Latest Alabama News

The Latest: Coach promises 'different-looking' Vandy team

Jul. 18, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference media days (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Derek Mason is striking an optimistic note about his sixth season at Vanderbilt, like most coaches this time of year. Flush with an offseason contract extension, he's still seeking his first winning record...

Birmingham officer shot, suspect killed in downtown shootout

Jul. 18, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer was shot multiple times by a suspected armed robber who was then killed in a shootout that ended in what authorities described as a running gun battle through downtown Birmingham. The shooting, which happened Wednesday night, was among three shootings...

SEC enjoying experiencing rare moment of coaching stability

Jul. 18, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is experiencing a rare moment of football stability: There are no new head coaches in the league for the first time since 2006. The respite might not last long. Auburn's Gus Malzahn and Vanderbilt's Derek Mason are among those under a significant amount of...

Alabama's Roy Moore lags in 2020 fundraising, Jones leads

Jul. 17, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore has raised less than $17,000 for his U.S. Senate race, according to quarterly campaign reports filed this week. The fundraising report covered only the opening few days of his campaign but show Moore is starting from a financial disadvantage in the...

Arkansas, Mississippi State hope transfers boost QB play

Jul. 17, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Two Southeastern Conference Western Division programs hope transfer quarterbacks can give them a boost in the standings. Mississippi State brought in Penn State graduate transfer Tommy Stevens to compete for the starting job with Keytaon Thompson. Arkansas added two graduate transfers...

The Latest: Muschamp says this is his best Gamecocks team

Jul. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Will Muschamp believes this will be his best South Carolina team. If so, the Gamecocks might be able to reverse a trend of futility against ranked teams. Muschamp is 1-10 against Top 25 opponents with the Gamecocks over the past...

Arrested reporter slams conditions at US detention centers

Jul. 17, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who was recently released from immigration custody said Wednesday he was held for 15 months in detention centers that were plagued by insects and he had to bathe with cold water from water hoses. During a news conference, Manuel Duran discussed what he...

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach avoids prison

Jul. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach and NBA star Chuck Person's lifelong generosity may have driven him to the poorhouse, but it saved him from the jailhouse Wednesday when a judge sentenced him in a bribery scandal that touched some of the biggest college basketball...

Alabama QB says Tide learned 'many lessons' from title loss

Jul. 17, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — It's easier for Alabama to be humble now. The Crimson Tide can thank Clemson for that, at least. There's nothing like a 44-16 drubbing in the national championship game to strip away any feelings of invincibility and self-satisfaction that come from scarcely getting challenged during...

Georgia leads growing SEC pack chasing powerhouse Alabama

Jul. 17, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Kirby Smart talks about Georgia taking "that next step." Quarterback Jake Fromm wants the Bulldogs "to get over the hump." In the Southeastern Conference, that step — or hump — is beating Alabama. Georgia has pushed the Crimson Tide to the brink in a Southeastern...