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No. 16 Auburn's Wanogho a standout lineman, not next LeBron

Aug. 21, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Prince Tega Wanogho came to Alabama wanting to be the next LeBron James. He became Auburn's left tackle instead. Wanogho now is the anchor of the 16th-ranked Tigers' all-senior offensive line, some five years after he stepped on a football field for the first time. A native of Delta...

Analysis: Arizona State, Auburn, UNC to rely on frosh QBs

Aug. 21, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman...

Analysis: Arizona State, North Carolina to rely on frosh QBs

Aug. 21, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman...

Reality Check: Why your Top 25 team could tank in 2019

Aug. 20, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

Sorry to be a bummer at a time of the year usually reserved for hope and optimism, but there is a decent chance your favorite college team is going to be a big disappointment this season. The preseason AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank is out. There were no real surprises at the top. Defending champion Clemson...

Malzahn names freshman Bo Nix Auburn's starting quarterback

Aug. 20, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Freshman Bo Nix will make his Auburn debut as the starting quarterback on a big stage. Nix was proclaimed the 16th-ranked Tigers' starter on Tuesday, ending a battle with redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood. Nix will take the field in Auburn's opener against No. 11 Oregon on Aug. 31 in...

Analysis: Toughest schedule? So. Carolina can make the claim

Aug. 17, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

South Carolina has the type of brutal schedule that could help the Gamecocks be a better team that winds up with a worse record than last year. The Gamecocks host both of the participants in last year's College Football Playoff championship game: Clemson and Alabama. They also travel to Georgia, the runner-up in...

Andy Burcham named Auburn play-by-play announcer

Aug. 12, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University has named longtime broadcaster Andy Burcham to take over as the athletic department's main play-by-play announcer. An announcement from the school says Burcham will become the lead announcer for football, men's basketball and baseball. Burcham will replace Rod...

Georgia leads SEC pack in hot pursuit of Alabama

Aug. 12, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is still king in the Southeastern Conference, if not nationally. Nothing that happened in the national championship game changed that, beyond serving as a heartening reminder that Nick Saban's Crimson Tide isn't in fact invulnerable. The pursuit continues in the SEC, with...

Auburn banking on young QB, Malzahn's playcalling

Aug. 12, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is banking on his own his play calling abilities and a freshman quarterback to carry the Tigers through a difficult schedule. Malzahn went back to calling the offensive plays in the Tigers' bowl game, returning to his roots and the role that ultimately helped...

Georgia-Auburn rivalry moves to October in 2020

Aug. 7, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Auburn and Georgia will play the Deep South's oldest rivalry earlier than usual in 2020. The traditional rivals meet Oct. 10 in Athens, Georgia that season. The SEC released the league-wide schedules for 2020 Wednesday. It's the first time the Tigers and Bulldogs have played a...