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Auburn gymnastics' Derrian Gobourne named SEC Specialist of the Year

Derrian Gobourne is the SEC Specialist of the Year for the third straight season.

J.C. Sivley fitting nicely into the tight end rotation at UAB

J.C. Sivley, a 6-foot-6, 245-pound redshirt freshman, spent the 2002 season learning tight end position.

Next NIT challenge for UAB is a trip to Memorial Gymnasium at Vanderbilt

UAB and Vanderbilt tip it off on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the NIT quarterfinals. The winners gets a trip to Las Vegas for the NIT Final Four.

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New faces and new opportunities as Alabama begins spring practice

Going into spring practice this year, Alabama will be breaking in two new coordinators, as well as looking for a replacement to the greatest quarterback in the program’s history, add in some key injuries and this spring will offer opportunities for some new faces to impress the coaching staff.

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Watch: Nick Saban appears to take shot at Nate Oats — 'There's no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time'

Monday following Alabama football's first practice of the spring, head coach Nick Saban took to the podium and discussed highly-rated true freshman Tony Mitchell's recent arrest for possession of marijuana with intent and reportedly driving at 141 mph as he attempted to evade the police.

Kadeem Telfort's next step toward the NFL draft comes on Wednesday at UAB's Pro Day

Former UAB offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort trying to prove he belongs in the 2023 NFL Draft.

More details of Trent Dilfer's first contract as UAB football head coach

UAB head coach Trent Dilfer will earn $1.3 million per year, plus a series of incentives, over the next five years.

Derrian Gobourne scores a 9.9 on bars at the SEC Championship (Elaina Eichorn/Auburn Athletics)
Auburn gymnastics heads to LA for NCAA Regionals as No. 3 seed

No. 12 Auburn’s journey back to the Final Four will run through Los Angeles. The Tigers will be the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Gymnastics Los Angeles Regional, which will be hosted by UCLA and held from March 29 to April 1. 

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Auburn baseball swept in first SEC series

It was a rough start to the SEC slate for Auburn baseball, as the No. 18 Tigers suffered their first sweep of the season against No. 3 Arkansas in Fayetteville. Auburn was outscored  21-5, including one shutout. 

Ty Brewer scores a season-high 25 points in UAB's NIT second round over Morehead State

UAB beats Morehead State to advance into the NIT quarterfinals against Vanderbilt.

Defending the 3-point shot is a big key for UAB in Sunday's NIT game against Morehead State

UAB is looking to build off a dominating NIT first round win over Southern Miss.

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Alabama advances to Sweet 16 with win over Maryland

With two of the four No. 1 seeds already falling victim to the upset, Alabama was able to avoid the upset and defeat No. 8 seed Maryland 73-50, putting themselves in the Sweet 16.

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Stevens shines again as Auburn gymnastics wins Session I, finishes 5th at SEC Championship

Fresh off of being named the SEC Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year, senior Cassie Stevens did not skip a beat during Session I of Saturday’s SEC Championship meet. Stevens took home the all-around title for Session I  with 9.9 or above in all four events, earning her seventh all-around score of 39.500 or above with a 39.650. 

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Auburn offense stalls in second half, Tigers fall to Houston 81-64

Auburn went ice cold from everywhere in the second half and is once again out of the NCAA Tournament in the second round, falling to the Cougars 81-64.

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Auburn enters SEC Championship without Suni Lee; Senior class leads the way

Auburn has already made the trip to Duluth for the SEC Championships, and as the Tigers prepare for their afternoon class with three of the top eight SEC teams, they will be without Suni Lee. 

Can Wimp Sanderson help with Houston's fan support against Auburn on Saturday night at Legacy Arena?

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson just might call on former University of Alabama coach Wimp Sanderson for some help on Saturday.

UAB glad to be part of big basketball weekend in Birmingham

UAB plays host to Morehead State in a NIT Round of 16 game on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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Auburn looks for first win against Houston in over 60 years

For the 11th time in 12 trips to the NCAA Tournament, Auburn basketball will be in the second round. The Tigers have not lost a first-round matchup since their first-ever appearance in the tournament, a one-point loss to Richmond in 1984. Auburn is moving on, and to right the wrongs of last season and make it to the second weekend, the team will have to make it through one of the best teams in the country, No. 1 Houston(32-3, 17-1 AAC). 

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Why No. 1 seed Alabama may have to face Maryland and Auburn Saturday night

What is expected to be essentially a home game for the Alabama basketball team in Saturday’s second round matchup in the NCAA Tournament against Maryland at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, could prove to have more Maryland “fans” than expected.

Top seed Houston limps to a victory over No. 16 Northern Kentucky on Thursday

Houston is banged up but the Cougars found a way to win on Thursday.

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Broome dominates against Iowa as Auburn advances

“We've played a really tough schedule, and we lost to a lot of teams that were favored and were better than us,” said Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. “ Even though we've lost some games, I was proud of them for competing. I want them to know that they're good enough.”

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No.1 seed Alabama rolls to first round victory despite Miller going scoreless

The No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, Alabama, took care of business in their first round matchup against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by way of a 96-75 beating.

Maryland digs out of deficits in the first and second half to beat West Virginia

Maryland advances in the NCAA Tournament with a win over West Virginia.

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'Demonstrably false': Alabama's Kai Spears, father release statements refuting NYT's reporting on fatal Tuscaloosa strip shooting involvement

Kai Spears and his father, the athletics director for Marshall University, have come out with statements of their own calling the New York Times' reporting "demonstrably false" and "100% inaccurate."

Final play as high school players was a viral moment for UAB freshmen Everett Roussaw Jr. and Ricky Lee III

Former Cedar Grove (Georgia) High teammates Ricky Lee III and Everett Roussaw Jr. are early enrollees at UAB.

UAB will play host to Morehead State on Sunday in a NIT Sweet 16 game

Morehead State advanced into the NIT Sweet 16 with an upset win over No. 1 seed Clemson.

First-year UNA football head coach Brent Dearmon looking for growth in the Lions' program

Brent Dearmon's journey through college coaching brings him back to his home state for his first Division I head coaching job.

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