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Tuberville says Saban has called him, Manchin 'several times' with NIL concerns

During an appearance on Paul Finebaum's nationally syndicated radio show, also simulcasted on the SEC Network, Sen. Tommy Tuberville responded to Finebaum's suggestion that he and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) were working on behalf of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban.

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Memory of his mother fuels UAB offensive lineman Matthew Trehern

UAB offensive lineman Matthew Trehern laughs softly when asked about a moment caught on tape and sent out for the world to see on social media.

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Voice of Alabama football announcer Eli Gold will miss beginning of the 2022 season

Crimson Tide Sports Marketing vice president and general manager Jim Carabin announced on Wednesday that Gold, the longtime Voice of Alabama football, will be out for the beginning of the season because of health issues and Chris Stewart will take over Gold’s role.

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Tuberville hammers transgender agenda in education – 'Total degradation of our country,' 'Good versus evil'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has made the defense of Title IX one of his priorities early in his tenure in the Senate.

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New offensive coordinator Darrin Hinshaw gets comfortable at UAB

The Xs and Os of offensive football were on Darin Hinshaw’s mind when he showed up at the UAB Football Facility earlier this year to begin his first day as an analyst for the Blazers. The veteran assistant coach was ready to dive into the UAB playbook with then-offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent. Vincent had a different plan.

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UAB on a recruiting roll under interim head coach Bryant Vincent

Since Friday, UAB interim head coach Bryant Vincent and his staff have grabbed commitments from five players with four of those coming from in-state.

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QB battle at forefront as Samford begins fall camp

Samford began fall camp on Monday with the tussle for the starting quarterback position between junior college transfer Michael Hiers and University of Kentucky transfer Nick Scalzo one of the bigger storylines.

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Dylan Hopkins battles his way to top of UAB QB depth chart heading into fall camp

Injuries have certainly been part of Dylan Hopkins’ UAB career, to this point. There was a torn thumb ligament in his throwing hand in 2019.

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Kane Wommack building higher expectations for South Alabama football

Memorable moments are certainly part of South Alabama’s relatively brief college football tenure.

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UAB athletic program is less than a year away from moving to a new conference

The UAB athletic program, which is a charter member of Conference USA, is approximately 11 months away from moving into the American Athletic Conference.

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UAB football elevates Darrin Hinshaw to offensive coordinator

Darin Hinshaw will serve as UAB’s offensive coordinator this season. Hinshaw was hired as an analyst at UAB earlier this year. He was elevated after Bryant Vincent took over as the interim head coach.

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AAC commissioner Mike Aresco looks at the conference's future

The question would have been asked. Mike Aresco, commissioner of the American Athletic Conference, which will have a different look next season, didn’t wait.  He asked the question himself. “What will happen after this year, when Cincinnati, Houston and UCF depart?” Aresco said during his state of the conference address during AAC Media Day, which was shown virtually on Thursday.

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Samford's Bradley Porcellato took the long route to becoming top notch punter

In a way, Bradley Porcellato’s journey from Melbourne, Australia to Birmingham, Alabama traveled through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Charlottesville, Virginia. We’ll let Porcellato, a senior All-Southern Conference punter at Samford University, connect those dots.

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UTSA and UAB in spotlight at beginning of Conference USA football season

Media members voted UTSA as the favorite to win the Conference USA football championship.

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Sun Belt Conference Football Media Day includes four new members

Tuesday was a time for Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Keith Gill to celebrate the recent accomplishments of the football teams in the conference. It was also time to welcome four new members, who Gill believes will increase the strength of the conference.

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New football head coach works his way to a special opportunity at UAB

June 27 wasn’t the culmination of Bryant Vincent’s grinding journey through the coaching profession. The 46-year-old Kentucky native still has plenty of work left before he hangs his whistle up and kicks his feet up. June 27 was certainly different, though. It was the first day he woke up as a college football head coach. It was two days following Bill Clark’s stunning announcement that he was stepping down as UAB’s head coach to deal with back problems.

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UAB men's basketball slate includes non-conference Bartow Arena visit by South Carolina

Andy Kennedy met with media members on Monday afternoon to catch up on what has been a news-filled time for the UAB men’s basketball team.

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NFL veteran Eddie Robinson Jr. embarks on his coaching career at Alabama State

His coaching resume, at least his regular season coaching resume, begins when Eddie Robinson Jr. leads his Alabama State team into the 2022 season opener on Aug. 27 in Atlanta in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge against Howard University.

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Former Alabama WR John Metchie III diagnosed with leukemia

Former Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III said on Sunday that he was diagnosed with leukemia and will probably not play in his first NFL season with the Houston Texans.  

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ACC, SEC reap benefits from transfers moving between leagues

The plan wasn’t for Georgia Tech to lose top running back Jahmyr Gibbs as a transfer to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference. Yet the Atlantic Coast Conference school has found its share of help from the SEC, too, in the form of seven transfers.

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What is ahead is Bryan Harsin's focus as he enters his second season at Auburn

Bryan Harsin didn’t wait for any questions about the attempts to push him out as Auburn’s football coach last February. Instead, he took care of that by himself during his time at the podium on the final day of SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

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SWAC Media Day: Are big things ahead for Ryan Peppins at Grambling?

Grambling football coach Hue Jackson was asked about a specific player during the Southwestern Athletic Conference Media Day on Thursday. A smile lit up on his face when he heard the question about incoming freshman Ryan Peppins.

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Huntsville native Jon Sumrall prepares for his first season as Troy's head football coach

Simply listening to Jon Sumrall recall his first month as a college football head coach leaves you a little bit dizzy.

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JUST IN: UAB basketball coach Andy Kennedy receives raise and contract extension

UAB men’s basketball head coach Andy Kennedy will receive a raise and contract extension after directing his team into the NCAA Tournament in his second season at the helm of the program.

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Nick Saban calls for competitive balance in college football

Nick Saban, who, at least on the field and in the recruiting world, is probably as responsible as anyone in college football for the sport being top heavy at this moment, is concerned about competitive balance.

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Sankey's SEC Media Days message: SEC does not react to change, it causes it

The Southeastern Conference is a step ahead the rest of college football when it comes to building super conferences. And the SEC will not resort to being reactionary when other conference attempt to strengthen their footprints.

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Former Auburn NCAA championship swimmer Maggie Bowen slams UPenn's Lia Thomas 'Woman of the Year' nomination

Former Auburn University nine-time NCAA champion swimmer Maggie Bowen told FNC's "Fox & Friends" on Monday that she took issue with the nomination.

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