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Former South Alabama head football coach lands job in SEC

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Today Mississippi State announced they hired a former South Alabama Head Coach, Joey Jones. Jones has been hired as the Special Teams Coordinator for the Bulldogs. During his tenure with South Alabama, Jones lead the Jags to a 52-50 overall record. "We are fortunate to have someone of Joey's caliber and experience join our Bulldog family," Moorhead said. "Joey is a terrific man who has coached for nearly three decades in the region, including 10 seasons as a head co...

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Mobile native, Thomas Praytor, gears up for 20th racing season

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Less than two weeks ago St. Paul's alum, Thomas Praytor, revved up his number nine race car at the Daytona International Speedway in the Lucas Oil 200, to start his 20th season of racing. Praytor and his crew started in 28th but managed to fight his way through the pack all the way to the front. Things were looking bright for the number nine car but then on the last corner of the last lap Praytor was involved in a bad crash. Despite having to get a push to the pit road and blowing ...

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South Alabama baseball beats Southern Mississippi in thrilling fashion

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Social media post leads to new sense of pride for local baseball team

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A few months ago, Vigor head baseball coach, Matt Dearmon, noticed something different about his team. 

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Mobile's Darrell Wallace Jr. finishes second in Daytona 500

An emotional Darrell Wallace Jr. speaks to the media after finishing second in the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) An emotional Darrell Wallace Jr. speaks to the media after finishing second in the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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Wallace was the first black driver to start the Daytona 500 since Wendell Scott in 1969.

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Dillon drives 3 back to victory in Daytona 500

Austin Dillon during media day for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Austin Dillon during media day for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Austin Dillon won in the car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt and won 17 years to the day that the Hall of the Fame driver was killed in a last-lap accident at NASCAR"s famed track.

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Former Crimson Tide star jailed on suspicion of domestic assault

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Authorities say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and possessing an assault rifle.

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Roy Jones Jr. goes out a winner

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Last night boxing legend, Roy Jones Jr. took on Scott Sigmon for Jones’ last fight. 

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Alabama takes down South Alabama in the NCAA softball season opener

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NCAA Softball Alabama 1 South Alabama 0

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National Signing Day 2018 for our local student-athletes

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List of local student-athletes signing with colleges on National Signing Day

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National Signing Day an important milestone for area athletes

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It's a big day for thousands of high school athletes, as seniors will be signing letters of intent to universities and colleges.

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Auburn releases Gus Malzahn's new 7-year, $49 million contract

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn signing autographs at SEC Media Days 2015 Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn signing autographs at SEC Media Days 2015

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn will make at least $49 million over the next seven years under his new contract.

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New bat standard for youth baseball

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As of January 1st the majority of major youth baseball organizations have adopted a new bat standard called USABat. The new rules are aimed at producing metal bats that act more like wood but don't have the top-heavy feel to them. Another goal with this new bat standard is to make the game more uniform at the youth level and across the board. To make sure your bat meets the new standard look for the USA baseball logo on the bat tapper. More information: https://www.baberuthleague...

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Mobile's Robert Brazile makes 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Former National Football League Linebacker Robert Brazile is part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018. 

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Breaking Stereotypes one basket at a time

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Last Friday night was a night that McGill-Toolen students won't forget.

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Roy Jones Jr. prepares for one last fight in his hometown

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Roy Jones Jr., a boxing legend with quite the resume. (65-9, 47 KO’s) Four world titles in four different weight classes. And a silver Olympic medal which we later found out should've been gold but the judges were corrupt. And nearly four decades later, the 49-year-old icon is coming back to the place where it all started, the Pensacola Bay Center, for one last fight. "He wants to be the one guy that finally beat me in my hometown, in the place that I started, the home...

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South Alabama softball prepares for home opener against Alabama

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In just eight days the South Alabama softball team is hitting the field for its first game of the season hoping to meet the standard that head coach Becky Clark has set. "Coach Clark sets a really high standard and that's what attracted to me to this program... the standard is set to we are going to be as good as we can possible be. There is no acceptability to be less than your full potential so it is wonderful,” said Devin Brown, South Alabama’s Senior pitcher. Bu...

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Fox gets Thursday night football for 5 years

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Fox announced Wednesday that it will televise 11 games between Weeks 4 and 15, with simulcasts on NFL Network and Fox Deportes.

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South Alabama basketball player has extra motivation to be successful Video included

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The name Chyna Ellis will go down in the history books at South Alabama. After an historic night a couple weeks ago, Ellis became the all-time block leader for the Sunbelt Conference with 289 rejections and counting. That same night she also recorded the program's first triple double since 1989. That performance earned Ellis her second Sunbelt player of the week award this season. "We expected this when we recruited her and we just couldn’t be more happy for her or prou...

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Does Alabama Coach Nick Saban have right (dance) moves to land top recruit?

Cornerback recruit Eddie Smith posted a couple of videos on Facebook.showing Nick Saban dancing during a visit. (Facebook) Cornerback recruit Eddie Smith posted a couple of videos on Facebook.showing Nick Saban dancing during a visit. (Facebook)
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Nick Saban showed some fancy footwork and some cool dance moves during a visit with cornerback recruit Eddie Smith, who posted a couple of videos on Facebook.

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South team wins 2018 Senior Bowl Video included

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Lauletta more than held his own in elite quarterback company to cap the weeklong audition for NFL teams. 

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Here's your chance to meet the Senior Bowl players

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The players in the Reese's Senior Bowl will be giving autographs Friday at a special meet-and-greet event.

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Local athletes grab attention during Senior Bowl practice

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The Senior Bowl. It's a game for college athletes to prove their worth to the NFL. But if you take a second to look up in the stands you'll see younger athletes who are in awe. A few guys on this year's Senior Bowl roster remember being that kid, watching the game and dreaming of one day playing in it. "I am really at a loss for words. It's something I prayed over. Now it's here and I need to take advantage of it,” said St. Paul’s alum, Tre’ Williams. "...

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Local Athletes represent in Senior Bowl

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The Senior Bowl. It's a game for college athletes to prove their worth to the NFL. But if you take a second to look up in the stands you'll see younger athletes who are in awe. A few guys on this year's Senior Bowl roster remember being that kid, watching the game and dreaming of one day playing in it. "I remember being that kid and being in the stands and being like wow these guys are huge and now I am in the game so it's surreal,” said Pensacola Catholic alum, Jeremy ...

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Nick Saban comes to Mobile for Senior Bowl

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Alabama is coming off their 17th National Championship. Four Seniors from the championship team are here in Mobile for the Senior Bowl. Today Nick Saban came to the Port City to support his players. “I’m glad to be here again. It’s good to see some of our players out here. I am anxious to see how they do today. We are happy for them and maybe they will have an opportunity to enhance their draft status,” said Alabama’s Head Coach, Nick Saban. And the...

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Alabama Seniors look ahead to the NFL draft

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It’s been quite the season for the Alabama Crimson Tide. “It’s amazing. These last couple of weeks have been absolutely amazing. Win the National Championship, get engaged, then get the invite to come here. It has been unreal,” said Alabama Senior, Bradley Bozeman. But it wasn’t an easy ride. After suffering several big injuries, the Tide had to make adjustments and rely on their Senior leadership. “In my opinion it was a great season, faced adv...

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Former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones among four players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.

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Day one of Senior Bowl practice is in the books

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The Senior Bowl is a game that only a select few are a part of but many have been dreaming of since they were little.  “I’m really at a loss for words. It’s something I’ve prayed over and It’s a dream come true. Now it’s here and I have to take advantage of it,” said Auburn and St. Paul’s alum, Tre’ Williams. It’s here and this year’s roster features several local players that remember coming to this game years a...

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Reese's Senior Bowl around the corner Video included

College football season might be over but fear not, the Reese’s Senior Bowl is just around the corner. Photo: Bri McNaught, FOX10 News College football season might be over but fear not, the Reese’s Senior Bowl is just around the corner. Photo: Bri McNaught, FOX10 News
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College football season might be over but fear not, the Reese’s Senior Bowl is just around the corner.

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Alabama offensive coordinator leaves Crimson Tide for NFL job

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Brian Daboll is leaving Alabama to become the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills. 

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4 players score double-digits in South Alabama women's win over Troy

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The University of South Alabama women's basketball team (11-5, 4-1 SBC) took down the Troy Trojans (7-9, 2-3 SBC), 79-68, with four-double digit scorers and helped head coach Terry Fowler collect his 50th win.

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Sports Illustrated cover with Saban wearing Bear's hat misses mark for some

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Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban made the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, after his Crimson Tide laid claim to another national championship.

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Alabama playbook stolen before National Championship Game

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa runs during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa runs during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Police said defensive line coach Karl Dunbar left his backpack in what the team thought was a secure conference room at the Mariott Marquis hotel.

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Crimson Tide inviting fans to celebrate 17th national championship

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The championship celebration is on Saturday, January 20 in Tuscaloosa. 

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Behind the scenes look at Alabama's Million Dollar Band Video included

Alabama's Million Dollar Band practicing near Atlanta (FOX10 News) Alabama's Million Dollar Band practicing near Atlanta (FOX10 News)
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Bama's marching band, the lifeblood of the Tide fan base, will have millions of eyes on them Monday night when they take the field in Atlanta.

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Saban faces former assistant in National Championship Game Video included

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Saban says going up against former assistants is nothing personal. If anything, he takes pride in it.

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Alabama fans ready for National Championship

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It's getting busy in Mobile as Alabama fans are getting ready for tomorrow's game. 

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Pair of brothers to meet on field in national title game

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While they haven't talked much this week, no matter what happens the two say the plan is to meet up after the game.

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Alabama, Georgia ready to face off in championship game Video included

Alabama player Raekwon Davis interacts with fans at the National Championship Game Media Day event Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. (Photo: Bri MacNaught, FOX10 News) Alabama player Raekwon Davis interacts with fans at the National Championship Game Media Day event Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. (Photo: Bri MacNaught, FOX10 News)
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In less than 48 hours Alabama and Georgia will be fighting for the 2018 college football playoff national championship in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Saturday, the championship weekend festivities continued with a fan-friendly Media Day.

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Alabama arrives in Atlanta for CFP National Championship

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Alabama football arrives in Atlanta for the College Football Playoff National Championships. Die hard fans awaited the Crimson Tide in the cold at the Atlanta Airport. 

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Alabama fans arrive in Atlanta for the College Football Playoff National Championships

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Alabama and Georgia fans have already made their way to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff National Championship. The Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs are set to square off on Monday night for the National Title. Fox 10 News is in Atlanta all weekend long for all of your National Championship coverage.  All content © 2018, WALA; Mobile, AL. (A Meredith Corporation Station). All Rights Reserved. 

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President Trump to attend National Championship Game in Atlanta

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President Trump will attend the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia. 

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Texans, Broncos to coach Reese's Senior Bowl

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The Houston Texans and Denver Broncos have been selected to coach the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl, set for January 27.

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Alabama stifles Clemson to reach college football's title game

Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson (30) intercepts a pass and returns it for a touchdown in the second half of the Sugar Bowl semi-final playoff game against Clemson for the NCAA college football national championship. (AP Photo) Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson (30) intercepts a pass and returns it for a touchdown in the second half of the Sugar Bowl semi-final playoff game against Clemson for the NCAA college football national championship. (AP Photo)
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Alabama beats Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl, advances to national championship game against Georgia.

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Georgia outlasts Oklahoma to reach title game

Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter (7) blocks a field goal attempted by Oklahoma kicker Austin Seibert (43) during overtime in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. Georgia won 54-48. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter (7) blocks a field goal attempted by Oklahoma kicker Austin Seibert (43) during overtime in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. Georgia won 54-48. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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Georgia is going to the national championship game.

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UCF defeats Auburn in Peach Bowl, completing perfect season Video included

(AP Photo/John Bazemore). Central Florida defensive lineman Tony Guerad (93) celebrates a play against Auburn during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore). Central Florida defensive lineman Tony Guerad (93) celebrates a play against Auburn during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Atlanta.
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Auburn fans left the Mercedes Benz Stadium heartbroken on Monday. The Tigers were defeated by the UCF Knights 34 - 27 in the 2018 Peach Bowl.  

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Alabama vs. Celmson: Part 3 Video included

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, pose with the Sugar Bowl trophy for their upcoming semi-final playoff game, for the national championship, in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, pose with the Sugar Bowl trophy for their upcoming semi-final playoff game, for the national championship, in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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It's the third year in a row Alabama and Clemson have seen each other in the postseason.

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Previewing Alabama and Clemson in the Sugar Bowl

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Alabama is gearing up to take on Clemson in the Sugar Bowl for the college football playoff semifinal in New Orleans.

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Alabama Crimson Tide arrives in New Orleans Video included

Alabama football players land in New Orleans. (Photo: Ronald Gaines, FOX10 News) Alabama football players land in New Orleans. (Photo: Ronald Gaines, FOX10 News)
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The Alabama Crimson Tide arrived in New Orleans by plane Wednesday morning, in advance of the New Year's Day Sugar Bowl.

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Appalachian State defeats Toledo in Dollar General Bowl

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Ladd-Peebles Stadium  was the place to be Saturday night to catch Appalachian State and the University of Toledo face off in the Dollar General Bowl.

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Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield accepts Senior Bowl invitation

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Fresh off his trip to New York City to pick up the Heisman Trophy Award, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will soon be making travel plans for Mobile. 

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3 Auburn Tigers to play in Reese's Senior Bowl

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Three Auburn Tigers were among 16 players to accept their invitations to the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl today. 

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Baldwin County Bandits win Unified State Championship

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On Wednesday, the Baldwin County Bandits won the AHSAA Unified State Championship game.  This was the Bandits first ever Unified State Title. More>>

UMS-Wright wins 4A state championship game

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UMS-Wright defeated Fayette 21-7 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa Friday to lay claim to the state 4A title.

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St. Paul's wins 5A State Title with last minute touchdown

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St. Paul's wins their third Class 5A Football State Championship in the last four years. The Saints beat the Briarwood Christian Lions 17-14 with a last minute touchdown.

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McGill-Toolen falls in 7A State Championship game

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McGill-Toolen lost to Hoover 48-20 in the 7A AHSAA Football State Championships. This was McGill's third straight trip to the State Championship Title game. The Yellow Jackets finished the season 13-1. 

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South Alabama's Chyna Ellis named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week

Chyna Ellis of South Alabama was named the Sun Belt Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week (Dec. 5), as announced by the league office on Tuesday.  Photo: usajaguars.com Chyna Ellis of South Alabama was named the Sun Belt Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week (Dec. 5), as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Photo: usajaguars.com
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Chyna Ellis of South Alabama was named the Sun Belt Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week (Dec. 5), as announced by the league office on Tuesday. 

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26 players added to Reese's Senior Bowl roster

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The Reese's Senior Bowl roster continues to grow in size and talent with the addition of 26 more players. 

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Alabama gets rematch with Clemson in Sugar Bowl

(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File). FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban walks the field before the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game against Auburn, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File). FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban walks the field before the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game against Auburn, in Auburn, Ala.
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The Associated Press voters prefer Alabama over Ohio State in the final rankings of the regular season.

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No. 6 Georgia exacts revenge on No. 2 Auburn in SEC Championship Video included

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In part two of the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, it was the Dawgs who came out on top, a 28-7 final in Saturday's SEC Championship game.

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SEC Championship preview: Auburn vs Georgia

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This season it will be more than just a conference title. The winner also earns a ticket to the College Football Playoffs.

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NCAA hits Ole Miss with additional year of bowl ban, scholarship restrictions Video included

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On Friday, the NCAA announced the penalties for Ole Miss in the case involving improper recruiting and other violations.

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South Alabama men topped New Orleans by 3 in hoops action

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Rodrick Sikes hit a 3-pointer with 18.5 seconds left to rally South Alabama from an eight-point deficit and defeat New Orleans 55-52 Sunday afternoon. 

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Gulfport native Matt Luke named permanent Ole Miss head coach

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Gulfport native Matt Luke earned his dream job - officially. 

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