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Auburn scores commit from WR Nate Craig

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Nate Craig didn't want to wait. One of the top recruits of the class of 2016 committed to Auburn on Monday night, announcing his choice on Twitter. I will be taking my talents to Auburn University!?????? #WDE pic.twitter.com/8lSreVGBJf -- NITRO (@NitroNate9) July 22, 2014 The 6-foot-3, 205 pound Craig is a 5-star prospect according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He had over 500 yards receiving and 16 total touchdowns at Pasco High School (Tampa, Fla.) last season. He transferred to T...

Alabama sits atop SEC preseason predictions

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The media has picked Alabama to win the SEC Championship again. The Crimson Tide got more than twice as many votes as Auburn to win the league in the media poll.

Nick Marshall preseason SEC pick, Tide have nine first team selections

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Auburn's Nick Marshall didn't attend SEC Media Days but is front and center in the preseason predictions.

ESPY Awards 2014: Auburn wins Best Play, Best Game for 2013 Iron Bowl thriller

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The best game was the Iron Bowl matchup between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Auburn, with the Tigers winning 34-28 on the final play to spoil the Tide's BCS hopes.

SEC Media Days 2014: Malzahn says QB Marshall 'embarrassed' after ticket for marijuana possession Video included

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Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says Nick Marshall will "suffer the consequences" but declined to elaborate on the punishment the quarterback will face after he was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana following a traffic stop in Georgia.

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  • SEC Media Days 2014: List of preseason All-SEC teams, predicted finishes

    SEC Media Days 2014: List of preseason All-SEC teams, predicted finishes

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:49:09 GMT
    A list of the preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams and predicted finishes selected by media covering the league with total points out of 293 voters:More >>
    A list of the preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams and predicted finishes selected by media covering the league with total points out of 293 voters:
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  • Alabama, Auburn, UAB represented on Biletnikoff Award list

    Alabama, Auburn, UAB represented on Biletnikoff Award list

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:25:52 GMT
    Alabama, Auburn and UAB will go into the 2014 season in good hands. All three programs have a player on the watch list for the Fred Biletnikoff Award.More >>
    Alabama, Auburn and UAB will go into the 2014 season in good hands. All three programs have a player on the watch list for the Fred Biletnikoff Award.
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  • Oakland A's Josh Donaldson hits four home runs in Derby

    Oakland A's Josh Donaldson hits four home runs in Derby

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-07-15 03:19:51 GMT
    Josh Donaldson wasn't the last slugger standing but the A's third baseman made an impact at Major League Home Run Derby at Target Field in Minnesota. Donaldson hit four home runs before he was eliminated in a "swing off" by Oakland teammate Yoenis Cespedes. Both players hit three home runs in the first round of the Home Run Derby, and Cespedes beat Donaldson 2-1 in the tie-breaker. Donaldson's home runs travelledMore >>
    Josh Donaldson wasn't the last slugger standing but the A's third baseman made an impact at Major League Home Run Derby at Target Field in Minnesota. Donaldson hit four home runs before he was eliminated in a "swing off" by Oakland teammate Yoenis Cespedes. Both players hit three home runs in the first round of the Home Run Derby, and Cespedes beat Donaldson 2-1 in the tie-breaker. Donaldson's home runs travelledMore >>
  • Alabama, Auburn, UAB players on Lombardi Award watch list radar

    Alabama, Auburn, UAB players on Lombardi Award watch list radar

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:16:22 GMT
    College football released it's latest award watch list, complete with many of same names Auburn and Alabama fans are used to hearing.More >>
    College football released it's latest award watch list, complete with many of same names Auburn and Alabama fans are used to hearing.
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  • Alabama, Auburn linebackers named to Butkus Award watch list

    Alabama, Auburn linebackers named to Butkus Award watch list

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:43:23 GMT
    Alabama's Trey DePriest and Reggie Ragland, and Auburn's Kris Frost carry the weight of expectations into the 2014 season. All three are on the watch list for the Dick Butkus Award, given to the top linebacker in college football.More >>
    Alabama's Trey DePriest and Reggie Ragland, and Auburn's Kris Frost carry the weight of expectations into the 2014 season. All three are on the watch list for the Dick Butkus Award, given to the top linebacker in college football.
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  • Auburn's Nick Marshall cited for marijuana possession during traffic stop in Georgia

    Auburn's Nick Marshall cited for marijuana possession during traffic stop in Georgia

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:21:21 GMT
    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was cited but not arrested for possession of marijuana this afternoon in Reynolds, Georgia. Reynolds Police reportedly found less than an ounce of marijuana during a traffic stop at 12:48 p.m. The vehicle was pulled over on a possible window tinting violation.Auburn has yet to comment on the story. Marshall is scheduled to attend SEC Media Days next week. The Tigers will be the first school to speak at the event, which begins on Monday.More >>
    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was cited but not arrested for possession of marijuana this afternoon in Reynolds, Georgia. Reynolds Police reportedly found less than an ounce of marijuana during a traffic stop at 12:48 p.m. The vehicle was pulled over on a possible window tinting violation.Auburn has yet to comment on the story. Marshall is scheduled to attend SEC Media Days next week. The Tigers will be the first school to speak at the event, which begins on Monday.More >>
  • Auburn's Chris Davis signs autographs to raise money for fan battling rare form of epilepsy

    Auburn's Chris Davis signs autographs to raise money for fan battling rare form of epilepsy

    Saturday, July 12 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-12 21:24:41 GMT
    We all have our sports heroes; players we've watched from afar do great things on the field. And sometimes they do great things off it as well ... Which makes them more than just sports heroes. It makes them good people.More >>
    We all have our sports heroes; players we've watched from afar do great things on the field. And sometimes they do great things off it as well ... Which makes them more than just sports heroes. It makes them good people.
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  • Auburn, Alabama on Outland Trophy watch list

    Auburn, Alabama on Outland Trophy watch list

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:41:16 GMT
    If the race for the Outland Trophy is a numbers game, Alabama and Auburn are out in front. Both the Tide and Tigers have three players on the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy, for the top interior lineman in college football. Auburn center Reese Dismukes, guard Alex Kozan and defensive tackle Gabe Wright made the initial watch list cut along with Alabama center Ryan Kelly, guard Arie Kouandjio and defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson.South Carolina, Texas AM, Florida State and Oregon ...More >>
    If the race for the Outland Trophy is a numbers game, Alabama and Auburn are out in front. Both the Tide and Tigers have three players on the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy, for the top interior lineman in college football. Auburn center Reese Dismukes, guard Alex Kozan and defensive tackle Gabe Wright made the initial watch list cut along with Alabama center Ryan Kelly, guard Arie Kouandjio and defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson.South Carolina, Texas AM, Florida State and Oregon ...More >>
  • Nick Marshall headlines Auburn players at SEC Media Days

    Nick Marshall headlines Auburn players at SEC Media Days

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:41:28 GMT
    Auburn's Nick Marshall, Reese Dismukes and Gabe Wright will join head coach Gus Malzahn at next week's SEC Media Days. Each of the Tigers player picks are going into their senior seasons.Marshall had a hand in 26 touchdowns last season. He passed for 1,976 yards and ran for 1,068 yards in his first season at Auburn. Dismukes is a candidate for the Rimington Trophy for the third consecutive year. The Award goes to the top center in college football.He was an first team All-SEC selection last s...More >>
    Auburn's Nick Marshall, Reese Dismukes and Gabe Wright will join head coach Gus Malzahn at next week's SEC Media Days. Each of the Tigers player picks are going into their senior seasons.Marshall had a hand in 26 touchdowns last season. He passed for 1,976 yards and ran for 1,068 yards in his first season at Auburn. Dismukes is a candidate for the Rimington Trophy for the third consecutive year. The Award goes to the top center in college football.He was an first team All-SEC selection last s...More >>
  • Alabama, Auburn, UAB represented on Mackey Award watch list

    Alabama, Auburn, UAB represented on Mackey Award watch list

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-09 00:40:33 GMT
    Alabama's O.J. Howard, Auburn's C.J. Uzomah and UAB's Kennard Backman are on the watch list for the John Mackey Award, which goes to the nation's top tight end.More >>
    Alabama's O.J. Howard, Auburn's C.J. Uzomah and UAB's Kennard Backman are on the watch list for the John Mackey Award, which goes to the nation's top tight end.
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  • Alabama, Auburn, UAB, JSU represented on college football watch lists

    Alabama, Auburn, UAB, JSU represented on college football watch lists

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:15:11 GMT
    Alabama, Auburn and UAB will carry star power into the 2014 season.The top college football awards will release their preseason watch-lists this week and many of the names will be familiar to fans.Alabama defensive back and return man Christion Jones and UAB receiver and return man J.J. Nelson are on the Paul Hornung Award watch list, presented to the most versatile player in major college football.Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker, running backs Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon, and receiver Amar...More >>
    Alabama, Auburn and UAB will carry star power into the 2014 season.The top college football awards will release their preseason watch-lists this week and many of the names will be familiar to fans.Alabama defensive back and return man Christion Jones and UAB receiver and return man J.J. Nelson are on the Paul Hornung Award watch list, presented to the most versatile player in major college football.Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker, running backs Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon, and receiver Amar...More >>
  • Auburn's Sammie Coates top list of college football 'freaks'

    Auburn's Sammie Coates top list of college football 'freaks'

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:12:59 GMT
    Sammie Coates 'freakish' football ability is being celebrated. Auburn's junior wide receiver tops FoxSports.com's list of college football 'freaks'. Bruce Feldman is the architect of the list, which highlights the 20 players who bring a "wow" factor to the field or weight room.Coates led college football in yards per catch last season (21.5 ypc) and he averaged 54 yards on each of his seven touchdowns.More >>
    Sammie Coates 'freakish' football ability is being celebrated. Auburn's junior wide receiver tops FoxSports.com's list of college football 'freaks'. Bruce Feldman is the architect of the list, which highlights the 20 players who bring a "wow" factor to the field or weight room.Coates led college football in yards per catch last season (21.5 ypc) and he averaged 54 yards on each of his seven touchdowns.More >>
  • Hundreds honor Philip Lutzenkirchen at memorial service, vigil in Georgia

    Hundreds honor Philip Lutzenkirchen at memorial service, vigil in Georgia

    Thursday, July 3 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-07-03 04:15:16 GMT
    Several hundred mourners attended Philip Lutzenkirchen's public memorial service and candlelight vigil Wednesday night, nearly filling the bleachers on one side of his old high school stadium less than four days after the popular former Auburn player's death.More >>
    Several hundred mourners attended Philip Lutzenkirchen's public memorial service and candlelight vigil Wednesday night, nearly filling the bleachers on one side of his old high school stadium less than four days after the popular former Auburn player's death.
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  • Former Auburn QB Cam Newton shares epitaph for Philip Lutzenkirchen on social media

    Former Auburn QB Cam Newton shares epitaph for Philip Lutzenkirchen on social media

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-02 22:54:07 GMT
    Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton posted a touching epitaph Wednesday for his former teammate, Philip Lutzenkirchen, who died in a single-vehicle crash in Georgia Sunday morning. Newton, who played alongside "Lutz" during the Tigers' 2010 BCS National Championship season, started his tribute by urging others to be more forgiving in life and help those who are struggling. He went on to say No. 43 was "truly an AUburn Man!" before concluding with the hashtag "#GONEbutNEVERforgotten."A memo...More >>
    Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton posted a touching epitaph Wednesday for his former teammate, Philip Lutzenkirchen, who died in a single-vehicle crash in Georgia Sunday morning. Newton, who played alongside "Lutz" during the Tigers' 2010 BCS National Championship season, started his tribute by urging others to be more forgiving in life and help those who are struggling. He went on to say No. 43 was "truly an AUburn Man!" before concluding with the hashtag "#GONEbutNEVERforgotten."A memo...More >>
  • Auburn announces fan day schedule

    Auburn announces fan day schedule

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-07-02 02:25:09 GMT
    Auburn has scheduled it's fan day for Aug. 10 at Auburn Arena.Gus Malzahn and the football team will sign autographs from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. Cheerleaders, the Tiger Paws, and the soccer and volleyball teams will also sign autographs. Fans are only be allowed to bring one item to be signed but the school will provide a free poster and schedule cards.Auburn, the defending SEC Champions, open the season at home against Arkansas on Aug. 30.Autograph Procedure To access the 2014 Auburn football...More >>
    Auburn has scheduled it's fan day for Aug. 10 at Auburn Arena.Gus Malzahn and the football team will sign autographs from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. Cheerleaders, the Tiger Paws, and the soccer and volleyball teams will also sign autographs. Fans are only be allowed to bring one item to be signed but the school will provide a free poster and schedule cards.Auburn, the defending SEC Champions, open the season at home against Arkansas on Aug. 30.Autograph Procedure To access the 2014 Auburn football...More >>
  • Police report: Alcohol suspected in crash that killed former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen

    Police report: Alcohol suspected in crash that killed former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-01 16:32:18 GMT
    Georgia state police say in a report that alcohol use is suspected in a one-car crash that claimed the lives of an Atlanta man who was driving and a former Auburn University football player who was a passenger.More >>
    Georgia state police say in a report that alcohol use is suspected in a one-car crash that claimed the lives of an Atlanta man who was driving and a former Auburn University football player who was a passenger.
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  • Memorial and funeral services planned for Philip Lutzenkirchen

    Memorial and funeral services planned for Philip Lutzenkirchen

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-01 16:13:04 GMT
    A memorial service for former Auburn player Philip Lutzenkirchen will be held Wednesday afternoon at Lassiter High School in Marrietta, Ga. The service is scheduled to be held from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the schools football stadium.Lutzenkirchen was killed in a car crash Sunday morning in western Georgia. Authorities say the 23-year-old was a passenger in a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe and was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned several times near LaGrange, Ga.The driver of the vehicle, for...More >>
    A memorial service for former Auburn player Philip Lutzenkirchen will be held Wednesday afternoon at Lassiter High School in Marrietta, Ga. The service is scheduled to be held from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the schools football stadium.Lutzenkirchen was killed in a car crash Sunday morning in western Georgia. Authorities say the 23-year-old was a passenger in a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe and was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned several times near LaGrange, Ga.The driver of the vehicle, for...More >>
  • Auburn's Keegan Thompson named Freshman All-American by Baseball America

    Auburn's Keegan Thompson named Freshman All-American by Baseball America

    Monday, June 30 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-06-30 21:23:54 GMT
    Keegan Thompson has his second All-American honor of the offseason. Auburn's pitcher/infielder was named a first-team Freshman All-American by Baseball America. He received the same honor from Collegiate Baseball.Thompson started 12 games last season and went 5-3 with a 2.01 ERA in 89.2 innings pitched. The right-hander led the team with 73 strikeouts.Vanderbilt outfielder Bryan Reynolds and Florida pitcher Logan Shore are other SEC players named Freshman All-Americans by Baseball America.More >>
    Keegan Thompson has his second All-American honor of the offseason. Auburn's pitcher/infielder was named a first-team Freshman All-American by Baseball America. He received the same honor from Collegiate Baseball.Thompson started 12 games last season and went 5-3 with a 2.01 ERA in 89.2 innings pitched. The right-hander led the team with 73 strikeouts.Vanderbilt outfielder Bryan Reynolds and Florida pitcher Logan Shore are other SEC players named Freshman All-Americans by Baseball America.More >>
  • Former Auburn football player killed in Georgia crash

    Former Auburn football player killed in Georgia crash

    Monday, June 30 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-06-30 11:32:29 GMT
    Philip Lutzenkirchen at Pro Day in 2013 (abc3340.com)Philip Lutzenkirchen at Pro Day in 2013 (abc3340.com)
    Georgia state police say a former Auburn University tight end has died in a one-car crash in western Georgia. Authorities say 23-year-old Philip Lutzenkirchen was ejected from a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe when it overturned several times near LaGrange, Georgia early Sunday morning.More >>
    Georgia state police say a former Auburn University tight end has died in a one-car crash in western Georgia. Authorities say 23-year-old Philip Lutzenkirchen was ejected from a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe when it overturned several times near LaGrange, Georgia early Sunday morning.More >>
  • Auburn's Jonathan Mincy arrested for marijuana possession

    Auburn's Jonathan Mincy arrested for marijuana possession

    Saturday, June 28 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-06-28 21:17:55 GMT
    Auburn defensive back Jonathon Mincy has been charged with second-degree possession of marijuana.More >>
    Auburn defensive back Jonathon Mincy has been charged with second-degree possession of marijuana.More >>
  • Southside High OL Tyler Carr commits to Auburn over Alabama

    Southside High OL Tyler Carr commits to Auburn over Alabama

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-06-24 21:27:30 GMT
    Auburn won another in-state recruiting battle. Four-star offensive lineman Tyler Carr of Southside High School in Gadsden verbally committed to Auburn over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and a host of other SEC schools.More >>
    Auburn won another in-state recruiting battle. Four-star offensive lineman Tyler Carr of Southside High School in Gadsden verbally committed to Auburn over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and a host of other SEC schools.More >>
  • Auburn University: War Eagle VI, 1st eagle to fly free in Jordan-Hare Stadium, has died at age 34

    Auburn University: War Eagle VI, 1st eagle to fly free in Jordan-Hare Stadium, has died at age 34

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-06-19 02:19:32 GMT
    Famed golden eagle Tiger, a symbol of the Auburn University spirit for nearly 30 years, died June 18, 2014. At 34, she was believed to be among the oldest golden eagles in captivity.More >>
    Famed golden eagle Tiger, a symbol of the Auburn University spirit for nearly 30 years, died June 18, 2014. At 34, she was believed to be among the oldest golden eagles in captivity.More >>
  • Auburn basketball's Dion Wade undergoes successful knee surgery

    Auburn basketball's Dion Wade undergoes successful knee surgery

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-06-18 22:22:42 GMT
    Auburn's Dion Wade is on the road to recovery.The school announced that Wade underwent successful surgery on his knee and is expected to make a full recovery. The extent of the injury and how it occurred is not clear.The 6-foot-5, 170-pound Wade averaged 3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11 minutes a game last season. His strongest SEC performance came against South Carolina in late February, when he had nine points and four rebounds in a win at Auburn Arena.More >>
    Auburn's Dion Wade is on the road to recovery.The school announced that Wade underwent successful surgery on his knee and is expected to make a full recovery. The extent of the injury and how it occurred is not clear.The 6-foot-5, 170-pound Wade averaged 3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11 minutes a game last season. His strongest SEC performance came against South Carolina in late February, when he had nine points and four rebounds in a win at Auburn Arena.More >>
  • Dismissed Georgia safety Tray Matthews tweets he's transferring to Auburn

    Dismissed Georgia safety Tray Matthews tweets he's transferring to Auburn

    Saturday, June 14 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-06-15 00:22:18 GMT
    Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews says he is transferring to Auburn. Matthews made the announcement on his Twitter account Saturday.More >>
    Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews says he is transferring to Auburn. Matthews made the announcement on his Twitter account Saturday.
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  • Report: Auburn hires N.C. State's Tom Holliday to be pitching coach

    Report: Auburn hires N.C. State's Tom Holliday to be pitching coach

    Friday, June 13 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-06-13 22:48:32 GMT
    North Carolina State associate head coach and pitching coach Tom Holliday will reportedly join Sunny Golloway's staff at Auburn.Holliday will serve in the same capacity that he did at N.C. State, according to the Herald-Standard newsource.Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA was the first to report the hire earlier this week.Holliday, who is the father of St. Louis Cardinals outfield Matt Holliday, has spent the last seven seasons at N.C. State. He's also been an assistant at Miami, Arizona, Ok...More >>
    North Carolina State associate head coach and pitching coach Tom Holliday will reportedly join Sunny Golloway's staff at Auburn.Holliday will serve in the same capacity that he did at N.C. State, according to the Herald-Standard newsource.Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA was the first to report the hire earlier this week.Holliday, who is the father of St. Louis Cardinals outfield Matt Holliday, has spent the last seven seasons at N.C. State. He's also been an assistant at Miami, Arizona, Ok...More >>
  • Auburn's Reese Dismukes named one of Mel Kiper's top 2015 center prospects

    Auburn's Reese Dismukes named one of Mel Kiper's top 2015 center prospects

    Friday, June 13 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-06-13 22:15:56 GMT
    Reese Dismukes draft prospects seem to be on the rise.ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Dismukes as his second-best senior center prospect for the 2015 NFL draft. Kiper thinks Dismukes experience will help him as much as his physical tools. Auburn's center has already started 37 college games.Kiper lists Oregon's Hroniss Grasu as his top senior center prospect.If Kiper's assessment holds true, Dismukes will likely be an early pick in next year's draft. Three centers were selected in the first three roun...More >>
    Reese Dismukes draft prospects seem to be on the rise.ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Dismukes as his second-best senior center prospect for the 2015 NFL draft. Kiper thinks Dismukes experience will help him as much as his physical tools. Auburn's center has already started 37 college games.Kiper lists Oregon's Hroniss Grasu as his top senior center prospect.If Kiper's assessment holds true, Dismukes will likely be an early pick in next year's draft. Three centers were selected in the first three roun...More >>
  • Auburn AD Jay Jacobs: 'There's no place for contentment'

    Auburn AD Jay Jacobs: 'There's no place for contentment'

    Friday, June 13 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-06-13 17:41:07 GMT
    Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs watched the football team enjoy a "magical season" in coach Gus Malzahn's debut and emerge as a likely preseason Top-10 pick this fall.More >>
    Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs watched the football team enjoy a "magical season" in coach Gus Malzahn's debut and emerge as a likely preseason Top-10 pick this fall.
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  • Ameer Abdullah named Mel Kiper's top senior running back prospect

    Ameer Abdullah named Mel Kiper's top senior running back prospect

    Thursday, June 12 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-06-12 04:32:52 GMT
    Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, a former standout athlete at Homewood High School in Birmingham, has been billed as the top senior running back prospect in college football by ESPN's Mel Kiper.More >>
    Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, a former standout athlete at Homewood High School in Birmingham, has been billed as the top senior running back prospect in college football by ESPN's Mel Kiper. More >>
  • Auburn basketball scores with commitment from Antoine Mason, nation's top returning scorer

    Auburn basketball scores with commitment from Antoine Mason, nation's top returning scorer

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-06-11 23:14:13 GMT
    Antoine Mason will transfer to Auburn for his final season of college basketball.More >>
    Antoine Mason will transfer to Auburn for his final season of college basketball.More >>
  • Photos: NFL rookies in new team uniforms at NFLPA's Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles

    Photos: NFL rookies in new team uniforms at NFLPA's Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles

    Saturday, May 31 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-06-01 03:18:29 GMT
    Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron poses for a picture in his new Cincinnati Bengals' uniform at the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles, Calif. (AJ McCarron/Twitter)Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron poses for a picture in his new Cincinnati Bengals' uniform at the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles, Calif. (AJ McCarron/Twitter)
    A couple of former Alabama and Auburn players have new jersey numbers as they prepare to begin their pro careers in the NFL.
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    A couple of former Alabama and Auburn players have new jersey numbers as they prepare to begin their pro careers in the NFL.

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  • UAB gets commitment from JUCO receiver/returner

    UAB gets commitment from JUCO receiver/returner

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:17:31 GMT
    Alex Byers is set to return to his southeast roots. The junior college wide receiver and return man committed to UAB. He's the ninth member of the Blazers 2015 recruiting class.More >>
    Alex Byers is set to return to his southeast roots. The junior college wide receiver and return man committed to UAB. He's the ninth member of the Blazers 2015 recruiting class.More >>
  • Alabama, Auburn, UAB represented on Biletnikoff Award list

    Alabama, Auburn, UAB represented on Biletnikoff Award list

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:25:52 GMT
    Alabama, Auburn and UAB will go into the 2014 season in good hands. All three programs have a player on the watch list for the Fred Biletnikoff Award.More >>
    Alabama, Auburn and UAB will go into the 2014 season in good hands. All three programs have a player on the watch list for the Fred Biletnikoff Award.
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  • Alabama, Auburn, UAB players on Lombardi Award watch list radar

    Alabama, Auburn, UAB players on Lombardi Award watch list radar

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:16:22 GMT
    College football released it's latest award watch list, complete with many of same names Auburn and Alabama fans are used to hearing.More >>
    College football released it's latest award watch list, complete with many of same names Auburn and Alabama fans are used to hearing.
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  • Alabama State, Southern favorites in SWAC

    Alabama State, Southern favorites in SWAC

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:11:55 GMT
    Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Southern and Alabama State are the favorites to win their divisions.More >>
    Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Southern and Alabama State are the favorites to win their divisions.
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  • JSU football picked by media to win OVC championship

    JSU football picked by media to win OVC championship

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:08:13 GMT
    Jacksonville State is picked to win the Ohio Valley Conference championship by media covering the league.More >>
    Jacksonville State is picked to win the Ohio Valley Conference championship by media covering the league.
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  • JSU running back Troymaine Pope wounded by gunfire outside AJ's Sunset Grill in Anniston

    JSU running back Troymaine Pope wounded by gunfire outside AJ's Sunset Grill in Anniston

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-09 00:57:24 GMT
    ANNISTON, Alabama -- Anniston police are investigating a shooting outside a local bar that wounded Jacksonville State running back Troymaine Pope. Pope, 20, suffered a gunshot wound to his right bicep while trying to run for safety after gunfire erupted in the parking lot of AJ's Sunset Grill around 5:20 a.m. Sunday. The injury was non-life threatening, police said. Pope, an Anniston High School product, is preparing for his sophomore season with the Gamecocks. He played in seven games in 201...More >>
    ANNISTON, Alabama -- Anniston police are investigating a shooting outside a local bar that wounded Jacksonville State running back Troymaine Pope. Pope, 20, suffered a gunshot wound to his right bicep while trying to run for safety after gunfire erupted in the parking lot of AJ's Sunset Grill around 5:20 a.m. Sunday. The injury was non-life threatening, police said. Pope, an Anniston High School product, is preparing for his sophomore season with the Gamecocks. He played in seven games in 201...More >>
  • Alabama, Auburn, UAB, JSU represented on college football watch lists

    Alabama, Auburn, UAB, JSU represented on college football watch lists

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:15:11 GMT
    Alabama, Auburn and UAB will carry star power into the 2014 season.The top college football awards will release their preseason watch-lists this week and many of the names will be familiar to fans.Alabama defensive back and return man Christion Jones and UAB receiver and return man J.J. Nelson are on the Paul Hornung Award watch list, presented to the most versatile player in major college football.Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker, running backs Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon, and receiver Amar...More >>
    Alabama, Auburn and UAB will carry star power into the 2014 season.The top college football awards will release their preseason watch-lists this week and many of the names will be familiar to fans.Alabama defensive back and return man Christion Jones and UAB receiver and return man J.J. Nelson are on the Paul Hornung Award watch list, presented to the most versatile player in major college football.Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker, running backs Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon, and receiver Amar...More >>
  • JSU's DaMarcus James on preseason watch list for Payton Award

    JSU's DaMarcus James on preseason watch list for Payton Award

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:28:26 GMT
    Jacksonville State's DaMarcus James is one of the top football players at the FCS level. That sentiment was reinforced when the Gamecocks junior running back was named to the Walter Payton Award watch list. The Sports Network released the list of 20 FCS players who are the frontrunners to earn the honor awarded to the FCS's outstanding player.James set a JSU single season record with 1,477 yards rushing last season. His 29 rushing touchdowns were the most in a single season in the history of ...More >>
    Jacksonville State's DaMarcus James is one of the top football players at the FCS level. That sentiment was reinforced when the Gamecocks junior running back was named to the Walter Payton Award watch list. The Sports Network released the list of 20 FCS players who are the frontrunners to earn the honor awarded to the FCS's outstanding player.James set a JSU single season record with 1,477 yards rushing last season. His 29 rushing touchdowns were the most in a single season in the history of ...More >>
  • Samford's Isaiah Williams to transfer to Georgia State

    Samford's Isaiah Williams to transfer to Georgia State

    Thursday, June 12 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-06-13 02:37:28 GMT
    Samford guard Isaiah Williams will transfer to Georgia State and play the final three years of college career closer to home.The native of Buford, Ga. must sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules and then will have three years of eligibility remaining. Georgia State won the Sunbelt Conference championship last season.Williams was the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year last season with 11.9 points and 3.4 assists a game.He's one of 14 players to transfer out of the Samford basketba...More >>
    Samford guard Isaiah Williams will transfer to Georgia State and play the final three years of college career closer to home.The native of Buford, Ga. must sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules and then will have three years of eligibility remaining. Georgia State won the Sunbelt Conference championship last season.Williams was the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year last season with 11.9 points and 3.4 assists a game.He's one of 14 players to transfer out of the Samford basketba...More >>
  • Alabama's Burrows, Samford's Quinn named NCBWA Freshman All-American

    Alabama's Burrows, Samford's Quinn named NCBWA Freshman All-American

    Monday, June 9 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-06-10 02:46:41 GMT
    Alabama pitcher Thomas Burrows and Samford outfielder Heath Quinn were named to the Freshman All-America Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).Both players were also named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team by Collegiate Baseball earlier this month.Burrows served as Alabama's closer this season and converted 11-of-11 save opportunities. The total is tied for fourth in program history in a single season, and are the second most in a season for an...More >>
    Alabama pitcher Thomas Burrows and Samford outfielder Heath Quinn were named to the Freshman All-America Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).Both players were also named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team by Collegiate Baseball earlier this month.Burrows served as Alabama's closer this season and converted 11-of-11 save opportunities. The total is tied for fourth in program history in a single season, and are the second most in a season for an...More >>
  • Scott Padgett 'only looking forward' as head basketball coach at Samford

    Scott Padgett 'only looking forward' as head basketball coach at Samford

    Monday, June 9 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-06-09 23:34:21 GMT
    Scott Padgett met the media for the first time as Samford basketball's head coach on Monday and made it clear that the program's focus is forward."I have had contact with Bennie (Seltzer) and I'm grateful for him giving me a chance to coach with him. But, we're focused on the future," Padgett said.Padgett replaces Seltzer, who was let go last week after Samford struggled through two seasons and a 24-41 record. The Bulldogs have also struggled to keep players in the program. Fourteen players h...More >>
    Scott Padgett met the media for the first time as Samford basketball's head coach on Monday and made it clear that the program's focus is forward."I have had contact with Bennie (Seltzer) and I'm grateful for him giving me a chance to coach with him. But, we're focused on the future," Padgett said.Padgett replaces Seltzer, who was let go last week after Samford struggled through two seasons and a 24-41 record. The Bulldogs have also struggled to keep players in the program. Fourteen players h...More >>