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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn directs his team during the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against Minnesota in Tampa, Fla. Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson confirmed that Auburn hadn't practiced Wednesday or Thursday as scheduled. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Malzahn: 10 Auburn players sidelined by COVID-19 issues

Sep. 12, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Coach Gus Malzahn said No. 11 Auburn had five starters out of practice this week because of COVID-19-related issues. Malzahn said Saturday the Tigers had two new positive tests this week and 10 total players are sidelined from practice because of the virus or close contact. He...

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 file photo, Mike Hubbard, former Alabama Speaker of the House, and his wife, Susan, arrive for a post trial hearing at the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika, Ala..  Mike Hubbard reported Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 to a county detention center to begin the sentence after an  unsuccessful effort to overturn his conviction. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, Pool)

Alabama Ex-House speaker reports to begin prison sentence

Sep. 11, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, for years once of the state's most influential politicians, reported to jail Friday to begin a prison sentence for his 2016 ethics conviction. Hubbard reported to the Lee County Detention Center in Opelika, according to jail records, to...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood (70) blocks LSU safety JaCoby Stevens (3) during an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Leatherwood was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Roll redemption: No. 3 Alabama aims to restore dominance

Sep. 1, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

Alabama coach Nick Saban stressed the importance of humility to his players in a preseason talk, urging them to avoid the pitfalls of entitlement and self-satisfaction. Chances are, the lesson found a receptive audience going into this season. The preseason No. 3 Crimson Tide received that program’s...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) intercepts the ball from Georgia wide receiver George Pickens (1) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Stingley Jr. was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

SEC remains loaded in season when little else is normal

Sep. 1, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

The Southeastern Conference is trying to carry its football season on amid the COVID-19 pandemic while Georgia, Alabama and LSU forge ahead without their star quarterbacks. In a precarious season when almost nothing feels normal, the SEC does feel like, well, the SEC — even without its most prominent...

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn talks to players during the first team meeting of the season for the NCAA college football team, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Todd Van Emst via AP)

No. 11 Auburn banking on Nix, successful overhaul on lines

Sep. 1, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

The Auburn Tigers have played for a Southeastern Conference championship, knocked rival Alabama from playoff contention and had a losing league mark. The Tigers' last three seasons have been eventful in a Western Division where it's awfully hard to break through. Now, they have quarterback Bo Nix back from a...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn directs his team during the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against Minnesota in Tampa, Fla. Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson confirmed that Auburn hadn't practiced Wednesday or Thursday as scheduled. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Auburn expects to be without 16 players in practice return

Aug. 30, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn expects to return to practice Monday minus 16 players sidelined after positive COVID-19 tests. Coach Gus Malzahn said Sunday night that the Tigers had five positives early in the week and four more after additional testing Thursday. With contact tracing, seven others who had...

Patrons stand on the Bear Trap's rooftop bar on The Strip, the University of Alabama's bar scene, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. More than 20,000 students returned to campus for the first time since spring break, with numerous school and city codes in effect to limit the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

More than 500 COVID-19 cases reported on Alabama campus

Aug. 25, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama has recorded 531 cases of COVID-19 on campus since the fall semester began last week, according to numbers the university system released Tuesday as officials try to clamp down on student parties, bars and other gatherings that could spread the...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, filer photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson is preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.(AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

AP Top 25: Clemson No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Alabama

Aug. 24, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

Clemson is the preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, a poll featuring nine Big Ten and Pac-12 teams that gives a glimpse at what has already been taken by the pandemic from an uncertain college football season. Ohio State (1,504 points) was a close No. 2 behind Trevor Lawrence and Clemson (1,520),...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, Georgia fans watch the season opening NCAA college football game against Louisiana Monroe at Sanford Stadium n Athens, Ga. The Georgia Bulldog are planning to have fans between the hedges. The school announced ticket plans that call for allowing 20-25% capacity at 92,746-seat Sanford Stadium.  (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Georgia Bulldogs planning to have fans between the hedges

Aug. 19, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

The Georgia Bulldogs are planning to have some fans for their football games played between the hedges. For now, anyway. Mirroring other schools in the Southeastern Conference, the university announced a ticket plan Wednesday that would allow 20-25% capacity at 92,746-seat Sanford Stadium. That would mean crowds...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, the SEC logo is displayed on the field ahead of the Southeastern Conference championship football game between Alabama and Missouri in Atlanta. The Southeastern Conference will play only league games in 2020 to deal with potential COVID-19 disruptions, a decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed regular season in which none of the power conferences cross paths(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

SEC contenders must navigate 10 games versus league foes

Aug. 1, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has long touted itself as the nation’s toughest football league from top to bottom. That begs the question: How hard will it be to win the SEC this season? The league announced Thursday its 14 teams will each play a 10-game schedule against fellow...