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Ex Alabama QB Jalen Hurts named Oklahoma starter for opener

Aug. 19, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — No. 4 Oklahoma has named Jalen Hurts its starting quarterback for the Sept. 1 season opener against Houston. Hurts played in three national championship games for Alabama and helped the Crimson Tide win the 2017 national title. He transferred to Oklahoma in January and has won the job...

Georgia-based Colonial sues contractor over Alabama spill

Aug. 19, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline Co. has sued an Alabama contractor over a spill that threatened gasoline supplies along the East Coast three years ago. The pipeline operator contends faulty work by the Birmingham-based Ceco Pipeline Services caused a crack that spilled at least...

Another first for Clemson: No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25

Aug. 19, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

Cross off another milestone for Clemson, college football's newest superpower. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank . The Tigers won the program's second national title in three seasons behind freshman quarterback...

Chip Lindsey hoping to sustain Troy's successful run

Aug. 19, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Chip Lindsey and his family were just settling into their new house in Kansas when he received a call about taking over Troy's football program. Lindsey, who had recently become Les Miles' offensive coordinator at Kansas, moved into the house with his family on Jan. 4 shortly after they...

Grad nixed from yearbook over tuxedo photo; reprint promised

Aug. 19, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

SPRINGVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama high school graduate doesn't appear in her yearbook after wearing a tuxedo top for her senior portrait, instead of the black drape female students usually wear. Holley Gerelds tweeted that she was left out of the Springville High yearbook "because I'm a lesbian who...

Analysis: Toughest schedule? So. Carolina can make the claim

Aug. 17, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

South Carolina has the type of brutal schedule that could help the Gamecocks be a better team that winds up with a worse record than last year. The Gamecocks host both of the participants in last year's College Football Playoff championship game: Clemson and Alabama. They also travel to Georgia, the runner-up in...

Oklahoma QB Hurts cramming for only year with Sooners

Aug. 17, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Hurts has had all the answers since transferring from Alabama in January. One question had the new Oklahoma quarterback stumped. When asked what he does besides football and studying, he paused. "Um. I don't know," he said. Football and studying, that pretty much it? "Yeah."...

Roy Moore defamation lawsuit against accusers is paused

Aug. 16, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge has paused a defamation suit filed by Roy Moore against women who accused him during his unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid of past misconduct. Circuit Judge Albert Johnson ruled last month case will be held on the administrative docket until a related defamation case against...

NASA picks Alabama's 'Rocket City' for lunar lander job

Aug. 16, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA picked Alabama's "Rocket City" on Friday to lead development of the next moon lander for astronauts. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville beat out Johnson Space Center in Houston, which managed the Apollo lunar lander a half-century ago. The new lunar lander —...

Shooting near Alabama campus kills 2, injures 3

Aug. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A shooting on the edge of an Alabama college campus killed a student and another man and wounded three others. Gunfire broke out Thursday night near Alabama State University in Montgomery. President Quinton T. Ross told a news conference Friday the shooting occurred at a business...