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Alabama mourns death of well-known fan with Down syndrome

Jun. 7, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama sports community is mourning the death of a fan with Down syndrome who was known for his weekly football season visits to the athletic facilities and his pre-game predictions to coach Nick Saban. The Tuscaloosa News reports 36-year-old Walt Gary died...

Euro steps: Top football programs discover European recruits

Jun. 6, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

Jairo Faverus, a defensive back from Amsterdam, was hanging out in Alabama's football facility for about 20 minutes before a Crimson Tide staffer let him know who, exactly, he was waiting to meet. "He was like, 'Nick Saban wants to see you.' Oh. Oh," Faverus recalled his reaction, with a little laugh. The...

'SEC on CBS' schedules starts with Alabama-South Carolina

May. 29, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

Alabama at South Carolina on Sept. 14 will start CBS' Southeastern Conference football schedule this season, and Notre Dame's trip to Georgia the next week is positioned to be a prime-time game for the network. The schedule for the 19th season of the "SEC on CBS" was released Wednesday, along with the dates and...

Alabama, South Florida to start three-game series in 2023

May. 23, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and South Florida will start a three-game football series in the 2023 season. The schools announced Thursday they'll play in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 16, 2023. They'll meet in Tuscaloosa the following season on Sept. 7 and again Sept. 12, 2026. Alabama and South Florida have...

Analysis: Which new college football coaches might succeed?

May. 7, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

Success for a college football coach is best determined over an extended period of time. Impatient Florida State fans might not want to hear that these days. Willie Taggart will enter Season 2 as Seminoles coach trying to rebound from maybe the worst debut of any of last season's first-year FBS coaches. Florida...

Doctor: Alabama's Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

Apr. 22, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and "should be able to return to work in the very new future." Cain says the right hip replacement was "robotic assisted" at Andrews...

14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons

Apr. 22, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

Now that spring practice has ended, here's a list of Southeastern Conference players who are poised to break out this fall. Classes listed are their classes in the fall. EASTERN DIVISION FLORIDA AMARI BURNEY, LB, Soph. — Burney, a converted safety, takes over for NFL-bound Vosean Joseph at the...

SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

Apr. 22, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago. It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this year. Last year's Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC: Alabama's...