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Alabama's Young, Anderson, Gibbs, Branch declare for draft

Jan. 02, 2023 16:19 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young won the Heisman Trophy and Will Anderson is a two-time winner of the Nagurski Trophy as the nation's top defensive player. Now, Alabama's two biggest stars are headed to the NFL, where teams can take up the debate over which one is the best —...

Alabama, Kansas State clash for first time at Sugar Bowl

Dec. 30, 2022 16:58 PM EST

Sugar Bowl: No. 5 Alabama (10-2) vs. No. 11 Kansas State (10-3), Saturday, Noon Eastern (ESPN) FanDuel Sportsbook College Line: Alabama by 6 1/2. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Alabama seeks its 10th Sugar Bowl trophy in...

Alabama, Kansas St extol virtues of opting in at Sugar Bowl

Dec. 29, 2022 19:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In an age of opt outs in college football, the best NFL prospects for Alabama and Kansas State are opting in at the Sugar Bowl. Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young and edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. have high-first-round draft grades and could have minimized...

Alabama's Young, Anderson sticking around for Sugar Bowl

Dec. 19, 2022 14:21 PM EST

Bryce Young and Will Anderson Jr. decided they had unfinished business at Alabama, even if it isn't another shot at a national championship. The fifth-ranked Crimson Tide stars are sticking around for the Sugar Bowl on Dec. 31 against No. 11 Kansas State instead of joining other...

USC's Williams, Alabama's Anderson lead AP All-America team

Dec. 12, 2022 19:25 PM EST

Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams was one of three Southern California players selected to The Associated Press All-America team released Monday. Offensive lineman Andrew Vorhees and defensive end Tuli Tuipulotu joined their quarterback to give USC more players on the first team...

Alabama's Will Anderson Jr. wins Lott IMPACT Trophy

Dec. 11, 2022 23:27 PM EST

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Will Anderson Jr. of Alabama won the Lott IMPACT Trophy on Sunday night as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team. The junior outside linebacker earned the honor a day after graduating. It’s the fourth trophy Anderson...

USC QB Caleb Williams voted AP Player of the Year

Dec. 08, 2022 21:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams is The Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the school's first winner of the award since 2005 with his stellar debut season for the Trojans. Williams received 32 of the 46 first-place votes...

Alabama's Anderson repeats as Bronko Nagurski award winner

Dec. 05, 2022 23:00 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alabama outside linebacker Will Anderson Jr. has become the second two-time winner of the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation’s top collegiate defensive player. Anderson was presented the award on Monday night by the Charlotte Touchdown Club. ...

AP All-SEC: Hooker, Anderson, Heupel, win individual honors

Dec. 05, 2022 13:05 PM EST

Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year and Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was named the top defensive player for the second straight year. Tennessee coach Josh Heupel was picked as coach of the year by the Associated...

Sugar Bowl pits Alabama vs. Kansas State for first time

Dec. 04, 2022 20:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alabama and newly crowned Big 12 champion Kansas State will meet for the first time at the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Eve. The Crimson Tide (10-2, No. 5 CFP) is headed to the Sugar Bowl for the 17th time after narrowly missing out on the four-team College Football...