might be in for its toughest game so far this season when it travels to face LSU in Death Valley. The Bulldogs have coasted ...

No. 13 LSU ‘humbled’ entering pivotal stretch

Football 10/08/18, 18:09

LSU running back Nick Brossette describes the 13th-ranked Tigers as a "humbled" team heading into a highly anticipated clash with No. 2 Georgia in Death Valley this weekend.Brossette said the onus is on senior leaders like him to ensure the team channels its newfound humility in a constructive way following ...

Take your seats, ‘Bama fans, or you might miss a touchdown

Football 10/08/18, 16:34

Alabama fans can't take their time getting settled in for the start of games.They might miss a touchdown, or two or three.The top-ranked Crimson Tide has wasted no time pouncing on opponents this season, jumping out to big leads that have effectively taken away any drama about the outcome."Whenever we ...

Saban: Alabama CB Diggs out indefinitely with broken foot

Football 10/08/18, 14:47

Alabama coach Nick Saban says cornerback Trevon Diggs is out indefinitely with a broken foot.Saban said Monday that Diggs was injured Saturday during the game against Arkansas. The coach says he didn't know about the injury until after an MRI on Sunday.Saban didn't say who will replace Diggs in the ...

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