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NFL or college? Alabama's Tagovailoa still weighing options

Dec. 5, 2019 5:59 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa said being assured he'd likely remain a high NFL draft pick could make “the biggest decision of my life" a little easier. The Alabama quarterback is still weighing his options and going through rehab for the right hip injury that ended his junior season...

Alabama city considering daytime curfew for its students

Dec. 3, 2019 4:40 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city’s officials are considering new curfew laws during school hours to try to discourage students from skipping class. The Tuscaloosa City Council’s public safety committee approved a proposal that would make it illegal for minors to be unaccompanied in...

Lawyer for ex-astronaut charged in fatal crash blames Ambien

Nov. 19, 2019 4:52 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former space shuttle commander charged in the traffic deaths of two girls in Alabama was having an abnormal reaction to sleep medication at the time of the crash, his lawyer said. Jim Sturdivant, an attorney for retired astronaut James Halsell Jr., told WAAY-TV in a Monday report...

Alabama gives AD Byrne raise, contract extension

Nov. 19, 2019 4:00 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has given athletic director Greg Byrne a raise and one-year contract extension. The university’s board of trustees compensation committee approved the new deal Tuesday. Byrne will make $1.3 million this year in the deal which dates back to July 1. That will go up to...

Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis ‘excellent’ after his surgery

Nov. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s team surgeon said Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis was “excellent” after the quarterback underwent surgery to repair a dislocated hip, although there is no timeline for Tagovailoa’s recovery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa is expected to recover...

Ex-astronaut set for trial in wreck that killed 2 girls

Nov. 15, 2019 2:41 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A former space shuttle commander is set for trial next month in Alabama on reckless murder charges in a wreck that killed two girls. Court records show the trial of one-time NASA astronaut James Halsell Jr. is scheduled for Dec. 9. The 63-year-old Halsell was arrested after a wreck...

Trump soaks in Deep South cheers at college football matchup

Nov. 9, 2019 11:05 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump knew where to go Saturday for home field advantage, finding comfort in the Deep South with college football fans cheering the nation's top two teams — and him. His reception at the showdown between Louisiana State and Alabama contrasted with the scene...

'Baby Trump' balloon slashed at Alabama appearance

Nov. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A towering "Baby Trump" protest balloon was knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance during President Donald Trump's Saturday trip to Alabama, organizers said. The incident occurred during Trump's visit to watch the University of Alabama football game. The balloon,...

8 years later, it's No. 1 LSU versus No. 2 Alabama again

Nov. 8, 2019 3:52 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and LSU are ready for another 1 versus 2 November get-together. It took eight years, seismic offensive shifts and two Heisman Trophy-contending quarterbacks, but they're back for another massive meeting between the nation's two top-ranked teams in the AP poll. No. 1 LSU...

LSU-Alabama holds high stakes for QBs in Heisman contention

Nov. 7, 2019 6:30 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Another high stakes tilt between LSU and Alabama could once again prove pivotal in Heisman Trophy voting. While the winner of the game will have an inside track to the College Football Playoff, the matchup also features top Heisman hopefuls at the same position for the second time...