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Alabama gets commitment from 4-star cornerback Rico McGraw

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Alabama picked off another school's cornerback recruit. Four-star cornerback Rico McGraw flipped, verbally committing to Alabama after he had been committed to Georgia since January.The 6-foot, 190-pound McGraw is the No. 142 rated recruit according to 247Sports composite. He attends Ensworth High School in Nashville.McGraw is Alabama's 21st commitment for the 2015 class, and the Tide's second verbal of the week. Safety Ronnie Harrison committed to sign with Alabama on Monday.

Trevor Releford signs with basketball club in Poland

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Trevor Releford is taking his game abroad. The Alabama star signed a deal to play for the Polish team King Wilki Morskie in Szczecin next season.

Former NBA, Alabama player Leon Douglas hired as new basketball coach at Miles College Video included

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Former Alabama and NBA player Leon Douglas has been named head coach at Miles College.

2014 USA Today preseason coaches poll: FSU No. 1, Alabama No. 2, Auburn No. 5

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The 2014 USA Today preseason college football coaches poll was released Thursday and reigning national champion Florida State sits atop the rankings.

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  • 2014 USA Today preseason coaches poll: FSU No. 1, Alabama No. 2, Auburn No. 5

    2014 USA Today preseason coaches poll: FSU No. 1, Alabama No. 2, Auburn No. 5

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:40:23 GMT
    The 2014 USA Today preseason college football coaches poll was released Thursday and reigning national champion Florida State sits atop the rankings.More >>
    The 2014 USA Today preseason college football coaches poll was released Thursday and reigning national champion Florida State sits atop the rankings.More >>
  • Auburn football announces two-game series with Clemson

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:38:41 GMT
    Auburn and Clemson have agreed to a two-game series beginning in 2016. Auburn will host Clemson on Sept. 3, 2016 and play at Clemson's Memorial Stadium on Sept. 9, 2017.The programs have played 49 times in the past, including three times in the last five years. Auburn leads the all-time series 34-13-2 despite losing the last two times it's played Clemson, in 2011 and 2012.The agreement with Clemson will fulfill Auburn's obligation to play at least one non-conference opponent from a Power 5 co...More >>
    Auburn and Clemson have agreed to a two-game series beginning in 2016. Auburn will host Clemson on Sept. 3, 2016 and play at Clemson's Memorial Stadium on Sept. 9, 2017.The programs have played 49 times in the past, including three times in the last five years. Auburn leads the all-time series 34-13-2 despite losing the last two times it's played Clemson, in 2011 and 2012.The agreement with Clemson will fulfill Auburn's obligation to play at least one non-conference opponent from a Power 5 co...More >>
  • Auburn QB Nick Marshall pays $1,100 in fines for marijuana possession, window tint violations in Georgia

    Auburn QB Nick Marshall pays $1,100 in fines for marijuana possession, window tint violations in Georgia

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:33:03 GMT
    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation.More >>
    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation.
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  • CB Chris Westry commits to Auburn

    CB Chris Westry commits to Auburn

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:22:20 GMT
    Auburn added some size to the future of it's defensive backfield.Cornerback Chris Westry of Oakleaf High School in Florida committed to be part of the Tigers recruiting class of 2015. The 6-foot-4, 180 pound Westry is a three-star prospect according to 247Sports.Oakleaf High School announced the commitment on it's twitter page,2015 DB Chris Westry has committed to Auburn #WarEagle --Oakleaf Football ?, July 24 Westry is the 18th commitment for Auburn's 2015 signing class.More >>
    Auburn added some size to the future of it's defensive backfield.Cornerback Chris Westry of Oakleaf High School in Florida committed to be part of the Tigers recruiting class of 2015. The 6-foot-4, 180 pound Westry is a three-star prospect according to 247Sports.Oakleaf High School announced the commitment on it's twitter page,2015 DB Chris Westry has committed to Auburn #WarEagle --Oakleaf Football ?, July 24 Westry is the 18th commitment for Auburn's 2015 signing class.More >>
  • Josh Donaldson nominated for MLB Heart and Hustle Award

    Josh Donaldson nominated for MLB Heart and Hustle Award

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:37:43 GMT
    Josh Donaldson earned the Oakland A's Heart and Hustle Award. It's the second consecutive season Donaldson was chosen for the honor.More >>
    Josh Donaldson earned the Oakland A's Heart and Hustle Award. It's the second consecutive season Donaldson was chosen for the honor.More >>
  • Auburn scores commit from WR Nate Craig

    Auburn scores commit from WR Nate Craig

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:46:12 GMT
    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...More >>
    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...More >>
  • Alabama sits atop SEC preseason predictions

    Alabama sits atop SEC preseason predictions

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:39:58 GMT
    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.More >>
    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.More >>
  • Nick Marshall preseason SEC pick, Tide have nine first team selections

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

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:02:25 GMT
    Auburn's Nick Marshall didn't attend SEC Media Days but is front and center in the preseason predictions.More >>
    Auburn's Nick Marshall didn't attend SEC Media Days but is front and center in the preseason predictions.
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  • UAB guard Chad Frazier granted his release from basketball program

    UAB guard Chad Frazier granted his release from basketball program

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:12:02 GMT
    The leading scorer on the UAB basketball team is leaving the program. Guard Chad Frazier was granted his release and will not return."Chad Frazier has been granted his release from our program," head coach Jerod Haase said in a statement. "We appreciate his contributions to our program and wish him the best." Frazier, a first team All-Conference USA selection, was arrested last month and charged with third degree domestic violence. The case was later dismissed.Frazier played one season at UAB...More >>
    The leading scorer on the UAB basketball team is leaving the program. Guard Chad Frazier was granted his release and will not return."Chad Frazier has been granted his release from our program," head coach Jerod Haase said in a statement. "We appreciate his contributions to our program and wish him the best." Frazier, a first team All-Conference USA selection, was arrested last month and charged with third degree domestic violence. The case was later dismissed.Frazier played one season at UAB...More >>
  • UAB grants Chad Frazier release from scholarship

    UAB grants Chad Frazier release from scholarship

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:58:33 GMT
    UAB has granted All-Conference USA point guard Chad Frazier a release from his scholarship.More >>
    UAB has granted All-Conference USA point guard Chad Frazier a release from his scholarship.More >>
  • Roddy White gets three-year extension from Atlanta Falcons

    Roddy White gets three-year extension from Atlanta Falcons

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:58:02 GMT
    Roddy White is set to sign a contract extension that will keep him in Atlanta for four more seasons.More >>
    Roddy White is set to sign a contract extension that will keep him in Atlanta for four more seasons.More >>
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  • Former NBA, Alabama player Leon Douglas hired as new basketball coach at Miles College

    Former NBA, Alabama player Leon Douglas hired as new basketball coach at Miles College

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:38:15 GMT
    Former Alabama and NBA player Leon Douglas has been named head coach at Miles College.More >>
    Former Alabama and NBA player Leon Douglas has been named head coach at Miles College.More >>
  • Samford picked to finish third in Southern Conference

    Samford picked to finish third in Southern Conference

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:38:39 GMT
    Coming off it's first trip to the FCS Playoffs, Samford was picked to finish third in the Southern Conference, the highest the program has even been picked in the preseason since it joined the league in 2008.More >>
    Coming off it's first trip to the FCS Playoffs, Samford was picked to finish third in the Southern Conference, the highest the program has even been picked in the preseason since it joined the league in 2008.More >>
  • 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 >>