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Sun Belt Conference opens new era in 2018 with title game

Aug. 17, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Sun Belt Conference is entering its final football season under the leadership of commissioner Karl Benson, who took over at a time of major transition and uncertainty for the league. Benson — who at 66 has decided to step down next summer — expects the action on the...

NASA: Fireball over Southeast traveled at 53,700 mph

Aug. 17, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — NASA says a fireball that streaked across the Southeastern sky was traveling about 53,700 mph (86,400 kph) when it lit up the night over Alabama. The Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center says numerous people saw a very bright streak early Friday. A...

Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Roy Moore

Aug. 17, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to transfer a defamation lawsuit against former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by a woman who says Moore molested her decades ago. The court denied Moore's request to have the case heard in Etowah County instead of Montgomery. Moore...

SWAC features new look after several coaching changes

Aug. 17, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Grambling State's Broderick Fobbs welcomes his new coaching peers in the Southwestern Athletic Conference — and any new ideas they bring with them. Half the league's 10 programs have new leaders going into this season, though most of them have been around for a while as...

Tent collapse injures 12; speaker Lou Holtz unhurt

Aug. 17, 2018 7:07 AM EDT

HAYDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say 12 people have been hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent collapsed at a bank's shareholders' event. WBMA-TV (https://bit.ly/2MRgc3T ) says about 400 people were under the tent Thursday night when it came crashing down, some ducking under...

Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018

Aug. 17, 2018 4:50 AM EDT

Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups? The third-ranked Seminoles lost that game and several more, barely finishing with a winning record. Even late in the season, a huge showdown between two top teams might not mean as...

High expectations face Fisher in 1st season at Texas A&M

Aug. 16, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M lured Jimbo Fisher away from Florida State with a huge contract to bring the Aggies their first national title since Franklin Roosevelt was president. Fans won't have to wait long to see how the team stacks up against college football's elite with 2016 national...

Stidham, Auburn aiming for repeat SEC West title _ and more

Aug. 16, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The big question facing Auburn is no longer whether the Tigers can beat rivals Georgia and Alabama. They answered that emphatically last November, wresting the Southeastern Conference Western Division title from the rival Crimson Tide. Winning an SEC title and January bowl game proved...

LSU, Orgeron, take fortress mentality into uncertain 2018

Aug. 16, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If LSU coach Ed Orgeron wanted to highlight perceived slights of the Tigers as a way of motivating players to prove their critics wrong, he'd have plenty of material. Expectations are relatively low in 2018, Orgeron's second full season at the helm. A number of unproven players are...

Alabama planning extensive renovations to stadium, coliseum

Aug. 16, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is planning extensive renovations to Bryant-Denny Stadium and Coleman Coliseum, reducing capacity at both venues but adding premium seating. Athletic director Greg Byrne said Thursday that the stadium will "most likely" go from 101,821 seats to sub-100,000, with a massive...