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Maryland football coach forms group to aid minority hiring

Aug. 6, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland football coach Michael Locksley has helped create an organization designed to give minority coaches a better chance to be hired and advance at the college and pro level. Locksley announced Thursday the formation of the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches. The...

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...

ESPN: Most highest-paid college coaches avoid salary cuts

Jul. 17, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

Most of the highest-paid college football coaches have avoided the voluntary salary reductions that have swept Power Five programs, according to an ESPN survey. ESPN surveyed the 65 Power Five conference schools along with 10 other prominent basketball programs. At 33 of the 75 schools, at least one of either...

Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville gestures while greeting supporters after he defeated Jeff Sessions in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Tuberville defeats Sessions, wins Alabama Senate GOP primary

Jul. 14, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville on Tuesday, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump. Tuberville, 65, beat...

Alabama mayor resigns after post on Crimson Tide's BLM video

Jun. 29, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

CARBON HILL, Ala. (AP) — A controversial Alabama mayor has resigned after posting disparaging comments about the University of Alabama football team voicing its support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers submitted his resignation letter to the city clerk on Saturday, news...

FILE - In this Sept. 28. 2019, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban leads the team onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Alabama football team released an emotional video Thursday, June 25, 2020, speaking out against racism and ending with the message that “all lives can’t matter until Black lives matter.” Saban and many prominent players, both Black and white, appear in the video that was written by Alabama left tackle Alex Leatherwood. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Alabama players, Saban appear in anti-racism video

Jun. 25, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama football team released an emotional video on Thursday speaking out against racism and ending with the message that “all lives can’t matter until Black lives matter.” Head Coach Nick Saban and many prominent players, both Black and...